Jonas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Philosophy in 2002; and admitted to the Degree of Master of Philosophy, Political Science, in 2007 with Conflict and Development as his Thesis Area.

He served as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Political Science from 2006 to 2009 handling courses spanning Conflict Studies, Human Rights, Politics in Ghana and Public Administration among many others. Jonas was a member of the Penplusbytes group
of Editors responsible for the content development of the Malawi Media Monitoring
Report in 2009.