Communications Manager

  • Posted on 8 October 2020

Job Description

The Communications Manager will be responsible for the development and management of broad-based regional and local communications strategies, implementation and results. This person will manage communication and marketing efforts for brand position and awareness at the regional and local level.

This high-impact role will work across functions and interact closely with Regional Directors and City Managers. The Communications Manager role is new, hence, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the role (internal/external branding, lead generation, advertising/sponsorships, events, digital marketing).

This position requires a candidate with a blend of strategy, technical, creative, analytic, project management expertise and with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement comprehensive communication plans for the C/Can cities, encompassing internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee all the regional/local communication strategy and our positioning as a brand
  • Generate awareness within existing and new stakeholders through a wide range of B2B channels including social media, events, CRM, PR.
  • Work closely with our Regional Directors and City Managers to translate city stakeholder needs into tangible actions.
  • Ensure a proactive response to emerging themes and opportunities, engaging with relevant regional and local stakeholders to provide timely and effective positions and ensure a permanent state of readiness within the team.
  • Work with key partners and stakeholders to develop solid and consistently reinforced value propositions, as well as associated positioning documentation and integrated communications plans.
  • Lead and ensure the consistency in the messaging, branding, content, and look-and-feel of all internal and external communications and marketing materials.

Required experience and competencies

Required work experience

  • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in strategic communications or related areas is required.
  • Deep knowledge and experience on how to define and implement 360 communication strategies from scratch.
  • Experience in preparing and coordinating the development of communications products, external and internal, and content across multiple platforms ensuring accurate and consistent messaging, branding, and alignment with the communications strategy is also required.
  • Experience working with both traditional and social media platforms is desirable.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public health or related field.


  • English native speaker, preferably with advanced Spanish. A working knowledge of French or Portuguese would also be an asset.

Required competences

  • Knowledge of Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Suite, G-Suit and Wordpress.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative.
  • Must be very comfortable with changing environments.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas in simple terms.

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 Communications 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.

More information

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