I.T. Transport

Research Specialist

About ITT

I.T. Transport Limited (ITT) has been providing consultancy services since its establishment in 1979, focused on, and appropriate to, the needs of the transport, infrastructure and development sectors in emerging markets. ITT is based in the UK and is committed to delivering high-quality projects that leave a lasting legacy in the countries they work in. ITT works with various bilateral and multilateral donors, private firms and government agencies, to improve the transport sector in developing countries. ITT has successfully carried out numerous assignments in more than 60 countries and has extensive experience in Sub-Saharan Africa – with over 80% of ITT’s projects in this region. ITT has the expertise and experience to confidently formulate and execute large and small projects from their initial conception to completion.

ITT has always believed that sustainable transport infrastructure and services are crucial to social and economic development. In all undertakings, therefore, its approach goes beyond the technical aspects of the work, by working in close partnership with institutions, governments and local firms to build on their capabilities and capacities and ensure project outcomes are achieved and maintained. This is accomplished with a focus on the design and tailoring of support and investments, which ensures that ITT clients achieve sustainable benefits, and are successful in alleviating poverty, stimulating trade and creating wealth.

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About the opportunity

In October, 2022, the Ethiopia Roads Administration (ERA) signed a 5-year contract with I. T. Transport Ltd (ITT), in association with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Center (CSIR), for the provision of Consultancy Services for the Technical Assistance (TA) of ERA Road Research Center (RRC). The TA is funded by the World Bank.

The objective of this TA is to render the required consultancy services to enhance the capacity of the ERA RRC and the researchers to provide quality research outputs to the industry, and support the future demands of design, construction, maintenance, management and safe operation of the road network. To support the implementation of the TA, ITT is seeking the services of a Research Specialist to join the team.  The position will be full-time, based in Addis Ababa.

About you

The core competencies required are:

  • PhD Degree in civil engineering or equivalent.
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in highway engineering, highway planning, network management and/or road transport policy.
  • 5-year experience in organizing and delivering technical courses related to road engineering, road management and maintenance.
  • 5-year experience in quality management systems (ISO9001) in relation to research planning, management and delivery
  • Management and practical experience in theoretical and experimental road-related research programs.
  • Demonstrable experience in writing and reviewing quality and internationally peer-reviewed articles for publication in appropriate journals.
  • Competence in the use of computers and application software for data management and analysis.

Duration for the position

Estimated Man-months: 54

How to apply?

Interested parties should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief expression of interest outlining relevant experience to the key competencies. The required documents should be sent to itt@ittransport.co.uk

Expressions of interest close on 30th June 2023 at 5 PM UK Time

We thank all applicants for their interest. Kindly note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ITT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. ITT prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. ITT is committed to child protection and safeguarding children’s welfare in delivering our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment, and bribery prevention. ITT is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply.

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