The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) is a hosted programme of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Global Road Safety Partnership’s mission is to reduce death and serious injuries as a result of road crashes in low- and middle-income countries. According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries claim approximately 1.35 million lives each year and tremendously affect health and development in low- and middle-income countries. Globally road traffic deaths are the leading cause of death among people aged between 5 and 29 years and cost governments approximately 3% of GDP. Road traffic injuries and deaths represent a manmade humanitarian crisis and GRSP/IFRC are committed to evidence-based interventions to address this crisis.
The Global Road Safety Partnership works in a number of low- and middle- income countries to reduce road crash deaths and serious injuries. In particular, GRSP supports policy change and implementation on the national and sub-national level through the provision of grants and technical assistance to local civil society organizations and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies. GRSP also builds the capacity of road police in a broad range of countries under various road safety initiatives (e.g Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, World Bank-Global Road Safety Facility, United Nations Road Safety Fund, Asia Development Bank) to strengthen their ability enforce road safety policies.
GRSP’s Road Policing Capacity Building Programme’s objective is to support the ongoing development of road policing agencies in selected cities to effectively and efficiently enforce road safety-related policies utilizing international good practice methods and interventions. GRSP achieves this objective through the provision of targeted technical assistance and capacity building activities, following detailed assessments.
The Road Policing Trainer will provide expert support to GRSP’s Road Policing Capacity Building Programme. This support will primarily include designing and delivering training workshops, on-the-ground coaching and mentoring of enforcement officers, and other good practice capacity building activities. Road policing activities will be focussed on good practice enforcement of policies that relate to drink driving, helmet wearing, restraint use, and speed management. In addition, topics such as management skills in a policing context may also be part of the capacity building activities undertaken.
GRSP is seeking Road Policing Trainers who have proven experience in leading organisational delivery of road policing services at either a national, state or municipal (or equivalent) level. The Road Policing Trainer would have demonstrated experience in leading a prevention-based delivery model that is focused on road trauma reduction, rather than a reactive emergency response-based approach. Successful candidates should have experience in applying:
- general and specific deterrence road policing strategies;
- research-driven road policing practices;
- systems to monitor and measure performance and impacts upon road trauma;
- coordination of road policing with public education campaigns; and,
- an ability to successfully establish and build partnerships with high level road police and other relevant stakeholders
- management principles and practices in a policing context
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Road Policing Trainer will work directly with, and at the direction of the GRSP CEO, the GRSP Senior Manager, the GRSP Road Policing Capacity Building Programme Manager(s) and the GRSP Senior Officers (road policing). Road Policing Trainers are expected to ensure that all work is delivered according to globally recognized good practice in road policing and with local road policing context and environment taken into account.
The key responsibilities of the Road Policing Trainer include:
- Becoming familiar with the social, political, legal and economic environments of specific target communities in order to inform a locally relevant capacity building programme;
- Preparing and delivering good practice workshops in road safety policy enforcement;
- Coaching and mentoring of road police through on-site observation and follow-up discussions;
- Providing written feedback, suggestions, and guidance to road policing agencies;
- Liaising with government and non-government organizations as required to engage in road policing activities;
- Remaining up-to-date on global social, political, legal, and economic environments that will impact road policing;
- Working collaboratively with GRSP partners and key stakeholders to share information and ensure maximum programme impact;
These are generic duties and responsibilities for Road Policing Trainer consultants. Upon commission of consultant services, specific Terms of Reference (TOR) will be provided. TORs will include specific project objectives, desired outcomes, consultancy outputs and method of delivery.
- Advanced training in a key areas related to road policing excellence.
- Bachelor’s degree in political science, public health, social sciences or a related field.
- A minimum of eight years working experience in road policing.
- Proven experience in leading organisational delivery of road policing services at either a national, state or municipal (or equivalent) level.
- Experienced in applying practical road policing tactics and interventions, including relevant experience in the use of contemporary road safety enforcement technology.
- Experienced in applying general and specific deterrence principles to road policing strategies.
- Experienced in applying research-driven and evidence-based road policing practices.
- Experienced in coordinating road policing activities with public education campaigns; and supporting strategies for working partnerships with high-level road police and other relevant stakeholders.
- Expert familiarity with the political system in-country and understanding of the complex formal and informal relationships that go into policymaking and enforcement of those policies.
- High degree of demonstrated competence working collaboratively in networks or coalitions to create shared vision and set complementary work objectives to reduce death and serious injury on the roads.
- Experience developing and delivering international best practices capacity building workshops in road policing.
- Ability to travel and work internationally.
Knowledge, Skills and Languages
- Fluent spoken and written English.
- Keen understanding of in-country policy making bodies and processes, politics of policing and penalties, etc.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong strategic and analytical thinking skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic).
- Good command in Portuguese.
Competencies, Values and Comments
Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability.
Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust.
- Please submit your application in English only.
- Please include in your motivation letter your availability and your current Daily Fee Rate in CHF.
IFRC values equal opportunity, diversity and inclusivity. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, nationality, class, political opinions, ethnic or social origin, disability, religion, or belief.