IPR Project Coordinator

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The Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) has 23 independent, self-governing and territories Customs jurisdictions in the Pacific.

Established in 1986, its mandate is to promote effectiveness and efficiency of Customs Administrations in the harmonization and simplification of Customs procedures, facilitation of trade, law enforcement and building the capacity of members in meeting the development objectives of their Governments.

Through the OCO-USPTO MOU, the Customs Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Legislative Framework project was implemented to ensure the development of IPR legislation in OCO members Legislative Framework.

 The overall aim of this project is to ensure legislative reform, raising public awareness and regional collaboration to assist OCO member countries. This will allow a gradual transition towards adopting US IP laws and rules however still taking into account local practice and existing IPR legislation.


The Position

The IPR Project Coordinator will coordinate technical assistance and training programs in the field of intellectual property rights border enforcement. The role will work closely with USPTO coordinators and delivering the activities with selected OCO members to ensure the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the Customs Legislations are in line with international best practice. This will build capacity and ensure a sound legal framework is in place for Customs to be able to carry out compliance and enforcement work in IPR.



Responsibilities and Outputs

  1. Coordinate progress of members Customs IPR legislation status.
  2. Organize and coordinate training and assemble IPR Legislation Training Material.
  3. Organize training material for the model legislative development to be used by participating member countries.
  4. Co -ordinate with national administrations on their IPR legislative drafting needs.
  5. Organize webinars and training in consultation with USPTO, OCO and member countries.
  6. Ensure monitoring and evaluation is conducted for all activities.
  7. Prepare quarterly acquittals and narratives for IPR project. 


Required Competencies

Undergraduate degree in social sciences with five years of similar work experience as Project Coordinator. Desirable skills and experience will also include;


  1. Excellent computer skills (MS Access, Excel and Word).
  2. Experience in project coordination.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  1. Experience in organizing and coordinating training.
  2. Experience in liaising and coordinating with partners be considered an asset.
  3. Some previous working experience in small Pacific Island countries will be considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, and flexible approach to problem solving with demonstrated experience and skill in priority setting.


Contract Duration: 3 Years

Contract Type: Local 

A detailed position description for this position is available “Here


Applications close on 24th May 2024. Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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