Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 4th 2013 Contents A34
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The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall operations
management of Integrated Government Performance Management System
and the Information Resolution Communication Portal. He or she will be
strong analytically, a self-motivated - self-paced worker, have high attention to
detail, exhibit passion for everything they contribute to the team, and works to
exceed expectations daily. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can
work independently, communicate clearly and stay calm under pressure.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
o Develops and implements concepts, policies, and standards for the
operation of various web sites, within overall goals and parameters
established by the Policy, Strategy and Government Performance
o Co-ordinates, integrates, and manages information contributed to the
web sites; establishes template formats and logical structures for web
pages, as appropriate; guides and assists contributors with editorial
and publishing-related issues, as appropriate.
o Performs short and long-term strategic planning of the integrated
internet resources for the organization.
o Evaluates, recommends, and administers internet search systems and
programs as it pertains to specific websites.
o Establishes and maintains web sites directory structures,
configuration files, and content files.
o Oversees the testing and troubleshooting of web sites systems and
applications software and hardware.
o Ensures the efficient functioning of the Office of the Prime Minister
and Head of the Public Service Information Technology Platforms.
o Makes recommendations for web services, features and content.
o Serves as the point of contact for external vendors (domestic and
o Performs related work as may be required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
o A Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, or Computer
Information Systems, or Computer Science, or equivalent qualifications.
o Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
o MCSE or similar training/certification.
o Knowledge of cloud technologies and techniques
o Any equivalent combination of qualifications, skills and experience.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
o Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work
effectively in a diverse community.
o Working knowledge of Project Management methodology and
o Knowledge of established programming procedures and
o Knowledge of Information Technology systems and e-business
applications would be an asset.
o Working knowledge of Database Technology including Microsoft SQL Server.
o Experience in Big Data technologies, complex ETL challenges,
o Expertise with IPsec, VPN, Load Balancing, MTR, Routing Protocols,
SSH, Network Monitoring/troubleshooting tools.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
(MONITORING AND EVALUATION)
(FREEDOM OF INFORMATION UNIT)
To provide support to the Senior Freedom of Information Officer (Monitoring and
Evaluation) in functions relating to the monitoring and evaluation of the Freedom
of Information Act and the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act by
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
o Contributes to the development of appropriate freedom of information,
procedures and practice standards within Public Authorities.
o Responsible for the Administration of the Freedom of Information
Management System and updates the information on the website as
o Monitors and evaluates the policies, procedures and operating systems of the
public sector within minimum guidance from senior officers.
o Monitors the interpretation of policies by Public Authorities and provides
advice as necessary.
o Assesses the effectiveness of policies and systems and makes recommendations.
o Assists in the preparation of Briefs, Reports, Cabinet Notes and other official
o Provides advice on policies, plans and proposals and related issues as
o Represents the Ministry at meetings, conferences, courses, committees,
seminars and workshops.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
o Bachelor's Degree in IT, or the Social Sciences.
o Experience in research work/monitoring and evaluation as well as experience
in the areas of public policy/research and planning/public management.
o At least three years work experience in a public sector organisation.
o Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
o Working knowledge of the principles, techniques and methodologies of
monitoring, evaluation and social science research.
o Working knowledge in the design of monitoring and evaluation methods and
practices in the public sector.
o Well-developed analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
o Well- developed oral and written communication skills.
o Sound knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act 1999 and other related
legislation including skills in practice, procedure, interpretation and application.
o Working knowledge of Public Service Regulations, Civil Service Regulations
and Financial Regulations.
o Basic knowledge of the organisational structures and systems of the Public
o Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with
colleagues and clients.
o Knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
Salary and other terms and conditions of employment are to be
negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer.
Applications with supporting Curriculum Vitaé, photocopies of rele-
vant academic qualifications and the names of two referees should
be submitted no later than August 14, 2013 to:
TO THE PRIME MINISTER
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
13-15 ST. CLAIR AVENUE
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
622-1625 EXTENSION 2216/2146
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
13-15 ST. CLAIR AVENUE, ST. CLAIR
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for employment, on contract, for a period of three (3) years in the
following position in the Office of the Prime Minister.
WASHINGTON---The World Trade Organization
(WTO) ruled in favour of the US on Friday in a
long-standing trade dispute over allegations China
unfairly imposed anti-dumping tariffs that restricted
American poultry exports.
The US appeal to the WTO dates back to 2011
after China said that America had engaged in dumping
and had imposed tariffs on imports of so-called
"broiler products," which include most chicken prod-
ucts with the exception of live chickens. China said
US chicken producers benefitted from subsidies and
were exporting their goods at unfairly low prices.
Countries are allowed to impose punitive tariffs
to offset both practices, but US officials claimed
China did not follow proper procedures when it
imposed them in September 2010. The US also said
tens of thousands of jobs were affected---China was
one of the two top markets for US chicken exports
before the tariffs.
The ruling found that China breached its WTO
obligations and recommended it comply with WTO
rules. However it did not specify the actions China
must take. China is entitled to a period of time to
comply with the rules and can also appeal the rul-
US trade representative Michael Froman said the
ruling was a victory that he hopes will discourage
further violations that hurt American exporters.
"WTO members must use trade remedies strictly
in accordance with their commitments," he said.
Officials at the Chinese Embassy in Washington
could not immediately be reached for comment.
The chicken dispute is part of a larger set of strains
in trade relations between the world s two largest
The US runs a larger trade deficit with China than
with any other country in the world. The gap widened
by 15.6 per cent to $27.9 billion for the month of
May alone---the most recent figures available. That
was more than half of the total US trade deficit of
$45 billion with the whole world for that month and
close to an all-time monthly high set in November.
So far this year, the US deficit with China is running
three per cent higher than last year.
One of the biggest disputes with China is over its
currency. The US accuses Beijing of under-valuing
the yuan to gain a trade advantage by making its
exports cheaper to drive up domestic growth rates.
US officials are pressing China to let the yuan exchange
rate float freely against the dollar and shift more to
an economy based on domestic consumption instead
of relying on exports.
They are also urging China to enforce intellectual
property rights and roll back subsidies for Chinese
Siva Yam, president of the US-China Chamber of
Commerce which primarily represents US companies
in China, said the WTO decision will not have much
significance for the larger bilateral relationship and
that it would continue to be fraught with trade dis-
"US and China relations will continue to be up
and down. ... I think the relationship will become
more tense in the future, but not only because of
this," he said.
He said the US does not export much to China.
But because China is one of the only markets in the
world for chicken feet and internal chicken organs,
it was seeking to gain leverage to counter US dumping
complaints against Beijing. He predicted China would
now look for other levers to strike back against the
US.American secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack said
agricultural exports are a strong and growing com-
ponent of US exports. Farm exports in fiscal year
2012 reached $135.8 billion and supported one million
American jobs, he said, adding that more than $23
billion worth of those agricultural products went to
China alone. (AP)
WTO backs US
in chicken trade
dispute with China
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