Call for Proposals: WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Program 2019-2020

Due Date: 8.10 2018. Fellowship builds on a series of initiatives to ensure that indigenous peoples are actively and effectively involved in the work of WIPO on issues that matter to them. It recognizes, and seeks to foster, the strong legal expertise that exists within indigenous peoples, and offers a professional opportunity to an indigenous person to work within the WIPO Secretariat.

One year fellowship (renewable for one additional year) to be located at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Open to a recognized and active member of an indigenous community with:

  1. proven experience in indigenous outreach and in participation in indigenous organizations and networks (including international contexts)
  2. legal qualifications, or equivalent in practical experience and community work
  3. ability to work effectively in English;
  4. a record of relevant publications (general awareness-raising, formal legal analysis or scholarly publications);
  5. ability to work fluently and prepare documents suitable for publication in at least one other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

Travel expenses and a monthly stipend will be payable. The Fellow will not be expected to work as an independent scholar, advisor or analyst, but will operate, on a full-time basis, within the WIPO Secretariat and will directly participate in the delivery of core program outputs.

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