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Printing Operator


Printing Operator - 17261-TA

Printing Plant, Conference and General Services Division, Administration and Management Sector
Grade - G4
Contract Duration - 1 year
Duty Station : CH-Geneva
Publication Date : 01-Dec-2017 Application Deadline : 02-Jan-2018, 11:59:00 PM
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE: please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local date and time.

Organizational context

Organizational Setting

The position is located in the Printing Plant within the WIPO Conference and General Services Division.

The Printing Plant delivers quality, cost-effective, multi-media printing and enveloping services in a timely manner to support the work of WIPO and its stakeholders. This service includes official and legal documents, publications, conference and event-related materials, certificates, leaflets, and other materials.

Purpose Statement

The incumbent is part of a polyvalent team, responsible for producing a variety of printed materials on the basis of print job specifications and for setting up, operating, adjusting, and maintaining the printing equipment to ensure that it functions properly.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Printing Plant Coordinator.



Completed secondary education.

Technical qualification in printing or digital print production.


At least three years' experience in the field of printing and operating finishing machines.
Experience running and maintaining digital printing and graphic design tools and equipment.
Experience using prepress systems.

Experience using graphic design software, such as Indesign or Photoshop.


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

Knowledge of other official UN languages.

Job-Related Competencies

Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
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.
High level of client orientation and problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize work and respect deadlines.


Monthly salary (Net of tax): 5,660 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.