NATIONAL POST: Assistant Representative, the Gambia

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 6 October 2017 - 5:00pm (Banjul time)
Duty station: Banjul, Gambia


Job Purpose

The UNFPA / Government of The Gambia 8th Country Programme focuses on two outcomes: (i) Sexual and Reproductive Health and (ii) Adolescents and Youth. To support the implementation of the programme and quality delivery, the UNFPA Country Office is seeking an Assistant Representative.        

Under the guidance of the Representative, the Assistant Representative has a dual role. S/he is the primary implementer of the Country Programme CP), playing a leadership role with a programme team in the Country Office. Additionally, the Assistant Representative doubles as the Programme Specialist on Population and Development and substantively contributes to the management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, demographic dividend, reproductive health and gender. Acting as an analyst/advisor, the Assistant Representative proactively provides the Representative with information on achievement of results in the implementation of UNFPA programmes.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science field.


  • 5 to 8 years professional experience preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector.


  • Fluency in oral and written English.

Computer skills:

  • Proficiency in current office software applications.

How to Apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to visit UNFPA, the Gambia website: and its social media sites for downloadable templates. Please submit your application electronically to the dedicated email in the following format: cover letter, completed and signed UN Personal History Form P.11 (CV outlining academic and professional experience) addressed to:

The Chief of Operations

UNFPA, the Gambia

UN House

5 Kofi Annan Street

Cape Point, Bakau

All applications should be clearly marked with the JOB TITLE of the position applied for.



We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

the Gambia
Population : 2.1 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24