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The Cotton Tree Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to
improve the life chances for members of St. Ann's, Cascade, Belmont, East Dry River and envi-
rons through the vehicle of education and in partnership with private and public sector enter-
prises. The CTFs conducts social programmes for the community including an early childhood
care and education (ECCE) centre, an after-school homework centre and parental workshops.
The Cotton Tree Foundation is currently seeking dynamic, civic-minded persons to join our
organisation in the following positions:
1) General Manager
Responsibilities and Duties
• The General Manager (GM) is accountable for coordinating the efficient planning and
administration of CTF programmes and services in order to ensure their delivery to
CTF's internal and external stakeholders, community beneficiaries and clients.
• The incumbent is responsible for developing, managing and evaluating the implementation
of timely, cost-effective and relevant administrative and financial systems and resources.
• The General Manager also maintains and manages the Foundation's on-site office and
supervises CTF facilities, equipment and grounds.
• The General Manager is responsible for proposal development, fund raising and events
• Maintaining effective working relationships with program managers and volunteers in
order to ensure the effective coordination of CTF services, programs and events.
Qualifications & Experience
• University degree in Management, Social Sciences or other related area
• A minimum of 7 years' working experience; with at least 2 years' experience in a
supervisory role or in a non-profit environment
2) Community Outreach Coordinator
Responsibilities and Duties
• The Community Outreach Coordinator serves as liaison between The Cotton Tree
Foundation and its target communities with the aim of identifying social and personal
development needs of the residents within the community.
• Conceptualize, develop and implement programmes that improve the standard of living
of the members of the community and in so doing fulfill the Cotton Tree Foundation's
vision of enhancing community involvement and ownership of the Foundation.
• Facilitate regular meetings with Community groups with the aim of providing support for
their initiatives and building relations with the CTF.
• Plan and implement pertinent programmes that will attract community involvement and
ensure they are effective.
• Collect and analyse data for the development of action plans for implementing community
Qualifications & Experience
• University degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences
• A minimum of 3 years' experience with community involvement or activism
• Working knowledge of the Social Services framework in Trinidad and Tobago
Applications should be sent by no later than March 6th, 2015 to:
The Cotton Tree Foundation, Spanish Acres, Ariapita Road, St. Ann's
Or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shirvan Plaza, Shirvan Road -- requires a manager for its International
Communication Research & Business Transactions. All Applicants must be able
to communicate in fluent commercial languages -- English, Spanish, Portuguese
and have previous experience in this field.
Send Applications to: email@example.com and call 7968432 for
interview appointment before 28th February 2015.
Also send a copy of your application to the Chief Manpower Officer, Ministry of
Labor, Small & Micro Enterprise Development. 50 -- 54 Duke Place, Duke Street,
Port of Spain, Trinidad.
A Rio Claro pensioner
and her two mentally
disabled sons were left
homeless after a fire gut-
ted their home last week.
According to reports,
Shiroon Dookie, 75, was
at her Rajpaul Trace,
Ecclesville home, last Fri-
day around 1 pm when
one of her son s alerted
her to fire coming from a
room in the lower section
of the house.
By the time the Fire
Service arrived the wood-
en, two-storey house was
completely destroyed. No
one was hurt but Dookie
said she lost all of her
belongings. The family has
been staying with relatives
since the incident.
They were visited by
project officer in the
National Commission for
Self Help, Esau
Mohammed, and MP for
the area, Winston Peters,
the family they would
Models dress as birds in flight were
part of the opening display during the
opening of the Scarborough Library
Facility. PHOTO: CHARLES SCOTT
receive a grant for the
reconstruction of their
home. The construction
is set to begin as soon as
the Fire Service gives the
family permission to clear
Peters also promised
assistance for the family
from the Ministry of the
People and Social Devel-
The new Scarbor-
ough Library Facility
was officially opened
on Sunday with Toba-
go House of Assembly
Chief Secretary Orville
London cutting the
ribbon to unveil the
library s commemora-
The facility has three
floors, which contain
the Eastlyn McKenzie
Children s Library,
Young Adult Library,
James Biggart Adult
Library and Susan
There are also rooms
for senior citizens and
a reading lounge, and
the Anne Mitchell-Gift
Auditorium, named in
honour of the long-
of the former librarian.
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for FEBRUARY 24TH, 2015
Pensioner, two sons
homeless after fire
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