(Senior) Partnership Manager (2 roles)

(Senior) Partnership Manager (2 roles)

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

  • Job title: Senior Partnership Manager / Partnership Manager
  • Reports to: Head of Partnership Development
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Availability: As soon as possible

About UICC

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is the largest global membership organisation dedicated to the fight against cancer. Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, UICC has over 1,200 member organisations in 172 countries and territories. UICC’s mission is to both unite and support the cancer community in its efforts to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and ensure that cancer control remains a priority on the global health and development agenda.

UICC has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partnerships with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UICC is committed to working in partnership, and engages over 58 partners, including associations, companies and foundations, to amplify and extend its collective impact.

UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) and established the City Cancer Challenge Foundation in January 2019 and the Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition in May 2022.

Summary: Partnership Development team

The Partnership Development team works across the organisation to nurture and engage the partnership base and execute an effective resource mobilisation strategy for UICC’s activities and programmes.

In the past years, UICC has developed a dynamic membership and partnership network with increased engagement from members all around the world and successful partnerships with more than 50 partners. The Partnership Development team is responsible for securing at least 75% of the total operational budget of UICC.

The team focuses on:

  • Diversifying funding sources and engaging new partners that share UICC’s mission and values
  • Deepening existing partnerships to advance global cancer control together

Summary of the position

The Senior Partnership Manager / Partnership Manager fundraises and develops / manages long term strategic partnerships with UICC members and other organisations.

As part of the Partnership Development team, the Senior Partnership Manager / Partnership Manager will develop and implement effective strategies for income generation within the existing partnership structure.

The Senior Partnership Manager / Partnership Manager will work with the teams across UICC and other external partners to deliver successful fundraising activities targeted at companies, foundations, cancer organisations, and high net worth individuals. S/he would contribute to the team’s fundraising target of about USD 8-10 million per year.

Main responsibilities

  • Supporting the execution of the partnership and fundraising strategy and annual plan
  • Executing fundraising campaigns and event sponsorship campaigns
  • Identifying prospects and sequencing requests to maximise opportunities from all sectors
  • Establishing, maintaining and strengthening relations with key UICC funding partners, members, the Board of Directors and other external stakeholders
  • Defining and implementing effective stewardship activities
  • Developing and managing cultivation activities and high-level events
  • Proactively seeking and exploring fundraising opportunities, including grant challenges and awards
  • Writing and producing comprehensive and compelling major proposals and campaign reports
  • Serving as a point of contact for fundraising for UICC key initiatives that are assigned to this position
  • Developing tailor made portfolio proposals that would meet UICC’s and the partner’s joint objectives

The Senior Partnership Manager would also be expected to

  • Provide analyses and recommendations for partnership growth with UICC’s existing and potential partners, including the analyses of partners’ strategies related to government relations, CSR, global and regional marketing and sponsorships that are relevant to UICC’s fundraising efforts
  • Conceptualize and manage high impact and complex partnerships
  • Develop tools and frameworks that would support the partnership development work and guide other team members both within Partnership Development and other UICC teams
  • Represent UICC to external constituencies. This could include formal and informal presentations, attending conferences, sitting on advisory groups
  • Make clear and informed recommendations and prepare briefs on where and how to use UICC’s leadership voice (the CEO and the President, as well as Board members) for fundraising and partnership building.

Skills and competencies required for the role

  • An advanced university degree with a minimum of six years (for Manager) or ten years (for Senior Manager) proven track record of fundraising in a non-profit organisation or an international organisation
  • Proven ability to meet fundraising targets
  • Good knowledge of the philanthropic sector - companies, foundations and high net worth individuals
  • Experience of working with government donors as well as multilateral agency donors is an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a small, multicultural, dynamic team
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment with multiple and competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to maximise the growth potential of partnerships. In case of Senior Manager, hands-on experience with major fundraising efforts is required. This will include personal interaction with senior level policy makers, executives of private sector companies and civil society organizations, coalitions, and governments
  • Experience in developing comprehensive grant proposals
  • Experience in the global health sector would be an advantage
  • Existing connections within the global health and pharmaceutical community is desirable
  • Permit to work in Switzerland
  • Fluency in English


All applications must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please address your application to: careers@uicc.org.

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2023. Applications received will be evaluated on a rolling basis and application submission for this position may close early if we have enough suitable applicants.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.