Partnership Manager

  • Posted on 8 October 2020

Job Description

The Partnership Manager will take the lead in identifying, engaging and managing a diverse range of local, regional and global partnerships to respond to the technical assistance and capacity building needs required to support cities in the design, planning and implementation of city solutions for cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

This position requires a candidate with strong partnership and communications skills, who believes in the power of public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder engagement.

Key Responsibilities

In coordination with the Global Public Affairs Director:

  • Develop and manage partnership cultivation of strategic partners and local stakeholders to support the development and implementation of city plans.
  • Support city managers in city stakeholder engagement and management of best practices across the whole city process.

In coordination with the Senior Partnership and Technical Assistance manager:

  • Establish and maintain a network of technical and implementation partners with diverse competencies and capacities from both the public and private sectors.
  • Assess opportunities for effective partnerships that meet the needs of cities.
  • Leverage resources/expertise of implementation partners.
  • Monitor partners’ engagement and advise on their potential capacities/contributions.
  • Prepare proposals, collaborative agreements and/or contracts for the engagement of new partners.
  • In coordination with the communication team, develop and implement a communications plan to promote partners’ activities at city and regional level
  • Ensure C/Can’s Constructive Engagement framework for partners is being implemented and monitored effectively.

Required experience and competencies

Required work experience

  • Advanced university degree with a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience working at a senior level in the health development field as a technical officer, business development or partnership manager in a non-profit, international organisation or healthcare sector company.

Required competences

  • Demonstrable knowledge and expertise in health systems and cancer control.
  • Demonstrated ability to maximise the growth potential of partnerships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with a range of multisectoral partners.
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organisational, and personal sales skills.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken); other languages will be an advantage, especially Spanish and Portuguese.

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 Partnership 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

Partnership Manager.pdf

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