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C/Can 2025: Kumasi City Manager
C/Can 2025: Kumasi City Manager

Job Title: Kumasi City Manager
Report To: C/Can 2025 Africa Regional Director
Location: Remote from Kumasi, Ghana
Availability: From January 2018

About ‘C/Can 2025’

UICC is spearheading an ambitious new challenge to support cities to lead on cancer solutions. ‘C/Can 2025’ is a truly multi-sectoral challenge where all city stakeholders will be engaged in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions and cities will be encouraged and supported to take the lead on improving the health of their citizens and reducing inequities in access to quality cancer care. C/Can 2025 has been conceived to address the urgent need to move political commitments made at the global level into fully functional, comprehensive cancer solutions, which can reach the majority of the world’s population. C/Can 2025 is the inaugural initiative in a broader coordinated effort to support cities to lead on solutions for NCDs that meet the needs of their citizens. The global target to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by 25% by 2025 has been a call to mobilise national action. However, focusing solely on NCD risk factors alone will not reduce cancer mortality rates by 2025. We must also drive improvements in early detection and treatment.

Position Overview

In order to support city-level implementation of C/Can 2025, UICC is seeking a consultant to manage and coordinate activities in Kumasi, Ghana. This position will provide on-site administrative and logistical support to UICC and its key partners in Kumasi, and act as a liaison between Kumasi stakeholders and the C/Can 2025 regional and global team.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Serve a primary liaison officer at the city-level on behalf of the C/Can 2025 Initiative; work closely with UICC staff and external consultants to coordinate all major local project activities, including close collaboration with city government, regional government, and ministry of health officials.
  • Support city stakeholders in the collection of data and information related to city cancer services, as part of the C/Can 2025 Needs Assessment and ongoing city engagement.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to the local stakeholder group, which will include representatives of City Government, UICC Members, Ministry of Health, Hospitals, and Academia.
  • Convene and run all face-to-face meetings, workshops and teleconferences of the stakeholder group.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for all local C/Can meetings and activities (e.g. securing hotels, meeting venues, local transportation, airport transfers, etc.), including assistance to the global C/Can 2025 team during all trips to Ghana.
  • Ensure that all key tasks required of the working group are completed as requested by UICC. This includes overseeing, monitoring and supporting the data collection associated with the needs assessment.
  • Draft and submit a Kumasi City Profile within the first 6 weeks of appointment and update as required.
  • Ensure that key performance indicators focused on implementation of all C/Can 2025 activities in Kumasi are achieved.
  • Prepare and disseminate any/all relevant materials including meeting agendas, background research and epidemiological data, etc.
  • Manage and report to UICC all local budget expenditures related to logistics and administration of stakeholder group meetings, including communication costs, office supplies, provision of per diems and reimbursements for travel and transportation, as needed.
  • Support communications between C/Can 2025 global and regional teams with  city, regional, and national stakeholders.
  • Provide insight and feedback to UICC and external consultants on dynamics, process and flow of discussions among the stakeholder group; identify any potential challenges or conflicts.
  • Record discussions and take notes at all Executive Committee and stakeholder meetings and provide reports as required to the Regional Director for Africa.
  • Identify and report any specific project risks, including governance, operational, financial or external risks, to the Director of Regional Operations that may impact the success of C/Can 2025 and undertake a regular risk assessment of the project in Kumasi.
  • Other secretarial and programmatic tasks as required.

Skills and Competencies

  • Healthcare or management professional with at least 7-10 years experience managing public health initiatives.  Experience facilitating cross-sector collaboration with a government and civil society organizations on cancer care and treatment efforts considered an advantage.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant health, policy, international relations or business degree.
  • In-depth understanding and experience of the cancer control and non-communicable disease (NCD) initiatives environment in Kumasi and the Ashanti Region.
  • Track record of engaging and cultivating relationships with a wide array of global, regional and local stakeholders including government representatives.
  • Strong internet and technological skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook and Skype.
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and planning abilities.
  • Ability to undertake periodic travel to Accra and international travel as appropriate.
  • Oral and written fluency in English.

Applications

Applicants must be eligible to live in Ghana. Preference will be given to those based in Kumasi.

Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position and CV to careers@uicc.org.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2017
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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