Young Professionals Program for Developing Countries 2022 is inviting credible applicants who are willing to partake in its ongoing 2022 Scholarship programme at World Trade Organisation
World Trade Organisation officially commenced operations on 1 January 1995, pursuant to 1994 as an intergovernmental organization that regulates and facilitates international trade with 164 member states representing over 98% of global trade and global GDP.
At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments.
World Trade Organisation operates a global system of trade rules, acts as a forum for negotiating trade agreements, settles trade disputes between its members and it supports the needs of developing countries.
Benefits of World Trade Organization Essay Award
- The annual WTO Essay Award provides a prize of CHF 5,000 to the author(s) of the winning essay. In the case of a co-authored paper, the prize will be equally divided among the authors.
- The winning paper will be officially announced at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group, the largest conference specializing in international trade, which will take place in September 2020 in Bern, Switzerland.
- The winning author(s) will receive funding to attend the meeting.
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 areas of work may include, inter alia, Accessions, Agriculture, Dispute Settlement, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Government Procurement, Market Access (tariffs and non-tariff barriers), Rules, Trade and Development, Trade Facilitation, Economic research, Trade Policy Analysis, Trade in Services and Investment, Council and Trade Negotiations, Trade and Environment, Technical Barriers to Trade, Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures, Trade-Related Technical assistance.
Benefits of the Young Professionals Program
CHF 3,500 monthly salary (approximate)
Requirements for Young Professionals Program Qualification
Preference shall be given to nationals from WTO Members without any representation at the professional level in the Secretariat; and have not participated in previous cohorts of the YPP.
- Education: Advanced university degree in law economics, or other international trade-related subjects relevant to WTO work
- Knowledge and skills:
- 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 team.
- Demonstrated strong interest in international trade.
- Commitment and passion for trade or WTO-related work
- Work Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience
- Fluency in English.
- Good working knowledge of one other official WTO language, French or Spanish, would be an advantage
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to World Trade Organisation (WTO) on wto.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com to apply
All candidates must complete an online application form on the Program Webpage.
For more details, visit WTO website.