What does a Foreign Affairs Officer do?
Foreign affairs officers serve as diplomatic representatives for their country of origin or support senior staff, including ambassadors at overseas missions. They assist at official functions, prepare guest lists, and act as host or hostess at receptions. Foreign affairs officers attend official functions as a representative of their country and communicate messages from their country to the host country. They may communicate and explain their country’s policies and goals to the host country and prepare documents for submission to the host country.
Foreign affairs officers report their country’s responses and attend international conferences to discuss political, economic, and technical affairs. They must inform their government on the political, economic, and military developments in the host country. They are responsible for improving relations between their own and other countries and positively influencing host countries’ opinions of their home country institutions, technology, and training. Foreign affairs officers need a bachelor's degree in communication, economics, politics, or irrelated field.
How much does a Foreign Affairs Officer make?
Foreign Affairs Officer Career Path
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Foreign Affairs Officer Insights
“Good work place but unstable.”
“You benefit from training and interesting talks.”
“Career progress is quite slow”
“political winds determine your job”
“Good work life balance”
“Great career oportunity”
“Political fights sometimes impact ability to do the job.”
“No room for career growth.”
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