What is a Gender Consultant?

Gender Consultant Job Description

Gender consultants are responsible for working with government agencies and non-governmental organizations to strengthen the gender focus of a nation, in order to promote the rights of those who are most marginalized within a society.



Typical Job Duties

• Design and conduct reviews of the current status of gender mainstreaming within specified countries or regions

• Analyze and review government initiated and led gender policy and programming

• Provide guidance on mainstreaming good gender equity practice into the human resource systems of target organizations and agencies

• Provide practical recommendations to support the appropriate organization or agency to implement its gender goals

• Conduct targeted training for agency staff on gender analysis and gender sensitive programming

Support development of gender indicators for institutional monitoring of gender goals

• Design and undertake specific research tasks, as directed, to strengthen the organization’s understanding of gender dimensions of violent conflict, justice and peace-building in key areas of its operation



Scholarships for Becoming a Gender Consultant

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Gender Consultant. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Psychology Scholarships and Women's Studies Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Gender Consultant. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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