Junior Professional Officer - Advocacy

13 May 2022 Category : Policy & programmes

We are looking to hire a well-structured, results-driven and enthusiastic young professional to join us as a full-time member of our Advocacy team for a six-month fixed-term contract which could be extended. 

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations in more than 160 countries and territories, IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy for over 50 years.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in advocacy and communications with a leading global not-for-profit.

The JPO will work from home and can be based anywhere.

Purpose of role

This role is responsible for supporting the coordination and implementation of IDF Advocacy activities, including engagement with the Young Leaders in Diabetes and Blue Circle Voices networks.

Key reponsibilities and activities

  • Support research into key diabetes-related topics
  • Collaborate in the development of advocacy materials (key messages, policy papers, briefs, letters to policymakers, etc.)
  • Help create and curate diabetes-related content – including written and video testimonials from people living with diabetes
  • Support IDF online and face-to-face events and capacity-building sessions (from coordinating speakers to overseeing technical details)
  • Support the dissemination of advocacy messages via IDF’s website, social media, newsletters, and campaigns (including World Diabetes Day)
  • Coordinate the communication with IDF networks of people living with diabetes to secure their participation in IDF activities
  • Translate advocacy messages and materials into other languages as required

Skills, competencies and experience

  • Enthusiastic and very well organised
  • Bachelor / Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (policy, advocacy, communications, global health, development…)
  • High-level writing and editing skills in English
  • Other language skills would be a bonus (notably French and/or Spanish)
  • Very good analytical and communication skills
  • Interested in acquiring new skills (advocacy, social media, document layout, video editing, translation, etc.)
  • Experience in webinar development would be a bonus

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send a CV and cover letter to Ms Audrey Baerten, Office Manager at hr@idf.org before September 30, 2022. 

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