Director of Statistics

World Intellectual Property Oganization (WIPO)

Geneva, Switzerland

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. WIPO is seeking highly qualified and experienced candidates for the following position based in Geneva, Switzerland:

The Economics and Statistics Division of WIPO is responsible for providing accurate, comprehensive and timely statistical information on the performance of the intellectual property (IP) system worldwide, providing high quality empirical analysis addressing economic challenges in the international IP system, and assessing the economic effects of IP policy choices.

The Director of Statistics leads and directs the IP Statistics Section and its expanding program of work, including managing relations with internal and external stakeholders, forming new partnerships with data providers, persuading IP offices to share their operational data, and responding to the increased media interest in IP statistics. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Chief Economist and in close cooperation with programs throughout WIPO, as well as national and regional IP offices and other inter-governmental organizations.

To apply for this post, an advanced university degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or a related discipline is required. At least 15 years of professional experience in the fields of statistics and/or data management and excellent knowledge of English are required. A first-level university degree with two years of additional relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Applicants should have excellent knowledge of and ability to apply statistical or applied mathematical analysis techniques and tools, as well as strong IT skills, especially with regard to statistical and database management software (e.g., STATA, SQL, MS Excel).

If you are interested in joining WIPO, a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, and you meet the requirements of the position, we encourage you to apply.

The application deadline is January 7, 2019.

Applications from qualified women and candidates from unrepresented WIPO Member States are encouraged (see list).

For more information on how to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.


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