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C THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM IS SEEKING TO RECRUIT, ON CONTRACT, A SUITABLY
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL FOR THE POSITION OF
The incumbent is required to provide high-level technical advice to the Minister of Tourism on a wide range
of issues pertaining to the effective management of the country's diversification through the tourism sector.
o Coordinates the Tourism Advisory, the Investment Facilitation and Monitoring and the Research,
Planning, Policy and Project Management Units of the Ministry of Tourism
o Participates in the strategic planning process for the tourism sector, conducts periodic review and
submits recommendations for changes and modifications thereof, as necessary
o Lead the development and implementation of policy related to tourism programmes and projects of the
Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC)
o Monitors the implementation of programmes and projects of the Ministry of Tourism and the TDC to
ensure they are conducted within agreed policies and strategies
o Identifies the need for, initiate and ensure the effective completion of special technical/tourism studies
and projects to meet the Ministry's and TDC's change objectives
o Participates in the annual budget preparation process, ensuring consistency with the policy framework
and strategic plan of the Ministry and the tourism sector
o Reviews and analyses technical reports and recommend courses of action consistent with the policy
objectives of the Ministry and the TDC
o Participates in the collaborative process among the public sector agencies responsible for Tourism
(Ministry of Tourism, TDC and Tobago House of Assembly), other public sector agencies and the private
sector, to ensure effective consultation and inclusion
o Master's Degree in Tourism Management or related field from a recognised institution
o Minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant experience in tourism development and management, and policy
development, of which ten (10) years should be in a senior advisory or consulting capacity
o Excellent written and oral skills
Terms and conditions of employment will be negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer.
All applications with supporting Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of relevant academic qualifications and the
names of two (2) referees, should be addressed to:
Electronic submissions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please call:
624-1403, 625-0963 Ext. 306/304
COMPREHENSIVE VACANCY DETAILS AVAILABLE ON WWW.MINTOURISM.GOV.TT
We thank all applicants for their interest.
However, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Stonings and beheadings. Jihadi
checkpoints at every corner. School
banned. Even small pleasures, like
chocolate, are an unaffordable luxury
because many cannot work. This is
the everyday nightmare of life under
Isis for the people of Raqqa.
"We are not living, we don t have a
life," a 27-year-old woman in the city
recently told the activist group, Raqqa
is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS),
one of the few sources getting infor-
mation out of the northern Syrian
Thousands of civilians live in the
self-styled Islamic State s de facto
capital city---many of whom have noth-
ing to do with the terror group.
They live in the grip of Isis hardline
Islamic laws---unable to escape because
of closed roads and checkpoints, and
aware of every word they write on the
Internet, which the group monitors,
Lately, the group says, in some neigh-
bourhoods, female Isis patrols have
started to stop and search women.
The punishments for those who step
out of line are brutal, and can be meted
out far beyond Syria.
And alongside the unimaginable vio-
lence and tyranny on the streets, there s
also the horror of bombs falling from
'A ghost town'
The US-led coalition began bombing
targets inside Syria, including Raqqa,
in September 2014.
Since then Russia, France, and most
recently, the UK have all sent war planes
into Syria---with many strikes targeting
the Isis heartland.
The 27-year-old woman, whose
name we can t publish for her own
safety, says her neighbourhood was hit
by Russian bombs---and although most
of it is still standing she says it is now
"a ghost town" with no electricity.
"I see nothing ... in the sky (there
are) some drones," she said.
France---still reeling in the wake of
terrorist attacks by Isis---hit Raqqa hard
But French bombs may have killed
few of the militants. The terror group
withdrew from its sites in anticipation
of the bombing, RBSS said.
And while several Isis offices were
hit by the strikes---forcing the group to
move around, RBSS co-founder
Abdalaziz al-Hamza said---it appears
the militants are staying put in Raqqa
Many civilian buildings remain
standing, he added, and Isis fighters
have been using civilians as cover, living
in the same buildings and using schools
"People are bearing the horror of the
airstrikes because they do have hope
that these strikes will be their salvation
from Isis," another RBSS activist said.
A more conservative city
Raqqa was once one of Syria s most
liberal cities. But things under Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad weren t per-
Then jihadist militants---including
the then little-known Isis---overran the
city in 2013, pulling down the statue
of former president Hafez al-Assad and
imposing hardline Islamist law. And
things changed rapidly.
Rulings---known as "Bayanaat"---
would appear on the city s walls, often
limiting women s rights to walk alone
or style or even show their hair.
Other edicts came by word of
mouth---smoking was banned, then
Fear gripped the city, and behind
most of it were the radicals of Isis.
Many in Raqqa say they don t want
to live under Isis but have no choice.
In Raqqa there are no schools or uni-
versities or government jobs now.
Doctors, teachers and lawyers are
unemployed and if they want to work
they must first join Isis, RBSS said.
The lack of money means everyday
items like bananas or chocolate are now
a luxury---and water and electricity are
turned on and off at the regime s will,
the group added.
But still people continue to hope for
salvation from Isis. (CNN)
reality of living
Fighters from the
Islamic State group
marching in Raqqa,
Syria. AP PHOTO
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