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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent will be required to perform a variety of complex clerical and administrative support
functions assists in strategy, work planning and implementation. Performs follow up activities as required
to support managerial/professional/technical sta .
1. Generates wide variety of documents such as letters, memoranda, minutes, reports, spreadsheets
utilizing appropriate software.
2. Operates and enters information into a computer, utilizing word processing and other software for
example, SharePoint, ASP.net, MS Visio and MS Projects, and other software. Operates standard o ce
machines such as scanners, photocopiers and facsimile machines.
3. Prepares and/or guides the preparation of complex correspondences, spreadsheets, reports and other
documents. In addition researches and evaluates all documents for accuracy and completion to ensure
correct information/data is entered.
4. Performs o ce management duties such as:
- Developing and maintaining le register and ling system in keeping with the established
- Coordinating the receipt, sorting, recording and distribution of correspondence and other
5. Performs administrative support duties for managerial/professional/technical sta as such:
- Reviewing and screening incoming correspondences, making preliminary assessment of its
importance, handles some personally or forwarding to supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of ve (5) GCE/CXC subjects inclusive of English, Mathematics, Principles of Business and or
Accounts as relevant. A Business Management Diploma or the possession of an Association of Business
Executives Diploma (ABE) or any relevant combination of education and experience. Pro ciency in typing -
speed 45 wpm and above is required.
At least two (2) years work experience is required. Experience in a similar environment will be an asset.
TTBS o ers a competitive package commensurate with quali cations and experience.
CLOSING DATE: 2015-08-19
Applications are invited for the contract position of
BUSINESS OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
Applications should be delivered to:
The Human Resource Development Officer
Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
1-2 Century Drive,
Trincity Industrial Estate,
Or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
PORT-AU-PRINCE---Fistfights and spo-
radic reports of voter fraud marked
weekend elections that saw Haitians
choose lawmakers for the next Parlia-
ment in a contest that was delayed for
The legislative elections had been
postponed for nearly four years because
of a political showdown between Haiti s
executive and opposition. They have
been billed as a crucial test of the coun-
try s electoral system ahead of a pres-
idential vote in late October.
Sunday s first round sought to fill
two-thirds of the 30-member Senate
and the entire 119-member Chamber
of Deputies in the nation still struggling
to recover from a 2010 earthquake that
devastated the capital and surrounding
But a number of polling stations across
the country of 10 million people had to
wait for ballots a few hours after voting
was supposed to start at 6 am. In sec-
tions of Port-au-Prince, voters also grew
exasperated after being told they couldn t
cast ballots because their names weren t
on official voting lists.
"This is very frustrating. Are they
trying to discourage voting?" gardener
Gerald Henry complained after election
workers turned him away.
In the crowded capital, at least three
voting centres were shut down by
authorities after fistfights broke out as
partisans attempted to stuff ballot boxes
and engage in other visible irregularities.
At one voting center in downtown Port-
au-Prince, groups of young men ripped
up paper ballots as heavily armed police
shot into the air to re-establish order.
Rocks were thrown in response before
authorities closed the polling station.
Local media also reported the closure
of numerous polling places in other sec-
tions of the country and scattered arrests
of people accused of voting more than
once. Observers from various political
parties complained election officials did
not give them access to voting centers.
Still, Haitian Prime Minister Evans
Paul said the government was satisfied
with how the legislative elections were
handled, "despite the incidents that we
would like to firmly condemn." Voting
was extended for two hours at some
polling stations due to ballot delays
earlier in the day.
The vote took place roughly eight
months after Haiti s legislature was dis-
solved because the terms of lawmakers
expired before new elections could be
It s the first election Haiti has held
under President Michel Martelly, who
took office in May 2011 and is in the
final year of a five-year term. He has
governed by decree since Parliament
dissolved in January and cannot run for
a consecutive term. In the absence of
elections, Martelly has been accused of
stacking the deck in his favour by
appointing mayors and other municipal
officials to replace those whose terms
Roughly 5.8 million people were reg-
istered to vote and over 1,850 candidates
from nearly 130 political parties com-
peted. Elections in Haiti are never easy
and the Provisional Electoral Council
has long been criticised for votes plagued
by disorganisation, ballot irregularities
and fraud allegations.
Final results were not expected for
several days and a significant amount
of work will be needed to get the next
Parliament up and running after it is
installed. The first round of Haiti s pres-
idential election and the second round
of local elections are set for October 25.
After voting at a heavily secured
polling station, Martelly was asked what
he thought of Sunday s disorder. He told
reporters: "I hope that the election offi-
cials are better organised for the pres-
idential elections in October." (AP)
Haiti's first lady Sofia Martelly leaves a voting centre after casting her ballot
during parliamentary elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday. AP PHOTO
in Haiti elections
A man is detained by
the police for allegedly
casting his vote twice,
elections in Port-au-
Prince, Haiti, Sunday.
Haitians are electing
legislators to Parliament
after a very long wait.
It's been roughly eight
months since the
dissolved and nearly
four years since the vote
was supposed to be
held. AP PHOTO
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