World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Talent Pool (Senior Female Professionals)

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 Gender Parity Objectives

WIPO is committed to achieving and sustaining gender parity at all levels of staffing, in line with the United Nations Secretary-General’s system-wide strategy on gender parity and WIPO’s own Gender Targets, which aim to achieve gender parity at all levels of staffing by 2026.


One of the specific measures WIPO has adopted as part of its Gender Action Plan is the establishment of a Senior Female Talent Pool to facilitate the sourcing of qualified female professionals for both programmatic and support areas at levels P5 and above.


WIPO Talent Pools

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


Note: WIPO particularly encourages expressions of interest from qualified women 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.



Senior Female Profile


If you are a female professional with an advanced university degree and a minimum of 10 years of work experience (12 years with a first-level degree) in one of WIPO’s programmatic or support areas (see list below), we would like to hear from you.


WIPO recruits for senior positions in the following areas:


Legal / Intellectual Property

Finance / Human Resources Management / Procurement / Administration / Security Management

Information Technology / Information Security

Program/Project Management / Technical Cooperation





Language Requirements


An excellent knowledge of spoken and written English is required for all senior posts. Knowledge of another UN language or one of WIPO’s working languages is an advantage.



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



Core Values


WIPO’s core values, shaping the future, working as one, acting responsibility and delivering 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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