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RATED Closing Ceremony

Posted on: May 5th, 2015 by Melissa Johnson No Comments

April 23 2015 was a day of reflection and pride for the DO Ltd. Team and the forty youth who successfully completed the Recognising Abilities Through Training and Employment Development (RATED) programme.

The participants completed training in Commercial Food Preparation, Housekeeping, Customer Service and Data Operations. Guest Speaker, the Honourable Reverend Ronald Thwaites, Minister of Education, encouraged the trainees to continue their pursuit of excellence.

Our CEO, Maureen Webber, reiterated the commitment of the DO Ltd team to support full inclusion of persons with disAbilities in the social and economic fabric of our society.

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A full write up of the event may be found here.

We’re Hiring!

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by Melissa Johnson No Comments

Development Options Limited is looking for dynamic professionals with relevant skills and a passion for development and inclusion for the roles of Accounts Manager and Executive Assistant. Applications should be addressed to the CEO and emailed to dol@developmentoptionsja.com by Friday April 10.

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1.  Accounts Manager

We are looking for a resource with strong oral and written skills and the ability to communicate complex issues to client and internal team. S/He must have the ability to ensure results through others, possess strong organisational skills,  and be adept at planning, organising and coordinating several tasks simultaneously.

Job Summary

The resource is responsible for managing the contracting for and delivery of assignments within budget and within the time frame specified in the contract.  S/He will support in ensuring the firm enters into viable agreements and that the firm effectively manages its contract deliverables.

S/He will be expected to manage the billing and receivables from clients, ensure accounting records are current and all statutory obligations are met.

Qualifications

– Degree in Accounting

– Post Graduate work in Project Management and or Accounting an asset

Knowledge

Quick Books, Microsoft Office, Client Relationship Management Software

Experience

– 3 Years in a similar post

– 3-5 Years as a senior Accounting Officer

2.   Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant works directly with the CEO to manage all elements of her work. S/he must have outstanding management skills, exceptional communication skills and demonstrate a proactive attitude to deliver results in a high paced environment.  S/He must have the ability to ensure results through others, possess strong organisational skills,  and be adept at planning, organising and coordinating several tasks simultaneously.

Job Summary

The resource is responsible for supporting the CEO in her various roles. S/he will be responsible for the management of schedules, making travel arrangements,  following up on commitments and maintaining files and correspondence. The CEO is exceptionally busy and has high standards, so it is imperative for this individual to have a high attention to detail whilst also working efficiently on their own. S/he will also provide project support to the team as directed by the CEO.

Qualifications

– First Degree in Social Sciences, Business or Humanities

Knowledge

Microsoft Office, Diary Management, Travel Planning, Basic Accounts

Experience

– 1-2 Years in a similar post

Development Options to administer Survey of Persons with disAbilities

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by Melissa Johnson No Comments

Over one thousand persons with disabilities are to participate in a socio-economic survey, the results of which will be used to support initiatives that will improve their lives and that of their families and communities.

The survey will be conducted by social development company, Development Options Ltd., (DO) under contract with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, an agency of the Ministry of Labour & Social Security.

The first of its kind for Jamaica, the survey aims to provide a demographic profile of persons with disabilities and document their social and economic realities.

From the end of January to March 1, 2015, persons registered with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities will be interviewed.

The survey will capture the realities of a cross section of the community of persons with disabilities, including those residing in institutions or private care facilities. Questions will address matters related to health, education, income and household expenditure. Caregivers and family members are urged to participate in the completion of the questionnaire as needed.

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Development Options advises that interviewees are being contacted by telephone to schedule a suitable time for interviewers to visit their residences. All interviewers will have an identification card, which will be displayed when visiting. All information provided will be treated with strict confidence.

The socio-economic Survey for Persons with Disabilities is a project of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities. Development Options designs and manages development initiatives which support increased and improved socio-economic opportunities for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable communities.

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