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Opportunities in PSD

This page lists current job opportunities in private sector development - with DCED member agencies, their programmes, as well as other organisations and initiatives. To share relevant job offers in your organisation with the DCED Secretariat, click here.

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Adam Smith International is is seeking applicants for multiple positions:

  • Team Leader for Grow Liberia, a Sida Agricultural M4P programme. Applicants must be available to mobilize by May 2014.
  • Monitoring and Results Measurement Manager to establish and manage an MRM system on a new three-year youth employment project in Mombasa County, Kenya.

General JoB Opportunities in PSD

Business Innovation Facility is looking for a Deputy Country Manager in Myanmar. Apply as soon as possible. 

Cordaid is looking for a Business Development Services Professional in Sierra Leone. Apply by 19 April.
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation is hiring a Senior Advisor for Rural Economy in Osh/ Kyrgyzstan. Apply by 22 April.
Itad, a specialist management consultancy in international development, is looking for a Consultant and Senior/Principal Consultant to join the Private Sector Development, Markets and Trade team. Apply by 25th April.
Chemonics International is seeking a long-term value chain facilitation specialist for the five-year Regional Agricultural Development Programme - South in Afghanistan. Apply by 30 April.
The Mastercard Foundation is seeking a Programme Manager with significant experience for its Financial Inclusion Programme, to be based Toronto, Canada. Apply as soon as possible.
Adam Smith International is looking for a Programme Intervention Manager to work on multiple M4P programmes in Africa. Apply as soon as possible.
Adam Smith International is hiring a Flexible Facility Manager for the new 5-year Market Development Component Programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The position is based in Kinshasa.

, a non-profit business organization focusing on business- and market-based solutions to poverty in developing countries, has a number of vacant positions in the area of PSD, including as Business Development Manager for the Latin American & Caribbean Division.

Calls for research proposals

The International Growth Centre invites research proposals relevant to growth policies in developing countries. The central call for proposals encompasses both the IGC Research Programme, which focuses on policy-relevant research to produce global public goods, and the IGC Country Programme, which focuses on research tailored to the specific needs of IGC's partner countries. The deadline for submission is the 31 May 2014.

The ESRC has announced a research call on Sustainable Prosperity as part of the Centres and Large Grants Competition for 2014/15. To facilitate the new interdisciplinary relationships and networks that may be required to address the ESRC's Sustainsble Prosperity steer, it is strongly advised that potential applicants attend the information and consortium-building event which will be held in central London on 28 April 2014.

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research calls for research proposals on the relationship between employment and stability in fragile or conflict affected countries, or for research into the key drivers determining employment strategies of the private sector in these countries. Apply by 12 May 2014.

Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries (PEDL), a joint research initiative of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department for International Development (DFID), invites applications from PhD students to the second special call of its Exploratory Research Grants (ERG) programme on any aspect of private sector development, with a particular emphasis on PEDL’s priority research areas: 1) Modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available data; 2) Micro-foundations of aggregate private sector performance; 3) The dynamics of SMEs: Informality and entrepreneurship; 4) The role of export-oriented industries in driving growth. Apply by 19 May 2014.