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Job: Diplomatic Digital Officer with International Mobility


Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute (MBOSI)


Diplomatic Digital Officer with International Mobility 


Diplomacy, Protocol, Research and Digital Affairs 


The Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute (MBOSI) is looking for a highly driven professional with native or near native proficiency in both verbal and written English. The position is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and requires relocation and a commitment to staying within the region for a minimum of 3 years. This position provides the opportunity to assist and observe our international thought leaders and national leaders at the highest levels of international business and politics. MBOSI is both an academic institute and a think tank/advisory firm that applies blue ocean strategy theory, framework and tools to create powerful solutions that are high impact, low cost, and rapidly executed. The Institute’s mission is to support the public sector to achieve its future goals by applying blue ocean strategy while establishing a community of BOS thinkers and practitioners. Through National Blue Ocean Strategy, over 80 ministries and agencies – from the police and military, to women, youth, and higher education organizations – are collaborating to formulate and execute creative blue ocean strategy initiatives that are transforming the country. Click here for information on how Blue Ocean Strategy has been adopted in Malaysia’s public sector.

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  1. Manage, plan, coordinate and execute all aspects of protocol support for MBOSI’s top management, board members and their distinguished guests

  2. Plan, coordinate and execute high-level foreign and domestic visits/functions, ceremonies and special events hosted by the senior leadership. This includes conducting research and identifying potential site locations, facility selections, gift exchanges, invitations, seating arrangements, press coverage, etc. and arranging the necessary logistics.

  3. Arrange travel and meetings by developing itineraries and agendas; scheduling and booking transportation; arranging lodging and meeting venues.

  4. Assist senior leadership in forging important relationships which may include guiding them in terms of cultural etiquette

  5. Formulate, develop and implement protocol policies, strategy goals and programs for the team

  6. Develop and maintain reliable sources of information from government, interest groups and other organizations that provide timely and accurate data on international political, economic, and social developments

  7. Develop and maintain a current mailing list of key contacts with appropriate bios and background. Contact government officials to arrange meetings or obtain program information

  8. Develop and manage research projects in various sectors/disciplines (e.g. academia, public policy, business, real estate, social media, digital marketing, human resources, etc.)

  9. Provide administrative and research support for the senior leadership which includes maintaining records and filing highly confidential reference documents

  10. In line with team spirit, work on other special tasks assigned by the members of the Board and the CEO.

  11. Flexibility and mobility are crucial. May be required to work and/or be “on call” during evenings, weekends or holidays (willingness to work long hours to fulfill their duties)

REQUIRED EDUCATION (degrees, licenses, certifications, etc.):

  1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree from a prestigious University acknowledged internationally

  2. Master’s degree and/or Ph.D. preferred but not necessary

  3. All new hires will receive Mandatory Protocol Training upon joining


  1. Minimum 3 years of full-time work experience in a professional setting (candidates below 30 years of age with minimum 1 year experience in Asia preferred)

  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Native or Near Native English Speaker preferred (English teaching experience a plus)

  3. Professional experience in digital & social media and ability to generate fresh innovative ideas

  4. High level of emotional intelligence, with a caring and attentive nature

  5. Demonstrate maturity to handle diplomatic situations

  6. Critical thinker with high ability to multi-task and multi-function

  7. High level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

  8. Strong attention to detail and ability to follow-through with a high level of accuracy

  9. Ability to quickly adjust to different cultures and share responsibilities and rewards within a team

  10. Energetic person with stamina and ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment

  11. Positive and proactive attitude

  12. Must be able and willing to travel outside Malaysia as necessary

To apply, please submit a cover letter and your most updated resume quoting JOB ID: HRAO8888JC to hr [at] mbosi [dot] net. Please note that this position has no direct affiliation with INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute or UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Center. Compensation will commensurate according to the candidate’s skills sets and post-qualified experience. We handle all work permit related matters on behalf of successful candidates.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all skills, duties, or responsibilities associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job, or to require that other or different tasks be performed, should circumstances change (i.e., changes in personnel, workload, or technological developments).

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