2019 JAYAP Applications Form

 
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Section 1: OVERVIEW
 

The Jamaica Youth Ambassadors Programme (JAYAP) was established in 2000 as a strategy to promote youth advocacy and facilitate youth participation in decision-making processes. Since 2000, the JAYAP has produced a number of youth leaders, who have offered representation of Jamaican youth issues at the national, regional and international levels. The 2019 selection of Jamaica Youth Ambassadors incorporates recommendations made in a JAYAP Programme Review conducted at the end of tenure for the last cohort.

 

PORTFOLIO AREAS

For 2019-2021, six young persons aged 27 years or younger will be appointed as Jamaica Youth Ambassadors (YAs).

The breakdown of portfolio areas and assigned YAs is as follows:

•     CARICOM 

•     Commonwealth

•     United Nations General Assembly

 

Regional and international obligations to CARICOM and the Commonwealth necessitate the appointment of youth ambassadors to these bodies. Association with both the CARICOM and Commonwealth Youth Programmes have borne fruit over the years, particularly through policy and programme recommendations for key youth development challenges and issues such as youth unemployment and entrepreneurship.

 

The portfolio - YA: United Nations General Assembly, provides an opportunity for Jamaican youth to have a voice at one of the highest levels of decision making in the world. Attendance at the General Assembly affords the opportunity for Jamaican youth to actively shape the development of international frameworks for action. The YA:UN is also responsible for promoting and advocating for action on the Post 2015 Agenda, and the organization of initiatives to commemorate International Youth Day and Global Youth Service Day. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:  JAMAICA YOUTH AMBASSADORS          

YAs have the responsibility of advocating for and educating young people as per issues defined through consultations at CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme, the Commonwealth Youth Programme and the UN General Assembly.  Second, these YAs should seek to bring national issues to the attention of policy makers and planners at the Regional/international level though the coordination/collation of data relating to youth issues at the national level.

 

Jamaica Youth Ambassador Responsibilities

The responsibilities of YAs include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Coordinate/collate desk reviews and consultations on specific youth development issues;
  • Provide analysis of national and international youth development trends, challenges and opportunities;
  • Provide recommendations for policy and programme development;
  • Provide support to national youth organisations (e.g. National Youth Council), through the dissemination of research data and other information relating to the YA’s area of focus, to inform position papers and programme/project development;
  • Regularly contribute to national discourse on youth development issues, through national and local media, public forums, consultations and other relevant avenues;
  • Bring national issues to the attention of policy makers and planners at the Regional/international level though the coordination/collation of data relating to youth issues at the national level;
  • Partner with relevant government ministries/agencies/departments towards effecting key aspects of the development agenda of these institutions, through representing the views of youth, and mobilising youth support.
  • Provide support to Youth Information Centres (YICs) through facilitating empowerment sessions;
  • Maintain links with Jamaican young people  and remain an active member of a youth group;
  • Carry out a total of 12 social intervention sessions with young people to pass on their knowledge and  training (At least one session per year must be held at each YIC);
  • Take part in the planning and execution of  major Youth Division and other Government youth development activities including, but not limited to the Youth Ambassador Installation Ceremony,
  • Prime Minister’s Youth Awards and Youth Month (November).
  • Serving as Dean of JAYAP for a period not exceeding 4 (four) months in order to undertake specific initiatives and assist with the overall coordination of the Programme.

Deadline for the receipt of application and supporting documentation is 

Application Deadline 5:00 p.m. — Monday September 23, 2019.

 

Section 2. APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

Read the full JAYAP Terms of Reference (TOR) inclusive of Code of Conduct for Ambassaors (Download TOR

Downloaded Application Form Guidelines: 

The application form application consists of 11 sections inclusive of the Programme Overview and Application Process Outline. Please read all sections carefully and be sure to submit Sections 3 – 11 of this form and ALL supplemental documents as required.  

Download a copy of the JAYAP application form

 

You will also be required to download, complete and/o submit via e-mail or hard copy: 
 
1. The JAYAP Service release form completed by HR Manager, Director or Principal  (Download Here)  
2. 1 Professional Passport Sized photo 
3. Two written references ((one must be from a youth club or youth organisation))
4. Proof of age (copy/ scanned image of national identification or birth certificate) 
 
 
Submit to:
 
or: 
 
Jamaica Youth Ambassadors Programme
Attn: Ms. Kara Knight
Programme Manager
Ministry of Education, Youth and Information
2-4 National Heroes Circle,
Kingston
 
 

Online Application Guidelines 

This application consists of 12 sections inclusive of the Programme Overview and Application Process Outline. Please read all sections carefully and be sure to submit supplemental documents as required.  

 

Use the link below to apply online: 

Click here to Apply Online

 

You will also be required to complete scan and upload: 
 
 
  1.  The JAYAP Service release form completed by HR Manager, Director or Principal  (Download Here)  
  2.  1 Professional Passport Sized photo 
  3.  Two written references 
  4.  Proof of age (copy/ scanned image of national identification or birth certificate) 

 

Or download the application form and submit hardcopy via mail or email as outlined below: 
 
 
 
 
 
For additional information, please contact the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information by telephone at 922-1400 ext 6131, or email [email protected].
 

Upon review of all applications, shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview

Application Deadline 5:00 p.m. — Monday September 23, 2019.