Electric Mobility Coordinator

Data Analysis & Technical Research Nairobi, Kenya


Job Summary:

As the Electric Mobility Coordinator, you will be able to provide administrative, project coordination, and research support to ongoing sustainable transport programs, focusing on projects that advance electric mobility in Kenya and the East Africa region. Your responsibilities will range from organization of events, workshops, staff visits, and external meetings, as well as research or project support as needed and as time permits. You will support project team in creation of content for publications, reports, briefs, blogs, presentations, tools, and other knowledge products that contribute to WRI Africa’s sustainable mobility programs, including electric mobility. You will have the opportunity to partner with and learn from sustainable mobility and electric mobility experts, and key stakeholders around the world.

Job Responsibilities:

Project coordination

  • Help organize and attend internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other dissemination activities related to electric mobility
  • Coordinate with WRI Global Electric Mobility team, WRI Kenya Energy team and other electric mobility projects across WRI’s regional offices, as required for project activities and knowledge sharing

Research

  • Conduct and coordinate research and analysis related to electric mobility, including coordinating research efforts among stakeholders and analyzing existing e-mobility research in the region
  • Develop strategies for, and manage data collection related to electric mobility and sustainable mobility in East Africa
  • Develop communications to share research with a diverse range of stakeholders

Administration

  • Assist WRI Africa Cities team members with e-mobility project development including project workplans, budgets and project monitoring and evaluation activities

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to electric mobility, including transportation planning, civil/electrical engineering, or urban/regional planning
  • Minimum of 1 year of full-time professional work experience
  • Demonstrable previous experience or research and enthusiasm regarding sustainable urban mobility, and previous experience in electric mobility projects or research is highly desirable
  • Understanding of institutions and government agencies in Kenya and the larger African region. Local and/or regional experience is highly desirable
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required and fluency in Swahili or other local dialects is desirable
  • An East African National is preferred, although all qualified candidates will be considered
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, juggle multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines
  • Comfortable working remotely until such time when WRI opens the Nairobi office
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in event planning and external outreach
  • Detail-oriented, organized and independent thinker
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills
  • Kenyan work authorization is required, WRI will not sponsor a visa for the position.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with cover letter. Resume and cover letter must be submitted in English to be considered. Applicants must
apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered

Program Overview:

More than half the world’s population lives in cities. Urban areas are engines of economic growth and innovation — but also huge consumers of resources. How cities are designed and governed affects quality of life for billions of people. Over the next 30 years, 2.5 billion people and as many as 1 billion more vehicles will be added to urban centers. Three-quarters of the infrastructure that will exist in cities by 2050 has yet to be built.

Cities are at a critical inflection point: Decisions made today will determine whether we continue on a path of fractured, unsafe, polluting growth, or succeed in creating a sustainable, resilient, more inclusive future. WRI sees this moment as an opportunity for transformative change. We help decision-makers navigate competing tensions to shape a future where cities work better for everyone. Our network of local and international experts work in more than 100 cities across 75 countries.We produce practical, data-driven research on how fast-growing urban areas can sustainably deliver core services like transport, housing, clean water and sanitation to all residents. We work hand-in-hand with local leaders to advance solutions ranging from electric mobility to air quality improvements to better urban land use. And we forge long-term partnerships and coalitions to ensure that cities create and sustain change.

WRI Overview:

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.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years, and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.  

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.