Service Contract: Administrative Assistant, Banjul, The Gambia, SB3

Level: SB3
Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 7 October 2019 - 5:00pm(Banjul time)
Duty station: Banjul, The Gambia
Job ID: 25257

The Position:

The Administrative Assistant (AA) provides administrative, secretarial and communications support, as a direct report of the Finance/ Admin. Associate.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Finance & Administrative Associate, the Administration Assistant provides administrative and Human resources support to the entire Gambian office.  He/She develops, implements and maintains administrative processes and systems including the record keeping, travel logistics, recruitment and selection, and internal communication.

Qualifications and Experience:


Secondary Education. Diploma or equivalent in secretarial studies, administration, HR or any other relevant field are desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience in a similar position in a public or private sector organisation.
  • Knowledge of the United Nations systems and procedures would be an advantage Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


Fluency in oral and written English is required. 


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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