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 and training pages.

Jobs and other opportunities in PSD

Vacancies mentioning the DCED Standard

  • Habitat for Humanity is seeking a Manager, Foundations, Organizations, and Institutions (FOI). Experience of using the DCED Standard is a “preferred” requirement for this role. For more information, click here. Apply by 30 May 2018.

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.

  • Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development, 20-24 August 2018, 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 that are working in Private Sector Development programs.
  • Results Measurement for Program Managers,  28-31 August 2018, Bangkok. This 4-day course  – exclusively for program managers of implementing agencies – will introduce you to the key principles, practices and tips that will enable you to lead effective results measurement for management, learning and reporting in your program. The course targets teamleaders 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.

Training and Events on Market Systems Development

  • The SEEP Network requests proposals to chair and organise Peer Learning Sessions at its 2018 Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia, 1-3 October 2018. There are four Tracks, on Food, Resilience, Unleashing the Power of Women, and Evidence. For more information, click here; submit your proposal by 5 June 2018.

Training and Events on Financial Instruments

  • A three-day executive program on Impact Investment & Blended Finance for Development Agencies & Foundations will take place from 29 to 31 August at the University of Zurich.The program is organized by the University of Zurich Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP), Convergence and the Social Finance Academy (by Roots of Impact), with support from SDC. An early bird discount is available for registrations received before 30 April.
  • The Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Centre for Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute Geneva are teaming up to convene both new-industrial-policy thinkers and the blended-finance practitioners in a conference on Blended Development Finance and the New Industrial Policy in Geneva, Switzerland on November 8-9, 2018. The conference will mix cutting-edge academic sessions with high-level policy panels. Interested researchers, inside and outside of academia, should look at the call for papers and send us their proposals by June 3, 2018.

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.
  • 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 in Industrial Policy

  • GIZ and UNIDO have announced a call for applications: Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policy (EQuIP) Training-of-Trainers. EQuIP aims to build the capacities of government officials and other stakeholders to design effective industrial policies and improve economic self-determination. The first phase of the EQuIP Training of Trainers will focus on mastering the diagnostic methodologies of EQuIP from 16 – 27 July 2018 in Bonn, Germany. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email and invited for a phone/skype interview in June 2018.
  • The Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Centre for Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute Geneva are teaming up to convene both new-industrial-policy thinkers and the blended-finance practitioners in a conference on Blended Development Finance and the New Industrial Policy in Geneva, Switzerland on November 8-9, 2018. The conference will mix cutting-edge academic sessions with high-level policy panels. Interested researchers, inside and outside of academia, should look at the call for papers and send us their proposals by June 3, 2018.

Training and Events on Local Economic Development

  • Mesopartner Summer Academy 2018, Berlin, 2 to 6 July 2018. The event is targeted at experienced professionals involved in designing, implementing and facilitating economic development processes and building team capacity. At the Summer Academy, participants are introduced to Mesopartner’s approach to Local Economic Development (LED), which brings together experiences and instruments from various approaches to Local and Regional Economic Development (LED/LRED), Bottom Up Industrial Policy, Innovation Systems, Complexity Thinking and Market System Development (MSD/M4P). At the Summer Academy 2018, the specific emphasis will be on the emergence and adaptation of meso organisations and their central role in the LED process. It will further explore the importance of the social and cultural environment on the effectiveness and competitiveness of a territorial economy. It will discuss the role of development programmes in territorial development processes. Find out more about the Summer Academy and how to register on the event homepage.

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.