Senior Advocacy Manager – National Commitments

Job title: Senior Advocacy Manager – National Commitments
Reports to: Deputy CEO, Advocacy and Networks Director
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Availability: As soon as possible

About UICC Advocacy work

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.

“Treatment for All” is the name of a new, bold and inspiring advocacy initiative run by UICC. It calls on the international cancer community to address the global equity gap in access to cancer services by getting behind four essential pillars of cancer treatment and care:

  • Improving the quality of cancer data for public health use
  • Increasing the number of people with access to early detection and accurate cancer diagnosis
  • Providing timely and quality treatment for early and metastatic disease for all
  • Providing a basic supportive and palliative care service for all

Summary of the position

The UICC advocacy team will focus the next 3 year period on successfully designing and driving the implementation of the “Treatment for All” initiative. The UICC is seeking strengthening its advocacy team and is looking for a Senior Advocacy Manager – National commitments who will lead the stream of work working with UICCs members, partners and other organisations to support translation of global commitments into national action.

Main responsibilities

  • Support the design and delivery of UICC’s “Treatment for All” Advocacy initiative
  • To lead and take full accountability for the national commitments work stream of “Treatment for All” initiative
  • To ensure that the national commitments team work plan is developed, well managed and funded
  • To develop useful guidance and tools to support national advocates in successfully developing national treatment for all campaigns and influencing national action
  • To assist UICC members in developing Monitoring and Evaluation plans for national activation of Treatment for All
  • To mobilise advocates at national, regional and global levels, demonstrating the importance of collective action for progress toward the global cancer control agenda
  • To work closely with UICC member organisations to develop useful training and materials that can be rolled-out to deliver a course and in-person training for organisations in target countries over the next 3 years
  • Support national implementation in collaboration with local advocates through roundtables and workshops with policy makers
  • To ensure that UICC convening platforms are used accordingly to showcase and strengthen the Treatment for All initiative national commitments portfolio of work
  • To work with other teams to maximise Treatment for All messaging and seek synergies

Skills and competencies

  • Advanced university degree with a minimum of 7 years proven track record in developing, implementing and managing advocacy projects for non-profit organisations
  • 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
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders including national authorities and civil society organisations
  • Fluency in spoken English and at ease in writing reports and short communications
  • Line management experience and track record in working in small teams to deliver against timelines
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a small, multicultural, dynamic team


Applicants should hold or be eligible for a Swiss work permit

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

Deadline for applications: 10 November 2017

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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