Position Description

Enforcement Coordinator - Road Safety
Location Mexico
Department Road Safety Non Mass Media
# of openings 1
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Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include cardiovascular health, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific; Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.

Vital Strategies offers highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. We welcome and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment.

Terms of Reference

Title: Enforcement Coordinator - Road Safety
Contract Type: Consultant         
Contract Duration: December 15, 2020 – December 31, 2021
Start Date: December 15, 2020  
Application Deadline: November 27, 2020

The Consultancy

This is an initiative of the Public Health Programs of Bloomberg Philanthropies. It will support the city of Guadalajara to effectively implement best-practice road safety activities, including running hard-hitting media campaigns to raise road user understanding of risk factors, training police in best practice enforcement, strengthening data systems and redesigning high-crash, high-fatality corridors and intersections. Vital Strategies is an implementing partner of the Initiative, responsible for the overall coordination of the program. The Enforcement Coordinator for Road Safety, based in Guadalajara, Mexico will specifically work with traffic agencies, Police, and other traffic enforcement agencies in Guadalajara and the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety to increase compliance of road traffic laws and to reduce risky behaviors on the road.  The position will be embedded at the Mobility Department (Dirección de Movilidad de Guadalajara), with dual accountability to the Department and Vital Strategies, providing regular support to the relevant traffic enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction.

Deliverables:

  • Support/assist the work of the Bloomberg Initiative in Guadalajara across various government agencies as well as the work of diverse international partners, to reduce road injuries and deaths from a traffic enforcement perspective, especially IACP.
  • Coordinate multiple international partner organization’s road safety police work with city, state, and national level policing authorities, with the objectives of
    • enhancing police enforcement,
    • linking mass media campaigns to police enforcement
  • Facilitate the dynamic interaction with various local and State level enforcement agencies.
  • Coordinate trainings, conferences, and high-level meetings with senior police leadership at city, State and other relevant levels
  • Lead international meetings between road safety experts and high-level government officials
  • Report regularly on initiative progress to city senior city official, IACP and Vital Strategies.
  • Submit written reports on implementation status and progress
  • Support the delivery of evidence based/data driven and targeted enforcement activities around the identified risk factors, especially speeding.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of experience in police enforcement or traffic enforcement.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Professional English and Spanish writing ability.
  • Significant experience engaging police, traffic enforcement agencies and other relevant stakeholders interested in increasing compliance of road traffic laws.
  • Experience working in the road traffic police department shall be an added advantage.
  • Prior knowledge of the local context around mobility issues, including the structure in the different government levels and procedures.
  • Prior experience in safe mobility issues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Residency and valid work permit to work in Mexico.

 

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