Vacancies exist for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professionals Program 2019

Vacancies exist for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professionals Program 2019

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – SLUTERA would like to inform eligible young professionals in St. Lucia, and in the countries listed below, that current vacancies exist for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professionals Program 2019, which will earn a monthly salary of approximately USD$3694.60.

Young Professionals up to the age of 32 years, as at 1 January 2019, from eligible developing and least-developed country (LDC) WTO Members, can apply from now until Monday April 16th 2018. Interested and eligible persons are advised to note, however, that this is temporary employment opportunity has a duration for one year, without the possibility of extension.

The recruitment policy of the WTO is to seek to attract and retain staff members offering the highest standards of competence, efficiency and integrity. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the WTO gives full regard to merit and diversity.

This employment opportunity will seek to enhance the knowledge and skills of eligible young professionals, 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.

All applications MUST be 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 not more than three areas of WTO work; and in order of preference.

The areas of work may include, inter alia, the following (in alphabetical order):

– Accessions
– Agriculture
– Council and Trade Negotiations
– Dispute Settlement
– Economic Research and Statistics
– Government Procurement
– Intellectual Property Rights
– Market Access (tariffs and non-tariff barriers)
– Media and external relations
– Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures
– Technical Barriers to Trade
– Trade and Development
– Trade and Environment
– Trade Facilitation
– Trade in Services and Investment
– Trade Policy Analysis
– Trade-Related Technical assistance.
– Trade Remedies (anti-dumping and countervailing duties)


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