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22 Sep 2009 | Project on reducing CVD through fat substitution
| 22 September 2009

The World Heart Federation is advertising a new post to develop a project in Central Europe (most likely Slovakia, Slovenia or the Baltics) on reducing CVD risk through fat substitution. The post will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, at WHF’s headquarters. The project will take a similar approach to the North Karelia project (although will be less comprehensive), and will be developed with input from the Finnish Public Health Institute.

It will lead to a multi-sectorial, country-wide intervention to reduce CVD risk at population level by changing the quality of fat intake.

Although the job is linked to this specific project, it could lead to further projects in the future.

WHF is looking for applications from people with the following qualifications:

  • MD and PhD in public-health-related field or equivalent;
  • experience of major international public health initiatives with demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership;
  • strong project planning, networking, communication and organisational skills;
  • strong interpersonal and negotiating skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team environment and capacity to work with a range of stakeholders;
  • knowledge of key funding institutions and potential funding partners, and a demonstrated ability to write grant proposals and secure significant funds for major public-health initiatives;
  • excellent written and spoken English;
  • willingness to travel.

Strong experience in several of the important areas, especially nutrition policy or CVD prevention at population level, is particularly important, and applicants should also be conversant in both public-health research and action-mobilising multi-stakeholder partnerships. 

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