Other Opportunities

Other job opportunities

UICC Full Members can now benefit from UICC’s platforms to advertise their job openings. Send us a description of the position and we’ll promote it in this new section, our social networks and Member Newsletter. Maximise this new opportunity and increase your profile among the global cancer community.

Please contact the Membership and Partnership team at map@uicc.org to submit a job description.

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City Cancer Challenge Foundation

The City Cancer Challenge Foundation is looking for a Health Financing Associate


The Health Financing Associate will be an integral member of a small, dynamic team driving C/Can’s City Health Financing Lab (CHFL), a core component of C/Can’s work in cities, and a new approach to bringing financial and economic expertise to cities to advance sustainable financing and new investments in cancer treatment solutions. S/he will work with global experts and C/Can city stakeholders on the development of innovative, multisectoral financing models for cancer; advance cancer care as part of national efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC); and work closely with the City Health Financing Lead to deliver the CHFL’s strategic global agenda.

The successful candidate for the position of Health Financing Associate will be a/an:

  • Strong project manager who pays close attention to detail
  • Proactive problem-solver who can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Diplomat with the ability to collaborate in an international and multi-cultural setting
  • Clear and effective communicator with strong research and writing skills
  • Effective relationship manager with experience coordinating multi-sectoral collaboration
  • Life-long learner with the ability to rapidly absorb new information

Main Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities of the Health Financing Associate will include:

Project Management

  • Coordinate city-based CHFL projects in close collaboration with C/Can City Managers. This may include the management of external consultants, planning and execution of stakeholder workshops, meetings, and technical assistance activities.
  • Conduct research on national cancer coverage within the framework of UHC.
  • Map, monitor, and support the engagement of regional networks of experts.
  • Support the coordination of C/Can’s Health Financing Advisory Committee.

Internal and External Communications

  • Conduct research and contribute to the writing of publications, including case studies of CHFL city projects. This may include the management of academic and expert partners.
  • Support the C/Can Partnerships Team to develop funding proposals related to health financing activities and the CHFL.


  • Support the C/Can Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Team with regular reporting on CHFL targets and city, national, and global outcomes.

Risk & Compliance

  • Support C/Can’s Leadership Team to identify and manage programmatic risks.

Academic Qualifications

Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered for this position:

  • Master’s degree in business, economics, international relations, or health policy
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in at least one of the following fields:
  • Public health financing
  • Impact investing
  • Development banks
  • Management consulting

To apply, please send a CV listing at least two references and Letter of Motivation to foschi@citycancerchallenge.org with the subject line “Application: Health Financing Associate.”

Please confirm your eligibility for employment in Switzerland (ie. working permit type) in the Letter of Motivation.  

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:59 CEST.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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City Cancer Challenge Foundation

The City Cancer Challenge Foundation is looking for a Lead Finance & Corporate Services


The Foundation is seeking an experienced, dynamic Lead of Finance and Corporate Services to provide oversight of all finance, accounting, compliance, risk and reporting activities supporting the Foundation’s global operations. The individual is a leader who can operate effectively in an ever-evolving, ambitious organization, managing cross-cultural relationships and creating effective strategies and processes that integrate both global and local perspectives.

Main Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities of the Lead, Finance and Corporate Services include:

Financial Strategy

  • Develop a long-term financial model and regularly monitor the financial performance of the Foundation
  • Play a critical role in the leadership team, ensuring cost-effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of our financial strategy
  • Advise Senior Leadership Team and Board members on financial and organizational effectiveness; and
  • Provide strategic guidance regarding the related policies, processes and systems necessary to manage the organization’s financial and administrative operation.

Financial Reporting

  • Consistently analyse financial data and present reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; monitor progress, prepare financial outlooks and financial forecasts and keep CEO and Director of Operations abreast of any changes
  • Prepare project budgets and financial reports for international funders
  • Manage local and state regulatory reporting requirements
  • Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations
  • Support the CEO and Director of Operations in engaging the Board’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee around issues and trends in accounting and the Foundation finances.

Financial Controls

  • Ensure all compliance practices are implemented based on up to date regulations
  • Conduct internal reporting for international offices including locations in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.

