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NOTICE OF VACANCY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals for employment, on contract for a period of three (3)
years for the following position in the Ministry of Sport:
POLICY/PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR (1 Position)
The Policy/Programme Co-ordinator will play a strategic role in the preparation, management implementa-
tion and monitoring of policies, programmes and projects of the Ministry of Sport.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Development of appropriate management procedures, processes and monitoring systems in
respect of the Ministry's special purpose units.
• Management of on-going projects and programmes and new initiatives of the Ministry.
• Development and implementation of performance measurement standards for all areas of
operations of the Ministry.
• Ensures the effective implementation of Sport Policies.
• Ability to manage projects/programmes in a Public Service environment and in accordance
with government Procurement and Financial Regulations.
• Ability to network with other agencies and to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with strategic stakeholders.
• Self-motivated with the ability to effectively lead project teams.
Qualifications and Experience:
• A Master's degree in management or project management from an accredited institution.
• Extensive experience in social planning and policy development including considerable
experience in management of government policies, programmes and projects.
• Considerable experience in the administration of government Procurement and Financial
Submission of Application
Terms and Conditions of employment, on contract for the position will be determined by the Chief Personnel
Officer. Copies of academic qualifications MUST be submitted with Curriculum Vitae by July 3, 2015 to:
Ministry of Sport
12 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsuitable and incomplete applications will not be acknowledged.
WASHINGTON---The US economy contracted
in the first three months of the year, just not
as much as previously estimated.
More recent data show that the weakness was
largely temporary, with a rebound in the works
for the April-June quarter.
The economy, as measured by the gross
domestic product, shrank at a seasonally adjusted
annual rate of 0.2 per cent from January through
March, the Commerce Department said yester-
day. That s better than last month s estimate of
a 0.7 per cent decrease.
Harsh winter weather slowed spending by
keeping consumers away from shopping malls
and auto dealerships. The trade deficit ballooned,
slicing growth by the most since 1985 as exports
fell and imports rose.
Yet consumers stepped up their spending in
May, and home sales are climbing---signs that
the economy is back on track. In addition, many
of the headwinds the economy faced in the first
quarter---from an increase in the dollar s value
to spending cutbacks by oil drillers---are fading.
"Growth should remain near three per cent
in the second half of the year as the dampening
effects of a strong dollar and oil industry slump
fade," Sal Guatieri, an economist at BMO Capital
Markets, said in a note to clients.
Americans saved more in the first quarter,
aided by lower gas prices and greater hiring. The
saving rate rose to 5.4 per cent from 4.7 per cent
in the fourth quarter, the highest in more than
two years. Consumer spending growth slipped
to just 2.1 per cent, down from 4.4 per cent in
the final three months of last year.
But since then, there have been signs that
Americans are opening their wallets again. That
should provide a crucial boost to growth in the
second quarter and the rest of the year. Consumer
spending accounts for 70 per cent of economic
Growth should reach 2.6 per cent in the second
quarter, according to forecasting firm Macro-
economics Advisers. That would still leave growth
in the first half at a weak 1.2 per cent annual
rate. But many economists expect further
improvement in the second half of the year to
three per cent.
More paychecks are boosting confidence.
Employers have added 3.1 million jobs in the
past 12 months, lowering the unemployment
rate to 5.5 per cent from 6.3 per cent.
Incomes are showing signs of picking up. Aver-
age hourly earnings increased 2.3 per cent in
May compared with a year earlier, the fastest in
nearly two years, though still a tepid pace. But
in the past three months, hourly wage growth
has reached a healthier annual rate of nearly
three per cent, according to Capital Econom-
ics.Yesterday s figure is the last of three initial
estimates of first-quarter growth. Yet the gov-
ernment will revise the figure yet again on July
30, as part of more comprehensive annual
changes. That revision may also include changes
to the seasonal adjustments the government
uses, which could make the change more dra-
A US$10 bill, featuring a
likeness of Andrew
Hamilton, the first US
Treasury secretary, is
displayed at the National
Archives gift shop, in
Washington. Former Federal
blogger Ben Bernanke has
called for the US Treasury to
abandon plans to drop
Hamilton from his featured
spot on the US$10 bill and
to dump Andrew Jackson
from the US$20 bill instead.
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