City Network Manager

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 8 October 2020

Job Description

The City Network Manager will play a critical role in the development and implementation of a strategy to select, support and on-board new cities, supporting the full engagement of local stakeholders including government, civil society, and public and private healthcare providers. The successful candidate will have a passion for building relationships across sectors, and capturing and sharing learning and good practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the global city application process and a comprehensive due diligence procedure, including through outreach to key city, national and regional stakeholders, partners and experts, and desk-research.
  • Once a local C/Can City Manager has been appointed in new cities, provide support during the early phases of the engagement process, ensuring that the City Manager has access to all the necessary guidance, templates, policies, and by coordinating support from across the different C/Can teams.
  • Lead the development of a C/Can city “playbook” building on existing guidance, templates and policies to support the C/Can city engagement process.
  • Develop new city guidance resources as appropriate, based on experience and lessons learned in existing and new cities.
  • Once successful cities have been selected, collaborate closely with the global partnerships team to conduct an initial stakeholder mapping, and develop a strategy for early engagement of key stakeholders.
  • Support the drafting of key policy and governance documents for incoming cities including a Memorandum of Understanding with the core stakeholder group.
  • Lead the planning of city launch events in close collaboration with local stakeholders and the C/Can communications team.

Required experience and competencies

Required work experience

  • A minimum of 3-5 year’s relevant experience, with advanced written and verbal communication skills in English. The ability to communicate in spoken and written Spanish is highly desirable.


  • Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: communications, public health, social sciences, international development or another related field.

Required competences

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Comprehensive research, interpretation and critical analysis skills.
  • Proven record of producing accurate and high-quality work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong facilitation, interpersonal, coordination and networking skills.
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fast-paced work environment.

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 Network Manager” in the email subject line. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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.

C/Can was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. It was established as a standalone Swiss foundation in January 2019.

Currently active in nine cities across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, C/Can is launching a new phase of the initiative in October 2020 to expand its worldwide network of cities under the “City of Tomorrow” campaign.

More information

City Network Manager.pdf

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