Risk Controls

  • Oversee the Foundation’s Risk Management framework
  • Consistently analyse the robustness of the Foundation’s risk management policies and processes
  • Provide regular assurance reports on the Risk Management function.
  • Oversee Internal Audits covering risk management, regulatory compliance, business resilience, contentious matters and other ad hoc reports covering such other matters relating to risk management and internal control as the Board may request from time to time.

Accounting Functions and Financial Systems

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate local standards and regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate all audit activity
  • Create and maintain the Foundation’s finance manual and other working documents as needed to ensure staff adhere to recommended practices and procedures
  • Oversee international accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Oversee all domestic and international payments and transactions
  • Provide oversight on credit card reconciliation, employee expense reports, cash control, and oversee payroll tax compliance
  • Make recommendations for on-going improvements in the functionality of the Foundation’s transactional and financial systems as required.

Budgets, Cash Flow Management and Controls

  • Manage the annual budget process, providing guidance and support to team members where needed
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs and program budgets and actual expenses
  • Develop documentation of procedures and recommendations for process improvements
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting in partnership with CEO and Director of Global Operations

Other Corporate Services

  • Interface with outside audit firms, banks, business insurance agents, credit card companies, etc. on the Foundation’s behalf
  • Administer and oversight all external contracts, including funding contracts and supplier service contracts (e.g. travel, insurance, security, equipment and building maintenance) to ensure efficient services and cost effective delivery
  • Ensure all external contracts meet legal and financial requirements
  • Administer and maintain the Foundation's insurance programs
  • Effective management and oversight of leasing arrangements, facilities procurement and related contracts
  • Support strategic and annual planning and participate in a wide variety of special projects, reports and initiatives as required.


  • Direct report to City Cancer Challenge Chief Executive Officer

Skills and Competencies

  • Essential requirements include 4 – 6 years’ accounting experience (CPA/MBA with international non-profit experience preferred), strong IT skills, highly effective communication and people management skills, and a proactive and meticulous approach.
  • Experience with international development donors and their financial reporting requirements preferred
  • Experience with international transactions and accounting preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability with reviewing, creating, and implementing new systems and approaches
  • Advanced knowledge utilizing and maintaining accounting and tax systems
  • Strong experience managing reporting, budget development and analysis, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, income tax and banking.

Academic Qualifications

  • Internationally recognised, advanced qualification in Accounting. CPA/MBA a plus with experience in non-profit accounting
  • City Cancer Challenge operates in an English language environment consequently fluency in spoken and written English is essential; 
  • Ability to communicate in spoken and written French is highly desirable. Spoken fluency in Spanish an advantage. 
  • The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Applicants must be eligible to work in Switzerland.
  • Closing date for Applications is 5 pm 23 April 2019. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send a CV and Letter of Motivation to foschi@citycancerchallenge.org with the subject line C/Can Finance and Corporate Services Lead.

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City Cancer Challenge Foundation

The City Cancer Challenge Foundation is looking for a Partnership and Technical Assistance Manager

Partnership and Technical Assistance Manager

Job title: Partnership and Technical Assistance Manager
Reports to: Director of Global Public Affairs
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Availability: April 2019

I.About City Cancer Challenge

City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos as a coordinated response to the urgent need to support resource-limited countries in reducing their growing cancer burden. The initiative was designed to leverage the untapped potential of taking an integrated approach to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 (Health), 11 (Cities), and 17 (Partnerships).

Our mission is to build a collective movement of cities, supported by global and local partners, to deliver quality, equitable, and sustainable cancer treatment solutions for all. To achieve our mission, we work in partnership with a network of motivated city and regional leaders, ministries of health, civil society organizations, industry, development actors, health professionals, and patient advocates to achieve a direct and concrete impact on cancer mortality rates.

Since its launch, C/Can and its partners have implemented localized action plans in four “Key Learning Cities,” which have the potential to improve cancer care for over 25 million people. Building on the success of the Key Learning Cities, we have now launched the next phase of the initiative, which aims to scale up support from 4 cities to a wider network of 20 cities in all regions. By empowering our local city leaders to drive the process—from identifying needs to designing solutions to implementation—we are developing innovative approaches that can transform cancer care worldwide.   

