Vacancy - Office of Conference and Protocol

Announcement of Vacancy: 

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of Member States andAssociate Member States to fill the following position at the Association of the Caribbean States.

Reporting to: 
Conference and Protocol Officer
Type of appointment: 
Full time
Duration of appointment: 
11 months
Duties and responsabilities: 
  • Draft letters, faxes, verbal notes, circular notes, emails, or any other documents, in the official languages of the ACS - Spanish, English and French (where applicable);
  • Render logistical assistance including the preparation of documents for all meetings under the purview of the Conference and Protocol Unit;
  •  Translate short documents;
  • File electronic and hard-copies of documents related to the Unit;
  • Copy and forward all correspondences to the general archives of the Secretariat;
  • Dispatch correspondences via mail, courier, hand, fax and/or email when requested;
  • Manage emails as required;
  • Arrange appointments and manage the agenda of the Conference and Protocol Officer in a timely diplomatic and meticulous manner, providing confirmations, regrets, and reminders to all concerned;
  • Prepare  dossiers for the official missions of the Conference and Protocol Officer, coordinating with other Directorates, officials and related institutions and/or personnel as necessary;
  • Prepare the Value Added Tax (VAT) and gas claims for the Conference and Protocol Officer;
  • Assist in the follow up of the medical claim submitted to the Human Resource Unit by the Conference and Protocol Officer;
  • Assist in the submission and monitoring of translation requests;
  • Participate in events, seminars, workshops and conferences when requested;
  • Assist with  reception  duties in order to relieve the Receptionist during scheduled breaks or in his /her absence from office; and
  • Perform any other general administrative duties assigned by the Conference and Protocol Officer.

Under the direction of the Conference and Protocol Officer, the incumbent will serve as Assistant to the Office of Conference and Protocol providing general services. 

Specific Responsabilities: 


  • English, French and Spanish are the official languages of the ACS. For the position advertised, the candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in two (2) of the official languages of the ACS.  Fluency in one (1) of the official languages (other than the native language) is required. Supporting certificates of language proficiency must be attached.  A working knowledge of a third language will most certainly be considered an asset;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite;
  • Strong Interpersonal  skills;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to multi-task; and
  • Ability to work independently.
Minimum qualifications: 
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor's) in International Relations and/or any other relevant field.
  • Certificate in Events Management will be an asset.
  • Experience :

a)     minimum six (6) months drafting reports and providing administrative support services;

b)     working in a protocol environment; and/or

c)     working in an international or inter-governmental organisation will be considered an asset.

Remuneration package: 
  • Monthly Remuneration: $7,720.44 Trinidadian Dollars (tax exempted); and
  • Group Health Insurance. 
Documentation required: 

Candidates must present the following documents for consideration:

  1. Full Curriculum vitae;
  2. University degree certificate;
  3. Language Proficiency certificates (not native tongue);
  4. Names of three (3) referees and contact information.


Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position will include a Competency- based Interview, a Language Proficiency Assessment and an Assessment Exercise.



Applicants must complete the Applicant Job Profile Summary Form included with the website vacancy. Failure to complete the Applicant Job Profile Summary Form will result in automatic rejection of the application. This form must be completed using either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Do not attempt to complete this document using any web browser.


Applications must be addressed to:


Dr.  June Soomer

Secretary General

Association of Caribbean States

5-7 Sweet Briar Road, St. Clair


Tel: 868-622-9575

Fax: 868-622-1653

And sent by email to:


The details stated above outline the nature and level of the tasks normally assigned to this position.  It does not constitute an exhaustive list of these tasks.  Additional related duties may be assigned as necessary for the effective functioning of the Association.


Only electronic applications will be acknowledged. All your submissions via email must not exceed 5MB in size.


Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.  These candidates will also receive notice of the final outcome of the selection process. 

Temporary Position
Job Title: 
Unit Assistant, Office of Conference and Protocol
Deadline for receiving applications: 
26 May 2017