Job vacancies are advertised on this website, locally in the Gambian press and other relevant websites. UK contract posts are advertised internationally and  some Grades 4 – 1 posts are advertised in the West African sub-region.

Due to the number of applications received, it is MRC policy to contact shortlisted candidates only.

Completed application forms should be submitted to

Before we can consider your suitability for the post to which you are applying, you will need to complete an application form.

Please check your qualifications against the requirements displayed in the position description since only those applicants that meet the requirements will be considered. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply only to an advertised vacancy notice for which you consider you possess the required qualifications, skills and knowledge.

Decisions regarding which candidates are selected for interview are based upon the information that you provide in your application form. It is advisable to retain a copy of your completed application form in the event that you need it to help you prepare for interview.

Completing the Application Form

You should complete the application form in black ink, regardless of whether you are handwriting the form or typing it. Please ensure that you complete the form accurately and fully, including all the information requested. CVs will not be considered unless specifically requested in the recruitment advert and application pack.

The following provides advice on completing certain sections of the application form:

Employment Record

Please complete this section, starting with your most recent job or work experience first. If you are not currently in employment, please provide details relating to the last job that you held. Alternatively, if you have not been in paid work before, please include address and contact details relating to any unpaid or voluntary work that you have previously completed or are currently undertaking.

Supporting Statement

This is the most important section of the application form. This is your opportunity to inform us as to why you are suitable for the post you applying for.

Download Application Form Guidance Notes for Applicants