Announcement Details

Vacancy Announcement

  • Jan 25,2022
  • Program Assistant
  • The Gambia Press Union (GPU) is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the vacant position of Programme Assistant.


    Background of GPU:

    The GPU is the umbrella body for Gambian journalists, registered with the Attorney General’s Office in 1979.  The Union’s mission is to promote press freedom and media professionalism as well as promote and protect the welfare and safety of media practitioners.


  • Key Responsibilities:

    The Programme Assistant directly works with the Programme Team in the design and implementation of project and programme activities as well as providing general administrative and logistical support.


    Other key duties include:

    Ø  Provide programme and administrative support to the programme team in the preparation of various programme documents, such as work plans, budgets, reports and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;

    Ø  Provide administrative support to the programme team in the organization of events, meetings and workshops, etc;

    Ø  Maintain and organize up-to-date hard and electronic files for easy access and retrieval, and ensure safekeeping of confidential materials;

    Ø  Take minutes of regular team meetings and other meetings;

    Ø  Write news and social media posts for GPU website and social media handles to communicates the Union’s activities;

    Ø  Other duties as assigned by the programme team.



    Education and Experience:

    ü  At least Advanced Diploma in Journalism, Communication, Political Science, Development Studies, Law or any other relevant social sciences;

    ü  Minimum of four (4) years of professional work experience in the media, donor fundraising, project management, development work or civil society engagement in The Gambia;

    ü  Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Gambia media landscape, especially media laws, regulations and issues of journalists’ welfare is an added advantage.



    ü  Ability to perform a broad range of specialised activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of the programme team, including logistical support;

    ü  Ability to write news stories and social media post clearly

    ü  Ability to organise and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities

    ü  Ability to handle a large volume of work, also under time constraints

    ü  Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow

    ü  Ability to work in a demanding environment and meet deadlines

    ü  Good IT skills, especially MS Office applications


    Reporting line: Programme Assistant reports to the Programme Team.


    To Apply:

    Please submit your CV/Resume, scanned copies of relevant certificates, and cover letter stating your reasons for applying and how your experience and qualification are relevant to the job.  Please provide at least two professional referees in your CV.


    Applications should be sent to: and copied to: - under the subject: Application for the Position of Program Assistant. Only email applications are accepted and all applications must be copied to both emails.


    Deadline for application:

    9th February 2022 at 4pm.


    The Gambia Press Union is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.


    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.