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. Click on the table of contents to access relevant sub-sections.

For additional opportunities in market systems development, please refer to the BEAM Exchange jobs notice board, and  events/training page.

Jobs and other opportunities in PSD

General opportunities in PSD

  • Cardno is looking for a Women’s Economic Empowerment Adviser to promote WEE in Cambodian agriculture, and mainstream gender and WEE across the Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program (CAVAC) activities. Apply by 16 December.
  • The Market Development Facility (MDF) is seeking applications for a Fiji Export Consultant to produce a comprehensive guide for existing and potential exporters which is user-friendly and describes processes, regulatory requirements and relevant stakeholders. Apply by 14 January.

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.

  • Online Training: Results Measurement using the DCED Standard. Development programmes working in complex environments need to understand the context they work in, monitor changes, and adapt their work accordingly. This sounds simple but is challenging in practice. DevLearn’s online training course shows you how to measure and use results using the DCED Standard for Results Measurement. This 4-week course is next offered in February 2019.
  • Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development, 4-8 March in Bangkok; and 19-23 August in the Netherlands. This 5-day course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers who are working in Private Sector Development programs. For more information or to apply, see  or email Hans Posthumus at
  • Results Measurement for Programme Managers, 26-29 August, the Netherlands. The course targets team-leaders and senior managers implementing private sector development programs who want to learn more about how to make use of results measurement for strategic learning and decision-making as well as effective reporting. For more information or to apply, see or email Hans Posthumus at

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

  • E-training: The World Bank Group offers a free, self-paced course on Gender in Agriculture.
  • 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.
  • E-training: The World Bank offers a free introductory online training on gender equality and development.
  • 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.