Application Due Date: April 15 th 2019

The WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a special chance for certified young specialists approximately the age of 32 years, as at 1 January 2020, from qualified establishing and least-developed nation (LDC) WTO Members, to boost their understanding and abilities on WTO and global trade concerns. The Program intends to expand the swimming pool of specialists from these nations who can later on be more competitive with regard to recruitment in the WTO and/or other local and global companies.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COVER LETTER OF INSPIRATION, WHICH MUST SUGGEST APPROXIMATELY 3 LOCATIONS OF WORK (SEE INFORMATION UNDER BASIC FUNCTIONS), IN ORDER OF CHOICE, THAT THE CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE AN INTEREST IN. Applications without any accompanying letter of inspiration will not be thought about. Please describe guidelines under Extra Details on how to include a cover letter on the WTO e-recruitment system.

This is a restricted program that provides picked young specialists with the chance to acquire work experience in the WTO. There is no warranty of an extension of the program or of a task deal after the 1 year program.

Basic Functions

The picked Young Specialist will be positioned in a particular Department of the WTO Secretariat in accordance with the requirements and top priorities of the Company; and based upon the determined locations of interest of the Young Specialist. Each Young Specialist might reveal interest in not more than 3 locations of WTO work; and in order of choice.

The locations of work might consist of, inter alia, the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Accessions
  • Farming
  • Council and Trade Settlements
  • Disagreement Settlement
  • Economic Research Study and Stats
  • Federal Government Procurement
  • Copyright Rights
  • Market Gain access to (tariffs and non-tariff barriers)
  • Media and External Relations
  • Hygienic and Phytosanitary steps
  • Technical Barriers to Trade
  • Trade and Advancement
  • Trade and Environment
  • Trade Assistance
  • Sell Solutions and Financial Investment
  • Trade Policy Analysis
  • Trade-Related Technical Help.
  • Trade Treatments (anti-dumping and countervailing responsibilities)


Advanced university degree in law economics, or other global trade-related topics pertinent to the work of the WTO.
Understanding and abilities:

Basic understanding of the work of the WTO.
Great preparing abilities in English. Capability to draft in French and/or Spanish would be a benefit.
Capability to work individually and in a group.
Showed strong interest in global trade and the multilateral trading system.
Dedication and enthusiasm for trade or WTO-related work.
Work Experience:

Minimum 2 (2) years of expert experience pertinent to the work of the WTO.

Fluency in English. An excellent working understanding either French or Spanish would be a benefit.
Extra Details:

Choice will be offered to nationals from WTO Members with no representation at the expert level in the Secretariat; and have actually not taken part in previous accomplices of the YPP. The list of such WTO Members as at 1 March 2019 is set out listed below:

Bahrain, Kingdom of
Brunei Darussalam
Cabo Verde
Main African Republic
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Individuals’s Democratic Republic
North Macedonia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Solomon Islands
United Arab Emirates

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE E-RECRUITMENT SYSTEM TOGETHER WITH THEIR COVER LETTER OF INSPIRATION. Directions to include the cover letter is as follows: Once the application for the Young Professionals Program has actually been sent, their application will be shown under the “My Applications” tab. Candidates must click the button “Include” for the particular job under the “Covering letter” column. Cover letters included other areas of the candidate profile such as “Extra Details” or “Extra Files”.

Just applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.

The WTO might utilize different interaction innovations such as video or teleconference for the evaluation and assessment of prospects. The recruitment procedure might likewise include making use of different kinds of screening, evaluation centres, interviews and referral checks

To Learn More:

See the Authorities Website of the WTO Young Professionals Program 2020

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