Expressions of Interest – Road Safety Consultant, WHO Europe

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Under the mandate of the United Nations General Assembly, the World Health Organization is the lead agency (in conjunction with the Regional Commissions) for road safety in the UN System.

In this role, WHO engages with national policy owners and intersectoral partners in all member states for the implementation of data-driven and evidence-based safe systems approaches to road safety.

WHO’s preeminent road safety activity is the implementation of the Global Status Report, initiated approximately every 2-4 years. In 2022, WHO has initiated the 5th Global Status Report for Road Safety and extended an invitation to all member states to participate in this project, which will monitor global road safety progress as of 2021. Importantly, the 5th Status Report, will serve as a baseline for the 2021-2030 Decade of Action for Road Safety, and will be published in 2023.

The WHO Regional Office for Europe is seeking to identify a full-time qualified road safety expert to support the Regional Advisor for Violence and Injury Prevention, in the implementation of the Status Report in the 53 member states of the Region, as well as other ongoing road safety programmes.

The Terms of Reference for the Consultant will include:

  1. Under the supervision of the Regional Advisor for Violence and Injury Prevention
    • Assume day to day coordination for the implementation of the global status report in all EURO member states, this includes recruitment of participating countries, training of national focal persons in survey requirements and validation of all country submissions.
    • Support the completion and reporting of the Regional Road Policing Practices Survey and the development of the Technical Manual on Road Policing.
    • Support other road safety projects as directed.

Monthly remuneration of up to USD$7000 per month is available to the successful applicant for an assignment of approximately 10 months duration (May 2022-March 2023). The assignment will be a remote posting but may require occasional travel to the European Center for Environment and Health in Bonn Germany. Other travel to EURO member states may also be required. All travel in the implementation of this assignment, will be covered by WHO. The successful applicant may be based outside the WHO European Region, but will be required to work Central European/Central European Summer time zone hours.

The successful applicant will have an advance degree relevant to road safety and at least 5 years of international experience in implementing road safety projects. Fluency in written and spoken English is required, familiarity in Russian is desirable.

For further information, please direct queries to Jonathon Passmore, Regional Advisor for Violence and Injury Prevention at passmorej@who.int.

Expressions of interest including a current resume and statement of road safety experience must be received at the above email address by COB 13th May 2022.

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