Protocol Officer

at Organisation of Educational Cooperation
Published May 24, 2023
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


The Protocol Officer also supports and coordinates with the Permanent Representatives in regards any administrative issue or necessity. Also assists the Permanent Representatives to organise official visits and meetings at the OEC Headquarters. He or she is also charged with assisting the Chief of Section in contributing to the Department’s role in coordinating and streamlining OEC’s engagement with the Permanent Representatives.

This position provides the unique opportunity of joining the team of a new international organisation, contributing to its lasting construction and influencing its future trajectory.

The main functions of the Protocol Officer are but not limited to:

Act as liaison between assigned Permanent Missions / Observer Offices not accredited to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the host country for the purpose of facilitating and ensuring proper registration of the diplomatic and non-diplomatic staff of their offices, including processing requests for diplomatic privileges and immunities and assists with settling other matters (administrative, legal) related therewith.
Support in the organization and management of meetings and events involving the Permanent Representatives.
Assists in ceremonies for the presentation of credentials/letters of appointment to the Secretary-General by newly appointed Permanent Representatives / Permanent Observers.
Support the bilateral meetings, liaises with Foreign Missions to confirm arrangements and coordinate with counterparts.
Provides the necessary protocol and liaison services to the Permanent Missions of the countries assigned to him/her, as well as to other stakeholders.
Supports the Chief of Protocol in organising and preparing official visits, meetings and events involving the Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly, and member state delegates and senior officials to countries both at and away from OEC Headquarters , as well as to visits to the OEC by high-level dignitaries.

Experience and technical competencies:

Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and cross-cultural communication skills with a proven track record.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong methodical and strategic thinking skills and ability to develop long-term strategies.
Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines.


At least 7 years of working experience in diplomacy or international relations
At least 4 years of work experience in a management role within an international and/or regional organization.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree (or higher) in International Relations or related fields

Qualified & Interested candidate can apply for this position by sending an email your resume and cover letter with the subject line "Job Title".

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