Careers

ITC recruits qualified people with relevant academic achievements, professional credentials, and a successful record of demonstrated performance and results in different areas of expertise.

    Job types

    Staff Positions 

    ITC offers fixed-term staff positions, usually for one year, with possible extensions; and temporary staff positions, for periods of less than one year, with possible extensions. Staff fall into three categories: Directors (D), Professional (P) and General Service (G).

    UN pay and benefits information

    Apply for staff positions

    Consultants and Individual Contractors 

    ITC’s top-quality consultants and individual contractors possess a high level of technical knowledge, work well in multicultural environments, take responsibility and deliver excellence in exciting and demanding assignments around the globe. 

    Apply for consultant and contract positions

    Internships

    Students from diverse academic backgrounds have the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in the area of trade-related technical assistance aimed to expand their academic, professional and personal learning.

    Further information

    Apply for internships

    Fellowships

    ITC Fellowships may be awarded to candidates nominated by their respective governments or sponsored by another international organization or non-governmental organization.

    Apply for fellowships

    Junior Professional Officers

    Junior Professional Officers (JPO) are young professionals recruited under bilateral agreements between ITC and the donor countries either contributing to trade-development projects within ITC’s fields of competence or work relating to wider organizational issues. 

    Apply for JPO positions

    Job opportunities

    Selection process

    If you want to contribute your skills to increasing export competitiveness for developing economies, and if you are motivated to work in an international environment that promotes diversity, ITC is the place to be. 

    Once the deadline for a job opening has passed, applicants will be screened to assess their eligibility against the criteria stipulated in the job opening. The hiring manager will produce a shortlist of candidates to pass to the assessment stage of the recruitment process. ITC only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED). The list can be accessed at WHED.net.

    Shortlisted candidates may be requested to participate in an evaluation of their technical knowledge/skills in relation to the functions of the advertised post. This can take the format of a written test or video interview sent to the candidate for completion at a time of their choice, within a period defined by ITC. Only successful candidates will be invited for the next stage in the process. 

    ITC interviews are competency-based and focus on the seven competencies identified as key to the organization and defined in the UN Competency Framework. Interviewers will ask questions aimed at determining candidates' past performance, achievements and contributions related to competencies specific to the post. Interviews may take place at ITC Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, or via video. 

    Video: All you need to know about Competency Based Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg4VhLGMLZk

    The successful candidate will receive an offer of appointment from ITC Human Resources. Employment with ITC is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment medical examination, and verification of diplomas and personal references. However, we are not able, at the current time, to inform other candidates of the outcome of their applications. 

    If after interview more than one suitable candidate is identified, they are placed on the fixed term roster. Rostered candidates will receive an email to confirm their inclusion in the roster for similar posts at the same grade level. Rostered candidate who wish to be considered for a similar job opening are still required to actively show their interest by applying directly to that opening.