II.Summary of the role

The Partnership and Technical Assistance Manager will take the lead in coordinating the mobilisation of Technical Assistance (TA) across all City Cancer Challenge cities. By identifying, engaging and managing a diverse range of strategic partnerships, the individual will support the development and implementation of tailored city solutions for cancer treatment and care.

III.Main Responsibilities

  • In close coordination with the Global Special Advisor for Technical Assistance:
    • Establish and maintain a network of technical partners with diverse competencies and capacities from both the public and private sectors.
    • Assess opportunities for effective partnerships that meet the needs of cities.
    • Engage with local stakeholders to understand the technical assistance needs and how to tailor the assistance for the cities.
    • Leverage resources/expertise of implementation partners.
    • Monitor partners’ engagement and advice on their potential capacities/contributions.
  • In close coordination with the Global Public Affairs Director, develop and manage partnership cultivation activities related to the engagement of technical partners and local stakeholders to support the development and implementation of city plans.
  • Coordinate the delivery of technical assistance between each implementation partner and the regional and local teams.
  • Develop case studies, identify impact stories, and support data collection for effective monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Prepare proposals for the engagement of new technical assistance partners.  
  • Review potential and current partners under the due diligence process and report and support the mitigation of risks at local and global level.
  1. Reporting
  • The Partnership and Technical Assistance Manager reports to the Global Public Affairs Director, with the support of the Global Special Advisor who will assist him/her in technical matters.
  • Regular reporting on progress and impact will be developed under the C/Can Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  1. Skills and Competencies
  • Advanced university degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience working at a senior level in the health development field as a technical officer, business development or partnership manager in a non-profit or international organisation.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and expertise in health systems and cancer control.
  • Demonstrated ability to maximize the growth potential of partnerships.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with a range of multisectoral partners.
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, and personal sales skills.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken); other languages will be an advantage, especially French and/or Spanish.
  • Open to travel.
  • Applicants should hold or be eligible for a Swiss work permit

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send a CV and Cover Letter to mestres@citycancerchallenge.org with the subject line Partnership and Technical Assistance Manager. Deadline 7th of March.

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World Cancer Research Fund International

The World Cancer Research Fund International is looking for a Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

  • Permanent
  • Salary: £48,000–52,000 per annum + benefits
  • Full-time – 37.5 hours a week
  • London WC1B
  • Download the job pack

Closing date: 5pm 17 March 2019
First interviews: 25 and 26 March 2019
Second interviews: 2 April 2019

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International leads and unifies a network of cancer prevention charities based in Europe, the Americas and Asia, and is responsible for cancer prevention science, policy, and strategic and operational direction to the network charities.

Our Policy and Public Affairs Department works at the global level to encourage the adoption of effective policies to prevent cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through healthier diets and body weight, more physical activity and lower levels of alcohol intake. Our work ultimately aims to help people meet the WCRF International Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

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World Health Organization – Pan American Sanitary Bureau

The World Health Organization – Pan American Sanitary Bureau are looking for an Advisor, Cancer Prevention and Control.

Advisor, Cancer Prevention and Control

  • Grade: P4
  • Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
  • Contract duration: Two years, first year probationary period.
  • Job Posting: Mar 1, 2019, 4:55:39 PM
  • Closing Date: Apr 12, 2019, 10:59:00 PM
  • Primary Location: United States-Washington, D.C.
  • Organization: Non communicable Diseases and Mental Health
  • Schedule: Full-time

The Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH) Department promotes, coordinates, and implements technical cooperation activities, directed at the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and related risk factors, mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders and disabilities, and promotion of optimal nutrition and road safety, that are evidence-based and appropriate for the political and sociocultural context in which they are implemented.  It raises political and public awareness and understanding of the burden of the most common noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental disorders, related risk factors and conditions and leads multi-sector and multi-stakeholder strategic and collaborative efforts aimed at strengthening Member States' capacity to promote and protect health through public policies, programs, and services. This will reduce risks and disease burden and contribute to improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of the population.




Last update: 
Thursday 4 April 2019