Director of Statistics, D1

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Switzerland (CH)
Competitive salary
04 Dec 2018
18 Dec 2018
Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

Director of Statistics, D1

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 position of Director of Statistics, 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. An extensive professional experience in the fields of statistics and/or data management and excellent knowledge of English are required. A first-level university degree with significant 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 ( 

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