About UNICEF Jamaica






The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been active in Jamaica since 1964 and a country office was opened in 1977.

1. What are the names and functions of staff members of UNICEF Jamaica?

Office of the Representative
Mr. Mark Connolly -  UNICEF Representative
Mrs. Cheleta Lawrence – Executive Assistant                                                                                                                               

Mrs. Deirdre Kiernan – Deputy Representative

Quality Education 
Mr. Kenneth Russell – Quality Education Specialist
Mrs. Ava Ho – Senior Programme Assistant, Quality Education 

Adolescent Health and Empowerment
Ms. Novia Condell – Adolescent Health and Empowerment Specialist
Mrs. Joye Cardoza-Brown – Senior Programme Assistant, Adolescent Health and Empowerment

Child Protection
Mrs. Janet Cupidon-Quallo – Child Protection Specialist
Mr. David Weir – Senior Programme Assistant, Child Protection


Mrs. Allison Hickling - Communication Specialist 

Mrs. Donneth Edmondson - Monitoring and Evaluation  Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Mrs. Melva Armstrong – Operations Manager
Mrs. Sharon Foster – Finance Assistant
Ms. Sandra Brown – Administrative Assistant
Mr. Christopher Pinnock – Senior IT Assistant
Mr. Lloyd Jones – Driver
Mr. Michael Powell – Driver

2.  How does UNICEF provide funding for projects?
Through the Country Programme Plan of  Action (2012-2016) UNICEF has agreed with the Government of  Jamaica to fund certain projects as per above headings.  Collaboration with new NGOs/CSOs is subject to findings of  UNICEF's assessment of  the capabilities of  respective NGO/CSOs to manage funds and to implement activities in a timely manner.  

The mission, mandate and values of the organization must be compatible with those of  UNICEF and should have a clear position on not exposing beneficiaries including children to any form of discrimination, abuse and exploitation.  A standard proposal form must be completed for all projects requesting funding. There are also guidelines accompanying the proposal form which will provide useful information about UNICEF’s funding rules. You may request this and additional information from the UNICEF Programme Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Debbie Richards at drichards@unicef.org.

3. What type of activities/projects does UNICEF provide funding for?
UNICEF has four main programme areas in which it supports projects/activities:

1) Quality Education 

2) Adolescent Health and Empowerment

3) Child Protection

4. How do I get posters, videos, brochures etc. from UNICEF?

UNICEF produces and sources a number of booklets, posters, brochures, videos, brochures each year. These usually provide information on areas covered by UNICEF programmes such as Early Childhood Development, Child Rights, HIV/AIDS etc. (see “Activities” section). Members of the public can obtain copies, if these are available, by contacting the Communication Specialist, Mrs. Allison Hickling: ahickling@unicef.org

5. What are the requirements for consultancy within UNICEF?
UNICEF hires individuals as short-term consultants to accomplish, within a specified period of time, a defined task for which the necessary expertise is not readily available within UNICEF.  UNICEF Jamaica utilizes a local database  of prospective candidates, with the relevant skills and experience, interested in short-term employment opportunities. The requirements for each consultancy will depend on the task identified.

6. Does UNICEF provide scholarships?
While UNICEF may provide support for the development and organisation of training programmes in specific programme-related areas, the organisation does not provide scholarships to finance the education of individuals.

7. How can I contact the UNICEF Jamaica office?
60 Knustford Boulevard, 8th Floor, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: 926-7584; Fax: 929-8084
Office hours: Mon. to Thurs. 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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You can email us at: kingston@unicef.org






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