01 Jun 2011

Vacancy: Communications Officer World Trade Institute, University of Bern/NCCR Trade Regulation

The World Trade Institute (WTI) and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Trade Regulation are currently seeking a well-qualified candidate for the position of Communications Officer. The position is based in Bern, Switzerland.

The initial appointment (80%) will be for a period of one year with a possibility of renewal for a further three years. The salary will be commensurate with the University of Bern pay scale.


Under the supervision of the Managing Director of the WTI and the NCCR, the Communications Officer will be responsible for:

  • communication of research results
  • organisation of public events
  • media relations
  • web support of the WTI and NCCR websites and the WTI alumni network
  • the marketing of the WTI’s programmes: Master of International Law and Economics (MILE), Summer Academy, e-learning programmes, tailor-made courses



Qualifications and experience required

The candidate must have the following:

  • Bachelor degree and/or work experience in communications or journalism
  • strong interest in political economy and international trade policy
  • knowledge of international regulatory issues and processes or a willingness to invest time to learn about them
  • proficiency in English and German, working knowledge of French preferred
  • have outstanding writing and communication skills in English
  • be capable of taking initiatives and have a strong sense of responsibility
  • have good planning and organisational skills
  • some knowledge of web and print design tools, as well as data analysis skills desirable



To apply

For immediate consideration for this position, please send your resume and cover letter by post or by email, indicating the names of at least two referees, to:

Margrit Vetter
Director of Administration
World Trade Institute
Hallerstrasse 6
3012 Bern

Email: margrit.vetter@wti.org

Deadline for receipt of applications: 25 June 2011

The successful applicant would ideally be ready to take up the position by 1 August 2011. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.