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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training
CONTRACT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
of Tertiary Education and Skills Training.
Visit our site www.test.gov.tt for further details on job requirements.
DIRECTOR, FUNDING AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION DIVISION
The Director, Funding and Grants Administration Division reports to the Permanent Secretary. The incumbent is required to
operate at a strategic level in the development and formulation of appropriate objectives, plans, policies and procedures for the
achievement of the Division's mission and vision with respect to the Government's Assistance for Tuition Expenses Programme.
tertiary education via: GATE, HELP, SRLF & USGLF.
Provides advice to the Minister and Permanent Secretary on matters relating to the tertiary level sector and environment; and on
Advises on viability strategies involving public/private sector ventures.
pertaining to the management of funding arrangements for the tertiary education sector.
Formulates and implements strategies relating to the development, operations and maintenance of the Ministry's GATE client base.
Serves as Chairperson of the Credit Committee.
of the participation rate in tertiary education.
Represents the Ministry at fora requiring in-depth knowledge of the Ministry's tertiary education outreach and proposals
Performs any other related duties as determined by the Minister and Permanent Secretary.
Training, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
Postgraduate degree in Business Administration or Education
Relevant specialised training and/or experience in some aspect of Public Sector Management
Extensive experience in strategic planning processes and functions with an appreciation of Public Sector Management issues
Practical knowledge of human resource development/management
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Should possess strong leadership qualities
Ability to network with all relevant stakeholders
Ability to disseminate information in a timely manner
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED
The names and phone contacts of two (2)
Cover letters of applications should be duly
signed by applicants.
Applications should be documented and received in the
Ministry by Tuesday June 2, 2015 and addressed to:
THE PERMANENT SECRETARY
MINISTRY OF TERTIARY EDUCATION AND SKILLS
LEVELS 16-18, TOWER C
#1A WRIGHTSON ROAD, PORT OF SPAIN
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, W.I.
All applications would be treated
Unsuitable applications would not be
A newborn brings a whirlwind of activity to your
life. At first, newborn health might seem limited to
round-the-clock feeding, bathing, diapering and
soothing---but there s more to newborn health than
these basics. Other newborn health highlights
include caring for your newborn s skin, decoding
your newborn s cries and promoting your newborn s
Newborn health also extends to parents. After all,
taking good care of your baby includes taking good
care of yourself. Sneak in as much sleep as possible,
and don t be afraid to ask for help when you need
Newborn care can turn your life upside down, and
newborn health concerns can sometimes seem over-
whelming. Appreciate the joy your newborn brings
to your life---and cope with everything else one day
at a time.
One thing newborns do a lot of, is poop. One
mother, who was breastfeeding her newborn baby,
noticed her baby s poop was yellow and mushy. Was
that normal, she asked?
Yellow, mushy bowel movements are perfectly nor-
mal for breast-fed babies. Still, there are many shades
of normal when it comes to baby poop. Here s a
• Black. After birth, a baby s first bowel movements
are black and tarry. This type of baby poop is known
• Green-brown. As the baby begins digesting breast
milk, meconium is replaced with green-brown and
then yellow-brown bowel movements.
• Yellow. By about five days after birth, breast-fed
babies usually have seedy, loose bowel movements
that are yellow to yellow-green or tan in colour.
• Brown. If you feed your baby formula, his or her
bowel movements might become light brown and
• Other colours. When your baby begins eating
solid food, his or her bowel movements might become
dark brown---although seemingly odd colours are
possible as well. For example, baby poop might look
red after your baby eats beets or might contain streaks
of dark blue from blueberries. Green and orange baby
poop is possible, too. You might also find chunks of
undigested food in your baby s bowel movements.
As you change your baby s diapers, pay attention
to the consistency of his or her bowel movements.
Breast-fed babies often have loose, watery stools.
However, very watery bowel movements might indicate
diarrhoea---and bowel movements that look like peb-
bles could indicate constipation.
If you re concerned about the colour or consistency
of your baby s bowel movements, contact your baby s
doctor. This is especially important if your baby s
bowel movements are:
• Still black several days after birth
• Red or bloody
• White or gray
• Consistently watery
• Consistently large, hard or difficult to pass
When you contact the doctor, be prepared to
describe your baby s bowel movements, including
colour, consistency, volume and frequency. The more
details you provide, the better the doctor will be able
to help you determine what s normal for your baby---
and when treatment might be needed.
newborns do a
lot of, is poop.
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