JFJ – Job Opportunity

JFJ – Job Opportunity



Founded in 1999, Jamaicans for Justice is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-violent, citizens’ rights action organisation advocating for transparency, accountability and overall good governance in state affairs. We are seeking to contract the services of a Research Consultant and Community Education Specialist.



 Scope of Work

Conduct a baseline knowledge assessment of basic human rights and civic principles in select communities, and produce a report with findings. This will include:

–         Carrying out qualitative and quantitative research

–         Designing data collection instruments/setting up research field visits

–         Capturing the primary socioeconomic issues facing targeted communities

–         Documenting the level of development experienced in targeted communities

–         Capturing participants’ level of awareness of human rights and government services; their ability to access those services and utilise resources;

–         Capturing the strength of community governance structures and the readiness  and capacity of community/civic groups to participate in local governance

–         Analysing, synthesising and producing findings

Qualifications and Key Competencies

–         Master’s degree in Marketing, Market Research, Research Methods, Sociology or other degree related to the position preferred. (A Bachelor’s degree with a combination of relevant experience and competencies will also be considered)

–         Knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts in research design and implementation;

–         Experienced in implementing a wide variety of research methodologies and techniques

–         Proven track record of collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data

–         Prior experience working with data analysis softwares

–         Ability to present information and findings in a cogent fashion

–         Strong interest in social policy and policy research

–         Knowledge of human rights and civics would be an asset

–         Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills

–         Self-motivated and ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative

–         Owner of a reliable motor vehicle



Scope of Work

Implement a human rights, civic and advocacy training project in select communities. Duties will include:

–         Developing a project work plan

–         Coordinating and administering community education workshops, leadership and advocacy workshops and town hall meetings

–         Designing content and delivery methodology for community workshops

–         Identifying and engaging with representatives and key stakeholders from targeted communities

–         Working within the local governance structure and engaging duty bearers

–         Gathering and analysing participant data and synthesise for reporting

–         Making recommendations for reforms

Qualifications and Key Competencies

–         At least a Bachelor’s degree in Communications,Sociology, Education, Law or other degree related to the position

–         At least three years experience in community development, advocacy, social and behaviour change

–         Knowledge of human rights, civics, Access to Information (ATI) Act and experienced in the participatory approach to education and training

–         Excellent organisational and project implementation skills

–         Ability to connect and liaise with people from diverse backgrounds

–         Experienced in data collection and report writing

–         Excellent presentation and writing skills

–         Proficient in advocacy communication techniques

–         Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative

–         Owner of a reliable motor vehicle


Interested candidates should send an Application Letter and Résumé by January 23, 2015 to:


The Project Manager

Jamaicans for Justice

2 Fagan Avenue,

Kingston 8




Fax: (876) 755-4355

E-mail: admin@jamaicansforjustice.org


We thank all applicants but only those shortlisted will be contacted.