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SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANCY
Clerk of the Senate (Group 4B)
Office of the Parliament
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for temporary appointment to the office of Clerk of the Senate (Group 4B).
Particulars relating to the office are given hereunder:-
Kind of Work
Responsible managerial work in supervising the services of the Senate and coordinating specific operations of the Parliament
Minimum Training Requirement
Extensive (over 8 years) experience in parliamentary practice and procedure including considerable (4 to 8 years) experience in a
managerial capacity such as may have been gained from the next lower class; and training as evidenced by a recognized degree or any
equivalent combination of experience and training.
Distinguishing Features of Work
An employee in this class advises the President of the Senate and Members of Parliament on parliamentary practice and procedure and
is responsible for supervising the administrative services of the Senate. Work involves ensuring the early preparation and circulation of
all relevant documents, attending all sittings of the Senate and related meetings to provide immediate advice on procedural or other
technical matters and to ensure the proper recording of proceedings. An employee in this class also functions as a Deputy Head of the
Department. Work therefore involves assisting in planning, organizing and directing the human resource, financial and other related
functions of the Parliament. Work is performed with initiative and independent judgement in accordance with the Constitution, Standing
Orders and established policies and procedures. Instructions of a specialized nature are received from the President of the Senate. Work
is subject to general review by the Clerk of the House for effectiveness and achievement of desired results.
Group 4B: $17,100 per month (2011).
Persons wishing to apply can access the Advertisement, the Application Form and the Job Specification at the Service Commissions
Department and on the website at www.scd.org.tt
Application forms are also obtainable from any District Revenue Office, the Chief Administrator, Tobago House of Assembly and the
Service Commissions Department, Tobago.
Interested persons must submit their applications no later than 19th December, 2014 to the:
Director of Personnel Administration
Service Commissions Department
52-58 Woodford Street
Persons who have applied previously and who still wish to be considered for appointment to the office are advised to re-apply
in response to this Advertisement.
Applicants are advised to submit the following along with their application:-
i. Telephone Contact;
ii. Relevant copies of your Birth/Academic Certificates;
iii. Any other relevant information; e.g. Curriculum Vitae.
INCOMPLETE AND UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
Applications submitted without the following are deemed incomplete and unsuitable:
Date of application
Copy of Birth Certificates attached (computerized only)
Legible and clearly printed copies of:
o Relevant academic qualifications
o Documentation showing proof of citizenship (if not born in Trinidad and Tobago)
o Documentation from the relevant authorizing bodies, verifying equivalency for qualification obtained abroad
Applicants are also advised to check regularly for updates on the website with respect to the Civil Service Examination or
Interviews to be conducted in the future.
Mali yesterday confirmed a new case of Ebola
and said two more suspected patients are being
tested, raising concern about a further spread of
the disease which has already killed at least five
people in the country.
The patient, who tested positive "was placed in
an isolation centre for intensive treatment," said a
government statement distributed yesterday. No
details about the patient were provided.
Mali officials are monitoring 310 people to limit
the spread of the disease, said the statement.
Mali s five confirmed Ebola deaths are linked to
a 70-year-old imam who was brought to the capital,
Bamako, from Guinea, where the regional Ebola epi-
demic first began.
At a regional meeting in September, officials iden-
tified more than a dozen countries in West and
Central Africa that were at risk of being affected by
the ongoing outbreak, the worst ever recorded.
"The new cases in Mali remind us that no country
in the region is immune to Ebola," Manuel Fontaine,
Unicef regional director for West and Central Africa,
said in a statement Friday.
The World Health Organisation says more than
5,400 people have died in the current outbreak,
mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (AP)
JOHANNESBURG---A plague outbreak has killed 40
people on the island nation of Madagascar, with
119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease
Two people have been diagnosed and one has died
in the capital, Antananarivo. The World Health Organ-
isation (WHO) fears the plague outbreak may spread
rapidly through Madagascar s largest and densely
populated city, worsened by the country s poor health-
WHO said a national task force has been set up
to manage the outbreak, with the cost of the project
reaching $200,000. The international health organ-
isation said it is working with the Red Cross and
Madagascan health authorities to control the dis-
The plague is a disease carried by rodents and
spread by fleas. Humans are most often infected
when they are bitten by fleas, causing swelling of
the lymph nodes and sometimes pneumonia.
Combatting the disease in Madagascar has been
made more difficult by a high level of resistance to
an insecticide used to control fleas, according to
Early treatment and antibiotics have been effective
in curing the disease, according to WHO.
The bubonic form of the disease, which causes
swollen lymph nodes, can be treated with antibiotics.
The deadlier pneumonic form, which attacks the
lungs, may kill patients within 24 hours, warn health
officials. Pneumonic plague is easily spread through
coughing but WHO says only two percent of cases
reported in Madagascar have been from this highly
infectious form of the disease.
The first case of the outbreak was found in a village
in a district two hours away from Antananarivo. The
man was positively diagnosed on August 31, and died
days later, according to WHO. Since then 16 other
districts have reported cases of plague.
The plague is most famous for killing millions of
people in Europe during the Middle Ages, according
to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Plague infections still occur throughout the world,
mainly in parts of Africa and Asia. (AP)
Plague outbreak kills
40 in Madagascar
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