Program Officer

$118,816 - $159,212 / YEAR Expired 2 months ago
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JOB DETAIL

 

1.     Organizational Context

 

a.    Organizational Setting

 

The position is located in the Technology Information Section of the IP for Innovators Department (IPID) in the IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector. The Department is responsible for supporting innovators to use intellectual property (IP) as a tool for growth and sustainable development. The Section is responsible for making available information and knowledge resources to support innovators and entrepreneurs to make informed decisions throughout the innovation cycle.

 

b.    Purpose Statement

 

The incumbent advises on and substantively contributes to the development, maintenance, and improvement of information and knowledge resources in the areas of innovation and technology support, technology transfer, and IP commercialization, developing partnerships for access to patent databases and scientific and technical content, and ensuring the adoption and effective use of these resources.

 

c.    Reporting Lines

 

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Head of the Technology Information Section.

 

 

d.    Work Relations

 

The incumbent works in close coordination with members of IPID staff, external stakeholders and other areas of WIPO including the Patents and Technology Sector, Regional and National Development Sector, Global Challenges and Partnerships Sector, and Administration, Finance and Management Sector.

 

 

2.     Duties and Responsibilities

 

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

 

a.  Analyze and assess stakeholder needs and gaps with respect to information and knowledge resources in the areas of innovation and technology support, technology transfer, and IP commercialization, in particular among Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) and technology transfer offices and structures, and develop and/or recommend content for new information and knowledge resources in the above-mentioned areas.

 

b.  Identify and pursue opportunities for developing new information and knowledge resources in the areas of innovation and technology support, technology transfer, and IP commercialization and improve existing resources in these areas.

 

c.  Manage projects and activities for developing, maintaining, and improving information and knowledge resources in the areas of innovation and technology support, technology transfer, and IP commercialization, including WIPO INSPIRE, WIPO Patent Database Reports, WIPO Patent Register Portal, and eTISC knowledge sharing platform.

 

d.  Conceive, plan and organize activities for developing partnerships for access to patent databases and scientific and technical content, within the framework of the Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) programs.

 

e.  Represent WIPO in partnership committees and working groups related to innovation support, in particular within the framework of the Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) and Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) programs, and contribute to the training activities with different stakeholders by preparing and presenting model training resources.

 

f.   Develop, plan and organize promotional and training activities to promote the adoption and effective use of information and knowledge resources in the areas of innovation and technology support, technology transfer, and IP commercialization and resources made available through the ARDI and ASPI programs.

 

g.  Perform such other related duties as required.

 

 

3.     Requirements

 

Education (Essential)

First-level university degree in business administration, public administration, management, international relations, law, natural sciences, engineering, information and communication technology, or related field.

 

Education (Desirable)

Certification in project management.

 

Experience (Essential)

At least six years of relevant professional experience including in developing information and/or knowledge resources in the area of intellectual property.

 

Experience (Desirable)

Experience in partnership development.

 

Experience in providing training.

 

Experience working in an international environment.

 

Experience in project management.

 

Experience in working in the public sector.

 

Language (Essential)

Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.

 

Language (Desirable)

Knowledge of other official UN languages.

 

Job Related Competencies (Essential)

Excellent knowledge of intellectual property, in particular patents.

 

Excellent project management skills.

 

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

 

Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work within strict deadlines.

 

Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to draft and deliver presentations to various audiences.

 

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

 

Adaptability to new environments, tasks and demands.

 

Job Related Competencies (Desirable)

Knowledge of the use of intellectual property for innovation, including one or more of the following areas: technology and innovation support, technology transfer, IP commercialization.

 

 

4.     Organizational Competencies

 

1.    Communicating effectively.

2.    Showing team spirit.

3.    Demonstrating integrity.

4.    Valuing diversity.

5.    Producing results.

6.    Showing service orientation.

7.    Seeing the big picture.

8.    Seeking change and innovation.

9.    Developing yourself and others.

 

 

5.      Information

 

Mobility:  WIPO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director General and may be assigned to any activities, office or duty station of the Organization.  Accordingly, the selected candidate may be required to move from time to time to new functions and/or to another duty station.

 

 

Annual salary:

Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment.  Please note that this estimate is for information only.  The post adjustment multiplier (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change (increase or decrease) without notice.  The figures quoted below are based on the March 2024 rate of 91.3%

 

P3
Annual salary       $62,692
Post adjustment       $57,238
Total Salary       $119,930
Currency USD    

 

Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.

 

Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.

 

Additional Information

 

* Initial period of two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.  No fixed-term appointment or any extension hereof shall carry with it any expectancy of, nor imply any right to, (further) extensions or conversion to a permanent appointment.

 

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill other posts at the same grade with similar functions in accordance with Staff Rule 4.9.5.

 

Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.

 

The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised.

 

 


 

By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from the recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations.

 

In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.

 

Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening.  Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.

 

Additional background checks may be required.

Geneva, Switzerland
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