WRI seeks a dedicated, analytical, results-oriented, full-time Transport Planner/Urban Planner based in Indonesia to lead our road safety and sustainable transport work in Indonesia in collaboration with the Global transport team which conducts research on sustainable transport and urban development, and supports projects in Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, India, China and other places around the world. The successful candidate will work with city governments to identify and implement sustainable transport solutions and lead projects related to road safety, sustainable mobility, public transport, non-motorized transport and urban design. The projects will require working on topics of transit planning and operations; road safety audits and inspections, economic, social and environmental impact analysis of projects; sustainable transport best practices, national policy and project management.
The position is based in either Bandung or Jakarta, Indonesia. It also offers the opportunity to connect with sustainable mobility and urban development experts, and key stakeholders around the world. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities works to make urban sustainability a reality. Global research and on-the-ground experience in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States combine to spur action that improves life for millions of people. Aiming to influence 200 cities with unique research and tools, WRI Sustainable Cities focuses on a deep cross-sector approach in four megacities on two continents, and targeted assistance to 30 more urban areas, bringing economic, environmental and social benefits to people in cities around the globe.
Research & Knowledge
- Serve as the point contact and lead for project implementation and research work of the transport program, with special focus on traffic safety, in Indonesia and for technical inputs liaise with WRI Global office and corresponding counterparts in other country offices.
- Lead and manage day-to-day research and project implementation. Prepare work plans, follow up on project implementation, prepare progress reports and among others. Conduct research, literature reviews and synthesize findings; Author knowledge products and produce reports, presentations highlighting findings.
- Lead in dissemination of research work to target audiences like policy makers, academia researchers, and industrial partners.
- Perform transport data collection, with special emphasis on traffic safety, verification, visualization, and analysis, both qualitative and quantitative;
- Research, document, evaluate, and analyze emerging trends, best practices, and policies in urban mobility, city planning and traffic safety.
- Support the maintenance and tracking of key performance indicators and work-plans on shared databases;
- Undertake field work as required, including inspections and audits.
Writing & Editing
- Contribute written and graphic content to publications, reports, papers, and presentations
- Support internal reviews of WRI Sustainable Cities publications
- Prepare project-related content for publication on WRI Sustainable Cities website.
- Liaise with the city of Bandung as part of the Bloomberg initiative in 10 cities
- Liaise with WRI Cities Network members (DC, China, India, Turkey, Brazil and México) as well as partner institutions for data exchange, information requests and project coordination
- Process and execute project commitments through contracts, purchase orders etc.
- Organize internal and external conferences, meetings, events and other activities
Grants and Financial Management
- Manage project funding and budgets, draft grant proposals
- Prepare and send donor and project/grant status reports
- Master's degree or higher in transport planning/engineering, or urban/regional planning with a focus on transportation
- Previous experience or research in urban transportation planning, road safety, non-motorized transport, road safety auditing or sustainable cities.
- Ideal candidate will have an understanding of Indonesian institutions and government agencies. Local experience is highly desirable.
- Strong quantitative, analytical, and research skills
- Enthusiasm to work on sustainability issues and in developing countries.
- Detail-oriented and organized thinker.
- Ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, juggle multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines
- Enjoys working in a fast-paced, results oriented non-profit environment
- Experience with quantitative analysis of data with software such as Excel, STATA, and ability to learn new software and computer systems quickly
- Competence to undertake high-profile research assignments with minimal supervision
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
- Bahasa Indonesia and English fluency.
- Experience using ArcGIS or similar mapping software, or familiarity with at least one transport modelling software such as VISUM or TransCAD would be a plus.
- Some travel may be required.
Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Location: Jakarta or Bandung, Indonesia
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