HR Manager

Echéance : 31/08/2022

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Union for International Cancer Control

  • Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Availability: As soon as possible

About the Union for International Cancer Control (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 ensure cancer continues to be a priority in 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 United Nations, academia, 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.

In recent years, UICC has received international awards for its Congress, Summit, use of social media, website and membership engagement. We consider ourselves to be a top-level NGO which aspires to deliver excellence at all times. UICC conducts monthly staff engagement surveys which show that the organisation is a very good employer benchmarked to other organisations in the sector.

Summary of the position

The Finance and Administration team supports all UICC teams in delivering their long-term ambitions set out on the UICC Business Plan. The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for managing all Human Resources procedures, ensuring the HR-related policies exist and are implemented accordingly to make UICC a competitive employer.

Main responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Ensuring that all Human Resources-related policies are in place, respected, managed and implemented
  • Managing the hiring and induction processes to support organisational growth.
  • Welcome and engage new/existing staff to retain talent and ensure that all teams are well resourced and motivated.
  • Leading the staff professional development plan. Coordinate training as necessary to meet the plan objectives
  • Supporting the CEO, the COO and the teams in general when HR concerns arise
  • Developing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the Organisation strategy
  • Maintaining and reporting on workplace health and safety compliance
  • Processing payroll effectively and within budget
  • Interfacing with insurance companies, pension plan providers and local administration/tax offices
  • Responding and tracking staff requests regarding their benefits, compensation, insurance plans
  • Maintaining and updating all staff data
  • Organising and supervising office activities for and with employees

Skills and Competencies

  • At least 5 years experience and relevant educational background in Human Resources
  • Experience managing Human Resources processes
  • Proven track record of binding employees together
  • At ease in liaising with personnel, authorities and suppliers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English and in French (written and spoken)
  • Proactive, team player, excellent networker, well organised and attention to detail
  • Highly ethical and at ease with working with highly confidential information


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Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted