IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE\: please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant’s location.
1. Organizational Context
The post is located in the WIPO Office in China (WOC), Beijing. This Office is responsible for effective delivery of WIPO's products and services to Intellectual Property (IP). The WOC is part of a network of External Offices (EOs) that add clear value, efficiency and effectiveness to the delivery of strategic goals of the Organization in a coordinated and complementary way with WIPO headquarters (HQ). The incumbent assists the Director in conceptualizing and implementing the work program of the WOC for the promotion of WIPO's mandate and for improving the quality and timeliness of WIPO services for the protection and enforcement of IP rights (IPRs). The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director of the WOC.
The incumbent assists the Director in conceptualizing and implementing the work program of the WOC for the promotion of WIPO's mandate and for improving the quality and timeliness of WIPO services for the protection and enforcement of IP rights (IPRs). The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director of the WOC.
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director of the WOC.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will perform the following principal duties\:
a. Provide support to the Director in setting WOC's workplan to enhance WIPO services in China;
b. Assist the Director with management of finance (the petty cash account and bank account) and logistical service of the Office including preparing Monthly lmprest , supervising other finance-related procedures and the work of the agency worker;
c. Strengthen and develop relations with IP stakeholders in China and provide policy and procedural advice on the promotion of IPR protection in China;
d. Plan and organize activities to promote greater use of WIPO's global IP services in China, especially the Madrid System and Alternative Dispute Resolution services;
e. Develop and maintain contacts with officials of the host government with a view to promoting cooperation, at policy and technical levels, and to the sustainable economic development of China through the use of IP systems;
f. Develop and maintain contacts with officials from intergovernmental agencies based in China on matters of administration and common system interest with a view to building synergies;
g. Represent WIPO and provide substantive expertise and authoritative advice at international, regional and national meetings; prepare and present papers on behalf of WIPO;
h. Support the customer services of the Office;
i. Perform other related duties as required.
Advanced university degree in management, business administration, international relations, law, science, economics or other related field. A first level university degree plus two years of relevant experience in addition to the experience requested below may be acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Specialization in intellectual property.
At least seven years of related professional experience in one or more of the following fields\: trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright.
Experience of using one of WIPO services.
Excellent (written and spoken) knowledge of Chinese and English.
Ability to work in other official UN languages.
Job Related Competencies (Essential)
Ability to manage financial resources in accordance with applicable administrative and financial rules, regulations and procedures.
Ability to build and enhance internal and external partnerships and promote synergies and WIPO's mandate.
Good knowledge of the subject areas dealt with by the Organization, in particular IP, and ability to draft documents and deliver speeches.
Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the Internet.
4. Organizational Competencies
Showing team spirit.
Showing service orientation.
Seeing the big picture.
Seeking change and innovation.
Developing yourself and others.
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.
National Professional Officers (NPOs) are recruited locally in the country of the duty station. NPO shall normally be nationals of the country of the duty station.
Annual salary\: 693045 in Renminbi (Total Net)
Salaries and allowances are paid in local currency.
Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
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.