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Director, Members and Partners Development
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Domain Santé
Type Contrat à durée indéterminée
Location Genève
Rate 100 %

Director, Members and Partners Development

About UICC

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a non government organisation based in Geneva which serves an international and diverse population of cancer organisations to unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. We have achieved this by building a membership base of over thousand organisations and engaging in partnerships with more than 60 organisations across the UN, academic, health and private sector.

UICC convenes members and partners to encourage collaboration and new thinking through keystone events (World Cancer Congress, World Cancer Leaders Summit and World Cancer Day). Through our capacity building activities, UICC supports its members do a better job tomorrow than they do today and increase their impact by scaling up their relevance, reach and sustainability in their own settings. With our members and partners, we drive forward the key advocacy priorities building upon key international agreements (the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Action Plan on NCDs and the 2017 Cancer Resolution at the World Health Assembly) to ensure that these global goals and targets are translated into national action.

UICC has a team of 40 people based predominantly in Geneva, Switzerland led by a CEO, reporting to a Board of Directors. It has an annual income of approximately $10m and has plans to grow significantly in the coming years. The UICC works in new offices in Geneva situated close to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, with whom it has formal relations.

Summary of the position

UICC is a membership organisation which believes in having a deep relationship with those who sign up to be members.  We also believe in a partnership approach to address the key challenges faced in cancer control. Hence, the Members and Partners Development team is critical to the success of the organisation.  UICC is seeking to strengthen its Executive team and is looking for a Director, Members and Partners Development who will lead the membership and partnership strategy and will take responsibility for the growth and engagement of the membership and partnerships it currently has, bringing more in over time.

The Director, Members and Partners Development will lead, manage and develop a team of nine highly qualified and motivated individuals who have a track record of delivery. The Members and Partners Team is responsible for generating 2/3 of the total operational budget of UICC and engaging with its membership base around the world.

In recent years, UICC has received international awards for its congress, use of social media and membership engagement. We consider ourselves to be a top level NGO which aspires to deliver excellence at all times.

The Director, Members and Partners Development will be part of the management team of UICC which has responsibility to drive the organisation forward meeting the ambitions of the Board.  The management team has significant autonomy and works with the Board in a positive way.  UICC’s governance framework is clear that the CEO and his team have large responsibilities and that the Board provides direction and oversight.  This formula has been very successful in the past.

Main responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Leading, managing and developing the Members and Partners team
  • Developing the membership and partnership offer to be in line with UICC’s long-term strategy
  • Developing and implementing the fundraising plan to fund the UICC business plan 2019-2021
  • Developing, leading and managing the recruiting efforts to increase the membership and partnership baseline to achieve the goals set by the UICC business plan
  • Managing excellent relationships with all UICC members and partners
  • Understanding the organisational financial needs and priorities to coordinate the fundraising requirements of other UICC teams.
  • Working in close collaboration with all UICC teams to drive UICC’s membership and partnership strategy in line with the organisation’s priorities
  • Maximising UICC platforms to promote UICC members and partners’ activities and ensure that they receive the service they expect.
  • Contributing effectively to the management of UICC more broadly.
  • Representing UICC at events around the world.

Skills and competencies

The following are important, but not all necessary if we believe that you are the right person for the job.

  • Advanced university degree in business administration or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years proven track record in developing teams and services
  • Success track record of relationship management and ideally with member organisations and/or clients/ prospects/stakeholders
  • Ability to synthesize complex material accurately and communicate it to potential funders
  • Excellent negotiating skills with the ability to influence decision makers to defend and strengthen UICC business plan
  • Superior oral and written communication skills and able to represent UICC in high level negotiations.
  • Experience in using multiple communication channels to engage people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a small, multicultural, dynamic team
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines  
  • Experience with dealing with multiple stakeholders in a multicultural environment
  • Fluent written and spoken English; other languages will be an advantage
  • At ease with learning new technologies and excellent command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • The candidate should be eligible to work in Switzerland

Applications

Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position to careers@uicc.org. Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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Send your application by e-mail to the attention of:
(careers@uicc.org)
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Av. Giuseppe Motta 31-33
1202 Genève (Geneva)
www.uicc.org/