City Manager Greater Petaling

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 11 November 2019

Job Description

Reporting to the Regional Director for Asia, and working as part of multifunctional teams with different members of the C/Can Team, the City Manager is the focal point and primary liaison the C/Can activities in participating cities. S/he will ensure the successful completion of all aspects of the city engagement process, connecting city leaders with global and local partners to deliver quality, equitable, and sustainable cancer treatment solutions

The City Manager manages and co-ordinates all the tasks necessary for city engagement, maintaining excellent relationships with local partners and coordinating global support for local actions. He/She will ensure that local leaders are empowered and work with them to implement activities identified through city engagement. City Managers work with close technical support from specific members of the C/Can Global Team, and under the overall guidance of their Regional Director for the prioritisation and completion of their work.

The City Manager will demonstrate a high level of professional integrity, diligently ensuring the completion of task and building trust and partnerships with local actors. Through their work s/he will help build C/Can’s reputation in the city and promote the work of all partners to deliver cancer treatment care and treatment for all.

Key Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities of the City Manager, include:

Project Management

  • Manage and coordinate the completion of stakeholder mapping, comprehensive situation analysis and city profile in participating cities.
  • Support the completion of a needs assessment, the completion of priority objectives, city activity plans and implementation plans for actions to improve access to cancer treatment and care services.
  • Coordinate the mobilisation of technical assistance for the implementation of priority activities in each city.
  • Maintain up-to-date timelines and plans for all city level activities, ensuring completion of actions according to agreed timelines and that all stakeholders are well informed of progress.
  • Identify and report any specific project risks, including governance, operational, financial or external risks, that may impact the success of City Cancer Challenge and undertake a regular risk assessment of the project at city level
  • Ensure the implementation of the city engagement process levers local commitment for activities.
  • Prepare as necessary budgets for C/Can’s financial support to the city engagement process, mobilising city support and in-kind contributions.

Communications & partnerships

  • Support the development and publication of key communication materials on the work of C/Can in the city.
  • Build partnership and secure engagement with city leaders and partners, ensuring alignment of C/Can work with national cancer control efforts. Ensure C/Can is fully aware of local political and social context. Participate in and present in City meetings, conferences and workshops as needed.
  • Coordinate and communicate with key technical partners including WHO office, other UN agencies, development partners and UICC members.
  • Actively identify and promote opportunities for co-operation and learning between C/Can cities globally.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Ensure the preparation and submission of quality and reliable data on the progress, results, and impact of the city engagement process, including quarterly progress reports, as per City Cancer Challenge’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework.
  • Support the development of case studies, best practice and other learning materials as required to foster knowledge-sharing and promote of C/Can’s work.

Systems and process

  • Ensure all expenditure for city level activities follows agreed budgets, ensure value for money and comply with C/Can policies.
  • Actively support the development and roll out of C/Can systems and ICT tools for city level activities.
  • Ensure the provision of logistical and administrative support as required to local stakeholders.

Required experience and competencies

Required work experience

  • University degree in finance/economics, public or business administration, development studies, health economics, public health or related field, preferably advanced degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in the management of projects with multiple stakeholders, preferably as part of national and international development projects in global health.
  • Demonstrated experience managing partnerships and multiple stakeholders


  • In addition to the language of the participating city, a high level of written and spoken English is required.

Required competences

  • Project management: a high level of project management, managing complex multi-sectorial planning processes. Ability to manage deadlines and expectations.
  • Partnership management: Awareness of stakeholders interests and backgrounds, and changes working style appropriately.
  • Negotiation and communication: Communicates effectively across all levels of understanding and ability to communicate key messages and motivate. Generates consensus though their work.
  • Geopolitical awareness: Knowledge of local social and political realities and dynamics, using appropriate strategies to create buy-in.
  • Personal effectiveness and mindset: Proactively finds innovative and creative solutions, resilient, positive, and acts with integrity. Shows passion about the C/Can’s mission and contributes to the reputation of C/Can in the city.

How to apply

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post and how you heard about the role, along with your CV/resume in strict confidence by email only to: Please ensure that they are sent as a PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “C/Can Manager Greater Petaling” in the email subject line. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is identified.

About the Organization

C/Can is as a standalone Swiss-based Foundation, working to improve access to cancer treatment in low and middle income countries. We have a growing team of over 20 people spread around the world, with a core team based in Geneva, Switzerland and City Managers based in each participating city.

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).

More information

City Manager - Greater Petaling.pdf

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