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


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 centralised recruitment, assessment and selection organisation recognised 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 specialises 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 organisations within the International Development sector. With a mission to drive change, at both a local and global level, we at SRI have continually championed organisations 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 organisations across the International Development sector, we not only understand the culture, values and ethos of the developmental landscape, but also the associated challenges.