External Vacancy Announcement Publication Date: 16 September, 2016 Application Deadline: 31 October, 2016 Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe Scheduled Date of Entry on Duty: To be determined 1. Background of the Organization The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (hereinafter referred to as "the Organization"), an intergovernmental Organization, which was established at Lusaka, Zambia, in 1976 by an Agreement concluded under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Organization was created, inter alia, to promote the development of intellectual property laws appropriate to the needs of its members, establish common services and training schemes, and assist its members in the acquisition and development of technology and the evolving of common views on intellectual property matters. The Organization grants and administers Intellectual Property titles on behalf of the member states and provides Intellectual Property information to its clientele in the form of search services, publications and awareness creation. Membership of the organisation is open to all states members 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) 2. Application Process Applications should be sent to; The Director General African Regional Intellectual Property Organization 11 Natal Road, Belgravia P 0 Box 4228 HARARE Zimbabwe Applications can also be submitted via electronic mail to: This vacancy announcement is also available on the ARIPO website (Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.) ARIPO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 1. Documentation and Communications Officer 2. Head Of The ARIPO Academy