Coordinator, Learning and Storytelling

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 December 2019

Job Description

Through its work with cities, C/Can is generating a unique set of data and learnings around local cancer care capacity, key challenges and gaps, and innovative solutions to address these.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Impact, the Coordinator, Learning and Storytelling, will support efforts to capture, package and disseminate this knowledge for different audiences. The successful candidate will have a passion for sharing knowledge and data, and engaging different audiences using compelling storytelling techniques.

Key responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with C/Can city and regional team members, capture and document key learnings, and evidence-based stories demonstrating C/Can’s impact, that are tailored for use with different audiences, and in diverse fora.
  • Generate ideas for new stories and knowledge products (e.g. case studies, good practice guidance etc) based on data, and innovative opportunities for dissemination.
  • Leverage C/Can data in a way that contributes to telling compelling stories to diverse audiences.
  • Convene and coordinate technical input from city stakeholders, partners and technical experts as appropriate in the development of the above mentioned.
  • Support C/Can team members’ participation in meetings, workshops, conferences where the C/Can model, impact and evidence base can be shared, including through the development of briefings, and other resources as required.
  • Support the organisation of C/Can learning events at city, regional and global levels, as well as ongoing learning opportunities harnessing digital platforms.
  • Coordinate the development and submission of publications through which the C/Can model, impact, and evidence base can be shared.
  • To this end, keep abreast of the wider public health and development environment in which C/Can operates and the processes it seeks to influence at global, regional and city levels.
  • Work closely with the Communications team to ensure that content generated informs and supports C/Can’s corporate communications strategy.

Skills and competencies

  • Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: communications, journalism, public health, social sciences, data science or another related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 year’s relevant experience, with advanced and persuasive written and verbal communication skills in English. A native english speaker with the ability to communicate in spoken and written Spanish is highly desirable.
  • 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.
  • Experience with data mining/scraping, databases and SQL, statistical packages, and data visualisation software would be an advantage.

How to apply

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the project, along with your CV/resume 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 “Learning and Storytelling Coordinator” in the email subject line. Applications should be received no later than the 15th of January 2020.

About the Organization

City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) is a standalone Swiss-based Foundation, working towards a world where cities deliver quality and equitable cancer care for all. To achieve this goal, we are creating a global community of cities and partners working together to design, plan, and implement cancer solutions to save lives. We have a growing team of over 20 people spread around the world, with a core team based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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).

Since its launch, C/Can and its partners have implemented localized action plans in four “Key Learning Cities,” which have the potential to improve cancer care for over 25 million people. Building on the success of the Key Learning Cities, we have now launched the next phase of the initiative, which aims to scale up support to a wider network of cities in all regions. By empowering our local city leaders to drive the process—from identifying needs to designing solutions to implementation—we are developing innovative approaches that can transform cancer care.

More information

CCan_Coordinator, Learning&Storytelling.pdf

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