Protocol Assistant

U.S. Mission to the European Union
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Dec 30

Position description

Serves as the Protocol Assistant, advising the Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission and other mission officials on protocol issues and related matters in planning, developing, and carrying out official and social events at the USNATO mission, their residences and other premises. Develop subject expertise in American Protocol, and an in-depth understanding of NATO organization protocol, and the protocols for 30 member countries to NATO as well as host nation institutions.  


The Protocol Assistant directs event planning and serves as the Front Office liaison with other sections within the mission to ensure seamless event execution and contribute to maintaining a positive image of the Ambassador and the U.S. Mission to NATO.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Three years progressively responsible experience, in public relations, protocol, hospitality management or event planning in a related field (i.e. international diplomacy or business).


JOB KNOWLEDGE: Sound knowledge of political, economic and social structures and key officials in various NATO member countries. Knowledge of social customs, procedures, and protocol.

Education Requirements:

Two years of post-secondary education required.


LANGUAGE:  Fluency in English and limited knowledge of French and/or Dutch. 




  • Must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of State Secret level clearance.

  • A firm knowledge of computers, word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs is essential.

  • Ability to work independently and handle simultaneous overlapping events and functions, resolve scheduling problems and prioritize appropriately.

  • Must be able to assimilate information through reading and first-hand experience for a thorough knowledge of protocol, titles, precedence and etiquette of the host country, NATO countries and USG.

  • Considerable tact, diplomacy and poise. Must be able to cultivate and maintain access to high-level contacts.

  • Must be able to write correspondence, organize a computerized filing system and maintain very detailed records and schedules.

  • Knowledge of European social life and U.S. Government organizations and agencies.

  • Neat handwriting and calligraphy.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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