The post is located in the Global Challenges Division whose objective is to strengthen WIPO's position as the leading intergovernmental forum for addressing the intersection between intellectual property and global public policy issues. The Division engages substantively with other UN and intergovernmental organizations, the private sector and civil society in order to lead and inform policy deliberations. Importantly, the Division develops practical contributions to demonstrate in tangible ways the benefits of intellectual property in the search for solutions to major challenges facing humanity, including global health and climate change.
The Head of Global Health forms part of a multi-disciplinary team focusing on global health issues and plays a lead role in advocating for and advancing the global health program and its strategies, initiatives, and activities, with an emphasis on establishing partnerships and working with external partners in relation to global health.
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director of the Division.