Senior Advisor Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

BASCAP is a Special Projects Initiative of the ICC, and as such, is a critical part of the ICC organization and network of global members.

ICC launched Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy, BASCAP, an ICC project, in order to:

  • Connect and mobilize businesses across industries, sectors and national borders in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.
  • Pool resources and expertise – creating greater critical mass than any single company or sector could do alone.
  • Amplify the voice and views of business to governments, public and media – increasing both awareness and understanding of counterfeiting and piracy activities and the associated economic and social damage.
  • Compel government action and the allocation of resources towards strengthened intellectual property rights enforcement.
  • Create a culture change to ensure intellectual property is respected and protected.

Mission:

The Senior Advisor will be responsible for completing the following tasks:

  • Conducting and implementing policy research and advocacy activities to support the achievement of BASCAP priorities.
  • Draft compelling policy and advocacy communications and analysis targeted to specific policy stakeholders (e.g. international organisations, trade associations) to advance advocacy objectives.
  • Providing BASCAP working group members with support and strategic advice Developing outreach and communications activities to support advocacy initiatives to key stakeholders and thought leaders.
  • Direct oversight of working groups e.g. “China”; “ASEAN” and “Free Trade Zones”
  • Establishing and developing working relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. international organisations, trade associations and the private sector) to raise awareness of BASCAP’s activities. Attending and speaking at events such as high-level meetings, roundtables and conferences on anti-counterfeiting and piracy e.g. INTA, IACC, UN, Interpol.
  • Forming productive partnerships with other stakeholders to collaborate on tackling counterfeiting and piracy in order to conduct research, draft reports etc.
  • Performing specific task assignments as outlined and provided upon start of engagement necessary for the achievement of this mission.
  • Contributing to the achievement of the mission through additional duties as agreed by the BASCAP Director.
  • BASCAP is looking for a consultant based in the US in light of essential stakeholder engagement needed with e.g. WB group, UN, and Anti-Counterfeiting groups
  • The consultant will report to the BASCAP director and will liaise with the ICC UN observer as and when needed

Education and Experience:

  • A university degree in relevant disciplines, such as economics, public policy, international relations, public affairs or law.
  • At least 15 years of relevant professional experience including a good understanding of international policy issues, ideally including knowledge and experience in Intellectual Property, counterfeiting and piracy.
  • Relevant experience leading or working with a trade association or the private sector, and of engaging with international organisations.
  • Relevant experience in identifying and analysing global issues and recommending pertinent courses of action.
  • Proven advocacy and communication skills, an established record in regulatory affairs.
  • Experience in giving high profile presentations and attending high level meetings with senior government and private sector audiences, including proven skills in making public presentations and leading discussions with business experts, government and intergovernmental leaders and media.
  • Perfect written and spoken English and at least one other language (e.g. Spanish or Mandarin) required.
  • Capacity to work well under pressure, on several projects at the same time.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.

Job status: Consultant

Duration: 1 year contract, renewable

Start date: October/November

Interested persons should send an application with a CV and a cover letter by e-mail to Sophie.peresson@bascap.com, BASCAP Director.

Closing date for applications: 3 September 2018

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