Urban Planning Specialist

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Providing assistance to the Center Head.
  • Manage research, capacity building and consulting projects.
  • Conduct and guide research on a range of urban planning issues - including spatial planning, affordable housing, urban governance etc.
  • Preparation of project proposals, reports and presentations related to projects.
  • Undertake research and analysis required for specific aspects of the projects; produce blogs, articles, hand-outs and other outreach material for the ongoing projects, campaigns and events.
  • Plan, organize and lead Capacity-Building workshops/events for stakeholders. Manage relationships with stakeholders/clients including relevant national and state government officials, private sector, academicians and researchers for project-related assignments.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Center Executive Director.


  • Degree in Urban Planning or Urban Design, preferably post-graduate.
  • 5 to 8 years of experience working on research/consultancy/capacity-building projects with national/state governments or multilateral/philanthropic organizations on urban planning/urban development projects.
  • Prior experience of working on capacity building with government bodies and multilateral organizations is preferred. Familiarity with the urban planning research and capacity building ecosystem in India is an added advantage.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; experience managing complex processes or projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced working environment and to juggle multiple assignments with little supervision.
  • Must have strong analytical capability as well as excellent visual communication abilities.
  • Strong organizational and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office programmes - Word, PowerPoint and Excel is essential.
  • Working knowledge of GIS, Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

No. of positions: 1

Location: Ahmedabad / Delhi

Accountable to: Center Executive Director, CUPP 

How to apply: Detailed CV

Interested candidates should email their application to crdf@cept.ac.in