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PSI-Caribbean currently implements U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) HIV/AIDS
Prevention Program (DHAPP) activities in Jamaica, Suriname, Antigua/Barbuda, St.
Kitts/Nevis and Trinidad/Tobago. Over the past four (4) years, PSI-C has reached near-
ly 6,200 service personnel with trainings and BCC activities developed in collaboration
with local populations and authorities, developed mobile outreach service capacity for
the Trinidad & Tobago Defense Force, completed the Suriname Defense Organization
HIV/AIDS policy, increased access to condoms and lubricants across military programs
and organized many special BCC outreach events in partnership with militaries.
CONSULTANCY SCOPE OF WORK
Population Services International -- Caribbean is seeking the services of a Part-time
Project Consultant for the period August to November, 2013 to support its Caribbean
office in the management of the identified project above. The specific tasks of the
Project Consultant will include:
• Support militaries in Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and
Nevis to ensure that BCC activities are being implemented in an effective,
efficient and timely manner and adhering to PSI policies and procedures. Project
may be extended to include Barbados pending approval
• Liaise with militaries to collect and review BCC reports for activities implemented.
• Support and follow up with PSI-C Marketing Manager and military point of
contacts to ensure the successful execution of promotional activities.
• Support PSI-C office by acting as liaison between PSI-C and militaries point of
• Actively follow up with militaries point of contact on status of activities and
support their completion of activities in accordance with their work plans.
PROFILE OF PROJECT CONSULTANT
The Project Consultant should have the following qualifications, competencies and skills:
1. Note: Preference will be granted to candidates with military experience related to
2. At least a first degree in Public Health or other Social Sciences and a minimum
of three years experience in administration and project management support
3. Knowledgeable of and experienced in the application of programme management
techniques and skills in sexual and reproductive health and/or HIV programming,
particularly related to implementation of BCC activities.
4. Excellent oral, analytical, writing and reporting skills
5. Ability to multi-task and operate effectively under pressure
6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
7. Knowledge of PSI, its mandate and work in the Caribbean
For review of the Full Terms of Reference:
Interested persons are asked to submit their cover letter and CV on or before July 21,
2013 attention SFH to email@example.com
The mudslinging between former
national security minister Jack Warner
and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar is not only damaging the
party but could possibly see the Peo-
ple s National Movement (PNM) win-
ning the Chaguanas West by-election,
former UNC leader Basdeo Panday
In a telephone interview with the
T&T Guardian, Panday said the July
29 by-election could be closer than
expected because of the strife between
Persad-Bissessar and Warner.
He said a large amount of "hate-
votes" could result from it which would
give PNM candidate Avinash Maharaj
"That can happen you know. If they
(Warner and Persad-Bissessar) divide
well enough and equally enough, yes
the PNM can stand a chance," Panday
"People are getting confused and fed
up. They may decide that they will vote
for neither one of them and vote for
the PNM instead. That is always a pos-
sibility in politics you know," he added.
He said the formation of Warner s
Independent Liberal Party (ILP) could
change the political landscape of T&T.
He said Warner was already attracting
larger crowds on the campaign trail
than the United National Congress
(UNC) candidate Khadijah Ameen.
He added: "From all appearances and
from what I read in the papers, Mr
Warner has been attracting greater
crowds than Mrs Persad-Bissessar and
the indications are that it will be a very
"I can only say that once you throw
a pebble in a pond, there are going to
be ripples. With Mr Warner forming a
political party we have to look not only
to the by-election but also to the local
government election, as his party may
contest the upcoming local government
election. That is going to create a new
dynamism in the elections."
Panday, who founded the UNC in
1989, feels the image of the party is
being damaged and that its leaders are
taking advantage of supporters.
However, he said, the accusations
and defences being meted out by Warn-
er and Persad-Bissessar were a clear
indication that one or both of them
were lying to the population.
"They are being confused, they are
being taken advantage of when they
(politicians) use the media, they go on
and say all kinds of things. People are
confused and they don t know what
to do," Panday said.
"I think there is going to be a large
amount of hate-votes in this election.
People are going to vote against some-
thing as much as they are going to vote
for something," he added.
Asked who would feel the brunt of
electors anger, he said: "I really don t
know but the feeling I am getting on
the ground is that there is great con-
fusion. People are not sure what to do
and they are not getting any leadership
"The credibility of the leaders have
fallen to an all-time low that people
don t even believe what they say and
that is bad for the country."
He added that the PM s criticism of
Warner showed a lack of consistency
which now questioned her honesty.
He said: "It certainly is a change of
faith and a lack of consistency. These
are the things that are needed in lead-
ership, so one can never tell when the
truth is being spoken.
"One day it is this and another day
it is that and all sort of things and that
is bad for the country. As I said, there
is no hope in all of this except there is
Bas: Door may be
opened to PNM
'War between PM, Jack unhealthy'
Co-ordinator of the
Police Youth Club,
from the club
Sweet T&T during
the launch of the
Camp, hosted by
the National Gas
BLOWING THEM AWAY
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