The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 200 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 160 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.
IDF is looking to hire a “Junior Health Economist” for the Policy and Programmes department at its Executive Office in Brussels. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual to be part of a progressive international federation.
The Junior Health Economist will works under the direction of the Policy & Programmes Director.
Provide specialist advice in health economics to underpin program development, implementation and monitoring aimed at strengthening diabetes prevention, management and care in order to provide evidence to policy makers on the cost effectiveness of interventions and financing mechanisms for improved diabetes prevention and care.
Reporting to the Director, Policy and Programmes the post-holder will lead specialists working on specific projects within IDF and support the work of expert groups.
The individual IDF is seeking will be a confident and determined self-starter with strong academic credentials and credibility. Main activities are:
- Contributing to the development of policies, programmes and reports by providing specialist advice on the health economics of diabetes
- Analysing health policy and draft health policy and research papers
- Networking with key advocacy and partner organizations on programme design and delivery and maintaining contact with academic specialists in the field
- Contributing to the development of the evidence base that supports IDF campaign and policy messages, focusing on costs, the social and economic impact of diabetes and the cost-effectiveness of interventions
- Supporting IDF Task Forces and expert groups as appropriate
- Presenting IDF policy statements and key findings on diabetes economics at international meetings and writing policy papers and academic articles in the appropriate field
Knowledge and complexity
- Knowledge level at Masters (PhD) in economics, preferably with post-qualification experience of health economics and programme development in an international context
- Good working knowledge of health and development issues including the global significance of diabetes
- Highly-developed skills in the analysis and presentation of economic data, including written reports, papers and oral presentations
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Proven team-working skills
- Ability to adopt IDF’s ethics and beliefs
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, email@example.com, by 31 March 2014.