What we look for?

Given the complexity of diplomatic work, the qualities and skills expected from an MFA candidate are related to training and education, as well as to personal skills and psycho-behavioral profile. Applicants should show interest in international affairs and relish the opportunity to live in different societies and cultures.

Thus, a future diplomat should evince a number of qualities such as precision, calm, patience, good humor, modesty and loyalty, plus the underlying qualities such as intelligence, discernment, carefulness, charm, courage and tact. To these add professional skills: language skills and a bent to easily assimilate new skills, general knowledge of international relations and specialized knowledge for certain fields such as law, economic or consular, speech-writing skills and analysis capability, developed communication skills (written and verbal), negotiation skills, flexibility, creativity and capacity for adaptability in multicultural environments, active learning.