Profession parliamentary assistant

Parliamentary assistants provide support to officials and politicians of regional, national and international parliaments and undertake logistical tasks. They revise official documents and follow procedures set by the respective parliaments. They support on the communication with stakeholders and provide the logistical support required in handling official processes.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Organisational policies

    The policies to achieve set of goals and targets regarding the development and maintenance of an organisation.

  • Company policies

    The set of rules that govern the activity of a company.

  • Strategic planning

    The elements defining the foundation and core of an organisation such as its mission, vision, values, and objectives.

  • Business analysis

    The research field which addresses the identification of business needs and problems and the determination of the solutions that would mitigate or prevent the smooth functioning of a business. Business analysis comprises IT solutions, market challenges, policy development and strategic matters.

  • Communication principles

    The set of commonly shared principles in regards with communication such as active listening, establish rapport, adjusting the register, and respecting the intervention of others.

  • Office software

    The characteristics and functioning of software programs for office tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email and database.

  • Government policy

    The political activities, plans, and intentions of a government for a legislative session for concrete causes.

  • Communication

    Exchanging and conveying information, ideas, concepts, thoughts, and feelings through the use of a shared system of words, signs, and semiotic rules via a medium.

  • Politics

    The method, process and study of influencing people, gaining control over a community or society, and the distribution of power within a community and between societies.

Skills

  • Review drafts

    Critically revise and give feedback to technical drawings or drafts.

  • Advise on government policy compliance

    Advise organisations on how they may improve their compliance to the applicable government policies they are required to adhere to, and the necessary steps which need to be taken in order to ensure complete compliance.

  • Develop organisational policies

    Develop and supervise the implementation of policies aimed at documenting and detailing the procedures for the operations of the organisation in the lights of its strategic planning.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Supervise advocacy work

    Manage the aim to influence political, economic and social decisions. Make sure ethics and policies are followed.

  • Collaborate in the drafting of policies

    Provide specific knowledge and relevant considerations (e.g. financial, legal, strategic) on matters which should be considered when drafting policies.

  • Liaise with government officials

    Consult and cooperate with government officials who handle matter that is relevant to you or your business.

  • Attend parliament plenaries

    Assist and provide support in the parliament plenaries by revising documents, communicating with other parties, and ensuring an smooth running of the sessions.

  • Draft legislation

    Undertake the drafting of pieces of legislation in order to make areas of law which need reform more harmonized and clear.

  • Draft press releases

    Collect information and write press releases adjusting the register to the target audience and ensuring that the message is well conveyed.

  • Perform office routine activities

    Program, prepare, and perform activities required to be performed everyday in offices such as mailing, receiving supplies, updating managers and employees, and keeping operations running smoothly.

  • Pose questions referring to documents

    Revise and formulate questions in regards to documents in general. Investigate about the completeness, confidentiality measures, style of the document, and specific instructions to handle documents.

  • Monitor company policy

    Monitor the company's policy and propose improvements to the company.

  • Advise on communication strategies

    Provide companies and organisations with consulting services concerning their internal and external communication plans and their representation, including their presence online. Recommend improvements in communication and make sure that important information reaches all employees and that their questions are answered.

  • Negotiate with stakeholders

    Negotiate compromises with stakeholders and strive to reach the most beneficial agreements for the company. May involve building relationships with suppliers and customers, as well as ensuring products are profitable.

  • Respect publication formats

    Submit text material for printing purposes. Always respect the required and expected publication formats.

  • Check official documents

    Check an individuals' official documentation, such as driver's licenses and identification, to ensure compliance with legal regulations, and to identify and assess individuals.

  • Comment drafts

    Observe and examine the drafts made by other legislative drafters in order to enhance quality control and to improve their drafting knowlege and skills.

  • Communicate with stakeholders

    Facilitate communication between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure compliance with policies organise business documents disseminate messages to people write meeting reports maintain correspondence records identify policy breach constitutional law fill out forms respond to inquiries in written form apply information security policies organise facilities for office personnel advise on foreign affairs policies attend meetings civil law inspect government policy compliance analyse text before translation commercial law process commissioned instructions fix meetings

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