Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT112
 
Title: Project manager
 
Grade: P3
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  One year - Extra-budgetary position initially established for a limited duration of one year. Any extension subject to the availability of extrabudgetary funding.
 
Date: 4 April 2013
 
Application Deadline: 24 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Cancer Information (CIN)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Cancer Information (CIN) Section at IARC is responsible for the collection, estimation, dissemination and interpretation of the key indicators that describe the cancer burden at the global, regional and national level. In order to achieve this objective, CIN Section works closely with and provides support to population-based cancer registries (PBCR) around the world and, in particular, seeks to capacity-build cancer registration in LMICs. The IARC-led multi-agency Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development in Low and Middle Income Countries (GICR) was launched in 2011 to establish effective mechanisms to expand the coverage and quality of data from PBCR in LMIC and attain a global fund for such activities. Now in its initial operational phase, a series of IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Registration are being rolled out in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Coordinated by IARC, in collaboration with designated local Principal Investigators in each Hub, the objective of the Regional Hubs is to provide the necessary support, training, research capacity and advocacy tools to assist in a sustainable expansion of high-quality PBCR within defined Hub regions. An IARC Regional Hub for Cancer Registration has been operational in Mumbai, India since late-2011 and covers Southern, Central and Eastern Asia. In collaboration with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, an African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) is developing into a regional Hub covering sub-Saharan Africa. Agreements have been reached to launch a Hub in Izmir, Turkey to cover Western Asia and Northern Africa by early-2013, while discussions are on-going regarding a Hub initiative to assist registration in Central and South America.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the Head of the CIN Section, the incumbent works closely with other members of the CIN team involved with GICR. The incumbent is expected to:

1. Provide support to the IARC strategy for enhancing cancer registration in LMIC through GICR;

2. Help the CIN Section Head coordinate the building of an alliance of relevant agencies and organizations with an interest in improving cancer registration in LMIC;

3. Provide administrative support to the GICR Advisory Group including the organization and minuting of monthly meetings and following-up on agreed actions;

4. Provide support to and liaison with collaborators in Central and South America in order to establish a hub (or hubs) within this region and help initiate the first phase of activities for such hubs;

5. Support the further building of a multi-agency development fund coupled with an on-going global business plan to support GICR;

6. Identify and establish links with potential funders/sponsors/supporters of such a development fund;

7. Help coordinate IARC-led training initiatives within GICR the strategy including the development of a manual of cancer registration practice for LMIC and, in particular, distance learning resources;

8. Liaise with the Regional Hub Executive Group on GICR activities;

9. Write grant applications with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.

10. Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Minimum graduate degree (i.e. Masters) in a health-related field such as health services management, epidemiology or public health.
Skills:
Excellent knowledge of cancer registration, cancer epidemiology and the role of cancer registries in cancer control and cancer research.
Excellent project management and communication skills.
High capacity to manage workload, set priorities and liase with multiple partners across activities.
Proven ability to write grant applications.
Ability to allocate work to others and follow up activities.
Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team and to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Communicate in a credible and effective way,
- Produce results,
- Respecte and promote individual and cultural differences.
Experience:
Essential: At least five-years experience of working on multi-partner capacity building projects in an international environment. Evidence of a coordination role in multi-partner studies and/or networks. Knowledge of the challenges of cancer registration in low and middle income countries.

Desirable: Experience of cancer registration training activities, especially involving distance learning and cancer epidemiological research. Experience of working in Central or South America. Knowledge of CanReg5 software. Experience of budget management.
Languages:
Fluent in English with preferably a good knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese and French.
Additional Information:
Please note that a list of publications is compulsory. To add this list, please go to your profile under additional
documents. Candidates called for interview may be expected to give a seminar.
IARC/WHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH
INSURANCE), DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN, HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, AND 30
DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE
TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, ASSIGNMENT GRANT, RENTAL SUBSIDY, AND HOME LEAVE.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
69 677 Euros at single rate
74 646 Euros with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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