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Senior Manager, Capacity Building

Job description

Job Title: Senior Manager, Capacity Building
Reports to: Director, Capacity Building
Activity rate: 100%
Start date: ASAP

About UICC 

About Capacity  Buidling

Summary of the position

The Senior Manager, Capacity Building is responsible specifically for the development and oversight of a programme of work that seeks to support and provide guidance to national civil society organisations and UICC members around the world to strengthen their advocacy skills and advance national advocacy efforts for increasing access to cancer services.   

Over the last seven years, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has united the cancer community to position cancer on the global health and development agenda, with inclusion of cancer and non-communicable diseases in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 and culminating in the successful adoption of a cancer resolution at the World Health Assembly in 2017. This programme of work reflects UICC’s ambition to support its members in their national advocacy to ensure these global commitments translate into national action.

Job responsibilities

  • To lead, design and provide strategic oversight to a programme of work to fulfil the objective of strengthening the ability of UICC member organisations in low and middle-income countries to advocate for improved cancer control in their countries.  
  • To provide direct support to, and input into the development of useful guidance, training and tools for, national civil society organisations as required in terms of strengthening national advocacy efforts, for example in the development of national advocacy strategies, or regional advocacy activities, including roundtables and workshops with policy makers.
  • To leverage UICC’s network to provide connections, and access to knowledge and expertise on relevant topics of focus of national advocacy efforts, and encourage peer-to-peer support for those involved, working to develop an active community of advocates at the regional and global levels.
  • To manage and direct the effective implementation of relevant aspects of the Unitaid-funded SUCCESS project, aligned with and within the scope of the above-mentioned responsibilities, with the specific focus on building capacity for advocacy with regard to the cervical cancer elimination agenda. The project is due to close in June 2023.
  • To identify and develop new opportunities, resources and materials to strengthen the programme, and the support provided, including for example, but not limited to, funding for grants distribution to provide national civil society organisations with additional resources for their work.
  • To line manage and provide effective oversight to the work of the Manager, Capacity Building, and contribute to the wider Capacity Building team as required.
  • To manage the associated programme budget, including planning, review and forecasting of costs. 
  • To work closely with and support the Member and Partnerships team, providing content and inputs as needed to support fundraising efforts for the Cancer Advocates programme, and engage directly with partners as necessary.
  • To develop and implement a Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the programme of work, assisting national organisations in developing M&E plans at the country level to monitor progress of their advocacy efforts.
  • To develop and provide oversight to the implementation of a communications plan for the programme, identifying communications objectives and developing a set of activities to showcase country-level experiences, stories, advocacy wins, and promoting the impact of the programme.
  • To work closely with the Knowledge, Advocacy and Policy team as required to ensure that updated information and recommendations from relevant global health platforms, e.g. World Health Assembly, inform the development of the initiative and engage relevant voices or input from the national level.
  • To ensure that UICC convening platforms (World Cancer Day, World Cancer Congress, World Cancer Leaders Summit, Virtual Dialogues) are leveraged to showcase and strengthen the national advocacy efforts of UICC members involved in the initiative.

Skills and Competencies


  • Advanced university degree in global public health or related topic, with a minimum of seven years’ experience in this field, particularly in conducting advocacy-related projects.
  • Robust understanding of the impact of inequity on access to health care and health outcomes
  • Track record in working remotely with organisations in multiple settings and mobilising collective action
  • Evidence of the ability to develop strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders including national authorities and civil society organisations
  • Native speaker level in English and at least one other language (French/Spanish) and at ease in writing reports and short communications. Additional languages considered an advantage.
  • Line management and project management experience with a track record in working in small teams to deliver against timelines
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural, dynamic team

Application deadline:

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

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2022. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Last update: 
Wednesday 19 January 2022