African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)

Young Professionals Programme 2023

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
Mar. 10, 2023
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Job Description

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) invites applications from graduates of its Mernber States for a two-year Young Professionals Programme (YPP). At the ARIPO Headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe. The YPP is a well-structured unique on-the-job learning and development programme aimed at grooming and nurturing high-potential young professionals from diverse academic backgrounds in the technical aspects of Intellectual Proper, (IP), as well as leadership and administrative roles, and empowering them to contribute to the socio.economic growth and development of Africa. 

This opportunity is restricted to nationals of ARIPO Member States namely: 

  • Botswana, Cape Verde, Kingdom of Eswatini, The Garnbia, Ghana. Kenya. Kingdom of Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius. Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda. Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles. Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan. Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Duties and Responsibilities

Qualifications and Experience

  • First Degree in Law (LLB). Botany. Biotechnology.
  • Civil Engineering. Economics, and Statist. obtained not rnore than five years prior to the date of application.
  • Planning. and problem-solving skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Creativity and innovativeness.
  • Strong digital literacy.
  • Not more than 28 years of age al the time of application.

Other

Remuneration: Monthly stipend of US$2,500; a once-off settling-in grant of an amount equivalent to one month's stipend, on appointment; free travel (to the host country) on appointment and (to home country) on completion of the programrne; Medical Aid (80% employer and 20% participant); annual leave, sick leave and compassionate leave; Group Life, Funeral and Accident Cover; a once-off repatriation grant of an amount equivalent of one month's stipend on completion of the programme. 

Medical examination: The appointment is subject to a satisfactory United Nations standard medical examination tO be conducted by an ARiPO-nominated medical practitioner. 

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please submit an application letter addressed to The Directo General of ARIPO accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic professional certificates, national identity document/ passport, and a passport-size photograph saved as a single PC to: vacancies@aripo.org

NB: Only shortlisted candio s will be notified and ce to the next stage of the selection process. 

Deadline: 10 March 2023.

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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, formerly African Regional Industrial Property Organization, is an intergovernmental organization for cooperation among African states in patent and other intellectual property matters. ARIPO was established by the Lusaka Agreement of 1976.

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