Consultant for in-depth analysis of road accidents in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

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JOB DETAIL

Result of Service
• Project timeframe and outline of the meta-analysis on best international practice in in-depth analysis of road accidents and methodology for in-depth analysis in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia (SRB). • Draft report including a meta-analysis of best international practice in in-depth analysis of road accidents. • A methodology for in-depth analysis in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia (SRB). • At least five pilot projects per country (BiH and SRB), which should include training of national stakeholders, national consultants, UNECE and WHO staff on how to prepare in-depth analysis. • National (2) and international (2) capacity development workshops/conferences supported by national consultants and in collaboration with national focal points. • Quarterly progress reports.
Work Location
Home country
Expected duration
15.06.24-15.06.25
Duties and Responsibilities
Background: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that road safety is a prerequisite to (i) ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being (SDG 3.6) and (ii) making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11.2). Sustainable transport is essential to achieving most of the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being mainstreamed across several SDGs and targets, especially those related to health, energy, infrastructure and cities and human settlements. The benchmarks of an efficient road safety system, whether expressed in terms of reductions in deaths or injuries or taking the special care on vulnerable road users or problematic areas are important to demonstrate the country’s ability to improve road safety situation and achieve SDG targets. An integral part of road safety system and requirement stated in the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 is a comprehensive road safety strategy, being the foundation of an efficient road safety management system to prevent road casualties. The Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are in process of adopting/early implementation of road safety strategies and actions plans, in which the importance of modern tools for improving road safety is recognized and emphasized. In both countries, road safety audit and road safety inspection are recognized by legislation as modern tools for improving road safety, but in-depth analysis of road accidents is still not part of national legislation. Therefore, both countries in cooperation with UNECE and WHO applied for UN Road Safety Fund for financing of the project Better Road Safety System based on in-depth analysis of road accidents in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Project received funding in 2023. The main objective of this project is to build a better road safety system based on the results of in-depth analysis of road accidents. In-depth analysis of road accidents is a tool that can help to objectively analyse fatal road accidents and later contribute to the improvement of the road safety system. It can also provide detailed knowledge about the mechanism of the occurrence of a road accident, as well as its entire course and consequences, with a particular focus on finding the main causes of its origin, taking into account the human factor, the vehicle, the road and the environment. The ultimate goal is to trigger improvements in all pillars of the road safety system. Project activities will focus on legislation, education and technology, ensuring a high degree of sustainability of project activities after project completion and in line with the priorities of the UN Global Plan of Action for Road Safety 2021-30 and the ITC Recommendations for Enhancing National Road Safety Systems (“ITC Recommendations”). The lead international consultant will be responsible for the following tasks: (i) meta-analysis of international best practices for in-depth analysis of road accidents, (ii) preparation of methodology for in-depth analysis in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia (SRB), (iii) training of national stakeholders, national consultants, UNECE and WHO staff on how to prepare in-depth analysis, (iv) preparation and guidance in implementation of at least five pilot projects per country (BiH and SRB), (v) project management, guidance to national consultants and the Swedish Transport Administration staff involved in the project, and (iv) preparation of project workshops/conferences to present the report. The international lead consultant will work under the supervision of the UNECE project manager. Travel and accommodation costs for the fact-finding mission, pilot projects and workshops/conferences will be covered separately by the project. Specifically, the lead international consultant will provide: • Project management (timeframe, outline of the meta-analysis and report), guidance to the national consultants (who will prepare an analysis of the national legal framework, a roadmap for implementation of the in-depth analysis in national legislation and a proposal for amendments to at least two regulations/bylaws based on the project pilots) and guidance to the Swedish Transport Administration staff involved in the project. • A report including a meta-analysis of international best practices in the field of in-depth analysis of road accidents (including international, EU and national legal frameworks, methods and practices for in-depth analysis, and data collection and handling of information on road accidents). • A methodology for in-depth analysis in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia (SRB) (including the role of each stakeholder, relationships between stakeholders, resources required, data collection, analysis and handling of information, scope and format of the analysis, timeframe and presentation and format of the in-depth analysis report, roadmap for implementation of recommendations from the report). • Training of national stakeholders, national consultants, UNECE and WHO staff on how to prepare in-depth analyses. • Organisation and guidance in implementation of at least five pilot projects per country (BiH and SRB). The pilot projects should include training of stakeholders. All logistics to be arranged by WHO national focal points, and all crash scene reports/materials to be prepared by the national consultant. • Prepare and conduct national (2) and international (2) road safety capacity development events on the above topics. All logistics to be arranged by WHO national focal points. • Submit a quarterly report to UNECE on the activities carried out. The outcomes of the advisory services will support better policymaking for road safety, contributing to SDG target 3.6 (halve the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by 2020) and SDG target 11.2 (provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all by 2030).
Qualifications/special skills
Advanced university degree in engineering, economy is required. A minimum of fifteen years of experience in road safety is required. Experience in international cooperation is an advantage. Experience in in-depth analysis of road crashes in Sweden is an advantage.
Languages
Fluency (both written and spoken) in English is required.
Additional Information
Not available.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Belgrade, Serbia
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