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

  • Elán RDC is recruiting for a Monitoring & Results Measurement Manager in Kinshasa, DRC. Activities are expected to be informed by the guidance available in the DCED Standard.
  • Habitat for Humanity International is recruiting for a Market Systems and Entrepreneurship Manager in Cebu City, The Philippines. Experience with monitoring frameworks such as the DCED Standard is required.
  • CAVAC is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser. The main goal for this position is to strengthen the programme’s M&E system by implementing the recommendations from a number of external reviews. One of the key activities will be to prepare the program for the full DCED audit in late 2018. The position will be based in  Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Apply by 27 October 2017.
  • 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

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.

  • DCED-BEAM Seminar, Nairobi, 21-22 February  2018. The DCED and the BEAM Exchange are pleased to announce a two-day event in February 2018 with joint themes of results measurement (particularly around the Standard), and market systems development in cities. Priority themes include applying the market systems approach to employment creation in cities, adapting RM to adaptively managed programmes and using qualitative methods for causal analysis. For further information, see the seminar webpage.
  • Introduction to the DCED Standard on Results Measurement in Private Sector Development20 February 2018, Nairobi, Kenya. This workshop offers a practical introduction to the DCED Standard. It not only covers the elements of the Standard with examples of their application, but also enables you to experience applying key aspects to actual case programs.  The workshop is appropriate for professionals in private sector development who are not yet familiar with the DCED Standard. For more details, please view the course flyer.
  • 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.

Training on PSE in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Environments

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.