Professionalising Sport


The Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) is, once again, advertising for Chefs de Mission and Managers for its teams to regional and international games for the quadrennial period 2020 to 2024.

Encouraged by the response we received regarding the previous call for the quadrennial period 2016 to 2020, the JPA continues to fulfill one of its principal mandates, namely, to professionalise the delivery of games and championships.

The development of sport and the creation of a sports industry demand forward-thinking and planning,  strategic policy making, and a “business unusual” approach.

The JPA, therefore, in institutionalising the selection of managerial positions in the attached “A Call to Duty  – Eligibility Criteria” and Self-Assessment Form, continues to promote a culture of meritocracy by bringing persons with customised and bankable skills and competencies as well as innovative thinking into the mainstream.

The pool of talent and expertise must be broadened  and the selection process must be transparent and based on merit if the administration of sport is to inspire confidence in stakeholders.

In 2016, the JPA  instituted a policy-making Directors ineligible for selection as Chefs de Missions and Managers of teams to games in demonstrating its mandate of inclusiveness and participatory democracy in sport.

The Paralympic movement will continue to play its part in building capacity, instilling values, and encouraging professionalism.

Jamaica’s Paralympians … Our Beat, the World’s Rhythm.


Christopher L. Samuda