Urban Planning Lead

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Mott MacDonald is currently positioning for the upcoming Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) project in Rwanda. CIG is a multi-country UK Government/DFID programme designed to support
inclusive economic growth and job creation. The aim of CIG is to strengthen the management of urban and infrastructure sectors and boost investment and to deliver inclusive economic transformation
and growth that is climate-resilient and contributes to poverty reduction and economic inclusion of disadvantaged groups in Rwanda.

This support will primarily take the form of Technical Assistance (TA) to government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) involved in (but not limited to) direct planning, financing and delivery of low-cost/affordable housing and other infrastructure; Urban planning and urban development and economic competitiveness; and Mechanisms or transactions involving private sector financing of such projects. The contracts will aim to deliver demand-driven Technical Assistance to MDAs at the national and sub-national level; it is also possible that support could be directed towards the private sector or non-governmental actors.

Mott MacDonald is inviting applications from qualified Rwandan and East Africa experts in the following technical areas:

Urban Planning Lead


  • Qualified Urban Planner, preferably to Masters’ Level
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Urban Planning
  • Significant experience in Rwanda or in at least in one of Ethiopia or Tanzania
  • Experience in providing Technical Assistance in the Urban Planning sector to Government Ministries and Departments in a developing country context
  • Knowledge of Urban Economic Planning and Urban Planning for Economic Growth
  • Previous experience of working in the relevant country/region
  • Previous experience of working on IFI-funded projects (preferably DfID funded)


  • Expertise in Urban Planning, Spatial Analysis, and Design
  • Experience in Economic Growth Analysis and Planning
  • Experience in Land Use Planning and/or Transit-Oriented Development
  • Knowledge and Expertise of Legislative and Regulatory conditions for Urban Development
  • Experience in Urban Resilience, Climate Proof Infrastructure, and Climate Resilience Planning

To apply, please visit: https://www.mottmac.com/careers/search and write directly to: damir.hadzic@mottmac.com