Inviting applications for City Road Safety Coordinator

About Parisar
Parisar is an NGO working in the field of environmental awareness, education and action since its formation in the early 1980s. Its area of interest spreads across a wide range of subjects from nature conservation to sustainable development, in fact everything that affects our ability to live on the earth- the air, the water, the quality of land- all that contributes to a healthy planet and in turn healthy life. Parisar has also intervened in issues related to Urban Planning through involvement in advocacy for the vision for affordable urban housing, natural farming, questioning mega projects that pose a threat to the environmental well-being of man and nature.

Parisar’s work has concentrated on sustainable urban transport, public transport and road safety for it recognizes that unsustainable transport policies and transport infrastructure are the foremost threat to urban environment and quality of life for a majority of citizens. Parisar has been working on road safety with a focus on advocacy at the national and state level for improvement in road safety action plans and policies.

Project overview
The project aims to support the effective implementation of the statutes related to key behavior risk factors (use of helmets and seat-belts, speeding, drink driving and child restraints) through the development of a State-level implementation plan by creating a multi-stakeholder platform. The project will support strengthening of the State-level institutions through capacity-building activities. Activities will also aim to bring about greater transparency and stakeholder involvement in road safety planning, implementation and resource allocation through data driven, research based and scientific approach.

The coordinator will be responsible for support in road safety implementation activities across Maharashtra. S/He is required to build and maintain relationships with key personnel at the Transport Department/ State Police/ Government offices and other stakeholders to garner necessary support for the successful execution of the program. The coordinator will work with high energy teams with diverse skill sets and engage with a wide range of stakeholders such as Government officials, NGOs, CSOs, media, etc. The coordinator will lead and carry out key risk factor surveys in Maharashtra. S/He will also keep track of current updates on road safety, collect information/data, analyze it and adopt strategies for proper execution of the project deliverables. The position is based at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the development, planning and execution of advocacy activities locations across Maharashtra
  • Develop, manage and retain relationships at the highest levels within the Transport Department, State Police personnel, NGOs, CSOs, media fraternity, etc.
  • Ensure support for stakeholder consultation, capacity building workshop, road safety advocacy meetings, risk factor surveys, social media campaign, etc
  • Correspondence/official communication, seeking approvals from concerned department
  • Keep track of road crashes, laws/policies, officials Gazette, current updates, and any other significant incidents at National and State level
  • Represent Parisar at advocacy meetings, workshops, conference, etc.
  • Actively participate in organization initiatives to drive organization development, system, policies, and employee engagement, etc.
  • Identify need or opportunity and share ideas/best practices for activities with regard to road safety issues.
  • Any other assignments allocated by supervisor


Education and skills

  • Master's degree in social work/Transport Management equivalent programs from a top-tier institution preferred
  • Minimum 5 years or plus experience in project and partnership management
  • Experience of engaging with Government stakeholders preferred
  • Fluency in Marathi language. Hindi and English is desirable
  • Working experience in non-profit organizations is preferred
  • Proficiency in MS/Google tools (docs/spreadsheets/presentations).

Key behavioral attributes

  • Advocacy project execution and implementation focus
  • Building trust, integrity and relationships
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Learning focus and analytical thinking
  • Should be willing to travel as required
  • Adherence to core values of Parisar


Salary package
Monthly salary would be Rs.45,000 per month. The project duration is 2 years.

How to apply
Applications consisting of a cover letter and CV (with the names of two references) should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please mention the name of the position in the subject line “City Road Safety Coordinator” in your email.

The last date for sending the job application is 20th January, 2023