Youth Protection Strategy Development Consultant

Editor, November 20, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to contract the services of a Consultant to develop a Youth Protection Strategy to ensure young people who participate in our programmes and activities are safeguarded from physical, sexual, emotional or any other undue harm.

Required Competencies

  • A BSc. in Public Policy, Youth Development, Human Resource Management, Law, Social Development or related Social Science field
  • Minimum one year’s experience in developing policies, manuals, protocols and guides for the workplace
  • Specific experience in conducting desk research related to human rights and gender and sexual minorities
  • Specific experience working with young people within a development framework
  • A strong commitment to delivering timely and high-quality results, and comprehensive reporting
  • Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate with various stakeholders and the ability to concisely and clearly express ideas and concepts

Interested individuals should submit the following documents.

  • Curriculum vitae outlining specific and relevant experience
  • A sample of a policy, protocol or guide previously developed
  • A detailed plan outlining proposed activities and outcomes
  • Details of the expected budget to undertake the consultancy

The full Terms of Reference for the post is available here: J-FLAG TOR – Youth Protection Strategy

All applications must be submitted to jobsattheforum@gmail.com by 3:00pm on November 30, 2015.


Policy & Advocacy Manager

Editor, November 20, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to employ a dedicated and multifaceted individual as its Policy and Advocacy Manager to develop policy positions, and design and implement advocacy initiatives to protect and promote human rights. Additionally, the candidate will support and oversee advocacy efforts of key civil society partners to improve the national HIV response.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

The Policy and Advocacy Manager will demonstrate a commitment to human rights and social justice issues; have open mind to ideas and people; be able to work in a diverse team and multicultural environment; be willing and able to travel in country and on occasion internationally; be able to manage competing projects/tasks and demand to meet deadlines and achieve results; ability to work on own initiative; flexibility and ability to work in team situations; a good sense of humour and able to create enthusiasm and stimulate ideas.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Law, Development, Public Health, Human Rights, Political Science or other related degree in Social Sciences
  • 2-3 years’ experience in advocacy, policy development, implementation and evaluation around human rights, social justice, HIV or other related areas
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills – articulate and diplomatic. Ability to interact with diverse groups and to communicate effectively with officials and senior managers, and a demonstrated ability to consult, influence and liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to advocating for social justice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good ICT skills, including, but not limited to use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Experience in community-based or non-governmental organisations or government sector is desirable
  • Proven track record in networking and working in coalitions and alliances

The full Terms of Reference for the post is available here: J-FLAG POLICY AND ADVOCACY MANAGER TOR

Interested persons should submit the following documents to jobsattheforum@gmail.com with the subject “Policy & Advocacy Manager Application” by 11:00pm on December 6, 2015:

  1. A letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A writing sample on a topic related to HIV or human rights

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Communication & Social Media Coordinator

Editor, November 7, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to employ a dedicated and multifaceted individual as a Communication & Social Media Coordinator to develop and implement a communication and social media communication strategy that promotes HIV testing, counselling, treatment access and adherence, as well as other relevant information around human rights and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma or Associate Degree in Media & Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations or other related academic qualifications
  • At least one year Social Media Marketing experience in the field of HIV, public health, social development, human rights, gender, or law.
  • Effective communication of information and ideas (written, verbal and formal presentation skills)
  • Digital literacy
  • Proficiency in the use of a wide range of social media monitoring tools and solutions
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative reporting
  • Excellent computer and administrative skills
  • Experience in implementing social media strategies for non-profit organizations is desirable
  • Knowledge of Jamaican laws and policies related to human rights and public health is an asset

The full Terms of Reference for the post is available here: TOR-JFLAG-Communication-Social-Media-Coordinator

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, writing sample and curriculum vitae to jobsattheforum@gmail.com with the subject line “Communication & Social Media Coordinator Application” by 11:00PM on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Protocol Development Consultant

J-FLAG is seeking to contract the services of a dedicated and multifaceted individual to develop a protocol to be used by J-FLAG for the intake, documentation, and referral process for human rights violation documentation system, with inclusion of women and girls affected by HIV and AIDS and Violence Against Women.

The consultancy will result in the creation of a protocol to be used by J-FLAG for the intake, documentation, and referrals for human rights violation documentation system, with inclusion of women and girls affected by HIV and AIDS and Violence Against Women.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 1-3 page writing sample to akeemv@hotmail.com no later than 3 PM on October 26, 2015. Only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

For further information, please contact Akeem Vassel at 946-2113.

The Terms of Reference is available here: TOR for Documentation Protocol


Policy Consultant – Youth Mainstreaming Policy

Editor, October 10, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to contract the services of a Consultant to develop a Youth Mainstreaming Policy to ensure young people and their issues and experiences are reflected in the advocacy and programmatic activities and interventions of the organisation.

