Director, Road Safety
Global Health Advocacy Incubator
About the organization
Every year an estimated 1.25 million people around the world die because of road traffic crashes, and millions more are injured. Established in 2013, the Road Safety program is the longest standing program at GHAI. The program works with civil society organizations, local and international experts, and governments to advocate for and pass road safety policies and legislation around the globe. GHAI provides advocacy leadership to the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety program and partners with the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies who oversees grant administration to in-country partners.
The Director, Road Safety will report to the Managing Director of the Global Health Advocacy Incubator and will work closely with the GHAI staff in DC, GHAI staff in-country, and key global and in-country partners to help governments and civil society groups advance key policy change and advocacy goals that reduce road safety injury and death in select countries. This includes:
Program Management: The Director, Road Safety, will oversee the management of the Road Safety Program and will work with the GHAI Road Safety team to ensure the effective operation of the program. The Director will be responsible for the GHAI Road Safety Program work plan that will outline the roles and responsibilities that GHAI will play within the larger Bloomberg Philanthropies road safety initiative, as well as corresponding indicators to allow for monitoring and evaluation of the program. The Director will oversee the road safety budget, as well as be responsible for identifying, recruiting and managing the road safety program staff.
Donor and Partner Relations: The Director, Road Safety will serve as GHAI’s primary liaison with Bloomberg Philanthropies and global road safety partners, providing strategic direction to coordinated policy change efforts. S/he will ensure productive working relationships with the donor, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and key partners including the Global Road Safety Partnership, Vital Strategies, World Bank, World Health Organization, and others.
The new Director will be a passionate advocate committed to advancing public health policy in low-and middle-income countries and be drawn to the opportunity to impact change that reduces road safety injuries and saves lives. Ideal candidates will possess demonstrated experience leading in-country policy/advocacy campaigns and exhibit familiarity with the required content areas related to road safety. While no one individual will embody all the qualities below, ideal candidates will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
• Ten years demonstrated experience working on policy advocacy globally, preferably some knowledge and experience in public health and road safety;
• Strong ability to coordinate across multiple stakeholders, including a deep understanding of the political and policy dynamics, and knowledge of working with both civil society and government partners;
• Proven track record of successfully conceptualizing and implementing effective advocacy campaigns for policy change in public health;
• Strong background managing policy change projects in global health, including the ability to anticipate issues, develop pro-active solutions, ensure follow-up, and meet deadlines and deliverables;
• Master’s degree or higher in public policy, public health, law or other relevant field is preferred
Commensurate with experience
Contact email: [email protected]professionals.com
Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: [email protected] In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
CTFK/GHAI is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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