Job vacancies in the WTO

Applications for employment by the WTO are equally welcome from women and men; a person wishing to apply for a post should be a national of a WTO member state and be under 65 years old. You are welcome to consult the list of members in this respect.

Vacancies are the subject of open competition and advertised by means of vacancy notices, the distribution of which is made to all of the official representatives of the governments participating in the WTO. They are also posted on this website and occasionally advertised in the press.

Read more detailed information on recruitment by the WTO

See also:
Internship programme

Online recruitment

E-Recruitment is a new method of applying for vacancies at the WTO. You can view a list of current vacancies and submit your details as a “personal profile”. You can update and resubmit your profile at any time. You can also use the E-Recruitment system to monitor the status of closed vacancies for which you have applied.

To find out more about E-Recruitment, current vacancies and the internship programme, please click on the link below.

> E-Recruitment


The WTO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of the WTO and requesting the payment of a fee, please immediately contact When applying for a WTO vacancy by e-mail, please apply only through this site.  

Status of Offline applications

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  • Applicants interested in any of the WTO's advertised vacancies who do not have Internet access, and are unable to submit an application online, should complete the WTO Personal History Form which may be downloaded in English, French or Spanish from the WTO website.
  • All off-line applications should be submitted before the vacancy deadline to the address shown on the vacancy notice. The specific Vacancy Notice No. being applied for must be clearly indicated in Item 15 of the WTO Personal History Form. A WTO Personal History Form is required for each vacancy applied for.
  • All off-line applications should be sent to:
    Director, Human Resources Division
    World Trade Organization
    Centre William Rappard
    154 Rue de Lausanne
    1211 Geneva 21
    Fax: +41 22 739 5772
    We regret that due to the volume of applications received, receipt of off-line paper applications cannot be acknowledged.