Current Openings



Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) conducts research on a range of human rights matters to strengthen the publicly available knowledge about human rights and to provide a foundation for robust advocacy. The Research Officer will be contracted full-time to support ongoing research initiatives across the organization in a direct and hands-on way.


Developing and conducting research to meet organizational needs, including but not limited to:

  • Designing research activities and developing and proposing research agendas in consultation with relevant persons to support programmatic, advocacy, legal and other organizational demands
  • Coordinating research projects as assigned
  • Directly conducting, implementing, managing, and reporting on research activities for the organization using diverse, acceptable research methods
  • Performing direct research functions relevant to the research process, such as information gathering and data collection, entry, management, analysis and reporting from various sources using acceptable, established methods.
  • Conducting assigned research for organizational monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • Preparing relevant reports on the research process


Presenting research before stakeholders, other assigned audiences, and in relevant settings, including but not limited to conferences, forums, meetings, before media and other stakeholders.

Adapting data, data analysis, and other research outputs into understandable information usable for public communication and advocacy.

Reviewing data, data sources, data entry, data analysis, data management procedures, and related functions or outputs to ensure accuracy, quality, validity, reliability, and overall appropriateness, and thoroughly addressing all issues that arise.

If requested, assisting personnel in the entry, analysis, management, and use of data and the use of data management software

Performing other assigned tasks reasonably relevant to the aforementioned items

Actively participating in and supporting general organizational planning, programmatic and office management activities.



  • Research is credible, accurate, understandable, relevant, and of an acceptable standard
  • Research processes are efficient, timely, properly planned, well organized, and accountable
  • All deliverables are thorough, accurate, timely, and complaint
  • Communication is clear, effective, and timely
  • Conduct is professional. appropriate and reasonable



  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Competence and experience with performing quantitative data entry and analysis. Any knowledge of statistical software (such as the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)) is an asset
  • Relevant experience conducting or supporting research actions, which may include academic research.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently


Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to by Sunday, April 21, 2019. The successful candidate will start in May – June 2019 (negotiable).