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Suitably qualified persons are invited to submit applications.
Chief Operating Officer - Business Services
To support the Executive Director in driving and achieving outstanding business results, working as a key
member of the organization's leadership team. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) -- Business Services
will play a critical role in helping to shape and guide the future growth and development of the
organization. In particular, the COO - Business Services will be responsible for heading and monitoring
the design, enhancement, implementation, reporting, and oversight of the NIBTT's Investments,
Insurance Operations and Policy, Planning & Actuarial Services functions and for the achievement of
MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE -
• Provide strategic management, leadership and direction to the Insurance Operations, Investments
and Policy, Planning and Actuarial Services teams, to ensure efficient management of the Business
• Ensure that Policies, Procedures and standards relating to major operations are developed
implemented, monitored and controlled;
• Lead in the provision of effective strategic, financial and resource planning and information;
• Ensure that the NIBTT's funding needs are continuously under review;
• Lead the development of the organization's plans and programs as a strategic partner;
• Drive and manage innovation and continuous improvement;
• Oversee employer compliance and the implementation of strategies to maximize income collection;
• Provide direction in the implementation and delivery of social insurance products and services and
prudent fund management;
• Oversee the implementation, maintenance and promulgation of Customer Relationship Management
principles and practices in furtherance of customer satisfaction.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Membership in a recognized professional bodies (e.g. CFA, CA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA).
• Post Graduate Degree in Finance or related discipline from a recognized university.
• At least eight (8) to ten (10) years proven experience as a Corporate Leader overseeing and growing
the core business functions of a large Financial or Insurance organization.
• Excellent strategic, leadership and communication skills in addition to having sound business
financial and legal management acumen.
• Knowledge of social security systems would be an asset.
• Experience and knowledge in integrating and coordinating diverse areas of management.
• Experience in leading and driving successful change initiatives.
• Proven track record of delivering superior results, leading others to succeed and the ability to
influence persons strategically.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface
with Board of Directors, Executive and Senior management, staff, government authorities and the
• Ability to lead discussions toward the formulation, articulation and implementation of the
organization's business strategies and plans.
• Results-oriented and customer-focused.
• Exemplary ethical standards of professional conduct.
• Good understanding of the fundamentals of the local and regional economy, and relevant global
economic and financial issues.
• Ability to work in a technology driven environment.
Applications should be submitted on or before November 25, 2016 and should be addressed to -
Via letter: Corporate Secretary, 2A Cipriani Boulevard, Port of Spain OR
Via email: Corporate Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
RADHICA DE SILVA
Crab catchers and oyster vendors say they are
facing a bleak Christmas because Petrotrin is
still refusing to take responsibility for multiple
oil spills in the Gulf of Paria which spread to the
Evidence of the spills can still be seen in the
mangroves which grow along the Gordineau River,
where over 40 crab catchers and oyster vendors
eke out their meagre livelihoods.
Asha Sylvan, who has been selling oysters at
Palmiste Junction for the past 15 years, said they
were hoping to get some compensation before
"Petrotrin called me for a meeting on November
2 and told me that they are not taking responsibility
for the oil spills because the oil is not theirs so
I should not expect compensation," Sylvan said.
She added that Petrotrin officials said oil was
naturally bubbling up from the ground and it was
no fault of Petrotrin.
"They taking us for fools. If oil is bubbling up
from down in the ground, take a rig and put it
there. I asked them why were they cleaning the
oil if it was not theirs and they said that it is their
right to clean up any oil spill," Sylvan said.
She called on newly-appointed Energy Minister
Franklyn Khan to meet with them and ensure that
Petrotrin fulfilled its responsibilities.
"Even if they are not compensating us, let them
give us some financial assistance so we can pay
our bills and buy some groceries for Christmas,"
Another vendor, Premnath Baboolal, said he
was also disappointed that Petrotrin would not
be paying any financial aid to them.
"Right now things bad. Even when we catching
the crab it not selling. We have no income and
we cannot even send our children to school," he
Indira Wilson said they were surviving on her
mother s pension.
"If it wasn t for my mother, Ramdia Laloo, we
would have starved. My son Sudesh Baboolal is
handicapped and we get a disability grant for him
and that is how we managing," she said.
Saying she was feeling depressed because Christ-
mas was approaching, Wilson said she was hoping
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley could read about
their plight and offer aid to them as they never
received any sort of financial help since the spills
started last July.
Khan could not be reached on his cellular phone
yesterday. However, on Tuesday, Khan expressed
disgust at Petrotrin s response to the oil spills.
He said oil pollution to inland and marine areas
had sharply increased from a low of 843 barrels
in 2011 to 18,960 barrels in 2014.
Lamenting that fishermen have not been paid
their claims, Khan said his ministry would be
taking steps to ensure that energy companies
complied with the revised National Oil Spill Con-
tingency Plan, which mandated that equipment
and personnel were on hand to deal with land
and marine oil spills.
He added that the ministry had been conducting
audits of operators to ensure they could meet their
obligations in the event of a spill.
An email was sent to Petrotrin yesterday
requesting information on whether the affected
people will be given aid but there was no response.
No $$ from
Petrotrin for oil spills
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