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The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC), in its drive towards improving and expanding
its services, is pleased to invite applications for the following CONTRACT position:
ASSISTANT DEPUTY GENERAL
MANAGER- HUMAN RESOURCES
The Assistant Deputy General Manager –Human Resources is in direct report of the Deputy General Manager- Human Resources and
manages the day to day operations of the Human Resources Department. The incumbent supervises the various sections within the
department and is responsible for administering the full range of the Corporation’s human resource policies, procedures and programmes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supervises personnel responsible for various human resource functions within the Department e.g. Recruitment and Manpower
Planning, Industrial Relations, Records Management and Employee Services.
• Provides technical support to the Deputy General Manager- Human Resources on organizational development initiatives.
• Provides specialist advice and undertakes assigned projects in the areas of Training and Performance Management.
• Designs and co-ordinates the implementation of performance management systems and initiates action to ensure timely
compliance with same.
• Manages the timely preparation and implementation of the Corporation’s annual training and management development plan.
• Undertakes periodic review of Human Resources policies and procedures and makes recommendations for update and
• Conducts periodic performance evaluation of subordinate staff against predetermined work targets, and determines and
implements appropriate training / development programmes for subordinate staff.
• Executes related projects and assignments as may be required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management or any related field.
• Post Graduate qualification in Human Resource Management or any related field would be considered an asset.
• A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in Human Resource Management, three (3) of which must be within a similar capacity.
• Proven track record of achievement in a similar role within a best practice Human Resource environment
• Experience in a unionized environment.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
• Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong leadership, supervisory and management skills.
• The ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Any similar combination of qualifications and experience will be considered.
Interested persons please send a letter of application clearly stating the position
of interest, detailed CV, two (2) references and copies of academic certificates to:
The Human Resource Department on or before 20 April 2018
PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE CORPORATION
Trade prospects in Central America
Officials of companies that
took part in the ExporTT trade
mission to Panama and Costa
Rica from March 18 to 23 said it
was positive experience which is
already yielding benefits.
The agency, in a statement
highlighting the success of
the venture, said: “The Costa
Rican entrepreneurs were very
pleased to receive the T&T ex-
porters to complement their
own industry or service offerings
in the market. The participants
were extremely elated by the en-
gagement of the Costa Rican and
Panamanian business sector.
“Through ExporTT’s involve-
ment, trade relations among
Costa Rica, Panama and T&T
were reinforced and there were
mutual complementaries of
trade by all parties. We look
forward to such arrangements
in the future as we grow and de-
velop new export trade relation-
ships with our Costa Rican and
Local companies moving into new markets
Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon
with participants in the recent
ExporTT trade mission to Panama
and Costa Rica
New markets for
Adrian Boodlal, logistics manager,
DSB Marketing, a Carsen Field com-
pany that does contract manufac-
turing for household and industrial
cleaning chemicals, said the mission
was important since the local market
is saturated and competitive.
“With the shortage of forex in T&T
we need to look to export markets to
bring more money into the country,”
“ There are many opportunities
from our Latin American neigh-
bours. The markets there are not
as competitive and with the trade
agreements T&T has with these Latin
Americans countries our manufac-
turers and businesses should look
at how they can capitalise and make
this a better country. Businesses
need to give something back instead
of looking to the Government to give
hand outs,” Boodlal said.
He said the company of capable of
exporting everything that they pro-
“We actually carry more than 50
refined products that we manufac-
ture in T&T. We have dishwashing
liquid, laundry detergents, fabric
softeners, multi-purpose cleaners,
hand soap, car cleaners and wax
among other products. We are look-
ing at every and any possible avenue
we can penetrate,” he said.
Based on the prices and quality,
DSB Marketing has the potential to
compete internationally, Boodlal
During the trade mission the com-
pany was able to establish contacts
with several companies and are
doing ground work now.
“We actually got some good leads
that we are following up with now,”
Boodlal has some advice for other
companies that are looking to break
into foreign markets: “They need to
get up and start to push hard or else
everyone will come quickly and eas-
ily and overtake us because we do
have the resources and the ability to
do a lot better.”
Rishi Ramnath, export represent-
ative at KC Confectionery, said the
company entered Panama three
years ago but left because they did
not have a good distributor there.
They are now trying to break into
the Costa Rican market.
“We wanted to see first hand what
products already exist in the mar-
ket,” he said.
Despite potential hurdles, Ram-
nath is confident about the compa-
ny’s chances to export to Costa Rica
“When we looked at the prices
that they were selling, it is within
the range that we can work with. We
also met with importers and distrib-
utors there and they were extremely
excited about the products that we
had shown them. They have shown
very keen interest.”
zero in new arena
Lorena Marin, business develop-
ment manager at Vemco, said the
company achieved what they set out
for on the trade mission.
“In general, the contacts and meet-
ings were very on target in terms of
what we were looking for,” she said.
“I think that it is very important
for a company to get the right cus-
tomer to understand and to get
information. A company wants to
know if its product is competitive, if
the price is right, who are the com-
petitors in the market and the nitty
gritty of the products in the market.”
Noting that getting into non-Cari-
com markets means getting into the
international arena, Marin added:
“That means a local company has
to start from zero to introduce the
product and compete with prices
and presentation. It is important for
a company to get the right customer
in the new market and after work to-
wards the objective.”
TTMA looking for
The Manufacturers’ Association
(TTMA) said the ExporTT mission to
Costa Rica and Panama aligns with
its focus on expanding local man-
ufacturers export markets beyond
Caricom into Latin America.
“This is with a view of seeking
valuable US dollars inflows for T&T.
While the mission itself is only the
beginning of a long journey into cre-
ating trading opportunities, we held
several encouraging meetings with
government officials in both coun-
tries and with businesses eager to
engage in trade with our local manu-
facturers,” the statement said.
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