The Post of Commercial Assistant cum Protocol – The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France

The Post of Commercial Assistant cum Protocol – The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France


The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France is looking for a qualified candidate for the post of Protocol cum Commercial Assistant.  The selected candidate will be subjected to the service terms and conditions of the Embassy and relevant labor law and regulations of the French Government.


Key Qualifications/Required skills:


  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in the field of Business/Commerce/Management.


      • A professional standard of written and spoken French and English, with the proven ability to translate documents in to French and English languages.
  • A High level of flexibility with working hours and the ability to work as a good team player.


  • Previous experience in the same/in a relevant/similar position.


  • Self-motivated, excellent organizational, time management skills and high level of attention to details.


  • Experience in event planning, processing of problem solving and negotiations skills and result oriented skills will be added advantages.


Key parameters of the post;

- Build and maintain good relationships across a broad range of stakeholders in France, including trade chambers and associations, tourism associations, investment societies, media and journalist association etc. and related ministries, international and regional organizations.

- Visit management: Support and coordinate incoming high-level visits by Heads of State or Government Ministers (Sri Lankan VIP visits) in liaison with lead diplomat including organizing events, accommodation, and transportation and, facilitate arrival and departure protocol arrangements etc.

- Event management: coordination and supervision of embassy events, including all aspects of event organization both in-house and externally.

- Regularly attending to researching on complex issues related to commercial regulations and protocol guidelines in France and bringing in to attention to the relevant Diplomatic Officer.


-Protocol: Assisting with some protocol and administrative works under the supervision of Administrative Attache

- Other duties and assignments assigned by the Embassy management time to time.


Salary & Remuneration

The net salary will be Euro 1607.84 per month (after deducting monthly Social security contribution) and one month salary annual bonus

A French social security number is compulsory and the successful candidate must have the right to live and work in France.


The post is renewable annually under the term of contract and a statutory probation period 06 months will apply.


Candidates are invited to forward their applications on or before 15th August 2023, along with the followings:

  1.  A statement which explains how you meet the above selection criteria
  2. A short resume, having a photo at the top-right corner
  3. Details of two non related work referees of employment prior 2020
  4. A signed covering letter.


Please forward applications marked “the post of Commercial Assistant cum Protocol to:

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France

16, rue Spontini, 75016, Paris.

Email :


Short listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.