The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (hereinafter referred to as “the Organization”), is an intergovernmental Organization that  grants and administers Intellectual Property (IP) titles on behalf of its Member States and provides IP information to its clientele in the form of search services, publications and awareness creation.  Membership of the organisation is open to all Member States of the African Union (AU) or of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

The present members of the Organization are:  Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  (Total:  19 states) The ARIPO Secretariat is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

ARIPO is in the process of developing a website to promote its corporate image. The website to be developed should be visually appealing, easy to manage and navigate.

ARIPO invites Expression of Interest (EoI) to design the website for the Organization. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Terms of Reference.

Proposals for the new website with a sample website link to be submitted to ARIPO by not later than close of business of 9 February 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Submission of proposals should be addressed to:

Director General

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)

11 Natal Road, Belgravia

P O Box 4228

Harare

Zimbabwe

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The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (hereinafter referred to as “the Organization”), is an intergovernmental Organization that  grants and administers Intellectual Property (IP) titles on behalf of its Member States and provides IP information to its clientele in the form of search services, publications and awareness creation.  Membership of the organisation is open to all Member States of the African Union (AU) or of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

The present members of the Organization are:  Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  (Total:  19 states)

The ARIPO Secretariat is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for appointment to the following post at the General Service Category on a Fixed-term contract of two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.

This post is open to Zimbabwean nationals ONLY.

REF:  002/18/FE-FORMALITIES EXAMINER

Job Summary:

1. Checking for fulfilment of filing requirements  for Industrial Property (IP) applications and advising applicants/agents accordingly

2. Conduct Formality Examination for IP applications

3. Prepare and issue certificates of grant or registration for IP titles

4. Prepare responses to correspondences

5. Undertake quality control checks on generated notifications

6. Complement Data Capturers and registry duties

7. Attend to Customer Services Desk

8. Participate in capacity building initiatives

9. Perform delegated tasks 

 

Requirements: 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies, Information and Communication Technologies, Communication/Information Sciences

• 3 years post qualification experience in a similar environment 

• Confidentiality, written and verbal communication skills

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

• Excellent time management and organisational skills

• Ability to work under pressure whilst remaining adaptable and flexible 

• Not more than 35 years of age

 

Application Procedure: 

Applicants should submit application letters, clearly stating the position applied for, accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae indicating pertinent personal data including marital status and dependants, two-passport size photographs and accompanied by certified copies of relevant educational and professional certificates and names and full contact details of two professional referees by 26 January 2018. 

Applications should be sent to:

The Director General African Regional Intellectual Property Organization 11 Natal Road, Belgravia P O Box 4228 HARARE Zimbabwe

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the position applied for and the reference i.e.; REF:  002/18/FE-FORMALITIES EXAMINER

Only shortlisted candidates formally will be contacted.

ARIPO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory United Nations type medical examination.

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (hereinafter referred to as “the Organization”), is an intergovernmental Organization that  grants and administers Intellectual Property (IP) titles on behalf of its Member States and provides IP information to its clientele in the form of search services, publications and awareness creation.  Membership of the organisation is open to all Member States of the African Union (AU) or of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

The present members of the Organization are:  Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  (Total:  19 states)

The ARIPO Secretariat is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for appointment to the following post at the General Service Category on a Fixed-term contract of two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.

This post is open to Zimbabwean nationals ONLY.

REF:  001/18/HC-HUMAN CAPITAL ASSOCIATE

Job Summary:

1. Assist in the implementation of the People and Organizational Transformation strategy

2. Participate in recruitment and selection processes

3. Contribute to the development, implementation and interpretation of Human Capital policies and procedures

4. Proactively update and maintain the Human Capital Information System to ensure best practice

5. Assist in identifying staff training requirements and facilitate cost effective, efficient delivery of training services

6. Assist in the implementation of the performance management system

7. Participate in employee relations management processes

8. Provide compliant, timely and accurate leave, benefits, employee records management and payroll support services

9. Prepare relevant Human Capital metrics 10. Perform delegated tasks

 

Requirements: 

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management/Psychology plus a full Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe (IPMZ) Diploma

• 3 years’ post qualification experience in the human capital field

• Graduate development program experience is a distinct advantage

• Confidentiality, written and verbal communication skills

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

• Excellent time management and organisational skills

• Ability to work under pressure whilst remaining adaptable and flexible 

• Not more than 35 years of age

 

Application Procedure: 

Applicants should submit application letters, clearly stating the position applied for, accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae indicating pertinent personal data including marital status and dependants, two-passport size photographs and accompanied by certified copies of relevant educational and professional certificates and names and full contact details of two professional referees by 26 January 2018. 

Applications should be sent to:

The Director General African Regional Intellectual Property Organization 11 Natal Road, Belgravia P O Box 4228 HARARE Zimbabwe

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the position applied for and the reference i.e.; REF:  001/18/HC-HUMAN CAPITAL ASSOCIATE

Only shortlisted candidates formally will be contacted.

ARIPO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory United Nations type medical examination.

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Consultancy to develop ARIPO Model Law on Copyright and Related Rights

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is an Intergovernmental Organization created in 1976 under the Lusaka Agreement concluded under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Membership of the organization is open to all states members of the African Union (AU) or of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The present members of the Organization are: Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Total: 19 states).

At the Forty-First Session of the Administrative Council held in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 20 to 22 November 2017, the Council adopted the recommendation to develop a Model Law on Copyright and Related Rights. The Administrative Council approved the roadmap to engage a consultant to develop the Model Law on Copyright and Related Rights. This decision requires that the Secretariat of ARIPO to engage the consultant to undertake the task. ARIPO therefore seeks to engage the services of a Consultant(s) (this can be a company or individual(s)) to undertake the development of ARIPO Model Law on Copyright and Related Rights.

The Consultant should have minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Laws or Social Sciences, Masters/ Postgraduate degree in Intellectual Property, with at least seven years experience in Copyright and Related Rights and Regional experience will be an added advantage. Experience in research, analytical and drafting skills, have an understanding of the development priorities and challenges in Copyright and Related Rights within ARIPO Member States, have undertaken similar studies in Copyright and Related Rights and/or Creative Industries.

Interested Consultants are invited to obtain the Terms of Reference (ToR) from the ARIPO Secretariat by contacting the Secretariat on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. jointly.

Deadline: Submissions of proposals must be received on or before 31st January, 2018 at 1600 hours. No late submissions will be accepted.

Submission of proposals should be addressed to:

Director General
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
11 Natal Road, Belgravia
P O Box 4228
Harare
Zimbabwe
E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.