About the Role

The Department of Foreign Affairs is hiring graduates for the role of Development Specialist Officer for the Irish Foreign Service. Irish Diplomats play a crucial role in developing and implementing Ireland’s foreign policies. They represent Ireland abroad, promoting and protecting the interests and values of our State and its citizens

This role includes work abroad so there will be a requirement to serve for extended periods of time in a representative capacity in different countries.

Successful candidates must therefore, have a high degree of adaptability, resilience and a commitment to work in foreign languages.

The day-to-day challenges of working in a mission abroad could range from organising high-level Irish Government visits, promoting trade, assisting Irish citizens in difficulties and managing mission budgets and development programmes.

Salary:  €35,406

Annual Leave:   25 Days

Location:   Dublin, Limerick, International

Opening Date:   20/01/2023

Closing Date:   09/02/2023


Candidates must,on or before the closing date of Thursday, 9th February 2023:

  • hold a first or second class primary Honours Bachelor degree (minimum of Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in a discipline relevant to Ireland’s international development programme.


Applications for the Development Specialist Officer are now open and will close at 3pm on Thursday, 9th February 2023. To find out more information and to apply for the role, follow the link to the Development Specialist Officer