Government of Jamaica


Government of Jamaica

Research Officer

Office of the Prime Minister
(SOG/ST 6) Salary range $1,656,124 - $1,968,611 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
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Research Officer (SOG/ST 6)

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Research Officer, the Research Officer is responsible for co-ordinating the multiple concurrent research activities and initiatives so assigned.

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintains a Research Calendar for the Commission to monitor the activities of the Research Team;
  • Organizes and maintains Research Databases;
  • Performs fieldwork, interviews, and experiments to gather data;
  • Collects, analyzes and presents quantitative and qualitative data to support the development of recommendations with respect to Violence Prevention;
  • Compiles and organizes findings in graphs, charts, mock-ups, and diagrams;
  • Maintains a mechanism to consistently capture relevant and up to date information on matters pertinent to Violence Prevention;
  • Participates in the analysis of findings, preparation of reports, summary documents and material for publication and communication;
  • Prepares research papers and reports as assigned;
  • Presents results of analysis in a clear and concise manner, orally, in writing and graphically;
  • Develops research proposals for possible areas of exploration and ensures that detailed research plans are created, and related data collected;
  • Prepares high quality research and reports using infographics and other innovative and engaging means of presenting voluminous and complex data and research findings to ensure that the information can be communicated for the consumption of the public.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Qualitative and quantitative research skills including data analysis;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Strong analytical and judgment and decision-making skills;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills;
  • Data Management skills;
  • Ability to think strategically;
  • Ability to manage and work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to work with a team;
  • Knowledge of data collection methods/techniques;
  • Knowledgeable in various research and testing methodologies;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel PowerPoint), statistical software (SPSS) and Internet research;
  • Demonstrates understanding of research, monitoring and evaluation principles and practices.
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration or Management Studies or other related Social Sciences from an accredited tertiary institution;
  • At least four (4) years’ work experience in research or statistics (strong analytical skills required);
  • Experience in fieldwork;
  • Typical working environment, no adverse working conditions.
Special Conditions Associated with the Job
  • Assignments conducted at external locations.

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, 26th November, 2021 to:

Senior Director
Human Resource Development  and Management Division
Office of the Prime Minister
1 Devon Road
Kingston 10
Email: jobs@opm.gov.jm

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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