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Research Assistant – Customs Intellectual Property Right Legislative Framework

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 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 Research Assistant will work closely and be under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager.

Responsibilities and Outputs

  1. Collate baseline information on members’ Customs IPR legislative progress status.
  2. Validating data provided by members including missing data and incorrect information.
  3. Create a database for OCO members with relevant IPR legislation baseline and progress.
  4. Collate and update OCO Training Database.
  5. Conduct relevant research as required.
  6. Support the operations team on IPR related issues, organizing, coordinating and monitoring events and training

Required Competencies

Undergraduate degree in Law/social sciences or a Diploma with five years of similar work experience as research assistant. Desirable skills and experience will also include;

  1. Formal qualification in Information management & or the social sciences.
  2. Excellent computer skills (MS Access, Excel and Word).
  3. Experience in data compilation (both manual and electronic) and analysis.
  4. Previous working experience in small Pacific island countries will be considered an asset.
  5. Experience in coordination and administration of activities.
  6. Proven research and analysis experience.
  7. Proven ability to meet deadlines, and flexible approach to problem solving with demonstrated experience and skill in priority setting

To apply please send a cover letter and CV including 3 referees to recruitment@ocosec.org by 5pm (Fiji Time), Tuesday 11th May, 2021.

For any clarification, send it to Ms. Irma Daphney Stone on DaphneyS@ocosec.org

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