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Social Media and Content Specialist

Job description

Job title: Social Media and Content Specialist
Reports to:  Head of Communications and Marketing
Contract type: Permanent contract
Location: Geneva, Switzerland 
Availability: As soon as possible

About UICC

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is the largest and oldest international cancer-fighting organisation. Founded in Geneva in 1933, UICC has some 1,180 member organisations in 172 countries. It enjoys consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), 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 has some 58 partners, including associations, companies and foundations committed to the fight against cancer. UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer and the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) and established the City Cancer Challenge Foundation in January 2019.

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. It pursues these goals by bringing together global leaders through innovative and far-reaching cancer-control events and initiatives, building capacities to meet regional needs and developing awareness campaigns.

UICC has a team of 40 people based predominantly in Geneva, Switzerland led by a CEO, reporting to a Board of Directors. It has an annual income of approximately USD 10 million and has plans to grow significantly in the coming years. The UICC works in new offices situated close to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, with whom it has formal relations.

In recent years, UICC has received international awards for its events, use of social media, website and membership engagement. We consider ourselves to be a top-level NGO that aspires to deliver excellence at all times. UICC conducts monthly staff engagement surveys, which show that the organisation is considered to be a very good employer benchmarked against other organisations in the sector.

In addition, UICC offers its staff a range of benefits which include:

  • an excellent pension plan (2/3 contributions from UICC)
  • accident insurance, business travel insurance and loss of income insurance premiums 100% paid by UICC
  • excellent office facilities equipped with new technology.

Summary of the position

The Social Media and Content Specialist designs and implements the social media strategy of the organisation and develops digital content (text and audio-visual). He/she is a member of the communications teams and works in close collaboration with the other UICC teams (Advocacy, Congress, Capacity Building, Members and Partners) to support their initiatives via social media.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop and implement UICC’s social media strategy.
  • Manage UICC’s social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and others).
  • Ensure a strong and daily active presence, creating original text and audio-visual content, managing posts and the community.
  • Create social media content for UICC’s global World Cancer Day Campaign.
  • Ensure that the messaging is aligned with the strategic communication framework and UICC’s strategic business objectives.
  • Develop and coordinate the social media content calendar and liaise with partner organisations if needed.
  • Draft and edit content for UICC's websites and newsletters.
  • Monitor social media activities and generate regular reports on performance and outreach, measure against set objectives.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends and adapt the social media strategy if needed.
  • Suggest and implement new features such as polls, competitions, etc.
  • Assist with the preparations of official UICC documents in English, proofing and editing as required.

Required skills and experience

  • Degree in communications, marketing or in another relevant area
  • 3 years’ work experience in a related field
  • Strong understanding of and experience with various social media technologies and platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, etc.)
  • Experience with social media management tools (Hootsuite, Agora Pulse, etc.)
  • Native speaker level of English, additional languages are an added value 
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign
  • Experience in video editing
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video).
  • Interest in international public health issues


Send your CV and 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: 30 September 2021. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Last update: 
Wednesday 15 September 2021