Project Manager (Road Safety programmes)

Job title PROJECT MANAGER (Road Safety Programmes)  
Date reviewed February 2019
Purpose An exciting opportunity to develop your ability to manage international programmes and make a difference to people’s lives by supporting Transaid’s road safety programmes in countries where the need is greatest. This role will give you the chance to be a part of programmes that transform people’s lives in Africa.  
Responsible to Head of Programmes
Responsible for This role will have technical line management responsibility for consultants and or short-term secondees in a variety of different countries in Africa.
Location London-based, with frequent travel to programmes in sub- Saharan Africa and possibly other locations as per project requirements.
Post Full-time
Period Permanent
Remuneration The salary will be circa £32,500, dependent on experience as well as 25 days leave per annum and a generous pension scheme.

About Transaid:

As an independent Non-Governmental Organisation, Transaid has been implementing programmes for over 20 years with the support of the UK & European transport and logistics industry. Our programmes provide innovative solutions to some of the key challenges facing transport and development today. We aim to increase the quality of life for communities living in poverty by building local skills and knowledge to make transport safer and more effective, ensuring better access to the essentials for everyday life such as healthcare.

The WHO (2018) currently estimates that globally, there are 1.3 million deaths on roads each year. In countries where minimum standards are often inadequate, Transaid works to build the capacity of Heavy Goods Vehicle and Passenger Service Vehicle driver trainers, while developing and advocating for improved minimum national training standards. In doing so, we believe that our work has an impact on reducing the number of road traffic fatalities attributed to driver error, as well as improving skills to better respond to meeting the needs of the transport sector in a given country. Transaid currently has road safety programmes in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

To find out more about Transaid visit our website www.transaid.org

Responsibilities for this role:

  • You will grow your project management skills and be able to manage road safety programmes across multiple countries
  • You will design and implement projects in collaboration with local partners
  • You will provide technical assistance to programmes
  • You will coordinate, oversee and manage training delivery
  • You will lead robust monitoring and evaluation activities including Key Performance Indictor analysis
  • You will be a part of relevant research projects and produce programme related literature
  • You will support the sharing of programmes information and experience internally and externally
  • You will help develop project proposals and write reports
  • You will represent Transaid externally at a senior level at conferences and workshops
  • You will make a huge difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest countries

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Essential:

  • A strong knowledge of transport and logistics related programmes/activities
  • An ability to support multiple projects
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas managing international development projects (sometimes at short notice)
  • Experience of being directly and remotely managed
  • Previous experience of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • The confidence to produce high quality reports and to develop and manage budgets
  • Possess energy, drive, resilience and be adaptable
  • Have strong organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Working effectively with people at all levels and within a team
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Some project management experience

Desirable:

  • Capable of developing training curricula and manuals
  • A university degree (undergraduate and/or postgraduate) in a relevant field
  • Public or private sector road safety management experience
  • Conducting theoretical and practical driver training (particularly HGV and/or PSV)

Applications:

Please send a letter of application and CV (no longer than 3 sides in total) to info@transaid.org

Please mark the subject heading ‘Application for Project Manager Role at Transaid’

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st April 2019

Interviews are likely to take place mid to late April 2019

Expected start date:

The ideal expected start date is June/July 2019 (negotiable).

Note – applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK