Position available: Project coordinator

Six-month part-time contract with possibility of extension (3.7 person months FTE equivalent)
In 2021, the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) has a number of global innovation projects in the area of road safety. iRAP is seeking a project coordinator to support the delivery of these projects.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, management and delivery. Your ability to be a self-starter, work independently and remotely will be essential. A background in transport safety and/or mobility, with relevant tertiary qualifications, is required. Familiarity with iRAP would be advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively work across multiple stakeholders and organisations, from funders through to consultants Experience working with international teams and time zones is an advantage.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to clearly synthesise ideas and produce a range of documents, such as project reports, academic research papers, funding proposals, website content, technical specifications and user guides. Demonstrated experience in writing peer reviewed academic journal articles is required.
  • Excellent English language ability. Other languages (particularly French and Spanish) would be advantageous.
  • Good technological skills (and ability to quickly pick up the use of new ones) required for website content management, project management, word processing, communications, etc., will be essential.

The candidate will be required to work remotely in an entirely online work environment. As such, there is no requirement for where the candidate is located. However, flexibility to meet the time zones of project activities will be essential. The candidate will require their own ‘home office’ facilities (i.e. a reliable internet connection, an up-to-date computer, a safe and appropriate environment to work in, etc.)

Main tasks:

  • Coordinate iRAP’s contribution (including that of consultants and subcontractors) to a major school road safety project in Vietnam, including project reporting.
  • Work with the project team to undertake an investigative study of the safety outcomes of new or recently upgraded roads around the world (Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America), prepare project reports and an academic paper on the study and its results.
  • Support the preparation of deliverables and reporting for other projects as required, including (but not limited to) a road safety data analysis project in Africa.
  • Work with the iRAP Communications team to prepare project updates and communications.
  • Undertake routine updates to technical specifications, factsheets and manuals and other documentation, and support the transfer of this content online.
  • Prepare funding proposals, including the preparation of budgets and detailed project planning.

How to apply:

Applications may be submitted by completing the form and uploading a short CV and covering letter at here. CVs should be no more than 3 pages and should include a list of academic research papers you have written.

Applications close 11 February 2021. For enquiries, please contact Monica Olyslagers, iRAP Safe Cities and Innovation Specialist, at monica.olyslagers@irap.org.

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