GRSP In-Country Road Safety Advocacy Consultant – Kenya At International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

GRSP is seeking an in-country coordinator to assist in supporting our Road Safety Grants Programme in Kenya, implemented through road safety government agencies working on road safety issues and through civil society organisations. This is a GRSP activity under the BIGRS initiative.

This role requires the consultant to serve as the primary GRSP point of contact for organisations in Kenya that may receive funds from the Road Safety Grants Programme, especially in relation to identifying potential grantees and supporting existing grantees to advocate for stronger road safety laws.

The consultant will be required to undertake activities, at the direction of GRSP Headquarters staff including:

  • Coordinate work of GRSP to advance comprehensive road safety policies in Kenya.
  • Represent GRSP at in-country road safety-related meetings and events.
  • Provide regular updates on the road safety situation in Kenya, specifically linked to the existing road safety legal framework and possible improvements to meet global best practice.
  • Work collaboratively with all GRSP teams and other BIGRS partners.
  • Identify the political landscape, administrative systems, processes and actors to identify opportunities for change in policies to improve road safety in Kenya.
  • 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 landscape in Kenya.
  • Cultivate relationships with key government officials and political leaders involved in road safety.
  • Support the identification of road safety policy opportunities in Kenya and contribute to the country strategy formulation process and periodic review.
  • Liaise with in-country stakeholders to identify potential grantees and provide input and support as required during the proposal development and grant negotiation processes.
  • In consultation with GRSP Headquarters, support GRSP grantees through provision of guidance, support, advice, and relevant capacity building activities to enable them to deliver effective advocacy for evidence-based road safety polices.
  • Assist in co-ordination of advocacy activities among GRSP grantees and the broader road safety stakeholder community in Kenya.
  • Support the organisation of workshops, training, meetings and other events as required.
  • Work with all BIGRS in-country partners to progress the aims of the initiative.
  • Complete regular programme reporting as required by GRSP Headquarters.
  • Participate in regular calls with GRSP and other BIGRS partners, providing updates as required.

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How to apply

The successful applicant will be based in Nairobi and will require excellent internet connectivity to facilitate performing the functions of the role and will be required to provide their own working space (e.g. work from home). Some travel may be required within the country, in addition to limited international travel when required and when possible.

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 but are expected to commence at approximately 3 days per week, and this may increase over the first year. The consultancy is expected to last 12-24 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 GRSP Support Team at email with ‘**GRSP In-Country Road Safety Advocacy Consultant – Kenya’** in the subject line by 17:00 Central European Time (UTC +1) on Wednesday, 12 January 2022.

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;
  • Summarised CV of no more than five pages of relevant experience, including confirmation of residence (or work permit) in Kenya;
  • Applications are not to include attachments or other supporting documents;

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