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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.
SEND APPLICATIONS TO :
Cocoa Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited
17 Yard Street, Chaguanas
Deadline date for submission of application: 14TH AUGUST 2015
GEORGETOWN---Prime Minister Moses Nag-
amootoo has confirmed media reports that min-
isters and other top level government officials
will be getting bigger pay checks, saying they
need to be paid "respectable salaries" to reduce
the risk of them getting involved in corruption.
However, he said no 100 per cent increase had
been decided on, as some reports had indicated.
Speaking to journalists on Sunday, Nagamootoo
sought to explain the reasons for the pending salary
"There has been a reduction in the number of
ministries, and also it would be used as a method
of preventing ministers from putting their hands
in the cookie jars," he said.
"They need to be paid respectable salaries, same
as the police ranks and other persons, so as to
avoid the temptation of stealing, accepting bribes
and indulging in corrupt practices... You see in the
audits how many people have been helping them-
selves to vehicles and state funds, so I believe that
ministers deserve to be paid."
The prime minister also suggested that there
were many high qualified persons who left lucrative
jobs to serve the Guyanese people and questioned
whether they were being paid enough.
On August 1, the Guyana Times reported that
the David Granger-led government planned to
announce salary increases that would see some
senior government officials going home with more
than twice their salaries.
It also quoted Finance Minister Winston Jordan
as saying government would be fulfilling its promise
to grant pay increases to public servants as well,
although he did not say when that would happen.
In response to reports, the People s Progressive
Party (PPP) said it condemned this "act of excessive
generosity" by A Partnership for Nation Unity and
Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) administration
which it said had accused it of excessive spending
while in power.
"The Granger administration is now planning
to rub salt in the wounds of Guyanese, by fixing
Guyana PM confirms
salary hikes for
up the boys and girls with big pay
increases. This is same administration
which had claimed there is no money
in the treasury to continue the School
Uniform Voucher Programme and to
give public servants a promised 20 per
cent pay increase," it said in a statement.
A group of Cuban
migrants wave to well-
wishers after coming
ashore in Key West,
Florida, on Monday.
The group of 23 men
and one woman said
they left Cardenas,
Cuba, 24 hours earlier
aboard a 20-foot
powered by an 8-
cylinder truck motor
according to the Key
West Citizen. AP PHOTO
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