Who we are
We are the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC
), the largest and oldest international cancer-fighting organisation. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation, which was founded in Geneva in 1933, and which today counts over 1,150 member organisations in 173 countries.
UICC is the organisation behind World Cancer Day
, a global public awareness day, which takes place every 4 February. The day exists to bring cancer into sharp focus by raising global public awareness and to support our members in strengthening public literacy and political action around cancer.
The website is the digital, global home and hub for World Cancer Day (with over 90% of surveyed members having visited the website) with all pieces of communications directing supporters to the website. The website is an opportunity to make supporters feel part of a global community, to learn more about the issues, be inspired by what other supporters and doing, learn how to get involved, where supporters are recognised and showcased, and to engage with the content.
In 2020, the website received an unprecedented number of visitors to the website. In the campaign period, worldcancerday.org welcomed over 600,000 unique visitors (a 70%+ increase to the year before), with close to 100,000 campaign materials downloaded and nearly 9,000 direct shares of the website content.
The mandate is an interesting one: a chance to work on an already successful and recognised, global public-health campaign website.
The successful applicant would have the opportunity to work closely with the UICC communications team on implementing improvements and optimising the existing worldcancerday.org website in the first year,
but later on build an entirely new website for the 2022-2024 campaign
(with Drupal as the CMS).
Deadline for submission: COB Friday, 24 April 2020
We are very much looking forward to hearing from you and trust that our project will spark your interest. If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org