Hill International, Inc. Protocol Specialist in Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates

Hill International, with 3,300 professionals in 70 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. /Engineering News-Record/ magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.



  • Expert in the area of Etiquette, Protocol and Hosting. Work with Protocol team members, in helping them to hone their existing strengths and develop new skills to achieve higher level of success and effectiveness. Understand the critical importance of “Executive Presence” for self-confidence and for inspiring confidence in others.

  • Assist in training team members and identify their unique areas of opportunity for personal and professional improvements as part of Protocol team. Enhance their workplace image, taking full advantage of their talent and professional potential.

  • Plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop and support the Protocol section. Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to improve section performance through members training. Maintains accountability and compliance standards for team members.

  • *Required Skills for Structuring and Execution:

  • Have complete Understanding of the national and international principles of protocol, etiquette, courtesy and manners.

  • Experienced in Preparing and hosting VIP visits and formal occasions. Interact respectfully with people from many cultures, nations and regions.

  • Have hosted Official, diplomatic and royal protocol. Well aware of Business, social and cultural considerations of the Protocol Office.

  • Professional skills in full range of conventions, rules, customs and expectations that professional communicators must master in order to work professionally with VIPs and in high-level business.

  • Planning and organizing official visits, Protocol at events and summits, Protocol planning, liaison and logistics, Practical hosting skills. Risk assessment and contingency planning. Troubleshooting: avoiding mistakes and slip-ups.

Professional Courses or Degree in area of Protocol, or similar.


The ideal candidate will have 8-10 years’ experience in serving as Protocol Officer, Trainer and similar) gained from a reputable government or international office. Preference for VP / Junior Director Level, ideally with experience working in a major national or international Protocol Center.


Job-Specific Expertise:

High level of competence in the required area. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. High level of competence in working with full MS Office suite. Flawless professional and personal conduct.

Hill International is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Title: Protocol Specialist

Location: AE-Abu Dhabi Emirate

Requisition ID: 17001659