IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE\: please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local date and time.
1. Organizational context
The post is located in the Operations Service of The Hague Registry, Brands and Designs Sector. The Operations Service processes international design applications and other transactions related to the administration of the various Acts of the Hague Agreement. The incumbent examines international design applications and processes changes or decisions regarding international registrations. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Head of the Operations Service.
2. Duties and responsibilities
The incumbent performs the following tasks\:
(a) examine in-depth international design applications.
(b) verify data concerning applications entered into the computer system.
(c) verify the conformity of applications for international registration according to the applicable legal texts (Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs) and, if necessary, draft irregularity letters.
(d) follow-up of international applications with regard to irregularity letters sent and, in particular, decisions on the action to be taken after the receipt of the replies to these irregularities from applicants.
(e) process modifications, renewals, refusals, rectifications or any other documents received with respect to an international design application.
(f) verify fees and follow-up with the financial services on payments.
(g) participate in the training of new Examiners.
(h) supply information of a practical nature to national Offices, lawyers and users of the industrial design system, relating to the procedure for international registration, the status of applications being examined or already recorded in the International Register, the payment of fees or any other related questions.
(i) perform other related duties as required.
Secondary education with relevant diploma.
First-level university degree.
At least eight years of relevant experience, including in the area of industrial design or comparable experience. A relevant university degree may be accepted in lieu of two years of experience.
Experience in an Intellectual Property Office.
Excellent knowledge of English and Korean.
Good knowledge of another official United Nations language.
Good knowledge and understanding of the Hague Agreement.
Good communication skills with the ability to communicate information clearly, both orally and in writing.
Good IT skills for document processing, data management and data search.
Ability to work within the rules, regulations and procedures governing the area of work.
Meticulous attention to detail and ability to spot irregularities.
Good time management and work organization skills.
Ability to handle and protect confidential and sensitive data with integrity.
Ability to work on own initiative and with a marked sense of team work and shared responsibility.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
4. Organizational competencies
1. Communicating effectively.
2. Respecting individual and cultural differences.
3. Showing team spirit.
4. Managing yourself.
5. Producing results.
6. Embracing change.
7. Respecting ethics and values.
Annual salary (Net of tax)\: 80,912 CHF
Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
Initial period of one year, 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.
7,939 CHF per year for dependent spouse; 6,398 CHF per year for each dependent child.
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish\: 4,788 CHF per year for two of these languages, and 3,192 CHF per year for one of them. The allowance is not payable for the mother tongue or the main working language of the staff member. The grant of this allowance is subject to examination.
General Service posts are generally subject to local recruitment. However, a limited international recruitment package may be applicable.
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.
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.
- Organization: WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
- Location: Geneva
- Grade: GS-6, General Service - Administrative support
- Closing Date: 2017-03-01