The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a registered charity, based in London, and dedicated to saving lives by eliminating high risk roads throughout the world. Like many life-saving charities working in the public health arena, we use a robust, evidence-based approach to prevent unnecessary deaths and suffering. iRAP works in partnership with governments, road authorities, mobility clubs, development banks, NGOs and research organisations.
In this newly created role, the Safer Journeys Lead for Africa will work with a range of partners to create safer roads and safer journeys for everyone. The is part of iRAP’s Partnerships For 2030 Impact strategy, which places partnerships at the heart of the programme and recognises the many successes in eliminating high risk roads that have been achieved though collaboration between road authorities, development banks, donors, institutes, NGOs and the private sector.
The target of the 2021-2030 Decade of Action for Road Safety is a halving of road death and injury and across Africa countries are putting into place plans that align with the global target.
The Safer Journeys Lead for Africa will support efforts to ensure that roads and designs are fundamentally safe and accessible for all modes, abilities, and journeys, which will be vitally important in achieving safety and sustainability targets across the region.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in road infrastructure safety policy, strategy and/or implementation in Africa, preferably including experience working with a road agency or authority, be familiar with African and global sustainable development policy agendas, and have outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English, French and, ideally, Arabic.
The successful candidate will have a passion for safe mobility and a commitment to evidence-based solutions, a university educated to degree level in a relevant field and a minimum of five years’ experience in road infrastructure safety policy, strategy and/or implementation in Africa, preferably including experience working with a road agency or authority.
The person will be familiar with African and global sustainable development policy agendas and the African Union, United Nations, development banks, international financing institutions and membership associations. As well, he or she will have a strong awareness of road infrastructure safety technical issues in Africa.
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