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CONTRACT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following
position, on contract, in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Ministry of
JOB TITLE: CLERICAL ASSISTANT
The incumbent is required to perform clerical support to the Criminal Injuries Compensation
REPORTS TO: Accounts Officer
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Registers all incoming and outgoing correspondence
Dispatches correspondence and delivers correspondence to officers
Receives and records office supplies and equipment
Issues office supplies, maintains inventory of furniture, equipment, and stores in keeping with
established procedures and guidelines
Establishes and maintains a filing system
Establishes and maintains a data entry system
Performs Customer Relation activities
Maintains the file registry system
Any other duties related to the job function as they may be required from time to time.
Maintains the Petty Cash Imprest System.
Performs cheque writing duties
Source quotations for the purchasing of goods and supplies
Operates a computer, utilizing word processing and other software as well as other standard
office machines such as scanners, photocopiers and facisimile machines.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of relevant Public Service rules, regulations, instructions and procedures.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must be Computer Literate with knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Publisher.
Possesses the ability to utilize the Internet productively.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills
Ability to compose and prepare standard documents such as letters, memoranda, minutes reports.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Five GCE or CXC O'Level passes including Mathematics and English Language.
of Employment are to be determined by the Chief Personnel Officer.
Applications should be submitted to the under mentioned address by July 12, 2013 and must
include the name and telephone contact of two (2) Referees and copies of all relevant academic
All applications will be treated with strict confidence
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
US Fulbright Scholar, Dr Ajamu Nyomba, will
be the guest speaker at Studio 66 s pan focus today.
A former Solo Harmonites player, Nyomba will
speak on Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago: A History
of Violence at 66 Sixth Street, Barataria, at 7.30 pm.
Dr Nyomba is currently an assistant professor in
the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences
at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), in Atlanta, Georgia.
He holds a BA degree in economics from Clark
College and a MA and PhD (economics) from the
University of Texas at Austin.
In 1984, he joined the faculty at Clark College,
and has served in various capacities including chair-
man of the Department of Economics and Decision
Sciences (2006-10) and Director of CAU s Centre
for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2003-04).
In 2003, Nyomba organised the first national con-
ference on teaching and learning at CAU---"Scholarly
Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learn-
His teaching and research interests include micro-
economics, history of economic thought and economic
and community development. In 1999-2000, he
received CAU s First Annual Aldridge-McMillian
Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance
Dr Nyomba is very involved in community related
activities. He has directed several programmes for
youth in Atlanta s public housing communities and
other economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods
in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. He has convened
community meetings and symposia on issues affecting
poor and oppressed peoples.
In 2004 he organised Community Forum on Gen-
trification and, in 2007, he convened Globalisation:
An Introduction to the Issues, a panel discussion
featuring consuls general, international business pro-
fessors and other experts. Dr Nyomba has managed
to integrate his intellectual pursuits as an economist
with his passion for the steelpan. He has presented
several papers on the steelpan at professional meetings
in Trinidad, Barbados and the US.
He is also a major contributor to the intellectual
discourse on the steelpan, both in the United States
and abroad. At Clark Atlanta University, he organised
50 Years of the Steel Drum: Symposium and Concert
(1995); Pan in the 21st Century: The Scholarship
and Music of Steel Drums (2006); and, Emergent
Business Enterprises: Pan in Educational, Religious,
and Community Institutions (April 2008).
He is the co-founder/director of Pan People s Steel-
band (1986-2011); the Oglethorpe Steeldrum Ensemble
(1999-2007); and, the Bethune Steelband Project
(2007-2008). He has directed steel drum programmes
in several schools in the Atlanta Public School System
and the Fulton County School System.
Dr Nyomba has conducted workshops on the steel-
pan and lectured to over 100,000 students in the
Fulton County s elementary, middle and high schools.
He is a staunch advocate for cultural and economic
equity for artists and other arts practitioners.
Pan's history of
violence in focus
at Studio 66
Dr Ajamu Nyomba PHOTO: PANATLANTANETWORKS.COM
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