Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Jamaica House Fellows Programme 2016 for Jamaican Citizens.

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Application Deadline: August 2nd 2016

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has established the Jamaica House Fellows Programme. This Programme is a prestigious opportunity offering exceptional and highly motivated young Jamaicans the opportunity to work on, support and implement high priority initiatives in the National Policy Office (NPO) within the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). The Jamaica House Fellows will spend two years as full-time, paid Fellows assigned to the NPO where they will work alongside senior GOJ technocrats.

The key aims of the Jamaica House Fellowship include:

  • Provision of support to the OPM through analysis that aids decision making;
  • Provision of support to the OPM through coordination that ensures tangible, efficient and timely delivery of initiatives across agencies, departments and ministries of government;
  • Provision of support the OPM through effective and robust monitoring of initiatives across agencies, departments and ministries of government.
  • Provision to Fellows of first-hand, high-level exposure and experience of Government, inculcating a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society, and a commitment to the process of nation building.

Eligibility Requirements:

The following prerequisites are necessary for successful application and consideration:
a. Applicants must be Jamaican Citizens.
b. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen profession.
c. Existing employees of the Government of Jamaica and the public sector in general are not eligible for this opportunity.


Core Tasks

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chief Technical Director in the National Policy Office, the Jamaica House Fellows’ duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supporting the decision making process of senior government officials through the assimilation and analysis of data, and the review of costs, benefits and the impact of options;
  • Taking the initiative to seek out information towards the evaluation of policy options;
  • Communication of analysis, opinions and recommendations in written or oral form;
  • Briefing of senior government officials;
  • Support the coordination of initiatives across agencies, departments and ministries;
  • Attending and participating in meetings, conference calls and briefing sessions as required;
  • Implementing decisions as required;
  • Provide support through monitoring of the progress of initiatives across agencies, departments, and ministries;
  • Work in a collegial and cooperative manner with colleague Fellows and other ministry staff;


Jamaica House Fellows must have an undergraduate degree and be working in their chosen field. The following are among the required skill set and competencies:

  • A record of outstanding professional achievement in one’s career;
  • Evidence of leadership skills and achievements;
  • Excellent communication oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent research and organizational skills;
  • Evidence of a commitment to public service of some kind;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to take the initiative and work to meet deadlines;
  • Evidence of the ability to work as part of a team;

Application Procedure:

1) Please fill out the application form that follows. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
2) All supporting documents are to be uploaded with this application
3) Successful applicants will be required to submit originals of supporting documentation to the Office of the Prime Minister.
4) Applicants are advised that there will be no opportunity to make changes to the application form once submitted, you are therefore encouraged to check and verify that the information inputted is correct prior to submission.
5) Email queries to JamaicaHouseFellowship@opm.gov.jm


Applications open on June 20, 2016

The deadline for application is August 2, 2016.

Interviews will follow for those shortlisted with the final announcement of the 2016 Jamaica House Fellows by August 30, 2016.

Jamaica House Fellows will be expected to take up full time employment as Jamaica House Fellows within three months by their selection.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Jamaica House Fellows Programme 2016 for Jamaican Citizens.

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