The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) is an independent EU Agency, established by Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 on 27 July 1994. The CPVO is responsible for the management of the Community Plant Variety Rights System. This system protects with an intellectual property right for new plant varieties on the European Union (EU) level. The Office is located in Angers, France. It has around 50 staff members and a budget of approximately EUR 20 million yearly, financed mainly by the proceeds of the various fees it levies. Further information can be found at: www.cpvo.europa.eu.
The post of Vice-President of the CPVO will be available for an initial mandate of 5 years, with a possible renewal for a maximum 5 years. The place of employment is Angers (France) where the CPVO is based.
The Vice-President assists the President in his functions and powers, in particular as regards representing the Office and ensuring its leadership, management, and strategic direction. The ideal candidate should have excellent leadership skills and the ability to give guidance, motivate and empower staff in a multicultural and diverse environment, have a sense of diplomacy and very good knowledge of matters relating to plant variety rights, to plant variety registration or to associated fields.
Candidates must be citizens of one of the Member States of the European Union and possess at least 12 years postgraduate professional experience among which 5 years of that professional experience must be in the area of the activities of the Office.
The Vice-President of the CPVO will be appointed by the Council on the basis of a shortlist provided by the European Commission.
The closing date for registration is 07/07/2022, 12.00 noon Brussels time.