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iRAP is looking for a collaborative and enthusiastic person with a passion for safe mobility and experience in road infrastructure safety to join our team.

In this newly created role, the Safer Journeys Lead for Europe will work with a range of partners to create safer roads and safer journeys for everyone.

The Safer Journeys Lead for Europe position is part of iRAP’s Partnerships For 2030 Impact strategy, which places partnerships at the heart of the program and recognises the many successes in eliminating high risk roads that have been achieved though collaboration between road authorities, development banks, donors, institutes, NGOs and the private sector.

The target of the 2021-2030 Decade of Action for Road Safety is a halving of road death and injury and across Europe countries are putting into place plans that align with the global target and ultimately aim to achieve vision zero by 2050.

The Safer Journeys Lead for Europe will support efforts to ensure that roads and designs are fundamentally safe and accessible for all modes, abilities, and journeys, which will be vitally important in achieving safety targets across the region.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Implementing iRAP’s Partnerships For 2030 Impact strategy in Europe and supporting the integration of the European program with the iRAP global program.
  • Collaborating with, and supporting, partners to implement the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-30 and the road infrastructure safety management (RISM) directive in the context of more sustainable, active and inclusive transport as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, COP Paris Agreement and EU Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission.
  • Identifying opportunities to support policy development and the use of evidence-based infrastructure safety management initiatives such as Star Ratings for Designs (SR4D), Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) and tools developed by partners, technical knowledge, training and capacity building, accreditation, and advocacy by partners in the region.
  • Encouraging strong input from among partner organisations in innovation and development initiatives such as AiRAP and CycleRAP through iRAP’s innovation framework and Global Technical Committee.
  • Building on well-established global and regional networks, connecting partners with common needs and potential to create safer roads and safer journeys for all. This includes actively engaging with key counterparts in partner organisations such as the European Commission (EC), FIA, World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Road Association (PIARC), International Transport Forum (ITF), United Nationals Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), Conference for European Directors of Roads (CEDR), Cities and Regions for Transport Innovation (POLIS), ETSC, FEVR, European Union Road Federation (ERF), Euro NCAP, Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), Global Alliance for NGOs, development banks (European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and  Development (EBRD), World Bank), bi-lateral donors, initiatives such as Expert Group on Road Infrastructure Safety (EGRIS) and Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), and national road agencies, NGOs and institutes.
  • Representing iRAP at a senior national and international level in meetings and events.
  • Collaborating with and supporting iRAP’s main donor, the FIA Foundation, on its Design for Life 2030 Agenda, focusing on safe streets, clean air, and climate action.

The Safer Journeys Lead for Europe will report to the iRAP Global Programme Director and work closely with iRAP team members and partners.

The role can be performed remotely (the candidate will require their own ‘home office’ facilities including a reliable internet connection, an up-to-date computer and a safe and appropriate environment to work in), and/or embedded within a partner organisation. Flexibility to meet the time zones of lead partners will be essential. 

How to apply: Applications for the Safer Journeys Lead for Europe role may be submitted via this application form.

Applications must be submitted in English by Friday 29 July 2022 (midnight GMT).

For enquiries, please contact Greg Smith, iRAP Global Programme Director, at 

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