The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Geneva, Switzerland dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, is seeking highly qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Director of Publications, within the Publications Division, Office of the Director General. The Division is responsible for creating and delivering clear, consistent, innovative and engaging publications and communications to promote understanding of intellectual property and of WIPO’s work.
The Director of Publications is responsible for leading the formulation, planning and implementation of an integrated and innovative strategy of the Organization’s publications, library and document distribution, and web communications activities, both external and internal, to promote understanding of intellectual property, to raise awareness and knowledge of WIPO’s work, initiatives and achievements, and to substantively contribute to WIPO business growth and market proliferation. The Director must work closely, seamlessly and effectively with the Director of Marketing and Customer Service and the Director of News and Media, and directs the efforts of Publications Division staff, establishing overall objectives and priorities for the optimal functioning of the Division and coordinating at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the Organization.
Qualifications and experience required
Advanced university degree in law, economics, international relations, management and administration, communications or equivalent qualifications. A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
At least 15 years of combined management and publications/communications experience in an organization involving a significant number of people with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds. Experience must include program planning and management.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and French.
Knowledge of other UN official languages.
Job Related Competencies
Ability to effectively manage financial resources in accordance with applicable financial and administrative rules, regulations and procedures.
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.
Experience in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment, demonstrated innovative strategic thinking and proven corporate communications skills.
Strong leadership and political skills, proven management skills and demonstrated ability to motivate and manage a multidisciplinary team and to advise and coach other managers.
Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the internet.
Closing date: 18 – December – 2019
For complete details on the vacancy and submission of application, please log on to https://wipo.taleo.net/careersection/wp_2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en