INT23-1

Title of the activity
Netherlands Trainee Programme (NTP)

Activity Type
Internship
Description
The aim of the NTP is to assist in the economic and social development of least developed countries (LDCs), low income countries and comparable poor small and vulnerable economies in areas related to trade policy. It provides capital based mid-level public officials with a minimum of 5 years of working experience on WTO issues, and the opportunity to learn more about the overall WTO work programme under the direction of staff members of the WTO Secretariat. Particular consideration is given to African countries and to gender equality. Participants will be expected to complete specific and well defined tasks in conformity with the objectives of the NTP. Tasks will need to have relevance for the beneficiary country in terms of capacity building in the WTO work programme, including on-going negotiations. The tasks will be defined at the beginning of the internship and will be reviewed and established in close co-operation with the Head of the TA Coordination, Internships Programmes and Partnership Section and the relevant regional desks in ITTC. The selection committee will endeavour to ensure to maintain a regional and gender balance and give priority to LDC candidates.
Venue
Switzerland
City
WTO, Geneva
Trade topic
General
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
228
selection process
Candidacies will be reviewed by a WTO selection committee. As the NTP is considered to be the highest level of learning, with a particular focus on the direct application of skills, the selection committee will carefully review the qualifications of each of the candidate and assess with all means at its disposal, including through the WTO's data base, to what extent the candidate has undergone prior WTO training, including the number of e-Learning courses completed, face to face training, through regional seminars and RTPCs and ATPCs.
In addition, feedback will be sought from WTO trainers on the performance of the candidate during the courses, in order to retain the highest qualified officials and for whom the committee considers that the candidate can make the most useful contribution to attain the set objectives of the programme.
The selection committee will endeavour to ensure to maintain a regional and gender balance and give priority to LDC candidates.
All candidates must be endorsed by their respective government department/ministry
Pre-requisite
1. Completion of level II of the PLS at generalist level, including the RTPC, is desirable. Completion of the ATPC is a distinct advantage.
2. At least five years of WTO-related work with their government
Target Audience
Government officials
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
Beneficiaries
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Cuba
Curaçao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lebanese Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Macao, China
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Gambia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe