International Consultant to support Communication for Development (C4D) activities in The Gambia

Bangui

International Consultant to support Communication for Development (C4D) activities in The Gambia

    1. Background information on Children

      The Gambia, was ranked 172 out of 187 countries in the 2014 UN Human Development Index. With an annual growth rate of 3.3 per cent, the projected population stands at 1.9 million (National Census, 2013). The Gambia is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have registered substantial progress towards the attainment of the MDGs especially in education, health and gender, some of which have already been achieved. Trends in Infant and under-five mortality rates (IMR, U5MR) have been on the decrease as reported by the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) 2013 when compared to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2010. The data showed that between 2010 and 2013, infant mortality declined from 81 to 34 deaths per 1,000 live births. During the same period, under-five mortality declined from 109 to 54 deaths per 1,000 live births (MICS 2010 and DHS 2013).

      Poverty rates in The Gambia fell from 58 percent in 2003 to 48.4 percent in 2010 (ibid). However, extreme poverty remains widespread, with nearly 40 percent of the population existing on less than US$1 per person per day (GBoS, 2010).

      After 22 years of autocratic rule The Gambia is determined to build from scratch a new democratic society compliant with the rule of law and human rights. No significant peacebuilding activities have started yet. The Government was advised to set up as a first step a task force tasked with preparing the setting up of transitional justice mechanisms and the constitutional and institutional reforms.

 

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangui
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-21

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