Project Specialist, Cities Program Non-profit Careers – World Resources Institute (WRI)

Job Title:   Project
Specialist, Cities Program

Organization: World
Resources Institute (WRI)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

World Resources
Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that
turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity
and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that
the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for
people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water,
sustainable cities, and the ocean.


Job Summary:  The Project Specialist, Cities Program will partner
with and learn from sustainable mobility and urban development experts, and key
stakeholders around the world. In this role, you will provide administrative,
project coordination and research support to ongoing sustainable transport
programs in Kampala related to road safety, urban development and planning,
public transport, non-motorized transport and urban design. Your range of
responsibilities include organization of events, workshops, staff visits, and
external meetings, as well as research or project support as needed and as time


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project Management

coordination of activities of the Cities program at WRI Africa including
support to the cities program manager and cities project manager on
implementation of the annual work plan

internal and external conferences, meetings, events and other activities
related to sustainable mobility, road safety and innovative mobility solutions

with WRI staff globally to support the Cities program in Africa and
particularly Kampala

the WRI Africa operations on work related to the Cities program in Africa,
including reporting, budgeting, and as needed with the global and other country

coordinate visits of international staff to Kampala and other travel activity
of partners

and execute project commitments through contracts, purchase orders etc

Research &

technical support on projects related to road safety and innovative mobility
solutions to city governments, local partners including academic institutions
and non-governmental organizations, and community groups

research on public transport mapping, sustainable and innovative mobility
solutions, and road safety issues related to projects of WRI Africa

tools and applications that would be useful for transport planning and
development of innovative mobility solutions that improve overall mobility and
find potential links with local universities or other organizations

WRI Africa Cities program activities, particularly in select African cities on
sustainable urban mobility, road safety, accessibility, public transport and
paratransit network mapping, integrated transport planning and climate-friendly
urban mobility policies


content for WRI communications activities, including blogs, newsletters and the
WRI Africa website

development of reports to city governments, funders and others on WRI

presentations and written and graphic content to presentations and reports

Grants and
Financial Management

project funding and budgets, support for draft grant proposals

and send donor and project/grant status reports


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in transport planning/engineering, or
urban/regional planning or design with a focus on transportation

At least
two years of full-time relevant work experience; nonprofit preferred

previous experience or research and enthusiasm regarding sustainable urban
mobility – urban public transport and innovation, road safety, non-motorized
transport or sustainable cities

of institutions and government agencies in Kampala, Uganda and the larger
African region. Local and/or regional experience is desirable

managing events

fluency in English; fluency in Luganda or other local dialect is desirable

and effective written and verbal communication skills

ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, juggle
multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines

organized and independent thinker

in working in a fast-paced, results oriented nonprofit environment


How to Apply:

All candidates
should upload a cover letter and updated CV online at the link below.




For more of the
latest jobs, please visit or
find us on our facebook page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *