|Date Posted||July 6, 2020|
Training and Consultancy
Transport Planning Consultant, Kampala, Uganda
Organization: Institute for Transportation
City: Kampala, Uganda
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable
transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in
Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on bus
rapid transit, non-motorised transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and
urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.
ITDP has played a role in several projects in the African region, including the implementation of
high-quality bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, cycling networks, and pedestrian projects. ITDP played
a pivotal role in the implementation of Johannesburg’s silver-standard Rea Vaya BRT corridors and in
Cape Town’s MyCiTi BRT. ITDP also supported the development of the Dar Rapid Transit BRT
system in Dar es Salaam. ITDP is currently engaged in sustainable transport initiatives in Kenya,
Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, and Zambia.
About the position
Based in Kampala, Uganda, for a one-year term, the Transport Planning Consultant will play a key
role in the conceptualisation, design, and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The
Consultant’s primary work area will be technical analysis for the Kampala BRT project. Additional
work areas will include street design, parking management, and urban development policy. The job
will entail a significant amount of fieldwork, including site visits and supervision of surveys.
The Consultant will analyse primary and secondary transport data, prepare conceptual designs, and monitor project implementation. S/he will work closely with governments, consultants, and partner
organisations. The Transport Planning Consultant will be based in Kampala and will report to the Africa Program Director. S/he will work closely with head office staff, international experts, United
Nations entities, and partner organizations.
Work with governments, public transport authorities, and other bodies to collect, process, and analyze 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 in locally.
Support ITDP director in maintaining working relationships with national and local government officials, private sector counterparts, and NGO partners.
Represent ITDP in meetings with civil society and government partners.
Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Luganda.
Familiarity with transport planning including survey design and management; demand analysis; and network planning. Knowledge of transport modelling 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.
4-5 years of relevant professional experience.
A master’s degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, city planning, or other relevant field.