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Why work for UEMI?

  • To work with an internationally diverse team

  • To learn about international networks and organizations

  • To engage in your passion for sustainability 

  • To share best practices in other regions


Master Student at UEMI, the Mobility Hub of the Urban Living Lab Center

The Urban Living Lab Center is a UN-Habitat Collaborating Center co-hosted by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, TU (Technical University Berlin) the Wuppertal Institute and over 20 partner universities in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas

About us:

The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative is a Non-Profit organization, which has been launched by UN-Habitat and is building on international activities in the areas of sustainable urban development, energy, mobility, and focusing on the equal access provision of urban basic services. 

Job Description:

We are seeking a motivated Master student to join our collaborative project focused on boosting e-mobility jobs and businesses. As a Master student, you will play a crucial role in evaluating and exploring possible approaches in the field of e-micro-mobility to support European and African companies and actors in their business expansion.  



Research and Analysis: Conduct comprehensive research on e-micro-mobility trends, market dynamics, and policy frameworks in selected countries. Analyze the existing fleet of two- and three-wheelers and evaluate the potential for e-mobility adoption.

Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with local entrepreneurs, industry experts, and technical professionals to identify opportunities and challenges in the e-micro-mobility sector. Foster partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders to initiate new or improved business concepts.

Business Development: Contribute to the development of innovative business models and strategies that support the growth of e-micro-mobility. Identify potential areas for collaboration between companies, aiming to create local jobs and foster sustainable development.

Knowledge Transfer: Work closely with local educational institutions and vocational training institutions to ensure knowledge and skills transfer. Support the development of an ecosystem for change by embedding knowledge and skills in the local workforce.

Reporting and Documentation: Prepare regular progress reports, research papers, and presentations summarizing findings and recommendations. Document best practices and lessons learned throughout the project.



Currently enrolled in a Master's program, preferably in a relevant field such as Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Transportation Engineering, or a related discipline.

Knowledge of E-Mobility: Strong understanding of the e-mobility sector, particularly in the developing economy context. Familiarity with e-micro-mobility, including two- and three-wheelers, is highly desirable.

Research and Analysis Skills: Ability to conduct thorough research, analyze data, and present findings in a clear and concise manner. Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies is essential.

Stakeholder Engagement: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to engage with diverse stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and local communities.

Problem Solving: Demonstrated ability to identify challenges, propose innovative solutions, and think critically about complex problems in the e-mobility sector.

Cultural Sensitivity: Respect for and understanding of culture, as well as the ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.

Teamwork: Strong team player with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds and disciplines.

Language Skills: Proficiency in English is required.  

Availability: Commitment to working on the project for a specified duration, with flexibility to travel if required.


This is a unique opportunity for a Master student to contribute to the development of the e-mobility sector, while gaining valuable hands-on experience and working with a diverse range of stakeholders. Join us in making a positive impact on job creation, sustainable development, and climate action.

Got any questions?


Barbara Lah

HR and Operations Manager

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