Minister of Works Transport and Infrastructure
Bai Lamin Jobe is Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure of The Gambia. He was appointed to the position on the 23rd of February 2017. Mr Jobe is a civil engineer and project management specialist with many years of experience.
Before his current position, Mr Jobe worked for the United Nations. He was Programme Management Officer with the Service Delivery and Engineering Section of the UN’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangui from 2015 to 2016.
In 2013, heworked with the African Union/United Nations Hybrid Mission in Dafur, Sudan (UNAMID) – the largest UN peacekeeping mission at the time. As Regional Engineer and mission focal point for works, he was responsible for locating, valuing and recording all mission assets, including buildings and infrastructure worth over US$300 million.
Between 2005 and 2007, Mr Jobe was Chief Engineer with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) in Laayoune, Western Sahara, where he was responsible for operations and maintenance of mission facilities and infrastructure.
In 2002, he was Chief of Facilities Management at the UN sponsored international Special Court of Sierra Leone. He oversaw the planning and design, construction, and the operations and maintenance of the court’s facilities and infrastructure.
In 1993, Mr Jobe was appointed Director General of The Gambia Agency for the Management of Public Works (Gamworks), helping to strengthen local capacity in the construction industry in The Gambia and delivering on over 300 projects over eight years.
Working for the Government of The Gambia in various capacities, he was Assistant Director in the Department of Water Resources in 1986. Between 1987 and 1993, he worked mainly in the private sector, notably with international consulting firm Poul Kjaegaard &Partners of Denmark on various projects on buildings and infrastructure.
Bai Lamin Jobe holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University, respectively, in the United States. In the course of his career, he has also had training in alternative technologies, project management, procurement and the administration and accounting of public assets.