Intellectual Assets-Legal Assistant
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit agricultural research for
development organization with partners in over 100 countries
CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional for the position of Mid-level Intellectual Assets Legal Assistant to work in the Legal Department under CSP (Corporate Services Program).
The position is based at CIMMYT's campus in Texcoco, State of Mexico, and located 45 km northeast of Mexico City, Mexico.
-Provide Intellectual Asset-related research, administrative and general Legal Department support.
-Manage curation of a database of CIMMYT agreements and other documents at Headquarters and Regional Offices; maintain a high level of support for stakeholders requiring input, search, and update data and information.
-Maintain Intellectual Assets calendar with meetings, filings, and reports required by stakeholders; follow-up with contributors to meet established deadlines; maintain related documentation.
-Update the Legal Department's annual work plan document with input from task owners.
-Support contract lifecycle management, and provide technical assistance.
- Minimum of 4 years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant, including skills in the management, organization, and control of contract and IP legal records, OR a minimum of 2 years of University coursework in the field of law, library science, history, or other field requiring research, writing and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated solid level of data input, database searching, curation, and other skills, as necessary (and willingness to become proficient).
- Familiarity with legal and other types of research, including a demonstrated ability to identify and communicate issues concisely.
- A basic understanding of Intellectual Assets and the methods for seeking their protection (i.e., patents and copyrights) is an advantage.
- Experience in the management and tracking of contractual commitments.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Native or excellent English and Spanish speaker; other languages are a plus. (English test will be administered; candidate must score a minimum of C1 as per CEFR).
- Proficient computer skills (at a minimum: Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat) the willingness to learn/master other database
- programs and software as necessary.
- In addition to the provisions of the Mexican Labor Law
- our package of benefits includes year-end bonus (40 days).
- life and medical insurance.
- Mexican social benefits (IMSS, SAR / Infonavit).