The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) was created, inter alia, to promote the harmonization and development of Intellectual Property (IP) laws appropriate to the needs of its members, establish common services and training schemes, assist its members in the acquisition and advancement of technology and to evolve a common view of its members on IP matters. Membership of the Organization is open to all Member States of the African Union (AU). The present members of the Organization are Botswana, Cape Verde, Kingdom of Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Total: 22 States)

The ARIPO Secretariat is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

ARIPO is looking to hire a Communications Company/Consultant to develop the Communications Strategy for ARIPO in line with the 2022 to 2026 ARIPO Strategic Plan. 

The assignment will be carried out from August to September 2023.

Interested Companies/Consultancy Firms with a proven track record are invited to obtain the Terms of Reference (ToRs) from ARIPO by contacting the Secretariat by email at with the reference on the subject: “ATIN: 2023/06/DEV-COMMS-STRATEGY/08”.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 21st July 2023.  

This call is restricted to Consultants/Firms from ARIPO Member States.