WIPO Indigenous Fellow: One year fellowship (2013), renewable for one further year (2014). Call for expressions of interest
WIPO, 4 September 2012

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The World Intellectual Property Organization seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified indigenous individuals for the WIPO Indigenous Fellowship. The Indigenous Fellow will work in WIPO’s Traditional Knowledge Division and be involved in a program of work that is directly relevant to issues of concern to indigenous peoples, including the IGC process, WIPO’s outreach to indigenous peoples and local communities and WIPO’s cooperation with the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Indigenous Fellow is expected to be a recognized and active member of an indigenous community; have proven experience in indigenous outreach and in participation in indigenous organizations and networks, including in an international context; hold legal qualifications, or equivalent in practical experience and community work, preferably with specific components related to intellectual property law; and show ability to work effectively in English, while the ability to work fluently in and prepare documents suitable for publication in at least one other UN languages would be an advantage. Having a record of relevant publications would be an asset. Expressions of interest, accompanied only by a full curriculum vitae (résumé) and a brief statement by the candidate addressing each of the requirements set out above, should be sent to: Traditional Knowledge Division, WIPO, 34 chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland, or by email (grtkf@wipo.int) or by fax (+41 22 338 8120) before close of business (Geneva time) on Friday, 26 October 2012. Download the call for expressions of interest [pdf] …