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Organizational Context


a.    Organizational Setting


The post is in the Office of the Deputy Director General (DDG) for the Regional and National Development Sector (RNDS).


The Regional and National Development Sector (RNDS) leverages its unique knowledge of and engagement with Member States and regions to reinforce the more effective use of IP for growth and development.  It does this by connecting the expertise, services, and tools that WIPO offers with the needs and priorities of our Member States and national and regional stakeholders.


b.    Purpose Statement


The RNDS Sector is one of WIPO’s largest, managing a diverse set of topics and issues.  The incumbent will be the senior officer responsible for advising and supporting the Deputy Director General (DDG), on the work of RNDS.  The incumbent supports and advises the DDG in the management and oversight of the Sector.  The incumbent also supports the DDG in his engagements and communications with external stakeholders, particularly Member States.  The incumbent provides management support to Divisions within the Sector, ensuring Sector compliance with WIPO’s policies, administrative procedures, instructions, and guidelines.


c.    Reporting Lines


The incumbent works under the supervision of the DDG for RNDS



2.      Duties and Responsibilities


The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:


a.   Oversee the preparation of Deputy Director General’s diplomatic and other engagements with stakeholders in Geneva, particularly external stakeholders including Member States.


b.   Coordinate and plan visits of the DDG outside of Geneva, including the final approval of briefings and talking points prepared by technical areas and ensure timely follow-up on commitments made.


c.   Draft speeches and/or talking points for DDG’s interventions in official events.


d.   Facilitate the information flow across the Sector and contribute to mandate implementation through the provision of advice and recommendations on proposals and memoranda from RNDS Divisions.


e.   Coordinate the preparation of the Sector’s planning and budgeting processes in line with WIPO’s results-based framework, ensuring compatibility with work priorities and objectives, coherence, and quality.


f.    Provide expert advice for the effective implementation of RNDS communication tools and messages within RNDS and/or on RNDS/institutional and governance issues, working closely with WIPO’s media team.


g.   Oversee the preparation of programmatic documents and reports, including WIPO performance report, risk assessments, annual work plans, and program and budget reports.


h.   Work for the effective financial utilization of resources allocated under the Office of the DDG and ensure the required financial closure, according to WIPO rules and regulations.


i.    Support the DDG as part of the core team in delivering successful high level and governing body meetings, including future Ministerial Forums, Diplomatic Conferences, and the WIPO Assemblies, working closely with counterparts in the Diplomatic Engagement and Assemblies Affairs Division, the Office of the Legal Counsel, and other relevant areas of the Organization.


j.    Integrate WIPO official delegation and/or participate in official events or commitments.


k.   Represent the DDG at internal and external meetings as necessary, including senior-level UN common system meetings.


l.    Any other duties that may be required.



3.      Requirements


Education (Essential)

Advanced university degree in Law, Public or Business Administration, International Relations, Economics, Social Sciences, Development, or a related discipline. A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


Experience (Essential)

At least seven years of relevant professional experience, including in the areas of international diplomacy, policy advice, and strategic planning.


Sound experience on the management of projects and initiatives in IP and development.


Experience (Desirable)

Experience of working with senior management or in a front office environment.


Experience working with a range of countries, including developing and least-developed countries and emerging economies.


Language (Essential)

An excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.


Language (Desirable)

Knowledge of another UN language.


Job Related Competencies (Essential)

Sound political judgment and ability to anticipate potential sensitivities.


Discretion and integrity.


Agility and motivation to work in a fast-paced role, with a proven ability to master new subjects rapidly across a diverse range of subjects.


Excellent communication skills.


Proven ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.


Strong customer and service focus, solution oriented.


Excellent people and resource management skills.


Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.


Excellent skills in planning and coordination, with the ability to work under pressure, respect deadlines and to handle multiple concurrent projects and activities.


Excellent drafting skills.


Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the social media.


Job Related Competencies (Desirable)

Knowledge of intellectual property issues and a good understanding of the strategic objectives and activities of WIPO.


Good level of IT awareness and understanding of developments in new technologies.



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%


Annual salary       $75,602
Post adjustment       $69,025
Total Salary       $144,627
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: 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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