THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

OPEN TO: OPEN TO ALL GAMBIANS ABOVE THE AGE OF 18 YEARS AT HOME AND ABROAD

CLOSING DATE: 3OTH JANUARY 2016

In consultation with the citizens of this tiny West African country that has its political establishment crippled, economic situation mismanaged and social fabric destroyed because of twenty one years of despotic rule, the people has unanimously decided to take the unusual step of looking for a replacement of Yaya Jammeh, not by the ballot or military means, but by making a public announcement for any suitable Gambian, at home and abroad, who is capable of bringing positive change to the depressed lives of the people. The ideal candidate need not be a politician but must have a minimum academic qualification of a University degree to be able to interpret and uphold all the pronouncements as contained in The Constitution of the Gambia.

The office of the President is the highest office in the country and we are desirous of a genuine leader who abhor all forms of tribalism, corruption, nepotism, oppression, suppression of the rights to live in peace and dignity as well as to be able to guarantee a peaceful rotation of power to forestall the arrogance and abuse of power that come with incumbency and dictatorship. The ideal candidate will also ensure the separation of power respecting the distribution of the functions of the Legislative, Judiciary and the Executive. There is the need to introduce a fourth arm of Government which is the media, and the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring a free and fair press as a medium of communication of public policies and accountability.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The President of the Republic will perform all national and international duties on behalf of the people. Incumbent will mainly be responsible for safeguarding the Constitution of the Gambia and upholding the rule of law ensuring fairness in the application of the laws to all the citizens of the country regardless of tribe, religion or ethnic background. Other duties include sound economic management, promote and uphold the independence of the judiciary, abstain from direct intervention in the operation of the Public Service Commission (PSC), respect all the Acts that sought and established other public institutions including para-statals and the Area Councils.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Any falsification of qualifications or overcooked awards may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

EDUCATION: University degree is a must. A PhD in any relevant discipline will be a distinct advantage

EXPERIENCE: At least ten years progressive experience in Public or Business Administration, Academia, NGO, or International Organization is required. No military background or training is required for this post.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to solve problems independently and provide recommendations for fixing it. Proficiency with the teachings of the Holy Bible and the Holy Koran. Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with people from all religious bodies with different political affiliation and able to promote gender parity in all aspects of Gambian lives. It is expected that the incumbent will be knowledgeable with the latest technologies, ICT and be innovative to spearhead the country into the space age.

LANGUAGE: Fluency in any two local languages (Jola is excluded). Excellent spoken and written English and French

METHOD OF APPLICATION

All applications should be addressed in electronic form to The Chairman, Council of Elders, c/o The Independent Electoral Commission, Kanifing, The Gambia. Email: cce@psc.gm not later than 30th January 2016.

Please note that only shortlisted applicant will be contacted.

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