Job Opening

Posting Title: Road Safety Experts
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Europe
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 07 March 2023 - 16 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Economic Commission for Europe-203755-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Under the overall guidance of the Programme and Partnerships Officer (P4) and based on the 2023 Application Guidelines for the Call for Concept Notes, the expert will deliver individual appraisal reports of each eligible concept note submitted; contribute to the preparation and moderation of the stage 2 information session; and submit a final list of recommendations for each project team to take account of in their final detailed project document.

Individual appraisal reports of concept notes submitted to the UNRSF 2023 Call for Concept Notes submitted on time and of satisfactory quality.

Observance of delivery deadlines. Quality of content should meet an internationally acceptable research standard, as assessed by ECE.

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration


Duties and Responsibilities

UNRSF was established in April 2018 as a multi-partner financing instrument to facilitate concrete action towards achievement of the road safety targets of Sustainable Development Goals 3.6 and 11.2. The Fund’s goal is to leverage the collective knowledge and capability of the UN system and all Fund stakeholders to achieve global impact and long-term developmental change through a substantial reduction in road traffic injuries and fatalities, and the economic loss arising therefrom.

The core priorities of this Call for Concept Notes are determined by UNRSF’s Global Framework Plan of Action for Road Safety (“the Framework”), which reflects a holistic and inclusive system approach to addressing challenges in road safety, building upon the proven success of the countries with the strongest records in road safety. Additional special priorities of this Call for Concept Notes are aligned to the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, namely projects with explicit consideration complementary to the SDGs; projects with multiple participating organizations joining expertise and submitting a proposals; projects supporting regional (multi-country) approach to address common challenges and; projects supporting pillar 3 on vehicle safety and/or pillar 5 on post-crash care

The total disbursement amount for this Call for Concept Notes will be US$ 4 million. With the approval of the UNRSF governing bodies, this Call for Concept Notes is open for a two-month period.

UNRSF Steering Committee will select concept notes for detailed project development taking into account an assessment undertaken by a panel of 2-3 technical road safety experts as well as an assessment undertaken by the UNRSF secretariat. The secretariat will organize information sessions on selected concept notes to increase opportunities for collaboration and synergies among road safety actors beyond the project team. Once fully developed in line with the recommendations of the UNRSF Steering Committee and technical road safety experts, detailed projects will be submitted to the UNRSF Steering Committee on a rolling basis for approval and decision to disburse project funding.

Under the overall guidance of the Programme and Partnerships Officer (P4), the expert will deliver individual appraisal reports of concept note proposals utilizing the Fund’s Priorities and Criteria for Funding Projects and the evaluation criteria and scoring guidelines for the Call for Concept Notes in accordance with the secretariat’s quality criteria and deadlines as prescribed in the call 2023 application guidelines.

The objective of the assignment is to conduct appraisals of the eligible concept note proposals on the basis of the Application Guidelines for the 2023 Call for Concept Notes. Additionally, the road safety expert will help to finalize the secretariat’s preliminary criteria for, and support in the identification of participants to the information session in stage 2. The road safety expert will moderate the stage 2 information session and prepare a final list of recommendations emanating from the session which the project team shall take into account in the detailed project document.

By signing this contract and TOR, the consultant declares that there is no conflict of interest, attesting that his appraisals will in no way provide any benefit to him, or persons with whom he has family, business, personal or financial ties and that he will not be engaged in the implementation or supervision of any of the projects that he is appraising.

Provisional schedule will be shared with the consultant at a later stage.

Qualifications/special skills

10 years of relevant experience in Road safety is required.

Advanced degree in road safety, engineering, economics, law, business administration or related area is required. A first-level university degree in any of these fields, in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university


Fluency in English is required

No Fee


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