Reporting to the Director of Global Operations and working closely with all members of the C/Can Team, the Regional Director LATAM takes the strategic lead for C/Can’s work in the region. He/She will ensure the successful development and roll out of all aspects of C/Can’s operational model in the region, connecting city leaders with global and local partners to deliver quality, equitable, and sustainable cancer treatment solutions for all.
The Regional Director will work to strategically empower local leaders to lead a city engagement process. He/ She will work with C/Can City Managers and City Executive Committees, be responsible for the successful completion of the ongoing city engagement process in Cali, Asunción, and Porto Alegre and the start of the City Engagement process in León, Mexico. The Regional Director will also manage regional partnerships to promote the work of C/Can and to mobilize both technical and financial support for actions to improve access to cancer treatment and care services at the city level.
The Regional Director will be an open and committed individual and be part of a dynamic, passionate operations team. He/she will be committed to sharing this passion and to build C/Can’s reputation in the region.
About the Organization
C/Can is as a standalone Swiss-based Foundation, working to improve access to cancer treatment in low and middle income countries. We have a growing team of over 20 people spread around the world, with a core team based in Geneva, Switzerland and with Regional Directors based in Asia, Africa and LATAM.
City Cancer Challenge (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. In LATAM, C/Can works in Cali (Colombia), Asunción (Paraguay) Porto Alegre (Brazil) and is starting its engagement in León (Mexico). 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 worldwide.