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                                                                                                                               

Ms. Lone Hvass – Deputy Representative

Quality Education 
Dr. Rebecca Tortello – Quality Education Specialist
Mrs. Ava Ho – Senior Programme Assistant, Quality Education 

Adolescent Health and Empowerment
Mrs. Novia Condell-Gibson – 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 provide technical and/or financial support for specific programmes/projects. UNICEF provides support to both government and non-governmental organizations/civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs). 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 support. There are also guidelines accompanying the proposal form which will provide useful information about UNICEF’s funding rules. You may request relevant information from the Deputy Representative, Lone Hvass, at lvhass@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) Cross-Sectoral: Monitoring & Evaluation and Communication

4. How do I get multi-media material from UNICEF?

Please contact the Communication Specialist, Mrs. Allison Hickling: ahickling@unicef.org

5. What are the requirements for consultancies with 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 tasks 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. Can I volunteer with UNICEF?
UNICEF does not enlist volunteers. We may refer qualified individuals who are interested in specific volunteer opportunities to our various partners who implement the projects or programmes we support.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNICEFJamaica

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Email us at: kingston@unicef.org






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