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FDI CE Director for Africa (voluntary position)

Location: Any country in Africa
Position type: Voluntary position
Required: The candidate must be a native French and English speaker.

Preferred: The candidate should be endorsed by a regular FDI member association in his/her country.
Start date: October 2022
Reports to: FDI Executive Director and Education Committee Chair
 

About the position

The FDI Continuing Education (CE) Programme is an important component in delivering FDI’s vision ‘leading the world to optimal oral health’. The mission statement of the CE Programme is to facilitate knowledge transfer, sharing and exchange by providing equitable access to the highest quality resources, as to reduce educational inequalities among FDI national dental associations (NDAs).

The appointment of the CE Regional Director is made by the FDI Council on the proposal of the Chair of the Education Committee and Executive Director for a 2 years (renewable) mandate. There will be no limit to the number of terms they could serve.

The CE Regional Director reports to FDI, through FDI’s Executive Director and Education Committee, and is responsible for ensuring a smooth-running of the CE Programme in its region, for the quality of the content and for raising the overall profile of the FDI CE programme.

The CE Regional Director works autonomously as an active representative of FDI’s missions and vision. In his/her assignment he/she doesn’t carry any duties related to his/her national dental association’s activities.

The position is independent from any NDA and the appointed CE Director does not represent any NDA.

CE Regional Directors are evaluated annually by the Education Committee Chair and the FDI Executive Director, based on the criteria described below.

 

Responsibilities and evaluation criteria:

  1. To develop an annual regional CE Programme (individual sessions, workshops, or complete programmes) within the FDI CE Programme framework and ensure that it contributes to the outcomes of FDI educational strategy
  2. To liaise with the FDI Education Committee, Executive Director and supporting staff
  3. To co-ordinate and collaborate with NDAs to deliver the programme in the region whilst coordinating and co-operating with regional organizations and other stakeholders as necessary
  4. To identify and secure external sponsorship, in particular from regional and local companies, to support the programme
  5. To recruit and approve speakers for the programme
  6. To provide regular activity reports to the Education Committee and Executive Director, before the World Dental Congress and at the end of the year (using the template provided by FDI Head Office).

 

Application and selection procedure

The Selection committee will be composed of the FDI Executive Director and the Chair of the Education Committee.

Applications or recommendations of individuals should be received by the Executive Director (by post or email) by the deadline indicated below.

An endorsement letter from the national dental association would be an added value to ensure there is no conflict of interest with the appointed candidate.

 

Applications should be submitted in English and include:

1. A short biography / CV with the relevant information regarding experience (2-pages maximum)
2. A short letter of motivation (1-page maximum)
3. In addition, please fill in and return the questionnaire accessible here
Optional: An endorsement letter of a Regular FDI member Association in the candidate’s country

Short-listed candidates will be invited for a phone interview by the Selection Committee.

Successful applicants will be recommended to Council, and, upon approval, appointed immediately by the Executive Director.

For further information, interested candidates may contact FDI Executive Director, Enzo Bondioni by email at ibourzeix@fdiworlddental.org.

 

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2022

 

 

Education and Public Health Director

Reports to: Executive 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/FDIWorldDentalFederation; twitter.com/fdiworlddental     

Role

We are seeking an experienced Education and Public Health Director, 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 and to have excellent interpersonal skills. You will manage a team of four project managers and 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 experience in managing a team and departmental budget, and strong knowledge and experience of project management, ideally with an application to healthcare and public health projects.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Direct the delivery, evaluation and reporting of all FDI education and public health projects according to specifications, budget and timeline.
  • Review and provide input into FDI resources and programmes, ensuring they align with FDI’s strategy, policies and guidelines.
  • Supervise the management of the Public Health and Dental Practice Standing Committees.
  • Develop plans and proposals for new projects in collaboration with the FDI team, Standing Committees and other experts and partners.
  • Work with the FDI Communications and Advocacy team to promote the progress and outcomes of projects. Support communications and advocacy activities with relevant information, in particular related to project and committee work.
  • Work with the Partnerships and Corporate Relations Manager to develop and maintain strong relations with FDI funding partners, including providing progress reports on active projects and presenting funding proposals for new projects.
  • Ensure and increase the dissemination of FDI resources and project outputs, including through engagement of member national dental associations and activities at the FDI World Dental Congress.
  • Contribute to discussions about FDI’s strategy and priority activities. Support the Executive Director with information and insights from projects and committee work.

Requirements

  • A good understanding of the healthcare and non-profit sector
  • At least three years of experience at Director level, including managing a team and departmental budget
  • Experience in project management, evaluation and stakeholder engagement.
  • Strong project management experience, including excellent analytical skills and 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
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting
  • Proficiency of Microsoft office
  • Willingness to travel
  • Swiss resident or valid permit to work in Switzerland

Desired skills and competences

  • Experience in oral health and non-communicable diseases
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization or membership federation working on a global health issue.

 

Application: interested and qualified candidates should send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@fdiworlddental.org, addressed to Enzo Bondioni, Executive Director, by 10 June 2022.

Please note only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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.