GRSP International Road Safety Consultant

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The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) ( is a hosted programme of the IFRC and is a voluntary association of governments, businesses, and civil society organisations. Both the IFRC and GRSP are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The GRSP has full time staff based in Geneva, Kuala Lumpur and Budapest and a cadre of globally based consultants. The aim of the GRSP’s work is to reduce death and serious injuries as a result of road crashes with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

According to the World Health Organisation, road traffic injuries claim more than 1.35 million lives each year and result in approximately 50 million injuries. Low and middle-income countries are disproportionately negatively affected. Globally, road traffic deaths are the leading cause of death among young people aged 5 to 29 years and can cost governments between 3 and 5% of GDP. Road traffic injuries and deaths represent a manmade humanitarian crisis and GRSP/IFRC are committed to evidence-based interventions to address this global pandemic. GRSP’s work includes:

  • Carrying out a variety of member and non-member funded road safety projects and research throughout the world but focused primarily in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Managing a Road Safety Grants Programme that supports civil society and Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies to strengthen legislation and policies that impact on road safety.
  • Undertaking projects in low- and middle- income countries to reduce road crash deaths and serious injuries.
  • Running road policing capacity building and training programmes in multiple cities and countries.
  • In conjunction with Johns Hopkins University International Injury Research Unit, running Global Road Safety and Road Policing Leadership programmes.

GRSP’s work is funded by members, donors and development banks with two philanthropies contributing to two large programmes, namely;

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) – funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
  • Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge (BCRSC) – funded by Fondation Botnar.

GRSP’s work specifically contributes to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3.6 - “By 2030, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes” and 11.2 – “By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.” GRSP also contributes to meeting the broader SDG sustainability agenda.

Purpose of consultancy:

GRSP is seeking international consultants who will be available on an ‘as required’ basis to provide the services as described and who have recognised expertise and knowledge of global road safety. Consultants will be able to apply globally recognised good practice to the delivery of GRSP programmes. The consultant roles will include all or some of the following activities:

· Designing and delivering road safety initiatives by contributing to the creation of documents (e.g. road safety and road policing manuals and guides);

· Designing and delivering road safety projects or training which may involve leading workshops;

· Representing GRSP at high-level international meetings and events; and

· Providing road safety related professional development support to GRSP staff.

Programmes are expected to be designed and delivered to be appropriate for the location of delivery. A thorough understanding of the evidence base and research underlying good practice road safety is essential. **

Successful applicants will work from their home location and will require excellent internet connectivity to perform the functions of the role. International travel is currently limited as a consequence of Covid-19 related travel restrictions. Once international travel becomes possible, it is anticipated that travel may be required.

Upon commission of consultant services, specific Terms of Reference (ToR) will be provided. ToR will include specific project objectives, desired outcomes, consultancy outputs, method of delivery and time requirements. The time requirements for this consultancy will vary depending on the services required and project delivery expectations. The consultancy is expected to last 12 months but may be extended. Consultancy rates that are consistent with rates in the location the appointee is resident will be offered.

Please read the full job description that is available on this link.

How to apply

To apply, please forward the documents listed below to the GRSP Support Team at email with ‘**GRSP International Road Safety Consultant’** in the subject line by 17:00 Central European Time (UTC +1) on Friday, 5 November 2021.

Application content:

· Cover letter of no more than three pages (which includes the expected daily rate of remuneration in Swiss francs) and explains how the applicant meets each of the education and experience requirements outlined above;

· CV of no more than eight pages (which includes the applicants city and country of residence);

· Applications are not to include attachments or other supporting documents;

· Note: Applications that exceed length limits will not be considered.