City Manager Porto Alegre

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 25 January 2021

Job Description

The City Manager is the focal point and primary liaison of City Cancer Challenge and all efforts related to activities in the city. He/She 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 prioritized by the city. Reporting to the Regional Director for LATAM and working for specific deliverables with different members of the C/Can Global Team.

The City Manager manages and coordinates 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 advance the activities that initiated 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 lead Porto Alegre through a crucial time of transition and ensure a sustainability plan is both developed and executed. The City Manager will support the city in the definition of the transition to sustainability, ensure all members and city stakeholders are involved and up to date on decisions and play a leadership role in the sustainability plan. The City Manager position will be hired as a consultant and the initial contract will end in June 2021 with the possibility to be extended until December 2021.

Key Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities of the City Manager, include:

Project Management

  • Support the city to develop and execute the sustainability plan.
  • Support the implementation and execution of the project plans developed by the 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 or the sustainability.
  • Prepare budgets and other documents as necessary 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 partnerships 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.
  • Actively identify and promote opportunities for cooperation 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, including quarterly progress reports based on 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.

Required experience and competencies

Required education and work experience

  • University degree in business, management, administration, development or social studies, health economics, public health or finance/economics or related field, advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 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 Portuguese, a high level of written and spoken English is required.

Required competences

  • Project management: a high level of project management, managing complex multi-sectoral 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 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

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to:​. Please ensure that they are sent as PDF documents with the titles “​your name ​cover letter” and “​your name ​CV”. Please put “C/Can City Manager Porto Alegre” in the email subject line. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is identified.

About the Organization

City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) supports cities around the world as they work to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care. C/Can leads a city-based partnership initiative that aims to improve access to quality cancer care in cities around the world by transforming the way stakeholders from the public and private sectors collectively design, plan, and implement cancer solutions.

The approach is built on the core principle that cities can drive impact at national level by crafting data-driven solutions with the support of a network of global, regional, and local partners that reflect an understanding of the unique local context.

More information

City Manager Porto Alegre.pdf

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