Traffic Police Consultant (Road Accident Investigation) for the Ministry of Interior, Kuwait
The State of Kuwait and the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) have a rich history of partnership and cooperation that dates back to 1968. The Government of Kuwait has requested continued support in implementing the National and Integrated Traffic and Transport Strategy 2010-2020 (NITTS) for Kuwait, to create a sustainable and safe transport system.
UNDP will provide support for the Strategy by implementing the National Traffic Management Project 2010 â 2014 (NTMP) which includes :
Building an Integrated Traffic Information System, with road accidents, offences, traffic, transport, and GIS functions;
National Accident Blackspot Scheme;
Establishment of a National Traffic Training Center of Excellence, and provide training for the national cadres.
Duties and Responsibilities
Meetings with the Project Team;
Meetings with senior officers of the General Directorates of Traffic;
Meetings with relevant police officers and engineers;
Meetings with relevant partners and target beneficiaries especially the Ministry of Public Works, and Municipality of Kuwait;
Desk review of relevant documents: e.g. NITTS, accident investigation system, accident data, and traffic police operations;
Site visit to assess the current road network operations, and enforcement;
Provide presentations at the national training workshop which will be attended by the cadres of the Ministry of Interior and relevant Ministries.
The objective of the assignment is to promote a road accident investigation system in Kuwait, with focus on understanding the main issues and techniques such as causes, prevention measures, accident site and circumstances, role of people who involved or witnessed the accident, reconstruction, research, and capacity building.
The consultant will report to the Project Technical Director. Expected outputs include:
Progress report including the field visit, meeting, review and training workshop outcomes, and recommendations to enhance the accident investigation system in Kuwait;
Training and advice for traffic police and engineers;
Presentation of high quality papers at the national training workshop regarding best practice in the areas of accident investigation and traffic enforcement, road safety, black spot, capacity building, and related matters, for cadres of relevant organisations;
Duration of Assignment:
Assignment of the Traffic Police Consultant (Road Accident Investigation ) will be for one week as of 20 November 2011.
The consultant should demonstrate diverse skills in various areas of road accident investigation including, but not necessarily be limited to, the following.
Leadership role in large police organization, and meeting targets;
Ensures work contributes to achieving organization and government goals;
Implementation of an efficient and integrated road accident investigation program;
Capacity building, and establishment of specialized units and training;
Adoption of an efficient monitoring system, to ensure work is on target,
Ability to lead others and assess complex issues associated with various road accidents;
Applies high level of technical expertise in traffic police administration and road accident investigation;
Appreciation of role of effective data collection and analysis system that will permit the true scale, nature and characteristics of road accident to be properly defined and remedial measures devised;
Wide knowledge of various road accident investigation issues such as staffing, software, equipment, information system, causes, level of injury, legal requirements, cost of accident, compensation claims, human-vehicle-road evidence, photographic records, plan drawings, inspection of the motor vehicle, factors and events leading to road accidents, speed equation, and analyzes of vehicle velocity and human reaction time.
Ability to helps staff to find a variety of ways to expand knowledge.
Required Skills and Experience
Degree from an accredited police university or college, with rank of Police Programme Manager in Forensic Collision or related field, and registration as accredited road accident investigator, or high rank police officer, which are equivalent to MSc degree;
More than 25 years of relevant professional work experience after graduation, including a recognized record in accident investigation, training, institutional reform, use of relevant software/ equipment, and Quality Assurance to ensure investigation reports meet high standard;
Experience in road safety improvement, partnership with relevant organizations such as ambulance and emergency service, road agencies, insurance companies, court and others to ensure that the road system and transport services are as safe as they can be;
Strong communication, problem solving, and organizational skills;
Fluent in English;
Awareness of principles of traffic engineering, urban planning , and information systems;
Experience in implementing accident investigation programs to fulfill requirements of successful road safety and traffic enforcement strategy and meeting targets.
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