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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.
We all set goals, like New Year s s resolutions.
When it comes to mid-life and careers, however,
it might not be something you ve thought about.
But without goals, and a plan to achieve them, life
and career just bumble along.
WHEN I GROW UP...
It was easy in our twenties to make statements like:
"I m going to be a lawyer." or "I m going to make lots
of money." or "There needs to be a better ___________
(fill in the blank) and I m going to make it."
There was time to do or be anything. Now, as 40
has passed, or even 50 or 60, there may not seem
like there s time to complete huge undertakings. But
you may be surprised.
DETERMINING YOUR GOALS NOW
The first step to determine what s possible is to
think about and write down a goal or two. Writing
them down is extremely important. Research has
shown that people with written goals are more likely
to achieve them. Don t make a whole list of goals,
either. Just focus on one or two right now.
The important thing to remember about goals is
that they are more than just a to-do list. Goals which
are SMART usually have more oomph to them: Spe-
cific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound.
For instance, instead of "get a promotion" a more
powerful goal is "Be promoted to marketing director
by July of next year" (this assumes you re already
working in the marketing department). For this to
happen, you ll need a plan of action, which is also
a part of goal-setting.
Here are a few things to think about when you re
deciding on a career goal.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR CURRENT JOB?
Great if you do. If not, what is it about the job
that you ve lost interest in?
Based on your answer, think about what you can do
to either change the content of the job or how you
perform it that will make it more to your liking. Change
some duties? Mentor a younger employee? Travel less
or more? You can set goals around these issues. Are you
ready to move up to a job with more responsibility?
Think about all the details such a move would
entail. Longer hours? More travel? Supervising co-
workers? Potential relocation? Factor in training and
personal adjustments if necessary to achieve your
goal and add them to your action plan.
IS IT TIME TO CHANGE CAREER DIRECTIONS?
What will you do? Where will you do it? What
skills do you need to acquire? Set your goals relevant
to your answers to these and other questions you
ask yourself about a career change. You get the idea.
Just remember goals are set at different levels:
• First, there's the "big picture" level where you
state what you want to happen ("Be promoted to
marketing director by July of next year.").
• Then set intermediary goals and timetables. There
might be a 1-year plan, a 6-month plan, a 3-month plan
and a 1-month plan, with each based on the earlier plan.
• Finally a daily to-do list that sets out in detail what
you'll do each day. Review your to-do lists and
update them daily. Each week review your longer
term plans and modify them as you learn more.
Once you ve achieved a goal, take time to enjoy your
achievement. A little self-congratulation goes a long
way to building self-confidence and making it easier
to set and reach the next goal. Also, take time to review
your other plans. Mid-life is the perfect time to recon-
sider where you are and where you want to go.
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