NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Communications

Level: NOA
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 (i) Adolescents and Youth. To support the implementation of the programme and quality delivery, the UNFPA Country Office is seeking a Programme Analyst Communications.

The Programme Analyst Communications provides advice to the Representative and the programme team on all aspects of advocacy, information and communications of the Country Programme. S/he is accountable for updating, managing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring the Country Office Communications Strategy and associated products and activities on an ongoing basis with public audiences, donors, government counterparts and other key stakeholders with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding and support for UNFPA’s mission, priorities and programmes in The Gambia.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Mass Media, Development Studies and/or other relevant social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Professional experience in area of Advocacy, Strategic Communications, External Relations, or programme/project management in the development sector is highly desirable.
  • Two years of increasingly responsible professional experience in communications, external relations and management of development programme and projects;


  • Excellent fluency in oral and written English.
  • Knowledge of any other UN language is desirable.

Other Desirable Skills:

  • Proficiency in current office software applications, social media deployment and preferably Photoshop, desk-top publishing, infographics, and/or other types of graphic design software.


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.



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