Project Coordinator

09 October 2020 Category : Policy & programmes

We are looking to hire a Project Coordinator to join our Advocacy team. The Project Coordinator will be working from home on a full-time basis. This role is responsible for coordinating a major educational project for children and diabetes in schools and supporting the development and implementation of other IDF projects, in order to promote diabetes awareness, education and improved care for people living with diabetes.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 164 countries and territories and has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy for over 50 years.

Key responsibilities and activities

Coordination of the KiDS project 

  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the IDF KiDS project, ensuring timely delivery of project materials and deliverables, tracking project progress, and reporting results to IDF leadership and the sponsor.
  • Identifies opportunities to promote and improve the project.
  • Communicates with relevant external stakeholders: sponsors, project partners, governments, etc. 
  • Assists in the development and implementation of a communication strategy and related advocacy initiatives.  
  • Reviews the training package and other project materials. 
  • Oversees the gamification of the materials to make them more interactive for young people.

Support to IDF 

  • Supports the IDF Advocacy Manager to execute activities to support IDF’s mission, including but not limited to IDF’s campaign to increase access to essential diabetes medicines.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
  • Supports project monitoring and evaluation using project scheduling and control tools to monitor project milestones and scheduling project follow up meetings as needed.
  • Provides input into the communication strategy related to the project.
  • Prepares and/or edits meeting minutes.

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


  • At least two years of experience working on project implementation and coordination, including supporting monitoring and evaluation functions.
  • A Master’s degree in public health or equivalent.
  • Experience in digital health projects or online educational programmes.
  • Languages skills: near-native English, fluency in other languages is an asset.
  • Professional writing skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Keen interest in diabetes and the mission of the IDF.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and international environment.
  • Embraces IDF values, ethics, and beliefs.
  • Attention to details and accuracy.

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send a CV and cover letter to Ms Audrey Baerten, Office Manager at before the 26th of October 2020.

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