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 training offers on private sector engagement and partnerships, please view our dedicated page here.

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

  • The Market Development Facility (MDF) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced leaders to fill Country Director roles, placed across various MDF countries. MDF currently operates across five countries Fiji, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. Apply by 19 July.

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.

  • Online Training: Results Measurement using the DCED Standard, 5-30 August. 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. The course is delivered entirely online, and can be flexibly combined with a normal working week.
  • Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development, 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. It targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers who are working in Private Sector Development programs. For more information or to apply, see  www.hposthumus.nl  or email Hans Posthumus at hans@hposthumus.nl.
  • 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. To apply, see www.hposthumus.nl or email Hans Posthumus at hans@hposthumus.nl.
  • Advanced Training Workshop in Results Measurement for PSD, 18-22 November, Thailand. This training workshop will bring together experienced results measurement practitioners to share lessons learned, solve common and emerging problems, exchange practical approaches to address identified challenges and build a supportive network. The advanced training workshop is offered by HPC and MCL, with Aly Miehlbradt and Hans Posthumus as facilitators. There are a limited number of partial scholarships available.

Training and Events in PSD

  • International MSD and LED training, 3-7 June, Myanmar. This training from Mesopartner will provide a comprehensive introduction to Market Systems Development (MSD) and Local Economic Development (LED) approaches, drawing from both theory and many years of implementation experience.
  • Annual Summer Academy of Mesopartner, 1-5 July, Germany. This training targets professionals who have already collected some experience in designing, implementing and facilitating economic development processes and building team capacity. It will help you to deepen your understanding of systemic economic change processes and enable you to better guide your organisation or project to shape that process.
  • Online Training: Market systems development5-30 August. MSD programmes support people living in poverty to increase their income, gain employment, and purchase basic goods. The approach can achieve sustainable impact at scale, but faces many practical challenges. DevLearn’s online training course will introduce the core concepts of market systems development and provide practical tips to enable you to implement them in your context. The course can be combined with a normal working week.
  • Beyond the Known: Practitioners’ Exchange to Discover New Ways to Promote Entrepreneurship and Support MSME Development. 15-16 October, Berlin. The organisers (BMZ, GIZ, EBRD, IFC, ILO and Swisscontact) are currently seeking ‘Knowledge Gifts’ from practitioners in partner countries: concrete cases that are innovative and that have proven results. See the  Call for Proposals for more information, including the thematic priorities; the deadline for proposals is 17 June.

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.