Program Officer (three posts)

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
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1. ย ย ย  Organizational Context

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  1. Organizational Setting

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    The post is located in the Projects Team located in the Office of the Deputy Director General of the Regional and National Development Sector.ย  The Sector is entrusted with a wide mandate to coordinate and promote the use of intellectual property for growth and development in developing, transition, and developed countries, and their relevant regions and sub-regions, and to support least developed counties (LDCs).ย  The Projects Team ensures the timely and effective implementation of projects of strategic importance requested by Member States.

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    1. Purpose Statement

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      Working closely with other members of the Projects Team, the Program Officer develops and delivers specific, targeted and strategic projects, which focus on the use of IP for development, responding to the needs of Member States and furthering the mandate of the Organization.ย  The Projects Team ensures an effective and coordinated Organization-wide response to requests for assistance.

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      1. Reporting Lines

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        The Program Officer works under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director General of the Regional and National Development Sector.

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        2.ย ย ย ย ย  Duties and Responsibilities

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        The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

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        a.ย ย  Ensure that projects are designed and managed in accordance to WIPO results based framework. Closely liaise with Member States, Regional Divisions and other areas of WIPO in assessing needs of Member States in terms of development and technical assistance.

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        b.ย ย  Provide specialist expertise in developing targeted, time bound and impactful projects designed to meet the needs of Member States and stakeholders.ย  Pilot thematic projects and \"development packages\" of particular importance at the regional and interregional levels.

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        c.ย ย  In close coordination with different WIPO areas, Ensure the effective implementation including technical and financial backstopping of the developed projects in close coordination with Member States and beneficiaries.ย  Troubleshoot and manage problems that may arise during implementation and adapt project design accordingly, to ensure timely implementation and impact.

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        d.ย ย  Develop content that is suitable for the production of effective communications products (feature stories, videos etc.) that can be used across WIPO's digital platforms to build awareness of intellectual property and its contribution to sustainable development and wellbeing of stakeholders and communities.ย  Liaise with the News and Media Division to this end.

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        e.ย ย  Prepare working documents, including reports, briefings and talking points for official engagements of the Director General.

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        f.ย ย ย  Undertake official missions in the context of the delivery of technical assistance to Member States and stakeholders.

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        g.ย ย  Perform other related duties as required.

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        3.ย ย ย ย ย  Requirements

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        Education (Essential)

        First-level university degree in public administration, law, science and technology or ideally development related.

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        Experience (Essential)

        At least six years of relevant professional experience in the areas of project design and management or administration or international diplomacy, at the national and international levels.

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        Language (Essential)

        Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.

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        Language (Desirable)

        Knowledge of other UN official languages.

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        Job Related Competencies (Essential)

        Excellent and proven project design management skills ideally in development context.

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