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Friday, 5 May 2017
WTO Young Professionals Programme 2018
Deadline: 10 May 2017
Open to: WTO Member Countries
Benefits: CHF 3,500 monthly salary (approximate)
The WTO Secretariat is seeking candidates for THE WORLD
TRADE ORGANIZATION YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME for 2018. The WTO Young
Professionals Programme (YPP) is a unique opportunity for qualified young
professionals up to the age of 32 years as at 1 January 2018, from eligible
developing and least-developed country (LDC) WTO Members, to enhance their
knowledge and skills on WTO and international trade issues.
The Programme aims to widen the pool of professionals from
these countries who can later be more competitive with respect to recruitment
in the WTO and/or other regional and international organizations. This is a
limited programme that offers selected young professionals with the opportunity
to gain work experience in the WTO. There is no guarantee of an extension of
the programme or of a job offer after the one-year programme.
The selected Young Professional will be placed in a specific
Division of the WTO Secretariat in accordance with the needs and priorities of
the Organization; and based on the identified areas of interest of the Young
Professional. Each Young Professional may express interest in not more than
three areas of WTO work; and in order of preference.
Applicants must be 32 years old or younger, as at 1 January
The program is opened for participants from WTO Member
Advanced university degree in law economics, or other
international trade-related subjects relevant to WTO work;
Relevant expertise or continued academic study in a field of
interest to the work of the WTO;
Ability to think strategically; work independently and in a
Demonstrated strong interest in international trade;
Commitment and passion for trade or WTO-related work;
Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience;
Fluency in English. A good working knowledge of one other
official WTO language, French or Spanish, would be an advantage.
Preference shall be given to nationals from WTO Members
without any representation at the professional level in the Secretariat.
The starting salary is CHF 3,500 monthly salary (approximate).
How to apply?
A cover letter (letter of motivation) MUST accompany the
application – the letter should also note UP TO THREE areas of work that
applicants would be interested in, in order of preference. Applications with no
accompanying letter will not be considered.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as
possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the closing date –
Central European Time (CET) – 10 May 2017.