World Trade Organization Paid Internship Program 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland ( daily allowance of CHF 60)

Application Deadline (CET): 29 May 2017

Vacancy Notice No.: EXT/ISHI/17-30

Title: Internship at the WTO Procurement Section

Grade: –

Contract Type: Temporary appointment
Issued On: 19 May 2017
(5 day(s) until closing date)

Currently accepting applications

Division:   Administration and General Services
Procurement Section

Duration:  6 months (22nd June to 22nd December 2017)

General Functions

The Procurement Section is responsible for the acquisition process of products and services for the WTO, i.e. to obtain high quality goods, services and works that meet the applicable specifications at competitive prices and within the time frame required, in order to achieve the mandates of the WTO.

The intern will have the following opportunities to:

1) participate in, and assist with, the day-to-day operations of the Procurement Section.

2) Statistics and Data Analysis including – but not limited to – Purchase Orders, Tenders and granted approvals. The WTO uses Oracle software (ERP system) for its financial management and reporting.

3) Assist with creating PowerPoint presentations for the delivery of Procurement related mini-workshops to WTO staff.

4) Contribute to miscellaneous projects to be defined based on the needs of the section.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

Interns will have completed their undergraduate studies in the administration, purchasing or accounting discipline and shall have completed at least one year of their postgraduate studies.
Languages:

Excellent speaking and writing skills in English or French. A good working level of the other language would be an asset.
Additional Information:

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT A COVER LETTER EXPRESSING THEIR INTEREST IN WORKING FOR THE WTO PROCUREMENT SECTION.

The official languages of the organization are French, English and Spanish.

Paid interns receive a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including week-ends and official holidays falling within the selected period). No other remuneration of any kind shall be paid.

Travel expenses to and from Geneva cannot be paid by the WTO, and such travel is not covered by the Organization’s insurance. Interns are also responsible for their own health insurance while they are working at the WTO. The WTO can assist with visa applications where necessary.

Interns are recruited from among nationals of WTO members, countries and customs territories engaged in accession negotiations.

APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO SIT A WRITTEN EXAMINATION

APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Please note that all candidates must complete an online application form.
To apply, please visit the WTO’s E-Recruitment website at: erecruitment.wto.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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) – stated in the vacancy announcement.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Trade Organization Paid Internship Program 2017 

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