Junior Professionnal Officer (JPO) Advocacy

Junior Professionnal Officer (JPO) Advocacy


IDF - International Diabetes Federation

Junior Professionnal Officer (JPO) Advocacy

IDF – International Diabetes Federation


Job Description

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations in more than 164 countries and territories. IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy for over more than 70 years.

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. This position offers an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start a career in advocacy and communications with a leading global non-for-profit organisation.

This position will be a one-year fixed-term contract which could be extended.

The Junior Professional Officer will be working from home and can be based anywhere.

Purpose of role

This role is responsible for supporting the IDF Advocacy activities, including coordinating the IDF networks of people living with diabetes (Young Leaders in Diabetes and Blue Circle Voices).

Key Responsibilities and activities

  • 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;
  • 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);
  • Collaborate in the development 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 research into key diabetes-related topics.


  • 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 [email protected] before May 22, 2023.


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