Talent Pool – Senior Female Professionals (all profiles), Various

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Talent Pool

Senior Female Professionals (all profiles)


Various Departments

Grade: P5 and above

Contract Duration: Fixed-term positions of 1 or 2 years or Temporary Appointment

Duty Station: Various

Publication Date: 14-Dec-2022

Application Deadline: 29-Jun-2023, 9:59:00 PM

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation, is looking for qualified professionals wishing to contribute to its distinctive mission of making IP work for everyone.

WIPO Gender Parity Objectives

WIPO is committed to achieving and sustaining gender parity at all levels of staffing, in line with the United Nations Secretary-General’s system-wide strategy on gender parity and WIPO’s own Gender Targets, which aim to achieve gender parity at all levels of staffing by 2026.

One of the specific measures WIPO has adopted as part of its Gender Action Plan is the establishment of a Senior Female Talent Pool to facilitate the sourcing of qualified female professionals for both programmatic and support areas at levels P5 and above.

WIPO Talent Pools

The Talent Pools serve to ensure a pipeline of external qualified candidates for Professional and higher category posts, for profiles that are regularly recruited for and/or difficult to fill.

Note: WIPO particularly encourages expressions of interest from qualified women from nationals of unrepresented member states and underrepresented geographical regions.

How do the Talent Pools work?

The Talent Pools are open year-round to enable professionals to express their interest in employment with WIPO in a particular domain. The expressions of interest received will be reviewed by our recruiters with a view to:

  • Contacting qualified professionals regarding vacancies that match their profile
  • Sourcing candidates for temporary opportunities


Note: Registration in one of the Talent Pools does not guarantee employment with WIPO.

Senior Female Profile

If you are a female professional with an advanced university degree and a minimum of 10 years of work experience (12 years with a first-level degree) in one of WIPO’s programmatic or support areas (see list below), we would like to hear from you.

WIPO recruits for senior positions in the following areas: Legal / Intellectual Property

Finance / Human Resources Management / Procurement / Administration / Security Management

Information Technology / Information Security

Program/Project Management / Technical Cooperation



Language Requirements

An excellent knowledge of spoken and written English is required for all senior posts. Knowledge of another UN language or one of WIPO’s working languages is an advantage.

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

Core Values

WIPO’s core values, shaping the future, working as one, acting responsibility and delivering excellence, reflect our aim to achieve an efficient, professional organization in the service of a global public, which values diversity and treats all people with fairness, dignity and respect.

Annual salary:

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. Please note that this estimate is for information only. The post adjustment multiplier (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice (increase or decrease) 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 2022 rate of 71.4%.


Annual salary $90,664

Post adjustment $64,734

Total Salary $155,398

Currency USD


Annual salary $103,660

Post adjustment $74,013

Total Salary $177,673

Currency USD


Annual salary $114,666

Post adjustment $81,872

Total Salary $196,538

Currency USD

By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from a related recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations. 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.

In the event that your candidature is further considered, 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: (link) . 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.