Associate Legal Officer, P2

Associate Legal Officer, P2

WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

Organizational Context

Organizational Setting

The position is located in the IP Disputes Section of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center which is a resource center for the resolution of intellectual property disputes between private parties through methods other than court litigation. The Center's areas of activity are covered by the IP Disputes and External Relations Division (comprising the IP Disputes Section, the Information and External Relations Section and the Business Development Unit), and the Internet Dispute Resolution Section. The IP Disputes Section is responsible for the administration of mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases filed with the Center and various related aspects of the development and promotion of WIPO alternative dispute resolution.

Purpose Statement

The incumbent contributes to the legal and organizational work of the Center, including contributing to the administration of mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases filed with the Center, and to the development of Center-supported dispute resolution policies tailored to local and regional needs and ensuring their implementation.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Head of the IP Disputes Section.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

  • Contribute to the administration of mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases filed with the Center.
  • Promote the services of the Center in the administration of mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases.
  • Produce materials on WIPO alternative dispute resolution for conferences and training programs. Promote participation at, and participate in, such events and maintain contact with participants.
  • Provide input for the establishment and promotion of new Center-supported dispute resolution policies tailored to local and regional needs and implement such policies.
  • Provide procedural guidance in relation to WIPO alternative dispute resolution in response to queries received.
  • Keep abreast of developments, undertake legal and marketing research in local and regional dispute resolution practices relevant to potential demand for the Center's services and contribute to publications on IP alternative dispute resolution. Perform other related duties as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements

Education

Essential

  • First-level university degree in law.

Desirable

  • Advanced university degree in law.

Experience

Essential

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience, including experience in intellectual property law or alternative dispute resolution in a law firm and/or department or agency. An advanced university degree may be accepted in lieu of two years of experience.

Language

Essential

  • Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English.

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of another UN language and/or language relevant to WIPO alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Job Related Competencies

Essential

  • Broad understanding of intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution.
  • An understanding of the use of information technology in the context of dispute resolution processes.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility and team spirit. Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Competent user of databases, Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and the Internet, and ability to work with and adapt quickly to new software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Desirable

  • Good understanding of the procedures applicable to the work of the work unit.

Organizational Competencies

  • Communicating effectively.
  • Showing team spirit.
  • Demonstrating integrity.
  • Valuing diversity.
  • Producing results.
  • Showing service orientation.
  • Seeing the big picture.
  • Seeking change and innovation.
  • Developing yourself and others.

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