Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Knowledgeable professional with increasing international experience in International Diplomacy, International Development and in other fields. Motivated and skilled at building smart, innovative people-centered solutions. Capable of developing and implementing policies gear toward effective and efficient strategies gains. Capable of delivering objective analysis on critical issues while effectively multi-tasking under pressure.

  • Fluent and Concise
  • Policy oriented
  • Professional
  • Analytical
  • Adaptable
  • Easy learner
  • Ability to Work Without Supervision
  • Public speaker
  • Team Player
  • Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness/Gender sensitivity
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion
  • Loyal and Truthful to duty
08/2017 to Current Counselor Oxnard Union High School District | Oxnard, CA,

Develop strong relationships with relevant international partners to Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development strategy in and around European Parliament, European External Action Service, African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP), African Union Permanent Mission and across the broader European Governments, key influencers and international political actors. Collaborate with International Civil Society Organizations (ICSO) on issue of humanitarian need, transparency, human rights, environmental and climate change and health.

07/2015 to 08/2017 Second Secretary/ Vice Consular Department Of Defense | Andrews Air Force Base, MD,

Assisted the Head of Mission generally in the day-to-day management of the Mission; Advice and Support all department of their annual or quarterly program reporting and management responsibility; Prepared regular political, social and economic reports and monographs on Benelux countries or regions; Briefed Head of Mission on treaties amendment and conventions and advised on the possible benefits Liberia could derive therefrom, when required, Provide financial management support for mission budget and reports; Promoted bilateral and multilateral trade through development diplomacy model

03/2011 to 06/2015 Assistant Chief of Protocol Ministry Of State For Presidential Affairs- Office Of The President Of The Republic Of Liberia | City, STATE,

Assisted in organising and writing comprehensive daily summaries of all correspondence seeking request for audience, courtesy calls, invitations and inquiries for the President of the Republic of Liberia. Implemented protocol strategies and plans for the President of the Republic of Liberia in both international and domestic conferences through itinerary organization and implementation including visiting Heads of States and Foreign dignitaries.

01/2010 to 01/2011 Protocol Officer Ministry Of Foreign Affairs | City, STATE,
  • Ensured formal invitations to all guest at least one week prior to event
  • Maintained Government diplomatic image at all times
  • Served as liaison for the Bureau of Protocol to diplomatic Missions near Monrovia
  • Assisted in the preparation of programs format for events hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Served as liaison for the Bureau of Protocol to other line Ministries
  • Established and implemented procedure for tracking RSVPs
Education and Training
Expected in 2019 Certificate | European Union Policy Studies European Neighborhood Council Research Institute , Ixelles, Bruxelles GPA:

The European Training Programme provides 12 sessions of professional training over a period of three months to diplomats, policy makers and corporate through in-depth and inter-disciplinary understanding of how the European Union works policy areas and changing treaty and inter constitutional developments. 

  • Completed professional development in European Training Programme Unlocking the workings of the European Union 
Expected in 2018 Certificate of Achievement | U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA GPA:

A course of study offered by HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University through edX.

  • Successfully completed and received a passing grade in HKS101A_4: U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies
Expected in 2017 Master of Arts | International Development with International Law Brussels School of International Studies, Etterbeek, Brussels GPA:

Graduated with MERIT 

Expected in 2016 Certificate | Mediation and Negotiation The Association for International Arbitration, Brussels, GPA:
European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice. 
Specialization in Conflict Mediation and Negotiation
Expected in 2015 Advanced Diploma in International Relations | International Diplomacy Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, Monrovia, Montserrado GPA:
Specialization in Liberian Foreign Policy Studies and History, Diplomatic Law, Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette, Conflict Management and the Art and Science of Convincing: Influencing and Persuasion. 
Expected in 2011 Bachelor of Science | Economics African Methodist Episcopal University, Monrovia, Montserrado GPA:

With minor in Political Science 

Expected in 2011 Postgraduate Diploma | Protocol and Etiquette Liberia Institute of Protocol & Etiquette , Monrovia , Montserrado GPA:
Activities and Honors
Career Accomplishments
  • West African Group of Experts (ACP)
  • As an expert, represented Liberia in the successful development of the draft West African Regional Protocol, Post-Cotonou negotiations for the West African Committee of Ambassadors, ACP; 2018-2019
  • As an expert, represented Liberia in the successful development of the draft Georgetown Agreement for the West African Committee of Ambassadors, ACP; 2017-2019

Liberian Association Holland
Certificate of Recognition
In recognition of outstanding Dedication, Commitment, and Valuable Service Render to the State, Community and Humanity ,July 28, 2018

Intellectual Follow Award

  • The Professional Development Series (PDS) African Methodist Episcopal University Graduate School, July 20, 2018

Young Diplomat in Belgium Price

  • Young Diplomat in Belgium Price for Outstanding Knowledge of Belgium and its Culture, November 2016

The successful organization and implementation of important conferences in Monrovia:

  • High-Level Panel on Common African Position Working Group (HLC) African Union, Monrovia, Liberia, March 2013
  • High-level Panel on Post-Conflict & Fragile States, African Development Bank, Monrovia, Liberia
  • High-Level panel Post 2015 Development Agenda, United Nations, (Both Meeting in London and Monrovia), 2012-2013

The successful implementation of the Presidential itinerary for important international conferences:

  • Mano River Union Conference on Ebola Epidemic-Conakry, Guinea, August 1-2, 2011
  • The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the African Union, African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 19-27, 2013
  • The Third African-Arab Summit, State of Kuwait, November 18-20, 2013
  • High-Level panel Post 2015 Development Agenda, United Nations, (Both Meeting in London and Monrovia), 2012-2013
Additional Information

Languages: English (excellent) and French (Beginner)

Communication skills: I have participated in various types of teams from class research teams, young professional intellectuals debates to community football league. I have also organised a student campus pear-pear workshops for 2 years I served as program officer at my undergraduate university - mediating skills: I am experienced at working in an international dimension such as being a rapporteur at the ACP- ‘West African Group of Experts’ meeting and working with Liberian migrants and diaspora.

Organization/Managerial Skills: While working for the former President of Liberia, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, I help organized and calm the July 2, 2015 student riot in Monrovia along with the President and Ministers. Also, whilst still at undergraduate I organized the and most successful student program on campus ‘The Claire Forum’ and also the first non-violent Student Council President camping and won. I also organized women and girl’s programs during my final year of undergraduate. I also organized and convince a colleague while at postgraduate studies at BSIS to become President of the University and he successfully won.

Computer Skill: Excellent

Driving: Excellent

Habits: Drawing, visiting Modern Art galleries, watching documentaries. Enjoy all sports particularly, football, basketball, running and now golf. Love to travel and experience different cultures and cuisine.

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School Attended

  • European Neighborhood Council Research Institute
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Brussels School of International Studies
  • The Association for International Arbitration
  • Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute
  • African Methodist Episcopal University
  • Liberia Institute of Protocol & Etiquette

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  • Assistant Chief of Protocol
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