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Intern, Global Road Safety Partnership

Background
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Organizational Context
The Global Road Safety Partnership (www.grsproadsafety.org) is a hosted programme of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Global Road Safety Partnership’s mission is to reduce death and serious injuries as a result of road crashes in low- and middle-income countries. According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries claim more than 1.2 million lives each year and tremendously affect health and development in low- and middle-income countries. In fact, road traffic deaths are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years and cost governments approximately 3% of GDP. Road Traffic injuries and deaths represent a manmade, humanitarian crisis and GRSP/IFRC are committed to evidence-based interventions to address this crisis. The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) is a hosted programme of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Global Road Safety Partnership’s mission is to reduce death and serious injuries as a result of road crashes in low- and middle-income countries. According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries claim more than 1.25 million lives each year and tremendously affect health and development in low- and middle-income countries. Globally road traffic deaths are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years and cost governments approximately 3% of GDP. Road traffic injuries and deaths represent a manmade humanitarian crisis and GRSP/IFRC are committed to evidence-based interventions to address this crisis. Under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), the Global Road Safety Partnership works in five low- and middle- income countries and ten priority cities to reduce road crash deaths and serious injuries. In particular, GRSP focuses on strengthening road safety policies and their implementation through the provision of grants and technical assistance to local civil society organizations, Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, and relevant government agencies. GRSP also works closely with road police agencies to strengthen their capability to enforce road safety policies. The third pillar of GRSP’s work under the BIGRS is in organizign and implementing a Global Road Safety Leadership Course in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University’s International Injury Prevention Unit. The Global Road Safety Leadership Course takes place two times per year. Interested individuals can find more information at www.grsproadsafety.org.
Job Purpose
The GRSP Intern will provide critical research and programmatic support to a small and dynamic team of road safety, advocacy, and road policing experts. Ideally, the incumbent will play a number of critical roles ranging from providing programmatic and technical support to country and city teams to assisting in the organization of critical in-country workshops and other campaign-related activities. The internship will provide the incumbent an opportunity to participate in the process of designing and implementing major policy advocacy campaigns and programmatic capacity building initiatives while concurrently providing some limited administrative and logistical support.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct desk reviews of the civil society landscape in priority countries as well as potential civil society partners and work with relevant programme staff to integrate findings in country strategies and plans
  • Conduct desk review and research into media landscape in priority countries and work with the Senior Media Advocacy Officer to identify areas for strengthened media and communications strategies in priority countries.
  • Monitor, in consultation with programme staff, relevant political developments which might affect policy campaigns in priority countries and communicate relevant information to programme staff
  • Assist in the adaptation of advocacy and road policing technical resources
  • Review grantee programmatic reports to identify successes and challenges and complete report analyses for review by A&G Programme staff
  • Participate in city and country team meetings and share suggestions and ideas for advancing programme objectives
  • Provide Geneva-based administrative and logistical support in the organization of in-country workshops; other campaign-related activities; and key events in the Road Safety Grants Programme, including grant review meetings
  • Other programmatic, administrative, and logistical duties as assigned.
Education
Required:
  • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in relevant field
Preferred:
  • Some graduate work in relevant field
Experience
Required:
  • Conducting basic research on legislative and regulatory issues, or transferrable area
  • Conducting desk reviews and/or similar remote-based research
  • Providing administrative and logistical support to a team
Preferred:
  • Living and working in a low- or middle-income country
Knowledge, skills and languages
Required:
  • Basic understanding of civil society landscape generally in low- and middle-income countries
  • Familiarity with the key components and strategies of successful policy advocacy campaigns
  • Ability to analyse and provide written consolidated information related to key GRSP programmatic areas of activity
  • Attention to detail on mundane as well as complex administrative and logistical matters
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Competencies and values
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Innovation
Comments
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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