We are actively transforming cities in Africa! We work collaboratively across both borders and expertise to make real change happen on the streets. If you have passion for transport and want to help break through our car-dominant culture to bring our streets back to the people, join us!. We have offices in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Egypt.

Open Positions

Country Manager, Rwanda

Manager Kigali, Rwanda

About the position

Based in Kigali, Rwanda, the Country Manager will play a key role in the conceptualisation, design, and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The Consultant’s work areas will include public transport, street design, parking management, and urban development policy. The job will entail a significant amount of fieldwork, including site visits and surveys. The Consultant will analyse primary and secondary transport data, prepare conceptual designs, and monitor project implementation. The Consultant will work closely with governments, consultants, and partner organisations. The Consultant will be based in Kigali and will report to the Africa Program Director and will work closely with head office staff, international experts, United Nations entities, and partner organisations.

Responsibilities

  • Work with governments, public transport authorities, and other bodies to collect, process, and analyse transport data.
  • Plan and design non-motorised transport facilities.
  • Prepare feasibility reports for transport systems.
  • Gather information on international best practices in transport system design and apply lessons learned locally.
  • Maintain working relationships with national and local government officials, private sector counterparts, and NGO partners.
  • Represent ITDP in meetings with civil society and government partners.
  • Work with the Communications Team to create communications materials that facilitate implementation of ITDP initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, city planning, or other relevant field.
  • 4-5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in Kinyarwanda and English.
  • Familiarity with transport planning including survey design and management; demand analysis; and network planning. Knowledge of transport modelling is preferred.
  • Excellent Excel, Access, CAD, and GIS software skills required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills. You should enjoy working with numbers!
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects to successful project outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations.
  • Ability to communicate complex transport issues through concise, compelling messages.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects with flexibility, work well under pressure and keep to deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

How to apply

Note, this position is limited to a term of twelve months and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Consultant, Kigali” in the subject line:

  • Resume.
  • Samples of written work: thesis abstract, technical reports, etc.
  • Samples of visual representations such as GIS maps or infographics.
  • A one-page note on improving the bus system in your city (with three specific interventions).

We are unable to consider applications without the above details. Applications should be submitted by 17:00 EAT on 20 Sep 2021.

Communications Assistant/Graphic Designer

Assistant Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

About the position

The Communications Assistant will support communications in Ethiopia and in other African countries where ITDP is actively involved. S/he also will assist with the design of publications and infographics. Staying in close communications with ITDP team members in the Africa region, the Communications Assistant will also compile project updates, prepare newsletters, maintain contact lists, and assist with other regular communications activities.

The Communications Assistant will be based in Addis Ababa and will report to the Communications Officer while working closely with ITDP team members across the region.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in designing publications and graphics in Adobe InDesign and Adobe illustrator
  • Assist with the preparation of social media collateral, blogs, and newspaper op-eds.
  • Assist in organising regional workshops, events, and meetings.
  • Maintain the Africa office photo database.
  • Maintain a stakeholder database, including media in Ethiopia.
  • Send out regular newsletter updates and reports about developments in the Africa region.
  • Assist in sending out weekly reports in the Africa office.
  • Translate content to Amharic.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator required with excellent graphic design skills.
  • Two to three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Amharic and English.
  • Familiarity with WordPress preferred.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, even when under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.

Application

The salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information send a resume, portfolio of visual works, and writing sample to africa-jobs@itdp.org.

Transport Planning Intern

Internship Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Transport Planning Intern will provide support to the ITDP’s Ethiopia programme over a three- to six-months period beginning in August 2021 in the form of field surveys, data analysis, mapping, and report preparation. Potential project areas will include sustainable urban mobility plans and guidelines, street design guidelines, BRT design review, bikeshare studies, urban cycle network planning, parking management strategies, and transit-oriented development projects. The intern will work with local and national government transport offices. The specific focus area can be tailored to the interests of the Intern. The Transport Planning Intern will be based in Addis Ababa and will report to the Country Manager, Ethiopia.

