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The 2017 Career Development Roundtable has been made possible by contributions from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Public Appointments Service, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Terra Firma Associates, SRI Executive and Agenda Consulting.


The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade focuses on serving the Irish public, both at home and abroad. We provide a range of services to Irish citizens and work hard to ensure the promotion and protection of Ireland’s interests in the world, contributing to international priorities such as peace, security and the eradication of poverty and hunger.

The Public Appointments Service is the centralized recruitment, assessment and selection organization recognized for continuously reaching standards of excellence in filling the diverse range of roles, for our core clients across the Civil Service, and for other public service bodies e.g. Local Government, Health Service Executive & An Garda Síochána. Through our professionalism and excellence, we work in partnership with our clients, attracting and engaging great people to the Irish Public Service.


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA is on the ground improving lives in about 150 countries that are home to 80 percent of the world’s population. In these countries, the Fund is a catalyst for progress. Working with governments and through partnerships with other UN agencies, civil society and the private sector, we make a real difference in the lives of millions of people, especially those most vulnerable.


Terra Firma Associates is a global recruitment communications agency specialized in the International Public Sector with clients on all continents. We plan and deliver print, online and social media recruitment communications campaigns, and a range of web development and HR recruitment strategic services including Employer Brand consulting. We have recently rolled out an online virtual careers events service, a freemium job board as well as an executive search service. With an experienced international team capable of working in English, French and Spanish and executing campaigns in any language, tested processes and extensive experience in managing complex requirements, we deliver innovative and cost-saving solutions to maximize the impact of your recruitment budget.


SRI Executive is a global consulting firm which specializes in Search, Strategy Development, and Strategy Implementation. For the last 20 years, SRI Executive has been at the forefront of change, by building the capability, capacity, and resilience of global organizations within the International Development sector. With a mission to drive change, at both a local and global level, we at SRI have continually championed organizations who have committed themselves to making a lasting difference across the world. we believe strongly in the power of partnership, and having partnered with over 200 organizations across the International Development sector, we not only understand the culture, values and ethos of the developmental landscape, but also the associated challenges.


Agenda Consulting are a research consultancy, helping not-for-profit organisations achieve their mission through better understanding of their people, by offering services such as employee and volunteer surveys, Pulse, on-boarding, and exit Surveys, consultancy on a variety of HR issues, research (bespoke projects), HR and workforce, volunteer, and financial management bench-marking studies to allow organisations to compare themselves on key metrics with other, similar organisations. Each year, Agenda Consulting run a number of events for the sector, including conferences, webinars, and product training. Our events aim to look at the latest practices and key topics in the sector and provide a forum for like-minded organisations to share ideas and network.