Required Competencies

  • A BSc. in Public Policy, Youth Development, Human Resource Management, Law, Social Development or related Social Science field
  • Minimum one year’s experience in developing policies, manuals, protocols and guides for the workplace
  • Specific experience in conducting desk research related to human rights and gender and sexual minorities
  • Specific experience working with young people within a development framework
  • A strong commitment to delivering timely and high-quality results, and comprehensive reporting
  • Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate with various stakeholders and the ability to concisely and clearly express ideas and concepts

Interested individuals should submit the following documents.

  • Curriculum vitae outlining specific and relevant experience
  • A sample of a policy, protocol or guide previously developed
  • A detailed plan outlining proposed activities and outcomes
  • Details of the expected budget to undertake the consultancy

Applicants who do not submit all required supporting documents will not be considered for the consultancy.

Priority will be given to qualified young people below 29 years. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO JOBSATTHEFORUM@GMAIL.COM BY 3PM ON OCTOBER 23, 2015.

For further information contact Karen Lloyd at 787-2934.

The Terms of Reference is available here: Terms of Reference – Youth Mainstreaming Policy


Policy Consultant – Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy

Editor, October 10, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to contract the services of a Consultant to develop an Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy to complement the organisation’s strategic objectives and mandate with transparency, fairness and diversity at its core.

Required Competencies

  • A BSc. in Public Policy, Human Resource Management, Law, Social Development or related Social Science field
  • Minimum one year’s experience in developing policies, manuals, protocols and guides for the workplace
  • Specific experience in conducting desk research related to human rights and gender and sexual minorities
  • A strong commitment to delivering timely and high-quality results, and comprehensive reporting (i.e. credible baseline study and baseline report for dissemination and programmatic justification)
  • Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate with various stakeholders and the ability to concisely and clearly express ideas and concepts

Interested individuals should submit the following documents.

  • Curriculum vitae outlining specific and relevant experience
  • A sample of a policy, protocol or guide previously developed
  • A detailed plan outlining proposed activities and outcomes
  • Details of the expected budget to undertake the consultancy

Applicants who do not submit all required supporting documents will not be considered for the consultancy.

Priority will be given to qualified young people below 29 years. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO JOBSATTHEFORUM@GMAIL.COM BY 3PM ON OCTOBER 23, 2015.

For further information contact Karen Lloyd at 787-2934.

The Terms of Reference is available here: Terms of Reference – Equal Opportunities & Diversity Consultancy


Programme Assistant

Editor, September 16, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to employ a dedicated and multifaceted individual as a Programme Assistant to support the successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of its HIV and other programmes and initiatives.

The Programme Assistant will support the successful implementation of J-FLAG’s HIV and other programmes and initiatives which seek to improve the human rights of LGBT people in Jamaica. The Programme Assistant will provide support to the Programme & Advocacy Department in managing programmes, conducting research, coordinating workshops and other related activities.

Application Deadline: September 29, 2015

Interview Date: October 1, 2015

Start Date: October 5, 2015

Expected Duration: 1 year

DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelors degree Social Sciences
• Experience in conducting research and writing reports
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Excellent computer and administrative skills
• Knowledge of laws and policies related to human rights and public health is desirable
• Experience working with civil society organisations and government is an asset

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 1-3 page writing sample to jobsattheforum@gmail.com by 3PM on September 29, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Director, Finance & Administration

Editor, September 8, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to employ a dedicated and multifaceted individual in the capacity of Director – Finance & Administration with responsibility for the organization’s finance, business planning and budgeting and administration.

Application Deadline: September 23, 2015
Start Date: October 5, 2015
Expected Duration: 1 year with possibility for renewal

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
• Minimum of a Bachelors in Accounting, or Banking & Finance, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
• At least 5 years of overall professional experience; ideally 3+ years of senior financial and operations management experience
• The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant programme area
• Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with — programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
• A track record in grants/financial management
• Experience using accounting systems such as QuickBooks, and Peachtree
• Knowledge of, and experience with accounting techniques including, but not limited to receivables, payments, and payroll
• A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision-making
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
• A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of J-FLAG

Interested persons are encouraged to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the Executive Director – Dane Lewis at jobsattheforum@gmail.com by 3:00PM on September 23, 2015.

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Project Steering Committee – Facilitating the Empowerment of LGBT Youth to Participate in Social Justice Advocacy

Editor, September 7, 2015

J-FLAG is inviting young people between 18 and 24 years to apply to join the Steering Committee for its youth empowerment and capacity building project – Facilitating the Empowerment of LGBT Youth to Participate in Social Justice Advocacy.

Application Deadline: September 20, 2015
Term: 2 years with possibility for renewal

Key Requirements, Competencies and Qualifications
• Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
• Understanding of human rights and issues around sexual orientation and gender identity
• Treat all people fairly and with respect
• Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
• Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
• Experience in youth leadership and/or doing youth organizing is an asset

Young people who are interested should send their résumé and a motivation letter stating their reason for wanting to be a member of the steering committee to jobsattheforum@gmail.com by 3:00PM on September 20, 2015.

