World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Talent Pool (Program Management)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Job Description



The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the global forum for intellectual Property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation, is looking for qualified professionals wishing to contribute to its distinctive mission of making IP work for everyone.


WIPO Talent Pools

The Talent Pools serve to ensure a pipeline of external qualified candidates for Professional and higher category posts in both programmatic and support areas, for profiles that are regularly recruited for and/or difficult to fill.

Note: WIPO particularly encourages expressions of interest from qualified women as well as from nationals of unrepresented member states and underrepresented geographical regions.

How do the Talent Pools work?

The Talent Pools are open year-round to enable professionals to express their interest in employment with WIPO in a particular domain. The expressions of interest received will be reviewed by our recruiters with a view to:

  •   Contacting qualified professionals regarding vacancies that match their profile
  •   Sourcing candidates for temporary opportunities

Note: Registration in one of the Talent Pools does not guarantee employment with WIPO.

If you are a Program Management professional with several years of experience at national or international level, including in intellectual property, we would like to hear from you.








A university degree in Law, economics, International Relations, development studies, science, engineering or related field.



Project Management certification




A minimum of six years of relevant professional experience (four years with an advanced degree), including in Technical Assistance/cooperation, Capacity Building or development, preferably related to intellectual property.





Experience working at a regional or international level.


Experience in planning and organizing seminars, workshops, expert missions, study visits and Training Courses.







Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.




Knowledge of one of the other working languages of WIPO: French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, German, Japanese, Korean or Portuguese.



Job Related Competencies


Good knowledge of the international intellectual property system.

Strong project management skills and sound knowledge of project management methodologies.

Knowledge of the economic, legal and intellectual property systems of countries within a given geographic region.

Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

Ability to represent the Organization and to provide policy and technical advice and guidance.

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.

Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the internet.



Organizational Competencies


1. Communicating effectively

2. Showing team spirit

3. Demonstrating integrity

4. Valuing diversity

5. Producing results

6. Showing service orientation

7. Seeing the big picture

8. Seeking change and innovation

9. Developing yourself and others

5. Information



Core Values:


WIPO’s core values, shaping the future, working as one, acting responsibly and delivery excellence, reflect our aim to achieve an efficient, professional organization in the service of a global public, which values diversity and treats all people with fairness, dignity and respect. 

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