Jobs at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
is seeking applications for five positions on its
Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC)
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized
agency of the United Nations, dedicated to the promotion of innovation
and creativity through a balanced and effective international
intellectual property system, through cooperation among States and,
where appropriate, in collaboration with any other international
organization, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Independent Advisory Oversight Committee of WIPO (IAOC) is an
independent, expert advisory and external oversight body, which assists
WIPO’s Member States in their role of oversight and better exercise of
their governance responsibilities with respect to the various operations
The IAOC is composed of seven members, representing, to the extent
possible, each of the seven geographical regions of WIPO Member States.
All members of the IAOC act in an independent non-executive capacity
while performing their functions. Once selected, members shall serve in
their personal capacity for a term of three years, renewable once.
WIPO is seeking applications for five positions on the IAOC. With a
view to representation of each of the seven Groups of Member States of
WIPO on the IAOC, priority will be given to candidates from the Member
States that are listed in the Vacancy Announcement available at https://erecruit.wipo.int.
Service on the IAOC is without remuneration, but members shall be
provided with travel and subsistence expenses in line with WIPO travel
policy to attend quarterly meetings in Geneva.
Applicants should have relevant qualifications and experience, for
example in auditing, accounting, risk management, legal affairs, or
finance and administration, preferably in an international organization
or the public sector, together with other competencies expected to be
demonstrated by the IAOC collectively.
Deadline for receipt of applications: April 29, 2016.