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Sunday, September 9, 2012

KIPI Deputy Managing Director, Technical Services Job in Kenya

The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industrialization established under the Industrial Property Act 2001 to administer and promote industrial property rights (IPRs) in Kenya. 
Its main functions include registration of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models and technovations; promotion of innovative and inventive activities; dissemination of IP information to the public, screening of technology transfer agreements and licenses and offering of training in IPR.
 
The Institute wishes to recruit staff to fill the following post:

Deputy Managing Director, Technical Services 
Grade KP2 
Ref No. 1
1 Position
 
Qualifications / Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or any other relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • A Masters degree in the area of specialization or in Intellectual Property from a recognized university.
  • Served successfully for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Chief Patent Examiner or Chief Trade Marks Examiner.
  • Extensive knowledge and professional experience at national, regional and international levels for ten (10) years in the field of intellectual property.
  • Proven ability in the management and supervision of a large number of technical staff.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Overseeing the formulation and implementation of policy concerning the development of industrial property rights in Kenya.
  • Efficient and effective organization, direction, administration, management and coordination of activities and programmes in the department.
  • Overseeing the development of departmental programmes and estimates.
  • Coordinating monitoring and evaluation of departmental programmes and activities.
  • Overseeing the provision of industrial property information to the public.
  • Liaising with international intellectual property organisations to promote industrial property protection in Kenya.
  • Overseeing the provision of information and documentation services to the Institute.
  • Ensuring attainment of departmental performance targets.
  • Overseeing the provision of library and registry services to the Institute.
  • Overseeing publication activities of the Institute.
  • Overseeing provision of patent and Trade Mark services; and
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Note: Canvassing, lobbying or reasonable suspicion for canvassing or lobbying for any position shall lead to automatic disqualification.
 
Interested applicants should send their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vita highlighting academic qualifications and relevant experience and attach copies of relevant academic/professional certificates and testimonials. 
Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Applications should be marked REF. No…… and submitted to the address below by 28th September 2012.
 
The Managing Director
Kenya Industrial Property Institute
P. O. Box 51648 – 00200
Nairobi

KIPI Chief Patent Examiner Job in Kenya

The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industrialization established under the Industrial Property Act 2001 to administer and promote industrial property rights (IPRs) in Kenya. 
Its main functions include registration of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models and technovations; promotion of innovative and inventive activities; dissemination of IP information to the public, screening of technology transfer agreements and licenses and offering of training in IPR.
 
The Institute wishes to recruit staff to fill the following post:

Chief Patent Examiner
Grade KP3 
Ref No. 2
1 Position
 
Qualifications / Requirements
 
Applicants must have the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering or any other relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • A Masters degree in the area of specialization or in Intellectual Property from a recognized university.
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of a Senior Patent Examiner or an equivalent position.
  • Extensive knowledge and professional experience in the field of industrial property rights including international aspects and be conversant with regional and international treaties and agreements in industrial property rights for at least seven (7) years.
  • Demonstrated a high standard of professional competence and administrative ability required for directing and co-ordination of planning and development of industrial property programmes.
  • Proven ability in the management and supervision of a large number of staff.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Formulation and implementation of policies, strategies and programmes for the industrial property system.
  • Compiling reports on patent, utility models and industrial designs applications and processing.
  • Advising the public on issues relating to patents, utility models and industrial designs.
  • Overseeing training of staff in the Division.
  • Processing of intellectual property applications.
  • Provision of technical advice and creation of public awareness on patents, utility models and industrial designs.
  • Undertaking research in the area of field of intellectual property.
  • Preparation of outreach documents in liaison with Information and Publication division.
  • Undertaking searches; and
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Note: Canvassing, lobbying or reasonable suspicion for canvassing or lobbying for any position shall lead to automatic disqualification.
 
Interested applicants should send their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vita highlighting academic qualifications and relevant experience and attach copies of relevant academic/professional certificates and testimonials. 
Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Applications should be marked REF. No…… and submitted to the address below by 28th September 2012.
 
The Managing Director
Kenya Industrial Property Institute
P. O. Box 51648 – 00200
Nairobi

KIPI Chief Trade Mark Examiner Job in Kenya

The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industrialization established under the Industrial Property Act 2001 to administer and promote industrial property rights (IPRs) in Kenya. 
Its main functions include registration of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models and technovations; promotion of innovative and inventive activities; dissemination of IP information to the public, screening of technology transfer agreements and licenses and offering of training in IPR.
 
The Institute wishes to recruit staff to fill the following post:

Chief Trade Mark Examiner  
Grade KP3 
Ref No. 3
1 Position
 
Qualifications / Requirements
 
Applicants must have the following qualifications:
  • A Masters Degree in Intellectual Property or related discipline from a recognized university.
  • A Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering, Law, Arts, Economics, Commerce or any other relevant discipline from a recognized institution.
  • A management course lasting not less than three (3) weeks at a recognized Institution.
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of a Senior Trade Mark Examiner or an equivalent position.
  • Extensive knowledge and professional experience in the field of industrial property rights including international aspects and be conversant with regional and international treaties and agreements in industrial property rights for at least seven (7) years.
  • Demonstrated a high standard of professional competence and administrative ability required for directing and co-ordination of planning and development of industrial property programmes.
  • Proven ability in the management and supervision of a large number of staff
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Overseeing implementation of Trade Mark policies and procedures;
  • Coordinating and supervising activities related to examination and search of Trade Marks, service marks and geographical indications;
  • Overseeing the renewal of registration of trade and service marks certificates;
  • In liaison with the Information and Documentation Services Division prepare outreach documents for the Division;
  • Substantive examination of Trade Mark applications;
  • Overseeing staff training and development in the in the Division;
  • Giving technical advice on Trade Marks, service marks and geographical indications related issues;
  • Undertake research on Trade Mark related issues;
  • In consultation with the Legal Services Division, recommend and justify any proposed amendments to legislation governing Trade Marks in Kenya;
  • Formulation and design of performance targets for staff within the Division; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Note: Canvassing, lobbying or reasonable suspicion for canvassing or lobbying for any position shall lead to automatic disqualification.
 
Interested applicants should send their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vita highlighting academic qualifications and relevant experience and attach copies of relevant academic/professional certificates and testimonials. 
Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Applications should be marked REF. No…… and submitted to the address below by 28th September 2012.
 
The Managing Director
Kenya Industrial Property Institute
P. O. Box 51648 – 00200
Nairobi