Epidemiology and Public Health Manager

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 mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

For its Executive Office in Brussels, Belgium, IDF is looking to hire an Epidemiology and Public Health Manager

Job grade: Manager
Location: Brussels, Belgium


Lead IDF’s work in epidemiology and public health in order to establish the epidemiological evidence base for diabetes. 

Key responsibilities/activities

Epidemiology & Public Health

  • Guides and coordinates the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data on the burden of diabetes globally, the public health response, and on effective and feasible interventions in countries at different levels of economic development. 
  • Develops new programmes and projects in collaboration with colleagues from External Relations and Policy and Programmes Department.
  • Represents IDF at high profile professional events making presentations on Epidemiology and Public Health and maintains contacts with a network of academic specialists 
  • Advises on the design of studies into the epidemiology of diabetes and its complications
  • Drafts policy papers and academic articles in the appropriate field
  • Collection, analysis, interpretation of data on diabetes
  • Stays up to date with relevant scientific literature
  • Communicates effectively with health professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including clinical, health economic, diabetes education and health services research
  • Presents data to a variety of audiences
  • Develops programmes and projects in collaboration with colleagues

IDF Diabetes Atlas

Line manager of the Diabetes Atlas: provides intellectual guidance and monitors the quality control of the team members work. Is bound by timelines for project submissions and deadlines for the production of the Diabetes Atlas.

People management

Provides leadership, including coaching, development and evaluation of team members to ensure a properly engaged and effective workforce at all times. 


Professional experience

  • Knowledge level of Masters in Epidemiology and/or Public Health
  • Qualified experience of 7 years (as health professional in a discipline relevant to health care for people with diabetes, or have completed the epidemiology/public health training on diabetes)
  • Good working knowledge of  the global epidemiology of diabetes, major risk factors and strategies for prevention of the condition and its complications 
  • Demonstrated experience in the critical interpretation and informal synthesis of published epidemiological data and of studies on the prevention of diabetes and its complications
  • Knowledge of project management and people management experience
  • Highly-developed skills in the analysis and presentation of epidemiological data, including written reports, papers and oral presentations. 

Personal profile

  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, action-oriented, pragmatic, result-driven
  • A broad overall management and organisational view 
  • A strong sense of team spirit, with natural leadership effectiveness
  • Ability to thrive in a multicultural and international environment
  • A dedicated commitment to health issues, with empathy with the diabetes cause
  • Embracing  IDF’s values, ethics and beliefs
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent; sales/marketing oriented; medical or life sciences background is an asset
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; additional languages a strong advantage
  • Willingness to be based in Brussels 

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a curriculum vitae (no Europass CV please) and a cover letter to describe interest and relevance to the position to Ms. Barbara Martin, HR Coordinator, [email protected], by 10 February 2016.