Vacancies, training courses & events in PSD

The first part of this page lists current job opportunities in private sector development – with DCED member agencies, their programmes, as well as other organisations and initiatives. The second part lists training courses and other relevant events. Click on the table of contents below for direct access to relevant sub-sections.

Jobs and other opportunities in PSD

Vacancies mentioning the DCED Standard

  • MarketShare Associates is currently recruiting for a Francophone Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Expert, working principally on the Essor project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Essor is a business enabling environment reform project focused on improving the business climate in the energy, finance, trade, and related sectors, as well as supporting good governance efforts.The position would ideally be based in Denver, Colarado. Click here for more details.

General vacancies in PSD

Calls for proposals

  • Global Affairs Canada has launched a call for proposals in Haiti around Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change. Note that the call is not open to multilateral organizations or sovereign entities (for example, the government of a country); however, this does not prevent the prime applicant from demonstrating partnership activities with such institutions in order to achieve its objectives. For more information, please visit the following web page: Project proposals must be submitted by April 6, 2017.

Upcoming Training Courses and Events in PSD

Training and Events on the DCED Standard and Results Measurement in PSD

Please note that these events are not organised by DCED, unless stated otherwise; more courses will be added as the DCED becomes aware of them. Any provider of training in skills related to the DCED Standard is invited to write to the Secretariat with details, for possible inclusion here.

  • Training: Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon are offering the course ‘Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development‘, 13 – 17 March 2017, in Bangkok. This course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system. The course is offered by HPC with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers. There is an early-bird-discount (10%) if registration, acceptance and payment are completed before 31st December 2016.
  • Training: Aly Miehlbradt and Hans Posthumus are offering the courseAdvanced Course in Results Measurement, 20-24 March 2017, BangkokThis new, five-day course will help experienced results measurement practitioners advance their skills in applying the practices embedded in the DCED Results Measurement Standard.  The course will focus on challenging technical topics, critical soft skills, and emerging areas of results measurement for PSD. Please note:  the course is only open to Results Measurement practitioners with at least two years of experience in applying the DCED Results Measurement Standard in practice and sufficient knowledge of the practices embedded in the Standard.

Training and Events on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Issues

  • E-training: USAID offers a free, basic online training called Gender 101 that introduces the major themes of gender in development. It is open to the public through the USAID Learning Lab.
  • Training materials of a course developed by MEDA for USAID on ‘Integrating Gender and including Women in Value Chain Development’ are available on the MEDA website here.

Training and Events on Green Growth

  • The PAGE Introductory Learning Materials on Green Economy provide  easily digestible knowledge on a number of green economy issues in PowerPoint and PDF format for trainers and resource persons involved in green economy learning activities, and anybody interested in learning more about the topic.