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Senior Advisor, IP And Gender @WIPO

Senior Advisor, IP and Gender @WIPO

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Senior Advisor, IP and Gender  21221-FT
Office of the Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector
Grade  P5
Contract Duration  2 years *

Duty Station

 : CH-Geneva

Publication Date

 : 05-Oct-2021  

Application Deadline

 : 01-Nov-2021, 11:59:00 PM

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 Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Patents and Technology Sector (PTS), in the DDG’s capacity as WIPO’s IP and Gender Champion. This function is responsible for implementing WIPO’s strategic goals to promote and encourage female engagement in IP, provide expertise and support services to Member States and external stakeholders and provide the necessary data and information to integrate a gender perspective into IP legislation, policies, programs and projects.

  1. Purpose Statement

The incumbent provides strategic direction on IP and Gender matters and serves as the primary liaison with Member States and external stakeholders on education, research, and capacity building relating to WIPO’s IP and Gender programs.  The incumbent creates and facilitates cross-sectoral programs that enhance access to the IP system for women inventors, innovators, creators and entrepreneurs.

  1. Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Deputy Director General, in the DDG’s capacity as WIPO’s IP and Gender Champion.

d.      Work Relations

The Senior Advisor, IP and Gender works closely with a variety of key strategic stakeholders worldwide, including National IP Offices (patents, trademarks and copyrights), Geneva based representatives of Missions, international organizations including the UN, capital representatives, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, corporations, innovators and creators.  In addition, the Senior Advisor, IP and Gender will collaborate closely across all WIPO Sectors, including with the Gender and Diversity Specialist, to formulate and coordinate activities, gather necessary data and information and assess and determine opportunities to drive IP and Gender programs and projects.

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