National Consultant for road safety

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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    Travel and Transportation
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Purpose of consultancy  


To support WHO Thailand in the provision of Road Safety strategy and policy recommendations to Thailand through; literature review of international Road Safety frameworks and proven-effective practices and interventions, provincial-data analysis, from the Global Status Report on Road Safety – identifying gaps and way forward for Thailand. In specific, the consultant is to provide technical and coordination support to WHO Thailand Country Office in


Output 1: the planning and the coordination of the project “Improving Motorized Two-Wheeler Safety in Thailand” within WHO’s roles, responsibilities, and technical capacity for the UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) 2022-2025, which is the joint project between WHO Thailand, UN-Habitat, and UNESCAP.


Output 2: data analysis and monthly reporting of national and provincial road traffic death, injuries, and related risk behaviours data. Data is obtained from the DDC’s 3-integrated database as well as other relevant sources.


Output 3: using the results of the Global Road Safety Status Report 2023, additional analysis to generate policy recommendations that are specific to Thailand, as well as the potential contribution to the SEAR Regional Status Report.


Output 4: contributing to the Thailand National Road Safety Status Report 2023. WHO Thailand is providing support to Chapter 1 of the Report, in specific, describing the rationale and the international frameworks such as the Global Plan 2021-2030, 12 Global Voluntary Targets, that guide Thailand’s targets and action plans. The consultant is expected to support the writing of Chapter 1. In addition, upon the availability of funds, WHO Thailand may aid the production of the Executive Summary in English language, and the consultant would review the English Executive Summary for technical accuracy.







Road traffic accidents are a great threat to the development and public health of Thailand. Each year, over 20,000 people lose their lives on Thai roads and many others are seriously injured and disabled. From the current data, Thailand likely will not meet SDG 3.6 target in halving the number of road traffic deaths and injuries if actions are not accelerated. WHO is seeking a consultant to support our efforts and activities on Road Safety through various strategic outputs as outlined below.







Output 1:  Motorcycle users are among the most vulnerable road users; 74% of the total deaths on Thailand’s roads are the motorcycle users, hence the rationale for Output 1. Under the UN Road Safety Fund 2022-2025 project, WHO Thailand together with UN-Habitat and UNESCAP are planning the project “Improving Motorized Two-Wheeler Safety in Thailand” with the objective to develop a motorized two-wheeler safety master plan for Thailand. The outcome of this project will enable related agencies to develop countermeasures to increase active safety to prevent or reduce the occurrences of motorized two-wheeler crashes or passive safety to reduce the severity of motorized two-wheeler crashes. In addition, the project will pilot recommended measures to reduce motorized two-wheeler crashes in Suphanburi Province of Thailand.


In line with WHO Thailand’s roles, responsibilities, and technical capacity, the consultant is expected to support the development of a clear action plan for WHO Thailand for 2024-2025 under this project. To be able to achieve this, the consultant is expected to have adequate technical knowledge and capacity and well as the ability to coordinate with UN joint implementing agencies (UN-Habitat and UNESCAP) and the local implementing agencies in particular the Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), authorities and local government of Suphanburi Province, local communities, civil society, academia, etc.

  • Deliverable 1.1: Review international motorcycle safety frameworks and review Thailand 5th Road Safety Master Plan to identify gaps in motorcycle safety in Thailand.
  • Deliverable 1.2: Coordinate and attend/organize/convene meetings and seminars with stakeholders as listed above to develop a clear action plan for 2024 and 2025 for WHO Thailand.
  • Deliverable 1.3: Identify key documents for methodologies including the monitoring and evaluation mechanism.
  • Deliverable 1.4: Sum up Consultant’s own works and activities and provide a clear handover note before the end date.

Output 2: From the national data, death rates and injuries are higher in some provinces of Thailand, hence, the need for in-depth provincial data analysis to inform measures and policies that are specific to the local provincial context. The consultant is expected to have basic knowledge and skills to navigate and extract relevant data and information from the DDC’s 3-integrated database as well as other sources such as Injury Surveillance database. WHO Thailand plans to have these monthly reports published to its website, in this regard, the consultant is expected to work closely with WHO Thailand’s communication and IT teams to aid uploads of information to the website.


  • Deliverable 2.1: Data analysis of selected high-risk provinces by indicators; number of deaths, injuries, relevant risk factors such as helmet use, seat belt wearing, etc.
  • Deliverable 2.2: Report writing.
  • Deliverable 2.3: Work closely with WHO Thailand’s communication and IT teams to publish Reports on WHO Thailand’s website.

Output 3: The Global Road Safety Status Report 2023 is expected to be released in September 2023. Using the country-specific findings from the Report, the consultant will provide policy recommendations/briefs which identify significant gaps that Thailand should immediately address and to suggest measures through the support of literature review of international good practices. Speculations include Child Seat Law implementation, 100% helmet use, speeding, etc. The topic of the policy recommendations/briefs will be determined once the Global Road Safety Status Report 2023 is released. It is also expected that there will be a SEAR Regional Status Report, the consultant is requested to provide support in additional data analysis upon request.


  • Deliverable 3.1: Review the Global Road Safety Status Report 2023 to identify gaps for Thailand.
  • Deliverable 3.2: Review international literature for good practices in that particular issue.
  • Deliverable 3.3: Provide policy recommendation through a policy brief.
  • Deliverable 3.4: Upon request of SEARO, provide support to the SEAR Regional Status Report

Output 4: This output is closely interlinked with Output 2 and 3. WHO Thailand is providing support to the National Road Safety Status Report 2023 where the consultant’s contribution is expected. In addition, upon the availability of translation funds, if WHO Thailand provides support in producing the Executive Summary in English language, the consultant is to review the English Executive Summary for technical accuracy.


  • Deliverable 4.1: Provide support in drafting of the Chapter 1 as described above.
  • Deliverable 4.2: Review the English Executive Summary and confirm technical accuracy (if applicable).




Qualifications, experience, skills and languages





Educational Qualifications:  


Essential: First university degree.


Desirable: Master’s level university degree in Public Health or Data Science or Engineering or another relevant degree.







Essential: At least five (5) years of experience in Road Safety work, both internationally and in Thailand.









  • Knowledge of the road safety landscape in Thailand.
  • Technical knowledge in international road safety frameworks; Safe System Approach, Global Plan, 12 Voluntary targets, etc.
  • Critical thinking and ability to conceptualize
  • Ability to form a rapport with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Strong capacity in communicating clearly and precisely
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Thai
  • Ability to work independently and produce high quality output


Familiarity with WHO’s role and approach to Road Safety work in Thailand





Languages and level required (Basic/Intermediate/Expert):


English – Intermediate (Read / Write / Speak)


Thai – Expert (Read / Write / Speak)







Majority of work can be home-based. The consultant should report to WHO Thailand office physically at least once per week for a face-to-face weekly progress discussion. The work will tentatively require 1-2 trips to Suphanburi Province for the activities of Output 1.







The Consultant is expected to travel according to the itinerary and estimated schedule below:


Tentatively 1-2 trips to Suphanburi Province, expected 2-3 days per trip to support the work of Output 1 above. Tentatively in October or November.





Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

1. Remuneration:


Payband level: NO-C


Remuneration currency: THB


Payband range – National Consultants Pay Band Ranges (as of March 2023) in Daily range:


Minimum daily rate: THB 10,786


Maximum daily rate: THB 13,913


2. Expected duration of contract :  3 months:


Start date: 1/October/2023                              End date: 31/December/2023


3. Please note that the consultancy does not require 100% FTE





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