Road Safety Advocacy and Grants Consultant (Latin American Regional Focus)

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The primary role of the Road Safety Advocacy and Grants Consultant is to serve as the GRSP lead on road safety policy, advocacy, and capacity building in a designated portfolio of countries within Latin America. The appointee will be expected to coordinate the implementation of GRSP policy objectives and strategies in key priority countries and identify opportunities to further advance GRSP’s country-based objectives and strategies.

Duties and responsibilities

At the direction of the GRSP Manager: Advocacy and Grants Programme:

· Serve as the primary coordinator of the implementation of GRSP’s road safety advocacy related activities under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in a designated set of countries.

· Develop, in consultation with the relevant GRSP managers and other technical staff, country-based policy objectives and advocacy strategies to achieve the objectives in the designated set of countries.

· Support the implementation of country-based policy strategies, including coordinating the work of GRSP grantee organisations and other relevant partners in the designated set of countries.

· Provide guidance, support and advice to individual organisations to enable them to deliver effective advocacy for evidence-based road safety policies within Latin America.

· Identify opportunities for programmatic advancement within the country portfolio and develop strategies including realignment of strategies, if needed, to exploit those opportunities, in relation to work undertaken as part of the GRSP Road Safety Grants Programme.

· Facilitate identifying international and intraregional cross-programmatic opportunities to advance GRSP goals and objectives by sharing information on a regular basis between relevant GRSP staff members working in specific geographic regions.

· Develop, implement and monitor road safety capacity building plans for GRSP grantee organisations.

· Support the development of country-specific strategic plans through assessment of road safety policy and legislative gaps, existing political context, current opportunities for policy and legislative changes and analysis of civil society organisations and government agencies and their potential to advocate for stronger road safety law.

· Provide on-going guidance, support and technical assistance to ensure the delivery of effective campaigns, which adapt to changes in the political context, respond effectively to oppositions and achieve road safety-related policy change and implementation.

· Support strategy workshops with grantee organisations as and when required during advocacy campaigns to modify existing strategies and/or develop new strategies in response to changing policy environment.

· Contribute to the development of advocacy and training material for use by GRSP Programme teams.

· Manage a portfolio of grants in the designated set of countries through the following activities:

  • Contribute to the process of identifying grantees through the two annual rounds of grant making under the BIGRS.
  • Negotiate grants with successful applicants.
  • Monitor implementation of grants and provide regular feedback and road safety-related technical assistance to grantees.
  • Review periodical and final reports submitted by grantees on the progress of the implementation of grants.
  • Identify need for modification/expansion of grants and complete relevant grants management activities to allow for such within the designated country portfolio.

· Work collaboratively with all GRSP teams and other BIGRS partners.

· Develop and maintain effective relationships with local advocacy and road safety-related organisations and regularly update knowledge of local civil society and road safety policy landscapes in the country portfolio.

· Represent GRSP at relevant events, meetings and conferences, as requested by the Manager.

· Contribute to GRSP regional seminars and other GRSP events by providing inputs to the agenda and working with the team to prepare and deliver sessions.

· Complete regular monthly, six-monthly and annual reporting of country -based activities.

· Contribute to GRSP’s Global Road Safety Leadership Courses by identifying possible participants from countries.

How to apply

Further Information:

The appointee will ideally be based within the Latin American Region to facilitate online meeting times with in-country partners. However, applicants from outside the region who can demonstrate an ability to work effectively with time zone differences will be considered. The successful applicant will work from their home location and will require excellent internet connectivity to perform the functions of the role. It is not anticipated that travel will be required to perform the role.

Upon commission of consultant services, specific Terms of Reference (ToR) will be provided. ToRs will include specific project objectives, desired outcomes, consultancy outputs, method of delivery and time requirements. It is anticipated that this consultancy will on average require a minimum commitment of three days per week and 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.

To apply, please forward the documents listed below to the Manager of the Advocacy and Grants Programme, Mr Taifur Rahman at email with ‘**Road Safety Advocacy and Grants Consultant (Latin American Regional Focus)’** in the subject line by 17:00 Central European Time (UTC +1) on Friday, 20 August 2021.

Application content:

· Cover letter (which includes the expected daily rate of remuneration in Swiss francs);

· CV (which includes the applicants city and country of residence):

· If resident outside the Latin American region, a description of how time zone differences will be managed.

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