AmbassadorPursuing the career of an Ambassador requires not just personal commitment but the willingness to contribute and participate in meetings and outreaches with foreign policymakers, thought leaders, and the state he serves.
Around the world, Ambassadors are considered to be accomplished leaders in global organizations. Their capabilities and experiences in dealing with policymakers around the world which includes the media are seamless. Ambassadors are trained to communicate with decision makers and international leaders serving foreign relation agencies and departments.
Here are some of Ambassadors’ key responsibilities and roles in their respective posts:
- Ambassadors play as key players in determining demanding trade-offs and foreign policies. Such policies deal with executive and legislative priorities, strategic interests of a particular state, explicit human rights and concerns, and relationship between public and private diplomacy among others.
- Ambassadors are also integrators in promoting human rights and other policies abroad. They will also have to deal with interest groups belonging to the business community, international NGOs, and local communities. As Ambassadors they will gain the power and authority in enacting foreign policies being implemented in foreign agencies, departments, and states.
- Ambassadors represent their country and they are entrusted to operate and function in their neighbouring countries and acquire a seat in international organizations such as the United Nations and European Unions. Ambassadors’ course of actions, opinions, and point of views are critical in times of settling global issues that is why their responsibilities should be taken seriously and appropriately.
- As a head of mission in a post, an Ambassador is designated by his country and then obtains approval of the country where he is going. Once the country of post approves his designation his appointment will be announced and published. Later on, the Ambassador receives his duties from both the host country and the country he is serving.
As the highest ranking diplomat and representative of his country, Ambassadors are highly respected individuals who are sent by their country to head mission in a foreign post. Every critical mission that requires dealings with international relations is entrusted to Ambassadors because their country believes that their training and education can be employed in advancing an advocacy that will yield to attaining positive changes for their country and the country that hosts them.
Ambassadors are equipped with diplomatic immunity in the host country which they can employ as they perform their tasks and duties in their respective territories or embassies. As they do their job in their host country, they should work and advise their government regarding the execution of policies that will result in accomplishing the mission of a specific post that the Ambassador is heading.
Apart from that, Ambassadors are also entitled to conduct and enhance the quality of Ambassadors’ materials and messages that will produce results regarding specific legislation. In this case, Ambassadors should be active in articulating and preparing questions and concerns that pertain to global issues and other issues concerning international relations.
The duties and roles of an Ambassador are far-reaching and very pertinent. Hence, it is important to note that as Ambassadors and future Ambassadors, you should be prepared to advocate strategies and international policies and settlement of international disputes that will benefit the majority, especially your country.