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. The second part lists training courses and other events. For training offers on private sector engagement and partnerships, please view our dedicated page here. For additional opportunities in market systems development, refer to the BEAM Exchange jobs notice board, and events/training page.

Jobs and other opportunities in PSD

  • The DCED Green Growth WG invites expressions of interest by 29 September 2022 for work on a toolkit for women providers of nature-based solutions (NBS) for climate adaptation (where women NBS providers are defined as women-led businesses, women entrepreneurs and/or MSMEs with significant numbers of women in their supply chain). To view this opportunity on the World Bank eConsult2 platform, please see selection #1282700. TOR are also available.
  • Researchers are invited by the International Growth Centre to submit proposals for research projects relevant to promoting sustainable growth in developing countries. Apply by 30 September.
  • The DCED Working Groups are currently building a pool of individual consultants and firms with expertise in the intersection between women’s economic empowerment (WEE), climate change mitigation and adaptation, and just transition, for a range of upcoming and future work in the overlap between these areas. To be included, please contact us via email at, including your CV, a description of your expertise in women’s economic empowerment and climate change (150-200 words) and an indication of your availability for assignments.

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. Any provider of training in skills related to the DCED Standard is invited to write to the Secretariat with details, for possible inclusion.

  • Practical Research Techniques for Intervention Management: Opportunities Unlimited offers online training 19-27 September 2022, in research for monitoring purposes, aligned with the DCED Standard. Click here to find out more and to sign up.
  • Measuring results using the DCED Standard: DevLearn’s online training course shows you how to measure and use results using the DCED Standard for Results Measurement, delivered through videos, guided exercises, and group discussions. The course lasts four weeks and is next offered in November 2022. It will take approximately one day of work per week. Click here to find out more and to sign up.

Training and Events on Inclusive Business

  • The Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN) has developed an e-learning course Introduction to Inclusive Business” focusing on the definition and basic features of inclusive business (IB); IB target groups and how they are involved in the value chain; different IB approaches and the IB ecosystem. The course targets impact entrepreneurs and managers, policymakers, impact investors and the general public.

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

  • Making Women’s Economic Empowerment and Social Inclusion Systemic: Opportunities Unlimited offers online training 17-21 October 2022, focusing on how to integrate WEE and social inclusion into program implementation process (including research, design, monitoring and decision-making) to drive positive change in access, agency, social norms, and economic advancement. Click here to find out more and to sign up.
  • FAO offers a free online training on developing gender-sensitive value chains, primarily targeted at development practitioners and policy makers working on the development of sustainable food systems.
  • USAID offers a free, basic online training called Gender 101 that introduces the major themes of gender in development.
  • The World Bank offers a free introductory online training on Gender Equality and Development and a separate free, self-paced course on Gender in Agriculture.

Training and Events on Green Growth