Job Description | Partnership Development Manager

Partnership Development Manager

Job Description

Job title: Partnership Development Manager
Reports to: Head of Partnership Development
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Start Date: As soon as possible

About UICC  

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a membership organisation that unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda.

Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, UICC’s growing membership of over 1200 organisations across 170 countries and territories, features the world’s major cancer societies, cancer centres, ministries of health, research institutes and patient groups.

Fostering inclusive partnerships represents the foundation of how UICC operates and delivers impact. This is why UICC works hand in hand with a variety of stakeholders to drive changes and make progress in the fight against cancer. The portfolio of partnerships includes cancer organisations, foundations, and private sector companies.  

Partnership Development team  

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 team focuses on:

  • Diversifying funding sources and exploring new partners that share UICC’s mission and values
  • Deepening existing partnerships to advance global cancer control together

Summary of the position

The Partnership Development Manager fundraises and develops/manages long term strategic partnerships with UICC members and other organisations.   

As part of the Partnership Development team, the Partnership Development Manager will develop and implement effective strategies for income generation within the existing partnership structure.

The 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. S/he would contribute to the team’s fundraising target of about USD 8-10 million per year.

Main responsibilities

  • 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

Skills and competencies required for the role

  • An advanced university degree with a minimum of six years 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 - foundations, companies, 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
  • 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


All applications must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please address your application to: careers@uicc.org

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023. Applications received will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Last update: 
Tuesday 3 January 2023