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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Cocoa Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
The National Food Action Plan (2012-2015) developed by the Ministry of Food Production has identified cocoa as a strategic crop to be
developed because of its global potential and Trinidad and Tobago's comparative advantage as an exclusive producer of fine or flavour
cocoa beans. The country's reputation for this premium crop has been cemented through its success at the International Cocoa Awards
and the premium price it fetches on the market. The Cocoa Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (CDCTTL) is a special
purpose state company set up under the Companies Act, Chap 81:01 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago to provide support for the devel-
opment of the cocoa industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Its goal is to make cocoa production in Trinidad and Tobago a financially viable activ-
ity, contribute to economic diversification by integration and development of the cocoa value chain whilst increasing cocoa production,
maintaining our premium quality. The CDCTTL also functions as an umbrella agency for cocoa by linking with various stakeholders, sup-
port and research agencies to improve R&D and to market Trinidad and Tobago's cocoa beans in international niche markets contributing
significantly to economic development and job creation.
Title: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Reporting to:Board of Directors.
• Building, organizing and leading a team of professionals towards the development of the cocoa industry in Trinidad and Tobago.
• To plan and achieve the goals and objectives of the Company as mandated by the Board of Directors.
• Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
• Foster effective team work within the organisation.
• Build relationships with key stakeholders for the purpose of the development of the sector.
• Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To advise the CDCTTL Board and develop strategies to promote and market Trinidad and Tobago fine or flavour premium quality
credentials under a suitable brand to local and international clients.
• Oversight and responsibility for the development of programmes and projects to increase the production and productivity of
cocoa in Trinidad and Tobago.
• Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Company.
• Promote a productive work atmosphere that will promote high standards of staff performance.
• Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements to help achieve the goals of the organisation.
• To development and implement an effective quality management and traceability systems to secure favourable niche
marketing opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago cocoa.
• Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues affecting the organization.
• To ensure the development and oversee the implementation of operational plans for each department within the organisation.
• To position the CDCTTL as the entity to provide vision and direction to the sector.
CONTACTS AND/OR RELATIONSHIPS:
• Internal: Members of the Board of Directors, departmental managers and general staff.
• External: Government Ministries, participating stakeholder agencies along the cocoa value chain including farmers and farmers
groups, line Minister, Permanent Secretary, regional and international counterparts in the cocoa sector (buyers, chocolatiers and
KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint).
• Sound comprehension, analytical ability, communicative and interpersonal skills and excellent research skills.
• A highly motivated, solution oriented individual with emotional intelligence.
• A sound understanding of the policy, legal, institutional and operational framework in which the Company operates.
• Strong organizational skills, project management skills and time management.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Masters' in Business Administration (MBA) from a recognised University.
• The incumbent should have a minimum of ten (10 years in senior management).
• Experience in the agricultural sector would be a desirable, but not mandatory.
The incumbent will receive an attractive compensation package (in TT dollars) commensurate with his/her qualifications and
level of experience.
LONDON---Arsene Wenger finally earned his first
win over Jose Mourinho yesterday as Alex Oxlade-
Chamberlain s first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0
victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield.
Oxlade-Chamberlain received the ball on the right
edge of the area in the 24th minute and cut inside
Cesar Azpilicueta before hitting a left-footed shot
inside the top far corner to decide the traditional
curtain raiser between last season s Premier League
and FA Cup winners at Wembley Stadium.
Wenger had not beaten Mourinho in 13 previous
meetings---a rivalry stoked by plenty of verbal barbs
between the two and which shows no sign of dying
down. Wenger didn t shake hands with the Chelsea
manager after the game, and Mourinho said Arsenal
had left "their philosophy in the dressing room" by
playing defensively in the second half.
"The best team lost. And the defensive team won,"
said Mourinho---who is usually the one being accused
by others of deploying overly defensive tactics.
Wenger acknowledged that his players may have
been affected by its recent struggles against Chelsea
but that his own winless streak against Mourinho
"didn t play on my mind at all."
"But as long as I get it served every time in press
conferences it can have an impact on the team," he
said. "It was important for them to get that hurdle
out of the way."
And the Arsenal manager may be tempted to see
this win as another sign that his team is finally ready
to challenge for the Premier League title again when
the season starts next week.
However, Arsenal beat Manchester City 3-0 in last
year s Community Shield only to falter early in the
league before finishing third---and defender Per Merte-
sacker was careful not to read too much into the vic-
"It s still preseason," Mertesacker said. "But it
keeps our confidence high. I think we deserved it."
Mourinho responded to the defeat by throwing
his loser s medal into the crowd before leaving the
Eden Hazard had Chelsea s best chance for an
equalizer when Cesc Fabregas found him in the area
around the hour mark but he blasted his shot well
high under pressure from Laurent Koscielny.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech, making his full debut for
Arsenal against his former team after transferring
from Chelsea during the offseason, then made his
only difficult save in the 68th when he punched away
Oscar s free kick at the near post.
Radamel Falcao made his Chelsea debut when he
came on as a substitute for Loic Remy in the second
half but was kept largely quiet.
Both teams fielded near full-strength teams. The
only changes from Arsenal s side that won the FA
Cup final last season was Cech in goal and Oxlade-
Chamberlain starting instead of Alexis Sanchez, who
was given an extended break after winning the Copa
America with Chile.
Diego Costa was the only notable absence for
Chelsea as he was rested with a hamstring problem.
Santi Cazorla could have added a second for Arsenal
in the 86th but hit a weak shot straight at the onrush-
ing Thibaut Courtois and Aaron Ramsey lobbed the
rebound just wide. Courtois then denied Kieran Gibbs
when he was clear on goal in injury time.
"I believe that when we got out of our defense we
looked dangerous to score," Wenger said. "But I think
maybe in our half we were a bit cautious." (AP)
Arsenal's captain Per
holds the trophy with
Mikel Arteta, second
right, after winning the
Shield match between
Arsenal and Chelsea at
Wembley Stadium in
Arsenal won the match
1-0. AP PHOTO
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