If shortlisted, you will be required to provide three references.

Click for more details about how to apply and the Terms of Reference for the Project Steering Committee for the  Youth Empowerment & Capacity Building Project


Social Media Coordinator

Editor, August 23, 2015

Voices for Equal Rights and Justice (VERJ) is seeking to employ a creative and innovative individual in the capacity of Social Media Coordinator to manage its social media advocacy portfolio as part of its communication strategy to increase public awareness about the review of the Sexual Offences Act (#SOAReview).

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015
Estimated Start Date: September 15, 2015
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months ending March 2016
Type: Part-time
Commitment: 25 hours per week, flexi-time
Report to: VERJ Project Management Committee
Operating Office: J-FLAG

Required Skills and Experience

  • Diploma, Associate Degree, or more than 18 specialization credits in Social Media Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • One to two years Social Media Marketing related experience in the field of social development, human rights, gender, or law
  • Digital literacy
  • Proficiency in the use of a wide range of social media monitoring tools and solutions
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop Family

Click for more details about how to apply and the Terms of Reference for the Social Media Coordinator

This is a UN Women funded project.


Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Editor, August 14, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to employ a dedicated and multifaceted individual as the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to manage, coordinate and implement all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities under its youth empowerment project – Facilitating the Empowerment of LGBT Youth to Participate in Social Justice Advocacy  and strengthen the organisation’s monitoring and evaluation capacity.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
• Masters Degree in Social Sciences with at least three years M&E related experience in the field of human rights, gender, development or public health.
Experience:
• 3 years minimum M&E related experience in the field of human rights, gender, development or public health;
• Extensive knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies i.e. both quantitative and qualitative data collection, processing and analysis;
• Knowledge of sampling and questionnaire design;
• Knowledge of, and experience with using data analysis software

• Knowledge of and experience in gender, human rights, youth empowerment, development, and public policy;
• Experience working with and maintaining good relations with LGBT people, youth, national, international, as well as counterparts and beneficiaries (e.g. International and Local NGOs and government) representatives;
• Strong IT skills.

J-FLAG is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of gender, sexual orientation, and age. Lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to qualified young people below 29 years. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Application deadline: 3:00PM, August 21, 2015

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Youth Coordinator/Project Manager

Editor, August 14, 2015

J-FLAG is seeking to employ a dedicated and multifaceted individual in the capacity of Youth Coordinator/Project Manager with responsibility for the planning, coordination and implementation of its youth empowerment project – Facilitating the Empowerment of LGBT Youth to Participate in Social Justice Advocacy as well as overseeing the mainstreaming of youth in the organisation.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
• Bachelors Degree in Social Development, Youth Development or related Social Sciences field
Experience:
• Two to three years project planning and management related experience in the field of human rights, gender, youth empowerment, development or public health,
• Proficiency in the use of computers for: Word processing, Simple accounting, Database management, and Spreadsheets.

J-FLAG is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of gender, sexual orientation, and age. Lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to qualified young people below 29 years. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Application deadline: 3:00PM, August 21, 2015

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Research Assistants Needed!

The Centre for Leadership and Governance (CLG) will be conducting a J-FLAG-Commissioned Mixed Methods Study on Homophobia and Development. J-FLAG is therefore contracting the services of research assistants and other persons who have an interest in social research to be a part of this historic study in Jamaica. Click here for information on how to apply.


Mitigating LGBT Health Risks: Terms of Reference – NGO Training Consultancy

As part of the “Mitigating Risks and Enabling Safe Public Health Spaces for LGBT Jamaicans” project, J-FLAG is contracting the services of a training consultant. The consultant will design and conduct a residential training session for NGO representatives in an effort to strengthen the capacity of NGOs to advocate for tailored programmes in healthcare facilities for LGBT population. The key deliverables of the consultancy are:

  • Developing a training curriculum
  • Facilitating a three-day residential workshop
  • Developing an Advocacy Plan
  • A comprehensive report of  the three-day residential workshop
  • Facilitating a one-day follow-up training session

 for the NGO Training Consultancy.


Mitigating LGBT Health Risks: Terms of Reference – NGO Baseline Consultancy

As part of the “Mitigating Risks and Enabling Safe Public Health Spaces for LGBT Jamaicans” project, J-FLAG is contracting the services of a consultant to conduct a situational analysis to evaluate the efficacy and/or availability of specific services for MSM, lesbians and transgender people. The consultant is expected to:

1. conduct a desk review of current programmes of participating NGOs

2. conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders

3. prepare a final report based on data collected

Click for more details about the project and the Terms of Reference for the consultancy.