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  • Organization: WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: Closed

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


a. Organizational setting

 The position is located in the Diplomatic Engagement and Assemblies Affairs Division of the Sector of the Director General.


b. Purpose statement

 The incumbent performs the duties related to the position of driver both within and outside the Organization.  He/she drives an official service car to transport the Director General, staff members, equipment, documents and supplies.


c. Reporting lines

 The incumbent works under the supervision of and reports to the Protocol Manager.



2. Duties and responsibilities


In particular, the incumbent performs the following tasks\: 

a.  Meets, in rotation with the other drivers, the needs of the Organization (including driving the Director General or any other senior official and/or high-level visitor on official business) bearing in mind that these services may be required beyond the normal working hours of drivers (7\:30 a.m. - 5\:30 p.m.).


b.  Collect and deposit inter-organizational mail at the Palais des Nations daily.


c.  Performs, in rotation with the other drivers, any errands with one of the official service vehicles between WIPO and various official institutions (international organizations, consulates, permanent missions, agencies of the State of Geneva, banks, airport, post office, etc.).


d.  Settles expenses for visas, document legalizations and other expenditure with the appropriate fund and reports to the line manager.


e.  Respond to official service requests from line managers.


f.   Perform routine maintenance, cleaning and refueling of the assigned vehicle.


g.  Perform other related duties as required by the Division.



3. Requirements


Education (essential)

Secondary education or equivalent.


Experience (essential)

 At least one year's experience of similar work as a professional driver.


Experience (desirable)

Experience driving VIPs.


Languages (essential)

Excellent knowledge of French or English and good knowledge of the other language.


Languages (desirable)

Knowledge of another official UN language.


Job-Related Competencies (Essential)

Driving license valid in Switzerland and good driving record.


Self-management and initiative in compliance with internal rules and regulations.


Good general appearance, discretion, tact and courtesy.


Time management skills.


Job-Related Competencies (Desirable)

Good knowledge of Geneva and the surrounding area.


Knowledge of international organizations.


Ability to use computer hardware and software (especially Word, Excel and Outlook).



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


Monthly salary (Net of tax)\:  5,415 CHF

Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.

Additional Information


General Service posts are subject to local recruitment.  Staff in the General Service category are recruited in the host country or within reasonable commuting distance of the Headquarters.


Temporary appointments are renewable, subject to continuing needs, availability of budget and satisfactory performance with a maximum cumulative length of two years.


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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