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Health Financing Associate

at City Cancer Challenge Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland

About the Job

The Health Financing Associate will be an integral member of a small, dynamic team driving C/Can’s City Health Financing Lab (CHFL), a core component of C/Can’s work in cities, and a new approach to bringing financial and economic expertise to cities to advance sustainable financing and new investments in cancer treatment solutions. S/he will work with global experts and C/Can city stakeholders on the development of innovative, multisectoral financing models for cancer; advance cancer care as part of national efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC); and work closely with the City Health Financing Lead to deliver the CHFL’s strategic global agenda.

The successful candidate for the position of Health Financing Associate will be a/an:

  • Strong project manager who pays close attention to detail
  • Proactive problem-solver who can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Diplomat with the ability to collaborate in an international and multi-cultural setting
  • Clear and effective communicator with strong research and writing skills
  • Effective relationship manager with experience coordinating multi-sectoral collaboration
  • Life-long learner with the ability to rapidly absorb new information

Specific responsibilities of the Health Financing Associate will include:

Project Management

  • Coordinate city-based CHFL projects in close collaboration with C/Can City Managers. This may include the management of external consultants, planning and execution of stakeholder workshops, meetings, and technical assistance activities.
  • Conduct research on national cancer coverage within the framework of UHC.
  • Map, monitor, and support the engagement of regional networks of experts.
  • Support the coordination of C/Can’s Health Financing Advisory Committee.

Internal and External Communications

  • Conduct research and contribute to the writing of publications, including case studies of CHFL city projects. This may include the management of academic and expert partners.
  • Support the C/Can Partnerships Team to develop funding proposals related to health financing activities and the CHFL.


  • Support the C/Can Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Team with regular reporting on CHFL targets and city, national, and global outcomes.

Risk & Compliance

  • Support C/Can’s Leadership Team to identify and manage programmatic risks.

This position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland with 25-50% international travel and report to the City Cancer Challenge City Health Financing Lead.


Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered for this position:

• Master’s degree in business, economics, international relations, or health policy
• Fluency in English and Spanish
• A minimum of five years of experience working in at least one of the following fields:

  • Public health financing
  • Impact investing
  • Development banks
  • Management consulting

To apply

TO APPLY, please send a CV listing at least two references and Letter of Motivation to with the subject line “Application: Health Financing Associate.”

Please confirm your eligibility for employment in Switzerland (ie. working permit type) in the Letter of Motivation.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested applicants to apply ASAP.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

City Cancer Challenge Foundation

City Cancer Challenge (C/Can), founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), is building a collective movement of cities, supported by global and local partners, to deliver quality, equitable and sustainable cancer treatment solutions for all. To achieve this mission, C/Can works in partnership with a network of motivated city and regional leaders, ministries of health, civil society organisations, industry, development actors, health professionals and patient advocates to achieve a direct and concrete impact on cancer mortality rates.

Since its launch at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in January 2017, C/Can and its partners have implemented localised 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, the next phase of C/Can that aims to scale up support to a wider network of cities in all regions has now been launched.

In January 2019, City Cancer Challenge transitioned to an independent legal entity, City Cancer Challenge Foundation (“the Foundation”), based in Geneva, Switzerland.