Diabetes Education Project Consultant

07 April 2021 Category : Policy & programmes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is looking to recruit an experienced Diabetes Education Project Consultant for a one-year contract to manage the operations of a new project related to WeChat technology, limited to China and surrounding countries.

IDF’s mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. This is an exciting and challenging time for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of the millions of people living with diabetes or at risk.

This is a new project aimed at enhancing diabetes education and providing access to the resources in the IDF School of Diabetes in China, through WeChat technology. The project will involve coordination with internal and external stakeholders, digital vendors, translators and review of the content and flow of the final product. The outcomes of the project will be linking the IDF School of Diabetes to the WeChat platform and a series of dissemination materials, developed in collaboration with IDF staff.

This is a role for a driven individual with passion for public health, technology, and medical education. IDF is looking for candidates who can demonstrate success in project management and implementation, collaboration with multinational and multicultural teams, and commitment to improving the lives of people with diabetes.

The position

The Consultant will work closely with the IDF Education team, the Chinese Diabetes Society, selected experts and third party vendors. They will be responsible for the daily management and oversight of the project. The Consultant will work remotely.

Main responsibilies

The Consultant will report to the Education Manager in the IDF Executive. Their key responsibilities will include:

Project management
  • Coordinate, manage and provide support to WeChat technology development and implementation
  • Ensure that project deliverables are developed on time
  • Coordinate with local experts, local member associations and the local development team (third party vendor)
  • Assist in developing the online education module for healthcare professionals
  • Assist in developing marketing collaterals in Mandarin/Chinese 
  • Coordinate the application of applying local CME/CPD to the IDF WeChat online courses
  • Create SOPs and manage day-to-day tasks related to the project
  • Arrange meetings, follow-up with stakeholders and draft MoMs
  • Review and approve content in Mandarin/Chinese 
  • Liaise and locate local vendors as required for the project
  • Problem-solve with the Project Officer as needed
  • Serve as the local guarantor of the project’s quality
  • Provide other administrative, logistical, and project support as needed


  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management
  • Health Professional (Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist) or related degree – Master’s degree 
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Chinese
  • Experience working within the Chinese health system
  • Project management and technology support experience
  • Experience in diabetes education is highly desired
  • Able to work independently and to meet deadlines
  • Strong team player with human resource management skills
  • Strong problem-solver
  • Experience working with field and international partners


Consultancy fees will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send a CV and a 2 minute video explaining why they wish to apply as well as consultancy fee expectations by email to hr@idf.org, with the following subject title “Consultant-IDF School WeChat Project” by 15 April 2021.

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