JIS: A toll-free number has been established for persons needing information on the Jamaica House Fellowship Programme. The number 1-888-429-5JHF (543), will be in operation on Mondays to Thursdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays 8:30 am to 4:00pm.
Acting Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister Mrs. Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart is encouraging individuals to call if they need information on the programme or to confirm receipt of their applications.
The Jamaica House Fellowship Programme was announced by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness during his Budget Presentation earlier this year, and is designed to provide the government with the services of some of Jamaica’s most promising young minds and high capacity managers.
The Fellowship is a paid full-time assignment with the Office of the Prime Minister for a period of two years. Under the programme, successful candidates will be guided by the Chief Technical Director in the OPM and involved in a wide range of high impact projects while interacting with Cabinet and other officials at the OPM in wider government service.
Mrs. Lynch-Stewart explained that since the OPM began accepting applications for the fellowship programme on July 20, the response has been excellent.
“We are pleased with the level of interest. There has been a positive response from professionals in a wide range of fields and disciplines; it is obvious that many persons view this Fellowship as a great opportunity to develop professionally and to serve their country,” she observed.
“However, despite the great response thus far, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage more of our citizens here at home and in the Jamaican diaspora to submit applications to be part of this prestigious programme,” Mrs. Lynch-Stewart declared.
Applications close on August 2, 2016, and application forms are only available online. For further information persons may also email [email protected] or visit www.opm.gov.jm/jamaicahousefellowship or call (867) 946-4475 or (876) 927-9941-3 ext. 3333.
Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Michael Holness, O.N., M.P.