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

  • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is seeking an International Project Director for the SDC-funded RisiAlbania project.The project aims to stimulate employment through a Market Systems Development approach. This individual will have experience in innovative practices in monitoring and results measurement, preferably the DCED standard for results measurement. This position will be based in Tirana, Albania and the expected start date is November 2017. Click here for more information.

General opportunities in PSD

  • The ILO Budapest Office is recruiting for a Skills and Employability Specialist (P4) with a focus on matching supply to current demand for skills from the private sector. The deadline for applications is 5 October 2017.
  • The Market Development Facility (MDF) is seeking applications for a second Women’s Economic Empowerment-Results Manager to join our Core Leadership Team. MDF works across five countries – Fiji, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea, and the Women’s Economic Empowerment-Results Manager will be initially based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Full terms of reference can be found here. The deadline for applications is 27 September 2017.
  • Adam Smith International is recruiting for a Senior Project Manager for MAFITA, a DFID-funded youth employment programme in Nigeria. She or he will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of core programme management functions, as well as managing a team of approximately eight. This position will be based in Kano, Nigeria.
  • The IZA and DFID-funded Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme calls for research proposals, with the overall objective of delivering a significant new body of evidence on growth and labor markets to help shape future policies in low-income countries.Research projects can be proposed for the following research areas:Growth and Labour Market Outcomes;Active Labour Market Policies, Labour Market Institutions and Labour Market Frictions;Human Capital and Labour Productivity; Migration and Labour Markets;Labour Market Dimensions of Population Dynamics, Urbanisation, and the Environment. Apply by 16 October.
  • The GrOW Research Series has launched a call for working papers on women’s economic empowerment and economic growth in low-income countries.This series is housed at the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University in Montreal.

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.

  • Advanced Training Workshop in Results Measurement for PSD, Bangkok, 20-24 Nov. 2017. This workshop provides opportunity to share lessons learned, solve common problems, exchange practical approaches to address identified challenges and build a supportive network. It will be designed based on challenges, issues and cases identified by participants and will prioritize interaction and peer learning. Applicants must have at least 2 years of experience with applying the DCED Results Measurement Standard in practice. To apply,  visit for an application form, and send it to

Events on Market Systems Development

  • The Springfield Centre  ‘Making Markets Work’ training programme will be held in Bangkok from 19 November to 1 December 2017. See here for more details.
  • The SEEP Network Annual Conference will take place 2-4 October in Arlington, Virginia on the theme of Catalyzing Transformative Change. The conference agenda will be organized around four technical tracks: Resilience through Market Systems; Markets, Food Systems and Nutrition; Financial Inclusion and Client Empowerment; Adaptive Management and Organisational Change. Register here.

Other PSD related Training and Events

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.