Job at MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE: Safety & Licensing Compliance Senior Engineer (Deadline: 24 November 2017)

Job at MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE:  Safety & Licensing Compliance Senior Engineer (Deadline: 24 November 2017)

Job at MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE: Safety & Licensing Compliance Senior Engineer (Deadline: 24 November 2017)

Job Description

•Develop policies and programs aimed at improving traffic and safety in all transport except air transport;
•Initiate and spearhead the development laws, orders and standards for enhancement of transport services safety in all modes of transport in close collaboration with the implementing agencies and the national police
•Develop and keep updated accident information system in collaboration with the national police and implementing agencies;
•Analyse all accident statistics in all modes of transport except air and make relevant improvement in the existing legal and regulatory tools;
•Develop road safety curriculum in schools in partnership with the responsible ministry, spearhead its dissemination and monitor its full implementation
•Ensure accident and incident management system is in place and create post
– crash handling mechanism between all stakeholders;
•Ensure proper functioning of the road safety committee and ensure the implementation of all its recommendations
•Develop a database for all hospital accident victims admitted, discharged, and the deceased and produce annual status report of Rwanda’s road safety performance VS the rest of the countries and inform the management of progress;



•Establish the cost of an accident in Rwanda on an annual basis in collaboration with insurance companies and develop jointly realistic insurance premium setting mechanisms to ensure consumers are protected;
•Liaise with the vehicle registrar, inspection centres and the national police to develop a mechanism for tracking bad drivers, defective vehicles and ensure garages are effective in commercial vehicle maintenance;
•Develop road safety programs aimed at accident reduction and ensure their dissemination in partnership with the relevant organs and ensure their incorporation into the national schools curriculum;
•Ensure road safety audits are regularly performed and recommendations implemented by relevant organs;
•Ensure road safety projects are implemented including technical and financial reporting
•Support the Transport Division and other staff in business development activities including the preparation of high quality expressions of interest and proposals/tender documents, as required;
•Ensure accident black spot identification is regular and improvement programmes are in place;
•Develop methods and procedures for driver testing;
•Develop and regularly update driver manual, driver education and other safety driving ethics and practices.
•Develop mechanisms for driver registration, professionalization, certification and driver sanctions in partnership with the relevant key stakeholders and ensure compliance;
•Initiate and ensure implementation of driver performance appraisal mechanism including driver score cards in partnership with the regulator and monitor compliance
•Coordinate and schedule in collaboration with stakeholders road test examinations and keep the minister in charge informed.
•Ensure synchronization of Rwandan registration system with the rest in the region and ensure full compliance with EAC requirements;
•Ensure that driver sanctions are implemented and ensure they are reinstated after sanction duration.
•Establish garages’ management policy and strategy is in place;
•Ensure garages standards are in place;
•Ensure technical, mechanics, helpers are professionally trained both in school and on job;
•Develop apprenticeship programs are in place for hands on training experience and ensure equated certificates are issued by relevant institutions in partnership with WDA;
•Ensure all garages are in compliance with the environment management standards;
•Ensure all garages have petroleum waste collection and disposal facilities;
•Ensure all garages have vehicle mechanical inspection facilities to report vehicle defects at entry and ensure all garages issue mechanical soundness certificates prior to release to clients;

Job Profile

A0 in Road Safety Engineering, Traffic Management, and Transport Management and Infrastructure Management with 3 Years of working experience or Master’s Degree in Road Safety Engineering, Traffic Management, and Transport Management and Infrastructure Management

Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required:

Strong communications skills and experience in traffic related assignments;
– Excellent project planning, management and organizational skills, with ability to perform multi
– tasks under tight deadlines;
– IT skills including a sound knowledge of road safety software’s;
– Should have good command both written and spoken English or French; mastery of both is an added advantage

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