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Senior Officer, Global Road Safety Partnership

Budapest | Geneva | Kuala Lumpur

  • Organization: IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Location: Budapest | Geneva | Kuala Lumpur
  • Grade: Junior level - National Staff - Junior Level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Security and Safety
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: Closed

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 191-member National Societies (NSs). The overall aim of IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by NSs with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”  IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.

IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas.  IFRC also has country cluster delegations and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

IFRC has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, abuse of authority, discrimination, and lack of integrity (including but not limited to financial misconduct). IFRC also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. 

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 Organization, 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.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to coordinate the delivery of the Road Policing Capacity Building and Advocacy and Grants programmes, and road safety-related leadership and education programmes. The primary focus will be on coordination of road policing-related capacity building and training programmes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary coordinator for the delivery of the Road Policing Capacity Building and Advocacy and Grants programmes by developing project implementation schedules, coordinating and monitoring delivery, and providing project reporting that meets agreed timeframes and donor reporting requirements.
  • Monitor the implementation of road policing capacity building activities to ensure consistent standards, methods, and procedures are adopted and evaluated.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of regular in-country workshops to build capacity of police agencies, grantees, and other partners.
  • Organise, manage, and review training material and other resources developed for the delivery of the programmes in collaboration with GRSP technical experts.
  • Collect, review, and analyse training reports and evaluations, and where necessary, provide recommendations on modifications required or needs for new training programmes to be developed and contribute to the development of these programmes.
  • Provide technical support and guidance on road safety issues to partners to support implementation of programmes.
  • Serve as the primary coordination and liaison point for field-based staff and consultants to achieve programme objectives.
  • Lead the coordination of contractors and suppliers to ensure that the implementation of service contracts is carried out in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Serve as the primary coordination and communication point for relevant international partners and coordinate programme delivery activities to ensure they are aligned with partner activities for optimum results.
  • Provide input into supporting documents relevant to the objectives of the programmes.
  • Represent GRSP where required, at relevant events, meetings and conferences as directed by the supervisor.
  • Support the Road Policing Capacity Building Managers in the planning and implementation of the Road Policing Leadership course.
  • Support relevant team members of the Advocacy and Grants programme in implementing programme activities in the region.
  • Coordinate the Advocacy and Grants programme in organizing training programmes and workshops in the BIGRS countries of the region in collaboration with the A&G team.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of research, trends, and practices in global road safety.
  • Monitor programme adherence to relevant IFRC strategies, plans, policies, standards, and procedures, and where relevant, National Societies.
  • Contribute to other GRSP programmes as requested by the supervisor.



  • Bachelor’s degree in road safety, public health, management, sciences, or a related field



  • Master’s degree in road safety, public health, management, sciences, or a related field
  • Advanced training in a key area related to road safety (public health, policy advocacy, engineering, psychology, behaviour change campaigns, etc.)



  • At least 5 years of experience working in the area of capacity building, training, project management, or programme coordination.
  • Experience in developing or supporting the development and implementation of training plans
  • Experience in desk research and developing relevant documents that ensure professional and effective delivery of programme activities
  • Experience in working with governments at the national or city level
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in writing reports for different audiences
  • Experience in the global road safety field



  • Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent or other humanitarian organisation

Knowledge, Skills and Languages


  • Demonstrated communication skills and experience interacting with people of diverse cultures and languages.
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking skills and the ability to leverage creative partnerships.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Fluently spoken and written English



  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

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

Available documents

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