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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 13, 2023
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    The World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental organization that regulates and facilitates international trade. With effective cooperation in the United Nations System, governments use the organization to establish, revise, and enforce the rules that govern international trade
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    Young Professionals - Communications and External Relations



    Advanced university degree in economics, econometrics, international relations, law, environment studies, or other trade-related subjects relevant to the work of the WTO e.g. international investment law, trade and gender, etc.). Applicants must have obtained their advanced university degree by the time they submit their application.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    General knowledge of the work of the WTO.

    • Technical knowledge in one or more of the areas of work indicated above.
    • Good drafting skills in English. Ability to draft in French and/or Spanish would be an advantage.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, in a multicultural environment.
    • Demonstrated strong interest in international trade and the multilateral trading system.
    • Commitment and passion for trade or WTO-related work.

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum two (2) years of professional experience relevant to the work of the WTO.


    • Fluency in English. A good working knowledge of either French or Spanish would be an advantage.


    Preference shall be given to nationals from WTO Members without any representation as well as from developing and least developed countries (LDCs) Members with low representation (one, two or three staff members) at the professional level in the Secretariat (list below). Priority will be given to WTO Members from developing and LDCs that have no representation and have not participated in previous cohorts of the YPP (marked with an asterisk in list below). 

    Method of Application

    ALl applications must be submitted in english, accompanied by a cover letter of motivation, which should indicate up to three areas of work (see details under general functions), in order of preference, that the applicant would be interested in. applications with no accompanying letter of motivation will not be considered.

    General Functions

    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 no more than three areas of WTO work; and should state their order of preference.

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