Jamaica House Fellowship Programme 2024 – APPLY NOW

You can now submit your application for the 2024 Jamaica House Fellowship Programme. The Jamaica House Fellowship Programme offers an esteemed opportunity for outstanding and highly motivated Jamaicans to actively engage with, support, and implement vital initiatives in the public sector for two years.

Jamaica House Fellowship Programme 2024
Jamaica House Fellowship Programme 2024

Established in 2016 by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the Jamaica House Fellowship Programme (JHFP) recognizes the presence of many talented Jamaicans who are passionate about contributing to their country’s development. The program aims to provide these individuals with a platform to make a meaningful impact.

Being selected as a Jamaica House Fellow is considered an honor and a privilege. During the two-year duration of the JHFP, Fellows work as full-time, paid participants assigned to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of the Government. They collaborate with senior GOJ technocrats in a dynamic and cooperative environment, taking on complex tasks and contributing to the fast-paced nature of the program.

Program Overview

Jamaica House Fellows participate in a two-year program where they serve as full-time paid personnel assigned to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) or other relevant Government of Jamaica (GOJ) offices, as deemed necessary. During this period, they collaborate closely with senior government technocrats.

Work Environment

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Chief Technical Director in the OPM, Fellows engage in a diverse range of high-impact projects within a fast-paced and collaborative work environment.


Fellows are expected to contribute actively to addressing critical issues and challenges that impact Jamaica’s growth and development. This involves working collegially and cooperatively with fellow Fellows and other staff members within the Ministry.

The program provides a unique opportunity for Fellows to make substantial contributions to the nation’s progress while gaining valuable experience working alongside seasoned government professionals.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • All candidates must be Jamaican citizens.
  • Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years at the time of submitting their application.


  • An Undergraduate Degree is required.

Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge of Government of Jamaica (GOJ) priorities, economic programs/policies, and Vision 2030.
  • Familiarity with international affairs/initiatives, including strategic priorities of organizations such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), European Union (EU), World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This includes understanding Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and Globalization and their impact on Jamaica’s economic growth and development.
  • Demonstrated record of outstanding professional achievement.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional research and organizational skills.
  • Evidence of commitment to community service.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to meet tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility to engage in assignments that go beyond the usual scope of duty.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Benefits of the Fellowship

  • Fellows will gain firsthand, high-level exposure to and experience in the operations of the public sector, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of government functions.
  • The program positions Fellows favourably for roles within the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the private sector, equipping them with valuable skills and insights.
  • Fellows will actively contribute to the betterment of communities and the nation, making a positive and tangible difference through their engagement in high-priority initiatives.
  • Through their experiences, Fellows will cultivate a greater appreciation and respect for the public service, recognizing its significance in driving societal development.
  • Fellows will play a role in reengineering processes to enhance the efficiency of the public sector, contributing to streamlined and effective governance practices.

How to Apply

To apply, click here. You can click here for more about the fellowship.



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