Member of the Education Team, Lavois Cruickshank is among the 8 persons selected as Fellows under the Jamaica House Fellowship. This Programme is a prestigious opportunity offering exceptional and highly motivated young Jamaicans the opportunity to work on, support and implement high priority initiatives in the National Policy Office (NPO) within the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). The Jamaica House Fellows will spend two years as full-time, paid Fellows assigned to the NPO where they will work alongside senior GOJ technocrats.
A total of 129 applications were received.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chief Technical Director in the National Policy Office, the Jamaica House Fellows’ duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Supporting the decision making process of senior government officials through the assimilation and analysis of data, and the review of costs, benefits and the impact of options;
- Taking the initiative to seek out information towards the evaluation of policy options;
- Communication of analysis, opinions and recommendations in written or oral form;
- Briefing of senior government officials;
- Support the coordination of initiatives across agencies, departments and ministries;
- Attending and participating in meetings, conference calls and briefing sessions as required;
- Implementing decisions as required;
- Provide support through monitoring of the progress of initiatives across agencies, departments, and ministries;
- Work in a collegial and cooperative manner with colleague Fellows and other ministry staff
Initiatives like these are signs that our country is making an avid attempt to empower and involve young talents that are indigenous to Jamaica.
The fellows are Jerome Cowans, Lavois Cruickshank, Christopher Graham, Karelle Samuda, Andre Silburn, Sherona Forrester and Aubrey Stewart – all university graduates – and Mark Tracey, who has been seconded from the private sector.
Source: The Jamaica Information Service