Transport Data Partnerships Manager
WhereIsMyTransport, Tanzania

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jul 22, 2021
Last Date
Aug 22, 2021

Job Description

WhereIsMyTransport is a globally distributed scale-up revolutionising the way public transport information can be understood and accessed in the Majority World. Using geospatial data collection, we untangle the mysteries of public transport networks - knowledge which, when shared, creates a more equitable society. Our product does something that no-one has done before in the cities we operate in - that’s why we’re backed by some of the world’s most renowned mobility tech investors including Google and Toyota Tsusho.

Overview of activities amp; responsibilities

The quality and accuracy of our public transport datasets are key to our success as a business. Each time a public transport network changes to serve the needs of the people, we need to update our dataset to incorporate those changes - what we refer to as data maintenance.

We’re hiring a Transport Data amp; Partnerships Manager to maintain and grow the quality and value of our transport dataset in Dar es Salaam. In this role, you’ll be responsible for building the partnerships and managing activities that enable the day-to-day maintenance of the data. It’s an exciting opportunity for someone with strong connections within the transport industry and a passion for making their home city easier to navigate by the millions of public transport users who live and work there.

You'll be responsible for:
  • Defining a local strategy and plan for data maintenance in your city with support from the Growth and Data Operations team,
  • Building relationships and partnerships with key industry stakeholders, including public transport authorities and operators.
  • Executing a data maintenance plan to meet standards set out in Service Level Agreements for your city

Required skills and knowledge:

You are passionate about transport and mobility in your city, and excited by our mission to make public transport information more accessible. You have a rich understanding of the workings and operations of the local public transport industry, and are a respected member of the public transport community, with a strong network of contacts and associates who can be called for advice and assistance.

You are a skilful communicator and relationship builder, and will use these skills to influence key local (transit and transit-related) stakeholders in support of our mission. You are a creative thinker and problem-solver, always looking for ways to improve our performance in the city, and for ways to enrich our data.

You are detail-oriented, tech savvy, and enjoy working with large amounts of data. You have a strong sense of ownership and accountability - you own the dataset for your city. Curiosity and strong agility are key - you ask the right questions to get the context and understanding you need to move forward. You value autonomy and are able to make decisions.

Bonus attributes:

Ideally, you have experience working with geospatial data and/or transport data formats such as GTFS.

Experience conducting market research or conducting community-led and crowdsourcing programmes would be a bonus.


We'd love to hear from you!

To create inclusive products, our team must be as diverse as the public transport users in the regions where we work globally. We welcome all applications irrespective of - among the many things that make individuals unique - ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.

Apply by sending us your CV - you’re welcome to include a short note to tell us why this is the perfect next role for you.

Please note: If you have not received any feedback within two weeks of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been successful in your application.

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