Gambia Press Union Vacancy announcement  

The Gambia Press Union is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the vacant positions of:

  1. Programme Officer
  2. Assistant Programme Officer
  3. Cleaner


The Gambia Press Union (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 officer is responsible for a wide range of programmatic areas, including:

Providing general administrative support to the Secretariat

Contributing to day-to-day support to programme/project implementation and ensuring conformity with expected results, outputs, objectives and work-plans

Undertaking donor mapping and engagement

Developing and maintaining good working relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders

Adhere to the reporting guidelines of donors and partners to ensure that the reporting requirements are met

Developing project concepts and proposals for fundraising

Organising and maintain project files and database

Organising meetings, seminars and workshops, including arranging briefings and appointments, taking notes/minutes and producing reports

Writing, editing, and distributing content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, and other material that communicates the Union’s works

Producing and managing material for the Union’s social media platforms

Strengthening effective relationships with members and other journalists

Maintaining an up-to-date media database and project record

Provide feedback, advice, project updates to supervisor on programmatic activities

Respond to media inquiries and arrange media interviews for any member of management and board

Provide basic photography services

Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education and Experience

Advanced/higher diploma in Journalism, Communication, Political Science, Development Studies, Law or any social science. Bachelor’s degree would be an added advantage.

Minimum five (5) years of work experience

Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of Gambia media landscape, especially media laws, regulations and issues of journalists’ welfare

Experience in media advocacy, media development and project management would be an added advantage

PROGRAM ASSISTANT (information technology)

Key Responsibilities

The programme officer is responsible for a wide range of IT-related areas, including:

Performing specific technical functions, including changing of hardware electronic components and routine troubleshooting

Maintaining the website

Assists in upgrading patch and anti-virus programs on a regular basis

Supporting the staff in backing up and restoring files, as well as in virus detection, removal and prevention

Ensures the LAN is properly maintained and good practices on security policies followed

Sets up and maintains the office local intranet as well as the local network infrastructure

Assists in backup and restoration procedures of local drivers

Provided advice on ICT procurement

Follows-up service contracts with IT suppliers

Receives equipment purchased and/or rented and follows up on the correctness of the payments and respect of warranties and services provided

Provides ICT support to key events, as required

Plays a proactive role in enhancing logistics/ICT preparedness and support in case of crisis

Provide general computer application support such as graphic design for simple documents, presentations and banners.

Review user needs and questions regarding computer and network access and provide answers/support.

Provide backup and restoration procedures for local drivers.

Train/upgrade staff on necessary office software applications.

Providing cloud storage support

Develop and maintain electronic filing system including safekeeping of confidential materials

Installing computers and other peripherals

Building and maintaining database

Ability to coordinate events and conferences, and write reports would be an added advantage

Provide basic photography services

Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education and Experience

First university degree or equivalent professional experience in IT or related fields

Good knowledge of ICT equipment and systems

High-level skill in relevant software and hardware

Minimum of two years work experience


Key Responsibilities

The cleaner is responsible for a wide range of cleaning services, including:

Cleaning office space, meeting rooms, stairways and common areas

Cleaning bathrooms and their fixtures;

Cleaning all office furniture

Cleaning the internal and the immediate external surroundings of the premises

Disposing of trash from bins and containers

Keeping the kitchen clean

Refilling supplies, such as toilet paper and paper towels

Ordering new cleaning supplies as needed

Education and Experience

Ability to follow verbal directions in English

Fluency in at least two local languages

Ability to work well alone

General knowledge of cleaning products, supplies, and techniques for cleaning

At least two years of experience in similar work


Please submit your CV/Resume and a 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.

All applications should be sent to: & and indicate in the subject line the position being applied.  Only online applications are accepted.

Deadline for application: 10th March 2021

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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