Learning Community Manager – Switzerland
The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) is the world’s largest membership organization dedicated to the fight against cancer. Founded in Geneva in 1933, UICC has more than 1,200 member organizations in 172 countries. 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 the fight against cancer remains a priority in the global health and development agenda. UICC has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and maintains 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 more than 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 Center for Law & Cancer, the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) and established the City Cancer Challenge Foundation in January 2019.
Capacity building is one of the three pillars of UICC’s work, alongside advocacy and convening. Through the development of specific capacity-building initiatives and programs, UICC aims to foster an influential cancer community equipped with the skills, knowledge, networks and resources to deliver effective cancer prevention and control. Capacity building programs and opportunities offer a wide variety of support to UICC members and the cancer community, including e-learning, project grants, individual fellowships, mentorship, technical support and facilitating connections and networks. These opportunities focus on multidisciplinary themes such as national advocacy, cancer control planning, health systems, organizational leadership, and patient engagement.
UICC has been supporting the continuing education of cancer control professionals through e-learning since 2014. Starting with a limited number of blended learning opportunities combining an online component with in-person workshops during the World Cancer Congress, UICC’s e-learning offering has evolved over the years. and now includes a dedicated e-learning platform hosting a range of self-paced, cohort-based online courses available throughout the year.
As UICC expands its online offering to support its members, it is expected that e-learning and the development and management of learning communities will play an increasing role in supporting UICC’s strategic priorities. and in creating an engaged and knowledgeable community of UICC members.
The Learning Community Manager leads the development and facilitation of ongoing participatory online learning experiences for professionals in UICC members and communities. He/she is responsible for driving overall engagement on the UICC e-learning platform, including informing the e-learning content strategy, encouraging the creation of relevant content through UICC and other key stakeholders, and advising on participatory learning techniques and formats.
Responsibilities will include, but need not be limited to:
Planning and managing e-learning content
- Develop, implement and regularly review UICC’s e-learning platform content strategy to ensure e-learning provision aligns with and supports UICC’s priority areas and responds to identified learning needs through a relevant mix of e-learning delivery formats
- Work with course content managers and subject matter experts to develop and implement individual courses aligned with content strategy
- Manage the online course accreditation process
- Monitor, evaluate and report on the progress and impact of UICC’s e-learning provision.
Managing and engaging learning communities
- Be the primary point of contact for users of the UICC e-learning platform, including overseeing user registrations and activities
- Provide UICC colleagues with information on learner preferences and areas of need to ensure that the e-learning offer is informed of user needs
- Develop opportunities for participatory activities and peer-to-peer learning both within individual course cohorts, in collaboration with course leaders, and throughout the online learning community
- Support other capacity building programs with the design of online learning spaces and experiences tailored to the beneficiaries of each program, as appropriate.
Impact, communication and partnerships
- Develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan for UICC e-learning provision and document its impact on UICC learner communities
- Work with the communications team to create and implement an outreach and communications plan for UICC’s e-learning offering and activities, including collecting and sharing success stories from online learning
- Cultivate relationships with external partners and participate in partnership conversations related to e-learning and learning communities.
Skills and competences
- Postgraduate degree/Masters degree in a related field (eg Health Sciences, Public Health, Learning, International Development, etc.) with familiarity and exposure to the field of Cancer and Non-Communicable Diseases desirable.
- Specialization and/or experience in the design of online learning experiences and activities, as well as in mixed environments (online and in person).
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in roles of increasing responsibility in the coordination and management of projects, preferably in the context of an international non-governmental organization.
- Experience in mobilizing stakeholder communities through interactive activities and participatory platforms.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to represent the voice of the organization in front of diverse communities.
- High level organizational and time management skills to organize own work, set priorities and meet deadlines.
- Excellent ability to work independently, across cultures, with multiple stakeholders.
- Forward-thinking, proactive and driven to envision and envision better ways to accomplish deliverables.
- Excellent computer literacy, proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and ability to navigate e-learning management software and community management tools.
- Fluency in English with additional languages is considered an advantage.
- The candidate must have a Swiss work permit or be authorized to work in Switzerland.
How to register
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Please send your application to: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: December 15, 2022
Only selected candidates will be contacted.
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