PCT Information Systems Division, PCT Services Department, Patents and Technology Sector
- The deadline for applications is indicated in local date and time.
- This post is a project post.
This is a project based post located under the Capital Master Plan funded Global IP Platform Program. The program is aimed at introducing a single common IT platform (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Global IP Platform’), which connects the multiple IT platforms supporting the WIPO Global IP systems and the services of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (AMC). The Global IP Platform would provide a single entry portal to users of WIPO Global Protection systems services and AMC services via a single WIPO account for each user and implement a user-friendly navigation policy with a common user interface and a central payment portal using a new global payment system.
The main role of the incumbent is to design, prototype, implement and test descriptive and predictive analytics models, work with technicians to determine operational models and to collaborate with business areas to identify and explore opportunities for the application of predictive analysis.
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Global IP Platform Program Manager, with indirect supervision from the Senior Project Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:
Advanced university degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or a related field. A first-level university degree plus two years of relevant experience in addition to the experience requested below may be acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Experience in computer programming.
Experience in working in one or more data science languages such as R, Python, SPARK, MATLAB, etc.
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.
Desirable: Knowledge of UN languages.
Job Related Competencies
WIPO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director General and may be assigned to any activities, office or duty station of the Organization. Accordingly, the selected candidate may be required to move from time to time to new functions and/or to another duty station.
Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment. The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances. The figures quoted below are based on the June 2018 rate of 72.4%
Annual salary: $70,647
Post adjustment: $51,148
Total Salary: $121,795
Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.
Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
* Initial period of one year, renewable, subject to funding and satisfactory performance. Fixed-term appointments granted for approved projects shall be for a period whose minimum and maximum duration are tied to the funding and terms of reference of the project. The overall duration of a fixed-term appointment for a project shall normally not exceed five years. Fixed-term appointments granted for approved projects shall not be converted to a permanent or continuing appointment.
Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.
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In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.
Additional background checks may be required.