Statistical Analyst

Geneva, Switzerland

Name of unit/sector: Intellectual Property (IP) Statistics Section, Economics and Statistics Division

Place of Assignment: WIPO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Expected duration of assignment: From November 15, 2018, to November 14, 2019

1. Objective of the assignment

  • Contribute to the conduct of statistical surveys on IP activity and the performance of creative industries. This includes WIPO’s relevant statistical questionnaires; establishing contacts with national authorities; follow up with countries to increase the response rate; processing and validate incoming data; and preparing data sets for dissemination.
  • Contribute to drafting of various statistical reports, including chapter for the World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI), the Global Publishing Industry Report, etc.

2. Deliverables/services

The Consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

  • Collection of IP and creative industries statistics. Currently, WIPO is collecting 2017 data for the publishing industry. The consultant is expected to follow up (via e-mails, telephone contact etc.) with countries to increase the survey response rate.
  • Undertake research to identify data sources for the creative industries.
  • Develop international standards for the development of statistical indicators for the creative industries.
  • Draft chapters for various statistical reports, including chapter for the WIPI, and the Global Publishing Industry Report.
  • Provide supports to internal and external IP data users.

Deliverables:

  • November 2018 to January 2019, follow up with countries to gather 2017 publishing industry data.
  • November 2018 to January 2019, process and validate 2017 incoming publishing industry data.
  • February 2019 to April 2019, draft global publishing industry report.
  • March 2019 to April 2019, prepare and lunch the 2019 publishing industry survey.
  • May 2019 to November 2019, follow up with countries to gather 2018 publishing industry data.
  • September 2019 to October 2019, draft chapter for the WIPI.
  • November 2018 to November 2019, identify relevant data sources; and development of key concepts and terminologies to compile international comparable data for the creative industries.

3. Reporting

He/She will work under the supervision of the Head, IP Statistics Section.

4. Profile (e.g. area of specialization/expertise, specific knowledge/skills/experience)

  • First-level university degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or a related field.
  • At least five years of professional experience in statistics and data analysis. Good knowledge of and ability to apply statistical and/or applied mathematical analysis techniques and tools.
  • Strong background in drafting statistical reports, including excellent report drafting skills in English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Strong IT skills, especially with regard to statistical and econometric software (MS Excel, STATA).

5. Duration of contract and payment

Duration: November 15, 2018, to November 14, 2019 (with possible extension by additional 12 months)

Applicants are requested to provide an indication of their remuneration expectations in Swiss francs.

ICS contractors fall outside the coverage of employment contracts for WIPO Staff members and are not subject to the WIPO Staff Regulations and Rules. The contractor has no entitlement to vacation or sick leave, except for WIPO official holidays, or to medical insurance or staff pension. Absences from work will be deducted from the contractor’s payment on a pro-rated basis.





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