Urban Planning Experts

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to strengthen our capacity in addressing the complex challenges and opportunities of urban development. We seek an Urban Planning Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on urban planning, design, policy, and sustainable development.

Objectives:
The Urban Planning Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that urban planning and design principles are integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on urban planning theories, methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Conducting urban planning assessments, feasibility studies, and master planning to inform urban development projects.
  • Developing urban design guidelines, land use plans, zoning regulations, and transportation plans to promote sustainable and inclusive cities.
  • Providing technical advice and support to governments, developers, and communities on urban planning and design issues.
  • Conducting research and analysis on urban trends, challenges, and solutions.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate urban planning findings and recommendations.

Scope of Work:
The Urban Planning Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting urban planning assessments to evaluate the existing urban fabric, infrastructure, and land use patterns.
  • Developing master plans and land use plans that guide the future development of cities and regions.
  • Designing urban spaces, including street scapes, public parks, and mixed-use developments.
  • Preparing zoning regulations and development guidelines to ensure sustainable and equitable development.
  • Conducting transportation planning studies to optimize traffic flow, improve public transportation, and promote sustainable mobility.
  • Providing technical advice and support to governments, developers, and communities on urban planning and design issues.
  • Preparing project proposals, concept notes, and funding applications for urban development projects.
  • Representing Scofield Associates at urban planning conferences, workshops, and other relevant events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in urban planning theories, methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Strong understanding of sustainable urban development principles and practices.
  • Experience in conducting urban planning assessments, feasibility studies, and master planning.
  • Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other relevant software.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous urban planning assessments, master plans, design projects, or publications that demonstrate your expertise. 
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Urban Planning Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.