About the job

Job Summary
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


  • 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


  • 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.

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