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Expert in Administrative Law

 
 
 
 
 
 

Expert in Administrative Law

Administrative Law Section, Office of the Legal Counsel
WIPO Headquarters, Geneva
WIPO engages individuals under ICS (Individual Contractor Services) contracts, who are experts in a specific field, as external resources to work in areas such as IP for development, copyright, IP services, translation and strategic projects. An ICS agreement is a non-staff contract and is not subject to WIPO Staff Regulations and Rules.

Objective:

Under the supervision of the Head of the Administrative Law Section, the Expert will (1) provide input into the review of the internal justice system, and (2) prepare, draft and file pleadings in response to cases received by WIPO in 2018.

The assignment is limited in duration, and is intended to address the aforementioned two ad hoc projects.

Profile

Education

University degree in law, preferably with a specialization in administrative law.

Experience

Between three and six years of professional experience in a legal department of an international organization, a court or tribunal, and/or a law firm.

Knowledge:

Sound knowledge of applicable legal principles of international and administrative law (essential requirement).

Knowledge of case law, practices and procedures applicable to UN common system organizations (desirable).

Essential skills:

Analytical and legal drafting skills.

Communication skills with the ability to argue clearly and logically in written and oral form.

Interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a multicultural team.

Organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and to respect deadlines.

Confident user of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and the Internet.

Languages:

Excellent knowledge of written and oral English and a good knowledge of French.

Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. A specialized agency of the United Nations, WIPO assists its 192 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework to meet society’s evolving needs. It provides business services for obtaining IP rights in multiple countries and resolving disputes. It delivers capacity-building programs to help developing countries benefit from using IP. And it provides free access to unique knowledge banks of IP information.

If you are interested in joining WIPO as an individual contractor and meet the requirements of the position, we encourage you to apply. The deadline is February 26, 2018.

For complete details on the vacancy and submission of application, please log on to https://wipo.taleo.net/careersection/wp_03/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en