The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation, is looking for qualified professionals wishing to contribute to its distinctive mission of making IP work for everyone.
As the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, cooperation and information, WIPO aims to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.
Intellectual property has gained enormously in importance in recent decades for the economies of nations, regions and the world as a whole. At the same time, information technology has moved at heart of these economies, as most modern day industrial production and commercial transactions are now highly dependent on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and platforms.
ICT also lies at the core of WIPO’s execution of its mandate and conditions various dimensions of its work. It has evolved into the primary means for WIPO to deliver its services, and it permits those services to distinguish themselves from other avenues for seeking intellectual property protection at the global level.
In view of the central role of ICT at WIPO, a significant portion of recruitment relates to IT roles, representing on average close to 30% of the Organization’s professional vacancies annually.
WIPO Talent Pools
The Talent Pools serve to ensure a pipeline of external qualified candidates for Professional and higher category posts in both programmatic and support areas, for profiles that are regularly recruited for and/or difficult to fill.
How do the Talent Pools work?
The Talent Pools are open year-round to enable professionals to express their interest in employment with WIPO in a particular domain. The expressions of interest received will be reviewed by our recruiters with a view to:
Contacting qualified professionals regarding vacancies that match their profile
Sourcing candidates for temporary opportunities
Information Technology (IT) Profile
If you are an IT professional with an advanced university degree and a minimum of 4 years of working experience (6 years with a first-level university degree) in the IT arena, we would like to hear from you.
WIPO employs IT professionals of various profiles:
• Project Manager
• Systems Analyst
• Software Architect
• Data Architect
• Data Integration Developer
• Database Specialist
• Data Warehouse Specialist
• Web Developer
• Operations Team Coordinator
• Service Manager
• Machine Learning Specialist
• ERP Solutions Manager
• Software Engineer
• Functional Analyst
• Test Manager
• Application Software Implementer
• Quality Assurance Specialist
• Systems Administrator
• Network Specialist
• Information Security Architect
• Information Risk Officer
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Knowledge of other official UN languages
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
WIPO’s core values, shaping the future, working as one, acting responsibly and delivery excellence, reflect our aim to achieve an efficient, professional organization in the service of a global public, which values diversity and treats all people with fairness, dignity and respect.
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 June 2022 rate of 71.4%.
Annual salary $75,602
Post adjustment $53,980
Total Salary $129,582
Annual salary $62,692
Post adjustment $44,762
Total Salary $107,454
Note: There is a salary range corresponding to each grade; the above figures are based on the starting salary (step 1) for each grade.
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.
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 a related 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 further considered, 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.