Gender is now fully mainstreamed in global development programming. As such, aid groups actively seek people to fill gender roles. The Devex jobs board, for instance, hosts hundreds of gender-related job ads at any given time.
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To land those jobs, it takes certain levels of experience and education, according to Patricia T. Morris, director of gender practice at the Development and Training Services, in a webinar recently hosted by Devex.
In “Gender-focused careers in international development,” Morris, a 20-year veteran in designing and directing international development programs and implementing gender mainstreaming initiatives across the globe, described how she started out as a gender specialist. She also discussed:
What organizations look for when recruiting for gender roles.
Types of positions available.
In-demand skills for gender work.