Job titles: Senior Partnership Manager/Partnership ManagerReports to: Head of Partnership DevelopmentType of contract: Permanent position at 100% Location: Geneva, SwitzerlandStart Date: As soon as possible
The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is the largest global membership organisation dedicated to taking action against cancer. Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, UICC has over 1,200 member organisations in 172 countries and territories. UICC’s mission is to both unite and support the cancer community in its efforts to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and ensure that cancer control remains a priority on the global health and development agenda.
UICC has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partnerships with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UICC is committed to working in partnership, and engages over 58 partners, including associations, companies and foundations, to amplify and extend its collective impact.
UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) and established the City Cancer Challenge Foundation in January 2019 and the Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition in May 2022.
The Partnership Development team works across the organisation to nurture and engage the partnership base and execute an effective resource mobilisation strategy for UICC’s activities and programmes.
In the past years, UICC has developed a dynamic membership and partnership network with increased engagement from members all around the world and successful partnerships with more than 50 partners. The Partnership Development team is responsible for securing at least 75% of the total operational budget of UICC.
The team focuses on:
Diversifying funding sources and engaging new partners that share UICC’s mission and values
Deepening existing partnerships to advance global cancer control together
The Senior Partnership Manager/Partnership Manager fundraise and develop/manage long term strategic partnerships with UICC members and other organisations.
As part of the Partnership Development team, the Senior Partnership Manager/Partnership Manager will develop and implement effective strategies for income generation within the existing partnership structure.
The Senior Partnership Manager/Partnership Manager will work with the teams across UICC and other external partners to deliver successful fundraising activities targeted at companies, foundations, cancer organisations, and high net worth individuals. They would contribute to the team’s fundraising target of about USD 8-10 million per year.
The main responsibilities for the roles are:
Supporting the execution of the partnership and fundraising strategy and annual plan
Executing fundraising campaigns and event sponsorship campaigns
Identifying prospects and sequencing requests to maximise opportunities from all sectors
Establishing, maintaining and strengthening relations with key UICC funding partners, members, the Board of Directors and other external stakeholders
Defining and implementing effective stewardship activities
Developing and managing cultivation activities and high-level events
Proactively seeking and exploring fundraising opportunities, including grant challenges and awards
Writing and producing comprehensive and compelling major proposals and campaign reports
Serving as a point of contact for fundraising for UICC key initiatives that are assigned to this position
Developing tailor made portfolio proposals that would meet UICC’s and the partner’s joint objectives
The Senior Partnership Manager would also be expected to:
Provide analyses and recommendations for partnership growth with UICC’s existing and potential partners, including the analyses of partners’ strategies related to government relations, CSR, global and regional marketing and sponsorships that are relevant to UICC’s fundraising efforts
Conceptualize and manage high impact and complex partnerships
Develop tools and frameworks that would support the partnership development work and guide other team members both within Partnership Development and other UICC teams
Represent UICC to external constituencies. This could include formal and informal presentations, attending conferences, participating in advisory groups
Make clear and informed recommendations and prepare briefs on where and how to leverage UICC’s leadership (CEO, President, and Board members) for fundraising and partnership building.
An advanced university degree with a minimum of six years (for the manager role) or ten years (for the senior manager role) proven track record of fundraising in a non-profit organisation or an international organisation
Proven ability to meet fundraising targets
Good knowledge of the philanthropic sector - companies, foundations and high net worth individuals
Experience of working with government donors as well as multilateral agency donors is an advantage
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a small, multicultural, dynamic team
Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment with multiple and competing demands
Demonstrated ability to maximise the growth potential of partnerships. In case of the Senior Manager, hands-on experience with major fundraising efforts is required. This will include personal interaction with senior level policy makers, executives of private sector companies and civil society organisations, coalitions, and governments
Experience in developing comprehensive grant proposals
Experience in the global health sector would be an advantage
Existing connections within the global health and pharmaceutical community is desirable
Permit to work in Switzerland
Fluency in English
Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate. Please address your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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