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Youth Engagement Facilitator

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Youth
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-28

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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 

  1. Organizational Setting

The post is located in the Office of the Assistant Director General for Global Challenges and Partnerships Sector (GCPS). The Sector covers issues relating to traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources; leads efforts to work with other United Nations (UN) agencies and international organizations on cross-cutting global issues with an intellectual property aspect; builds on and expands partnerships with stakeholders, including those from international, business and civil society sectors; and reaches out to new stakeholders such as the youth. 

  1. Purpose Statement

The incumbent is part of a multi-disciplinary team and provides inputs and information to guide and support the responsible officials in the development and monitoring of WIPO’s youth engagement activities and programs. WIPO’s activities in this area will primarily target the age group 15-35.

  1. Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Assistant Director General, Global Challenges and Partnerships Sector. 

  1. Work Relations

The incumbent will work regularly with colleagues in Divisions and Departments across the whole of WIPO as well as external partners.


2.      Duties and Responsibilities


The incumbent will perform the following principal duties\:


a.   Map and monitor existing and planned youth-focused activities across WIPO, evaluate impact and recommend new initiatives or components. 

b.   Research and compile information, and provide technical inputs to support the development of the WIPO strategy around youth engagement.

c.   Contribute to the development of web-based communications around WIPO’s youth engagement activities and programs, including recommending content and maintaining a dedicated webpage.

d.   Maintain established contacts, networks, resources and processes to support youth engagement activities.

e.   Organize and provide logistical and administrative support for events, such as teleconferences, symposia and meetings.

f.    Draft presentations, data points, background materials, analyses and other written materials to support the Sector on other programmatic matters in relation to youth engagement. 

g.   Perform any other relevant tasks.


3.      Requirements

Education (Essential)

First-level university degree in international relations, communications, business, international development, or any field related to innovation, creativity or intellectual property.

Experience (Essential)

At least three years of relevant professional experience in at least one of these fields\:  communications, marketing, or content creation; and in an international environment.  

Demonstrated record of engagement with, and outreach to youth and young people as well as a demonstrable interest in innovation, creativity or intellectual property, particularly as it relates to the youth.

Experience (Desirable)

Private sector experience.

Experience in youth engagement at the regional or international levels.

Language (Essential)

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.

Language (Desirable)

Knowledge of other official UN languages.

Job Related Competencies (Essential)

Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into well-presented data points and recommendations.

Ease with social media and online platforms.

Ability to generate content for a wide variety of platforms and audiences, with specific attention paid to youth and young people in developing countries. 

Proven ability to coordinate organization-wide initiatives and engagement with related external initiatives.

Sensitivity for the interrelationships between diverse policy fields.

Excellent time management and organizational skills. 

Ability to handle complex issues, accommodate competing priorities, and deliver high-quality outputs under time pressure. 

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.


Job Related Competencies (Desirable)

Knowledge of, and interest in, current policy issues related to innovation, creativity and intellectual property, especially those of concern and interest to youth.

Ability to distil complex and technical concepts into content that is relatable and understandable by different segments of youth. 

Ability to build, grow and manage partnerships with industry, civil society and governments, so as to scale the organization’s reach and impact on the ground.

4.      Organizational Competencies


Communicating effectively.

  1. Showing team spirit.
  2. Demonstrating integrity.
  3. Valuing diversity.
  4. Producing results.
  5. Showing service orientation.
  6. Seeing the big picture.
  7. Seeking change and innovation.
  8. 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 August 2021 rate of 85.8%




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Total Salary


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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\:// 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.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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