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Road Safety Advocacy Officer At Kenya Red Cross Society – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldLaw / Legal 

Job Summary

Reporting to the National Youth Manager(KRCS Road Safety Focal Point)  and technically working with the Policy, Advocacy and Governance Advisor, the post-holder will provide direct assistance to KRCS at the head office in Nairobi. The Officer will support the implementation of the Safe Urban Roads and Areas (SURA-K) aimed at influencing and advocating for the amendment of the speed limit legislations in Kenya.

Duty Station

  • S/he will be based at the Kenya Red Cross Headquarters, in Nairobi, with frequent travel to the field as necessary.

Key responsibilities:

  • Champion the key road safety policy messages emerging form the activities under the SURA-K Project
  • With the Program Manager and Policy, Advocacy and Governance Advisor, lead KRCS engagement with government and civil society organizations working on road safety.
  • Monitor Kenya’s road safety initiatives/ activities and identify opportunities for advancing rod safety.
  • With support from the Program Manager, lead the dissemination and advocacy of research / survey outputs from the Project activities.
  • Develop campaign briefings and related materials.
  • Contribute to consultation responses and road safety policy developments.
  • Work in collaboration with the Program Manager, Communications Officer and Policy, Advocacy and Governance Advisor
  • Support in planning and coordination of stakeholders’ engagement activities in Nairobi County
  • Assistance with KRCS events and other related tasks.
  • Ensure activities under the project are in schedule as per the approved work-plans and timelines.
  • Schedule, plan and organize project-related meetings and events with the support of the Program Manager
  • Maintain activity records, reports, presentations, and proposals.
  • Collect and highlight success stories with the support of the communications’ team.
  • Facilitate in-person workshops to participants from the Road Safety organizations/ institutions.
  • Mobilize stakeholders to take part in the workshops, consultations meetings and any other activities under the project.
  • Support logistics coordination for workshops and activities e.g. hotel bookings, purchase requests etc.
  • Identify and mitigate any potential risks to the project with support from the Program Manager
  • Perform other roles that may be assigned to you by the line manager

Desired Skills & Qualifications
Requirements:

  • To fill this position, we are looking for someone with evidence of the following:

Qualifications

  • A degree in law, political science, communications or transport-related discipline

Essential Capabilities

  • Knowledge of transport, health, environment, economics, management, social policy, politics or related discipline
  • Proven communication and campaign skills
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly in an applied research situation
  • An ability to communicate specialist technical knowledge to a non-specialist audience
  • An ability to understand statistics and to clearly present key findings
  • An ability to source and analyze information from the government, academia, stakeholders, KRCS contacts and others
  • IT skills – mainly MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT and Outlook)
  • An ability to work unsupervised and to use initiative
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to take a key role in KRCS
  • A willingness to be flexible in roles and responsibilities

Desirable

  • A knowledge of road safety
  • A knowledge of the operations of Kenya’s National Assembly, Legislative process, national and county governments
  • Social media skills, particularly X, Instagram, Facebook and Word press

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on redcross.applytojob.com to apply

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