Position Description

Enforcement Coordinator
Location India
Department Road Safety Non Mass Media
# of openings 1
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Vital Strategies is focused on strengthening and revitalizing public health systems through design and supporting scalable solutions to leading causes of death, disease and injury. Vital Strategies provides technical assistance, consultation, as well as project management, design and evaluation to a wide range of private and public sector clients, in order to further its mission to improve and save lives, including through non-communicable disease prevention, environmental health and urban health, with specific areas of focus in tobacco control, data for health, cardiovascular health, road safety, overdose prevention, air quality, obesity prevention and tuberculosis research.

This is a full-time position for our road safety program in Bengaluru, India. This position will be embedded with the Government of Karnataka, reporting to the Initiative Coordinator.

Job Purpose

Vital Strategies is focused on strengthening and revitalizing public health systems through design and supporting scalable solutions to leading causes of death, disease and injury. Vital Strategies provides technical assistance, consultation, as well as project management, design and evaluation to a wide range of private and public sector clients, in order to further its mission to improve and save lives, including through non-communicable disease prevention, environmental health and urban health, with specific areas of focus in tobacco control, data for health, cardiovascular health, road safety, overdose prevention, air quality, obesity prevention and tuberculosis research .

 

This is a full-time position for our road safety program in Bengaluru, India. This position will be embedded with the Government of Karnataka, reporting to the Initiative Coordinator.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Coordinate multiple partner organization’s road safety police work with city, state, and national level policing authorities, with the objectives of
  • enhancing police enforcement,
  • supporting surveillance systems strengthening,
  • linking mass media campaigns to police enforcement, and
  • supporting safer streets and safer mobility partners to get police approvals
  • Manage high amount of inter-agency complexity
  • Manage expectations of diverse high-level senior representatives of all partners.
  • On-call 24/7
  • Manage significant ambiguity with diplomacy and professionalism
  • Interact dynamically with the Police and the RTO in the Bengaluru Metropolitan Region
  • Coordinate trainings, conferences, and high-level meetings with senior police leadership at city state and national levels
  • Lead international meetings between road safety experts and high-level government officials
  • Be embedded in the city governments within the Bengaluru Metropolitan Region
  • Monitor and support progress toward work plan milestones
  • Serve as liaison for city’s interaction with Initiative partner organizations providing enforcement expertise
  • Participate and coordinate in traffic safety trainings provided by Initiative partners
  • Report regularly on initiative progress to city senior city officials and to Vital Strategies and relevant initiative partners. 
  • Submit written reports on implementation status and progress
  • Facilitate the monthly flow of data to partners requiring such data for analysis and evaluation of programs and training.
  • Troubleshoot barriers to progress and identify opportunities for rapid success.
  • Coordinate city’s work to enhance road police’s enforcement of laws to reduce unsafe and illegal road user behaviors, particularly the following risk factors: Speeding, helmet-wearing, drinking and driving, seat belts and child restraints
  • Support the implementation of enforcement work plans in collaboration with the Global Road Safety Partnership and the International Association of Chiefs of Police with clear milestones and relevant targets for enforcement related components of the city’s overall road safety initiative
  • Support the delivery of evidence based/data driven and targeted enforcement activities around the identified risk factors listed above
  • Report regularly on initiative progress to city senior road policing officials, Karnataka government, Vital Strategies, and Initiative partners
  • Be on call to respond to the needs of all concerned partners.

 

 

Qualification and Experience

 

  • Master’s degree in any discipline with 20 years of experience with the India Police Services.

 

Desired Experience

  • Significant experience engaging police, government, media, and civil society
  • Working in the Road Traffic Department shall be an added advantage

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong writing and editing skills in (local language), as well as ability to produce written media relations materials such as press releases, op-eds, talking points and fact sheets;
  • Proven capacity to work in multidisciplinary or multi-agency setting;
  • English language proficiency;
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

 

Language Proficiency

  • Kannada language proficiency is required.
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