Responsibilities

  • Design and carry out transport surveys.
  • Collect, process, and analyse transport data.
  • Assist with mapping and setup of transport models.
  • Preparation of conceptual designs for walking and cycling facilities and BRT corridors.
  • Research and preparation of project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s candidate in transport planning, transport engineering, city planning, or other relevant field.
  • Familiarity with transport planning, including survey design and management; demand analysis; and network planning.
  • Experience in street design and drafting using AutoCAD, spatial analysis using GIS software, and data analysis using Excel and Access required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Amharic.

Key attributes

  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills; enjoy working with numbers!
  • Ability to communicate well, make powerful presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, even when under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

How to apply

To apply please send the following information to africa-jobs@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Intern, Ethiopia” in the subject line.

  • Samples of written work: thesis, technical reports, etc.
  • Samples of visual representations such as GIS maps or infographics.
  • A one-page note on improving the bus system in your city (with three specific interventions).

A monthly commuter stipend will be paid to the selected candidate. We are unable to consider applications without the above details. The position will remain open until filled.

Transport Planning Consultant

Consultant Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Transport Planning Consultant will play a key role to support conceptualisation, design, and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The Consultant’s primary work areas will include street design review, work on the Sustainable urban mobility plan, technical analysis for BRT and public transport improvements, bikeshare and urban cycle network planning, and TOD assessments.

The job will entail a significant amount of field work, including site visits and surveys. The Consultant will work closely with governments, consultants, and partner organisations. The Transport Planning Consultant will be based in Addis Ababa and will report to the Country manager, Ethiopia. The candidate will work closely with ITDP staff and international experts.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical input to the on-going processes in preparation for BRT including the review of the BRT designs.
  • Liaise with consultants to prepare conceptual designs for infrastructure elements along BRT corridors, including street cross sections, intersections, stations, and terminals.
  • Facilitate discussions and provide technical input on all public transport, NMT, TOD and road safety initiatives that the city is undertaking.
  • Provide technical input on the ongoing construction of urban street improvement projects.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including Addis Ababa Transport Bureau, AACRA, Ministry of transport, Ministry of urban development and construction, Federal transport Authority, Addis Ababa traffic management agency, regional transport offices, and project consultants.
  • Conduct surveys and site visits.
  • Prepare plans, designs, and reports for sustainable urban mobility projects.
  • Prepare TORs for studies related to mobility and urban development.
  • Help organise training workshops for government officials and consultants.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in transport planning, transport engineering, Urban planning, or other relevant field required.
  • Two to three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Familiarity with transport planning, including survey design and management; demand analysis; and network planning.
  • Experience in street design and drafting using AutoCAD, spatial analysis using GIS software, and data analysis using Microsoft Excel and Access required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Ability to communicate well and make presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, even when under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

How to apply

The salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Consultant, Ethiopia” in the subject line:

  1. Resume and cover letter
  2. Samples of written and visual work
  3. An idea about improving the public transport system in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

The position will remain open until filled.

Transport Planning Intern

Internship Cairo, Egypt

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Transport Planning Intern will provide support to the ITDP’s Egypt programme over a three- to six-month period beginning in April 2021 in the form of field surveys, data analysis, mapping, and report preparation. Potential project areas will include walking and cycling, BRT, complete streets, parking management, and urban development. The specific focus area can be tailored to the interests of the Intern. The Transport Planning Intern will be based in Cairo and will report to the Country Manager, Egypt.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and carry out transport surveys.
  • Collect, process, and analyse transport data.
  • Assist with mapping and setup of transport models.
  • Preparation of conceptual designs for walking and cycling facilities and BRT corridors.
  • Research and preparation of project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in transport planning, transport engineering, city planning, or other relevant field.
  • Familiarity with transport planning, including survey design and management; demand analysis; and network planning.
  • Experience in street design and drafting using AutoCAD, spatial analysis using GIS software, and data analysis using Excel and Access required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Arabic.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills; enjoy working with numbers!
  • Ability to communicate well, make powerful presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, even when under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send the following information to africa-jobs@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Intern, Cairo” in the subject line.

  • Resume.
  • Samples of written work: thesis, technical reports, etc.
  • Samples of visual representations such as GIS maps or infographics.
  • A one-page note on improving the bus system in your city (with three specific interventions).

A monthly commuter stipend will be paid to the selected candidate. We are unable to consider applications without the above details. The position will remain open until filled.

 

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law



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