Education Project Coordinator

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 170 countries and territories. For over 50 years, IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy. IDF has a multinational staff of around 40 people at its Brussels Executive Office and has 7 regional offices. IDF’s work relies on the contribution of a large number of expert volunteers and upon the commitment and expertise of our member associations.

The Federation is committed to raising global awareness of diabetes, promoting the exchange of information about the different types of diabetes, giving education support for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers, and encouraging activities towards finding a cure for the different types of diabetes.

For its Executive Office in Brussels, IDF is looking to hire an Education Project Coordinator for the Policy & Programmes department. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual to be part of a progressive international federation.


The Education Project Coordinator will work full-time (38 hours per week) in the IDF Policy and Programmes Department, and report to the Senior Diabetes Education Specialist, who in turn reports to the Programmes and Policy Director.


He/she will manage the Diabetes Education Conversation Maps and other education projects in line with the objectives and budget in order to promote improved diabetes education and improved care for people with diabetes and support Diabetes Education Strategy.

Main Activities

1. Coordinates Diabetes Education Projects:

  • Reviews and approves all Diabetes Conversations maps and supporting materials
  • Develops and implements a strategy for increasing uptake of IDF Diabetes Education Tools
  • Represents and advocates for IDF on the working group and other meetings related to education programmes
  • Supports training and use of Education tools in the field (overseas)
  • Liaises with the funding agency

2. Supports the Education Manager by*:

  • The development and implementation of project action plans
  • Liaising with external stakeholders for example IDF Member Associations
  • Supporting implementation of project monitoring and evaluation plan in collaboration with partners and stakeholders
  • Ensuring timely delivery of project education materials and deliverables
  • Tracking the progress of education projects and reporting to all stakeholders
  • Using project scheduling and control tools to monitor projects plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures
  • Effectively and accurately communicating relevant project information to the client and project team
  • Keeping the Senior Education Specialist and others informed about project status and issues that may impact client relations
  • Preparing and/or editing meeting minutes, presentations and tables
  • Scheduling project follow up meetings as required
  • Developing and publishing communications to project stakeholders
  • Developing and reviewing project status and report

*This list is not exhaustive and the successful applicant may be asked to undertake other duties in line with the position of project coordinator

Knowledge and complexity

  • A Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, nutrition or another health related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in diabetes education and care
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Knowledge of standard business software
  • Keen interest in diabetes and the mission of IDF
  • Excellent oral and written knowledge of English (extra language is an asset)

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a curriculum vitae and cover letter to describe interest and relevance to the position to Mrs Evelyne Haubruge, HR & Office Manager,, by 31 July 2014.