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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Transport Planning Intern Job in Kenya

Transport Planning Intern
The Transport Planning Intern will provide support to the Africa team over a three- to six-month period beginning in January 2017 in the form of field surveys, data analysis, mapping, and report preparation. Potential project areas will include 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 Nairobi and will report to the Africa Program Director.
  • 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.
  • Prepare project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Key qualifications
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in sustainable transport.
  • 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 Acess required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills in English. Swahili skills preferred.
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
Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to
  • 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. The position will remain open until filled.

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