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he Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is a Statutory Organisation
established in 1995 under the Environmental Management Act chapter 35:05.
The EMA is responsible for, among other things, developing and implementing
policies, laws and programmes for the effective management of the environment.
The Authority is interested in recruiting an individual who is deeply committed
to working towards the protection, conservation and enhancement of the
environment, within the context of sustainable development.
NARIVA SWAMP RESTORATION AND CARBON
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the post of Project
Coordinator (PC) for the Nariva Swamp Restoration and Carbon Sequestration Initiative, for a
period of three (3) years. This is a collaborative project of the Forestry Division (Ministry of Agriculture, Land
and Marine Resources), the University of the West Indies and the EMA.
The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating stakeholders and activities for the implementation of a
work programme for the reforestation and management of the Nariva Swamp.
KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Project management skills and experience with successful track record of multi-faceted, large budget
• Tertiary level degree in project management, protected area management, rural development,
agriculture or related field with at least 10 years experience;
• Team building and conflict management skills;
• Self-motivated, adept at working in a self-directed manner;
• Strong Knowledge of Windows based computer applications;
Prospective applicants may visit the EMA website at www.ema.co.tt to view the Terms of Reference for this position.
Applications with Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to:
The Human Resource Manager
Environmental Management Authority,
#8 Elizabeth Street, St. Clair, Port-of-Spain,
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Please clearly mark "Project Coordinator for Nariva Swamp Restoration and Carbon
DEADLINE DATE: - June 26, 2013
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.
Stress is normal. Everyone feels stress
related to work, family, decisions, your
future, and more. Stress is both physical
and mental. It is caused by major life events
such as illness, the death of a loved one,
a change in responsibilities or expectations
at work, and job promotions, loss, or
Smaller, daily events also cause stress.
This stress is not as apparent to us, but the
constant and cumulative impact of the
small stressors adds up to big impact.
In response to these daily stresses, your
body automatically increases blood pressure, heart
rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to your
muscles. This stress response is intended to help
your body react quickly and effectively to any high-
However, when you are constantly reacting to small
or large stressful situations, without making physical,
mental, and emotional adjustments to counter their
effect, you can experience stress that can hurt your
health and well-being. It is essential that you under-
stand both your external and internal stress-causing
events, no matter how you perceive those events.
Stress can also be positive. You need a certain
amount of stress to perform your best at work. The
key to stress management is to determine the right
amount of stress that will give you energy, ambition,
and enthusiasm versus the wrong amount which can
harm your health and well-being.
Important stress causing issues, characteristics
While each person is different and has different
events and issues that cause stress, there are some
issues that almost universally affect people. These
are the stressors you most want to understand and
take measures to prevent.
• Feeling out of control,
• Feeling direction-less,
• Guilt over procrastination or failing to keep com-
• More commitments than time,
• Change, especially changes you didn't initiate
• Uncertainty, and
• High expectations of self.
What affects your coping
with stress skills?
During times of stress and uncertainty, you can
anticipate some predictable issues, problems, and
opportunities. For instance, during any change, mem-
bers of an organisation have:
• Different ways of regarding change. Some people
have difficulty accepting and adjusting to change
and uncertainty; others will relish the changes and
view them as great opportunities. Some people initiate
change; others prefer the status quo.
• Different amounts of experience and practice in
stress management and change management. (What
is devastating to one individual may excite another
or only mildly irritate a third person.) Theoretically,
people become better at managing stress and change
Continued on Page B4
Understanding stress and workplace stress
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