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

  • Danida seeks an Adviser for a Real Time Evaluation of its new Market Development Partnerships programme, to work part-time during 2017-2020. The work includes travel to the countries where the selected projects are based: Myanmar, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya. “It is envisaged that the evaluation will apply a theory-based approach with a combination of quantitative and qualitative data inspired by the Standard for Results Measurement developed by the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED).” For more information, including full ToR, click here. Apply by 16 January 2017.
  • Solidaridad seeks a Regional Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Coordinator for South and South-East Asia, to be based in New Delhi. Experience with the DCED Standard and private sector development are required. For more information, click here. Apply by 30 January 2017.
  • 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, Colorado; experience with the DCED Standard is desired. Click here for more details.

General vacancies in PSD

  • The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is recruiting for a Senior Program Officer to take the lead on research that focuses on new roles for the private sector in development and new business and financing models that combine profit motives with social and environmental goals. Apply by February 6, 2017.
  • The Impact Programme (DFID) is looking for a freelance/contractor with experience of impact investment and strategic communications to lead the sharing of information and insights from the Impact Programme. This individual will focus on communicating with key audiences in the impact investment market (in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia) to accelerate market development. Click here for more details. Apply by January 31, 2017.
  • The MasterCard Foundation is recruiting for a Manager, Learning and Strategy to help to guide the evaluation and learning function at the Foundation and provide strategic advice and technical assistance to programs. This individual will leverage evaluation and learning expertise as well as sector-specific expertise in the areas of Financial Inclusion and/or Youth Learning. Apply by February 3, 2017.
  • UNESCO‘s Section for Youth, Literacy and Skills Development is looking for a consultant who can carry out value-chain analysis in a rural region of Namibia. This research is part of broader cooperation between UNESCO and Namibia’s Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation (MHETI), and will lead to the development of a pilot programme for skills development in the same rural region. The proposed consultancy will include two ten-day missions to Namibia and twenty days of work to produce deliverables. Full ToRs are available here. Apply by 28 February 2017.

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.