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The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) is an independent body
established to regulate the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors. Our Corporate Culture
incorporates teamwork, a strong work ethic and individual professionalism. Applications are being
invited from dynamic, forward-thinking individuals for the following position:
Manager - Legal Affairs
To ensure all practices, policies, and business activities of the organization are within the bounds of the
organization's legal posture by providing advice and counsel to executive management level and line managers
concerning the laws that impact their functional areas under the direction of the Corporate Secretary.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Manage and coordinate the activities of the Legal Affairs department in consultation with Corporate
Secretary and provide supervision to Legal Officers and other staff within the Legal Services Department.
• Develop work plan in consultation with Corporate Secretary.
• Analyze the legal implications of various activities to ensure the organization conducts its operations within
the existing legal framework.
• Identify potential legal risks and provide guidance and advice to management in a timely and effective
• Prepare legal drafts of agreements required for the conduct of the Authority's business.
• Execute and manage appropriate legal action in response to litigation suits filed against the organization by
external parties and prosecute third parties when rights and/or interests are violated.
• Ensure that the Authority operates in accordance with the provisions of the Telecommunications Act.
• Facilitate the preparation and adoption of an appropriate regulatory and licensing framework.
• Advise the Authority on legal issues in the formulation of policies and procedures for the granting of
concessions and licences.
• Facilitate the preparation and drafting of all legal and legislative documents, including regulations and rules
on behalf of the Authority.
• Prepare Cabinet Notes and draft responses as required.
• Provide advice, guidance, coaching and on the job training for staff as required.
• Ensure a harmonious work environment by treating with staff issues and resource requirements in a
consistent and timely manner in accordance with the Authorities policies and procedures.
• Perform other related duties as required by job function.
Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
• Legal Training as evidenced by the possession of a Legal Education Certificate or its equivalent from a
• A Masters of Law in Corporate Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Telecommunications and
Broadcasting Law or in a related field.
• At least eight years' experience as a practicing attorney at law (including litigation experience).
• An in-depth knowledge of Contract Law, Telecommunications Law, Intellectual Property Law, Public Law
and Information Technology Law will be an asset.
• Wide experience in Regulatory Telecommunications Law gained in a competitive telecommunications
environment will be an asset.
• Experience in the following areas will be an advantage: Corporate Legal practice; Legislative Drafting;
Public Sector Work experience.
• Good advocacy skills, excellent research and writing skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite is expected.
Applications should be submitted no later than Friday 26th September 2014 to:
Manager, Human Resources
Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
#5, Eight Avenue Extension, off Twelfth Street, Barataria,
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
or email: email@example.com
Late applications will not be accepted and unsuitable
applications will not be acknowledged.
Your resume will not work if it is too general and
It is a big mistake to omit the critical step of under-
standing exactly what the customer is buying and
customising what you have to offer to their expressed
needs. Your resume goes into resume databases that
can have over 30 million other resumes against which
yours has to compete. A resume that s simply a recita-
tion of all you have done in your career is too unfo-
cused to work well in this environment.
Here s how a resume database search works for
the recruiter. Like a Google search, the recruiter puts
in keywords from a specific Job Description, and up
pop the resumes that match based on the frequency
of the relevant keywords they have used.
ANALYSE JOB REQUIREMENTS
TO DEVELOP YOUR TARGETED RESUME
So what can you do to create a resume that com-
petes in this fierce environment? You can develop
an understanding of what employers want when they
hire someone like you, how they prioritise those
needs, and how they describe them.
• Focus on the single target job title that captures
what you can do best.
• Analyse how employers think about and describe
• Collect at least six job postings for your target job.
• Deconstruct those job postings, creating a
composite job description for your target job:
a. Prioritise the common requirements.
b. Capture ALL the specific words and phrases
used to describe those requirements.
From this composite you can say, "This is how
employers think about and describe the job I want."
Now you know the story your resume needs to tell,
and the words that will maximize its visibility in
Now you know the story your resume needs to
tell and the words that will maximize its visibility in
resume databases. Leverage your new understanding
of employers prioritization of skills and the words
they use in describing your target job, and apply this
knowledge to what is emphasized in your resume
and the words that are used to do so.
HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANT KEYWORDS
IN A NEW SECTION OF YOUR RESUME
You will want to include a Professional Skills or
Core Competency section that lists all your profes-
sional skills as they apply to your target job. This
usually comes at the top of the resume, in this order:
• A target job title.
• A short paragraph capturing all the most
important skills, often referred to as a
• A Professional Skills or Core Competencies
section that lists your skills.
You can help your resume s performance further
by making sure each of those key professional skills
you listed in a Professional Skills section are repeated
within the context of the jobs in which they were
applied. This increases keyword count and puts skills
claims in context for the reader.
The most productive resume focuses on your abil-
ities to do one specific target job, so the days of the
old unfocused resume are gone. Nowadays you need
specifically targeted resumes for each different job
you pursue. This is not difficult: simply create a com-
posite job description for each target job, then make
a duplicate of your prime resume, saved under another
title, and edit it to meet the requirements of that
alternate job goal.
Your resume is the most important document you
will ever create. The effort you put into it is going
to be reflected in your earnings.
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