Profession ambassador

Ambassadors represent their own government in foreign countries for diplomatic and peace-keeping purposes. They deal with political negotiation between the country of origin and the country where they are stationed and ensure the protection of citizens from their home nation in the nation they are stationed. They facilitate communication between the two nations and perform advisory functions to the home government to help develop foreign policy.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Social / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • Government representation

    The legal and public representation methods and procedures of the government during trial cases or for communication purposes, and the specific aspects of the governmental bodies being represented in order to ensure accurate representation.

  • Foreign affairs policy development

    The development processes of foreign affairs policies, such as relevant research methods, relevant legislation, and foreign affairs operations.

  • Diplomatic principles

    The practices of facilitating agreements or international treaties with other countries by conducting negotiations and attempting to protect the interests of the home government, as well as facilitating compromise.

  • Foreign affairs

    The operations of a foreign affairs department in a government or public organisation and its regulations.

Skills

  • Speak different languages

    Master foreign languages to be able to communicate in one or more foreign languages.

  • Observe new developments in foreign countries

    Observe political, economic and societal developments in the assigned country, gather and report relevant information to the relevant institution.

  • Assess risk factors

    Determine the influence of economical, political and cultural risk factors and additional issues.

  • Coordinate government activities in foreign institutions

    Coordinate the activities of the home country's government in foreign institutions, such as decentralised government services, resource management, policy management, and other government activities.

  • Show intercultural awareness

    Show sensibility towards cultural differences by taking actions which facilitate positive interaction between international organisations, between groups or individuals of different cultures, and to promote integration in a community.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Advise on legislative acts

    Advise officials in a legislature on the propositioning of new bills and the consideration of items of legislation.

  • Advise on foreign affairs policies

    Advise governments or other public organisations on the development and implementation of foreign affairs policies.

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Represent national interests

    Represent the national government's and industries' interests concerning various matters such as trade, human rights, development aid, environmental issues and other aspects of the political, economic or scientific cooperation.

  • Apply diplomatic principles

    Apply the processes involved in the creation of international treaties by conducting negotiations between representatives of different countries, protecting the home government's interests, and facilitating compromise.

  • Maintain relations with local representatives

    Maintain good relations with representatives of the local scientific, economic and civil society.

Optional knowledge and skills

international law apply conflict management ensure public safety and security facilitate official agreement perform government ceremonies analyse foreign affairs policies set organisational policies organise cultural events perform political negotiation develop contingency plans for emergencies build international relations conduct public presentations support other national representatives manage emergency procedures apply organisational techniques ensure cross-department cooperation budgetary principles analyse potential threats against national security