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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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opportunities mentioning the DCED Standard for Results Measurement

Swisscontact is looking for a Head of Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) for the third phase of Katalyst, a market development project that aims to contribute to increasing the income of poor men and women in rural areas in Bangladesh. Successful candidates will be based in Dhaka, and must be familiar with the most recent trends in private sector development and MRM including, preferably, DCED standards and audits.

MarketShare Associates is hiring a Senior Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, to play a key role in driving forward MSA's results measurement practice area. The successful applicant will spend the majority of his/her time working directly with clients, supporting the implementation of results measurement systems, the design and implementation of evaluations, and the generation of MSA’s research and knowledge products.

General vacancies in PSD

The Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT), a new market systems development programme in Tanzania funded by the governments of Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland, seeks to recruit a Technical Director. The candidate must possess solid leadership skills and have a proven experience in agricultural development and/or agribusiness. All applications should be submitted to the address below no later than 3pm on 5 December 2014. Please refer to the documents below for more information:
Swisscontact is recruiting a full-time Senior Technical Advisor to provide support to its markets systems development projects across South East Asia. As such, it requires flexibility and a willingness to travel. This is a senior position, reporting directly to the Regional Director. The duty station is planned for Yangon but could also be Cambodia (Swisscontact is currently finalizing the assessment on placement of international staff).  

Swisscontact  is hiring a Project Manager for its Value for Waste (Household Solid Waste Management) Project. The successful candidate must have 8‐10 years of work experience with a focus on the  Solid Waste Management field, preferably in development co‐operation.The position is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with frequent travel inside the country and region.

Swisscontact is looking for an international Tourism Professional to provide guidance, advice and training to local project team members and partner institutions in its new tourism destination development project in selected destinations in Indonesia.

GRM International is seeking two local private sector development consultants in Vietnam to support a scoping exercise to identify challenges that Vietnamese businesses face in a variety of sectors including climate change and low carbon technology development, agriculture and disaster management. The exercise will consider how Australian DFAT could help facilitate or catalyse solutions through relevant local and or Australian expertise. Contact for further information.

MarketShare Associates is seeking a part-time Research Assistant in Results Measurement and EvaluationSpecific responsibilities include identifying and critically analysing available material from a wide variety of sources (academic journals, trade publications); synthesizing analysis into concise annotated bibliographies or briefs; and producing guidance documentation for programmes based on the research findings.

, 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.

Calls for Research proposals

The International Growth Centre (IGC) invites researchers to submit proposals for high-calibre research projects relevant for economic growth in developing countries. The deadline is 1 December 2014.

In preparation for the fifth Global Review on Aid for Trade, 30 June to 2 July 2015 in Geneva, the WTO calls for case studies on Aid for Trade from donors and other relevant stakeholders.

ESRC and DFID have announced a third annual funding call under the current phase of the ESRC/DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research. Applications to this call must address one or more of three overarching questions:

  • What factors shape pathways into and out of poverty and people’s experience of these, and how can policy create sustained routes out of extreme poverty in ways that can be replicated and scaled up?
  • What political and institutional conditions are associated with effective poverty reduction and development, and what can domestic and external actors do to promote these conditions?
  • What measures can be taken to reduce the risks and impact of violence and instability on the poorest and increase the effectiveness of peace-building, state-building and wider development interventions in fragile and conflict-affected situations?

Apply by 16.00 UK time on 22 January 2015.