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Education and Public Health Project Manager

Reports to: Education and Public Health Director
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Position type Full time
Contract type Permanent
Start date ASAP

Background

FDI World Dental Federation is a Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. It serves as the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. Founded in Paris, France, in 1900 it is one of the oldest organization’s in the field of dentistry. Its membership includes some 200 National Dental Associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI is the global voice of the dental profession and works with its member organizations to improve the oral health of people worldwide. It is in official relations with the World Health Organization and works closely with other UN agencies. FDI’s vision: ‘leading the world to optimal oral health’. www.fdiworlddental.org;  www.facebook.com/FDIWorldDentalFederationtwitter.com/fdiworlddental.

Role

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager, preferentially with an experience of working in the field of oral health/health, and the non-profit sector. You will have to demonstrate your ability to work in a multicultural environment. You need to be able to adapt, to have excellent interpersonal skills. You will work closely with the committees and experts of the Federation to produce high quality scientific and educational content and public health programmes.

The successful candidate will have strong knowledge and experience of project management, monitoring, evaluation, budgeting and reporting, ideally with an application healthcare and public health projects.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure the delivery of key FDI project(s) according to requirements, budget and timeline
  • Work with expert groups to plan and coordinate the development of resources to support oral health promotion and dental practice, such as patient education materials, practical guides for oral health professionals and research summaries
  • Liaise with project experts, partners and other FDI departments to ensure the delivery of quality project outputs, including coordinating review and editing processes and working with design and communication agencies
  • Ensure the promotion and dissemination of project outputs to relevant stakeholders, in collaboration with the FDI communications team, project experts and partners
  • Support one the FDI Standing Committee and/or other task teams or group of experts
  • Support the Education and Public Health Director in other tasks as required

Requirements

  • A good understanding of the healthcare and non-profit sector
  • At least three years of experience in project management
  • Strong analytical skills, meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent time management skills and an ability to meet conflicting deadlines under pressure
  • Excellent oral and written English communications skills (fluency in other language(s) an asset)
  • Excellent team worker with a positive, solution-focused approach to work
  • Proficiency of Microsoft office
  • Willingness to travel
  • Swiss resident or valid permit to work in Switzerland

Desired skills and competences

  • Strong interest in oral health, public health issues as well as education
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting
  • Strong problem solving and multitasking skills

 

Application: interested and qualified candidates should send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@fdiworlddental.org, addressed to Sean Taylor, Director of Education and Public Health, by 17 June 2022.

Please note only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Congress & Education Manager

Reports to: Congress & Events Director
Location Geneva, Switzerland – no home office
Position type Full time
Contract type Permanent
Start date ASAP

Background

FDI World Dental Federation is a Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. It serves as the principal
representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. Founded in Paris, France, in 1900 it is one of the
oldest organization’s in the field of dentistry. Its membership includes some 200 National Dental Associations
and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI is the global voice of the dental profession and works with its
member organizations to improve the oral health of people worldwide. It is in official relations with the World
Health Organization and works closely with other UN agencies. FDI’s vision: ‘leading the world to optimal oral
health’. www.fdiworlddental.org; www.facebook.com/FDIWorldDentalFederation; twitter.com/fdiworlddental

About the position

The FDI World Dental Congress (WDC) operates through a franchise model whereby national dental
associations organize the Congress under the guidance of FDI. The congress is organized once a year in a
different country and include an exhibition, an international scientific programme and FDI World Dental
Parliament. FDI Continuing education programme is delivered throughout the year both at national, regional and
international level. FDI Global Continuing Education is monitored by FDI Education Committee and the Head
Office, and implemented by CE Regional Directors.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Support the planning and logistics of the WDC Scientific Programme (invited speakers & abstract submission process) in collaboration with the local Scientific Programme Committee and FDI Education Committee
  • Support the congress travel arrangement and logistics for FDI officials
  • Support the technical planning and registration arrangements for FDI World Dental Parliament
  • Regularly update the FDI Congress Manual and ensure any changes are integrated into future congress organization.
  • Ensure the Local Organizing Committee has all necessary information to operate and that the WDC franchise business model is respected.
  • Support the work of the Education Committee and take the necessary steps to ensure activities are in-line with the FDI strategy
  • Manage and develop FDI’s international speakers’ database
  • Support the Regional CE Programme Directors with the regional training courses implementation and promotion (budget monitoring, travel arrangement, technical set-up, digital promotion)
  • Support the implementation of the FDI Global Continuing Education strategy at regional level.

Desired skills and competences

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working in a similar congress and education management role or related field (e.g. PCO)
  • Experience in organizing virtual meetings and training courses
  • Experience and interest for software and database management
  • Excellent knowledge of excel
  • Meticulous attention to details
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet conflicting deadlines under pressure
  • Team worker with a positive, solution-focused approach to work
  • A good understanding of the not-for-profit healthcare sector with previous experience an asset
  • Excellent oral and written English communications
  • Extensive experience of working with a diverse range of communications channels
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Swiss or valid permit to work in Switzerland

 

Application: interested and qualified candidates should send a CV, cover letter and work certificates to
lreymond@fdiworlddental.org , addressed to Laetitia Reymond, Congress & Events Director
Please note only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.