Data Analyst

20 November 2020 Category : Policy & programmes

We are looking to hire a full-time Data Analyst to join our Epidemiology Team. The Data Analyst will be working from home and will be responsible for handling the data component for our high-profile Diabetes Atlas and other diabetes epidemiology-related research projects. He/She will coordinate the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data on the burden of diabetes and related topics, in countries at all levels of economic development.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 168 countries and territories, IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy for over 50 years.

Purpose of the role

To improve the diabetes evidence-base by coordinating IDF’s work in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Key responsibilities and activities

  • Coordinates the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data on diabetes worldwide
  • Responsible for the data management of IDF’s high-profile Diabetes Atlas and other diabetes research projects
  • Oversees the methodology and data behind the IDF Diabetes Atlas and other IDF diabetes research work
  • Writes code for statistical analysis in the R programming language
  • Builds, organises and maintains internal MySQL study databases
  • Summarises complex data on public data portal
  • Works with colleagues to link epidemiology with other IDF programmes: provides statistical support for the design and development of new projects
  • Plans, prioritises and monitors multiple epidemiological study projects
  • Liaises with a global network of expert volunteers
  • Develops and writes scientific publications
  • Communicates data to a variety of scientific and lay audiences
  • Supports the communication and advocacy teams in the interpretation of scientific findings
  • Works with other organizations to ensure the coherence of diabetes data
  • Prepares progress reports
  • Supports the communication team to deliver evidence-based messages to global media



  • Master’s degree or PhD (or equivalent) in biostatistics, epidemiology, or related field
  • Experience of statistical modelling and regression of health data
  • Experience in using software (particularly R) to analyse health data
  • Experience in installing, configuring and upgrading MySQL databases
  • Demonstrated experience in the critical interpretation of published epidemiological data, via posters, oral presentations and papers
  • Experience in systematic literature reviews
  • Excellent oral and written knowledge of English (extra UN language is an asset)
  • Willingness to use project management systems and reporting templates
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Able to adopt IDF’s ethics and beliefs
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver multiple projects on a tight timeline
  • Able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, from colleagues in other teams to academic specialists in the field


  • At least five years’ relevant work experience
  • Experience in data visualisation
  • Knowledge of the global epidemiology of diabetes and major comorbidities
  • Keen interest in diabetes and the mission of the IDF
  • Knowledge of collaboration platforms (such as; reference management software (such as EndNote); and website content management systems CMS (such as Wordpress)

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send a CV and cover letter to Ms Audrey Baerten, Office Manager at before 30 November 2020

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