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Protocol officer organizes and plans for official visits within their jurisdiction, such as the visits of foreign delegations, the diplomats and the royal family. Generally, you offer hospitality and ceremonial events as well as providing advisory or consulting services related to protocol matters. As a protocol officer, you will also ensure that before an event takes place, Mister/Madam vice, all the interested parties and the president have a biographical sketch of the guests. You give the escort officers information on the specific protocol requirements concerning the guests.
The seating arrangement for the high table is determined by you, and they ensure that all the expected guests receive their formal invitations early enough. During the event, you will be responsible for assisting the escort officers where and when necessary as well as establishing the necessary procedures for receiving the RSVPs. You determine the dress code for that occasion and the type of gifts to be offered depending on the type of event.