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OOFFICE 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,
as an Information Technology Manager, in the Office of the Prime Minister, for a period of three (3) years.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
To provide leadership and management support to the Information Technology Unit, formulate and direct strategic IT long term
goals, policies and procedures in the Office of the Prime Minister. Functions also include ensuring that the IT Unit provides the
necessary infrastructure for a fully automated organisation, design and implement an effective governance system for the use
of the network and operating systems and support the work of the Divisions/Units with respect their necessary functionality.
KEY DUITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
✓ Establishes, implements and develops strategic Information Technology plans and related policies for the Office of the
✓ Develops a Disaster Recovery and Business Community Plan related to IT for the Office of the Prime Minister.
✓ Develops and implements a work programme for the IT Unit.
✓ Plans and evaluates the performance of a team of IT personnel, recommend developmental plans to rectify performance
deficiencies and other intervention programmes as required.
✓ Determines the long-term system and hardware acquisitions to accomplish the IT's objectives for the Office of the
✓ Negotiates, evaluates and manages the provision of Information Technology services by providers and contractors.
✓ Prepares the annual budget for the Information Technology Unit inclusive of business case justifications and
✓ Develops a system for the implementation of a Help Desk.
✓ Develops support information systems to improve the operational processes in various Divisions/Units.
✓ Recommends information technology strategies, policies and procedures by evaluating organisation outcomes; identifying
problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
✓ Advises the Permanent Secretary and Divisional Heads on the recurrent and projected Information Technology needs of the
Office of the Prime Minister in keeping with best practices.
✓ Manages the deployment, maintenance, support, and upgrade of servers, desktop PC, hardware, software, operating
system and distributed printers.
✓ Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AAND ABILITIES
o Working knowledge in the development of IT plans and policies.
o Sound knowledge of disaster recovery strategies to ensure business continuity.
o Excellent troubleshooting skills.
o Demonstrated experience with standard applications software.
o Sound knowledge of computer and software technologies and common business applications.
o Sound knowledge of IT strategies and of the commonly used concepts, practices and procedures of database
administration and Wide Area Network.
o Expert knowledge of Microsoft Desktop and server technologies.
o Working knowledge of the Public Service operations and procedures.
o Good communication skills (oral and written).
o Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
o Good negotiating skills.
o Excellent team management skills.
o Strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
o Ability to meet project deadlines.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
✓ Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems Management, Computer Science or related field.
✓ Post Graduate training in Computer Science, Information technology or related Post graduate qualification.
✓ Minimum of five (5) years working experience in an IT environment and at least two (2) years' experience in a
✓ Microsoft systems certification such as MCSE (Windows 2000) or MCSA.
✓ Training in Project Management will be an asset.
Salary and other terms and conditions of employment are to be negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer.
Applications with supporting Curriculum VVitaé, photocopies of relevant academic qualifications and the names of two refer-
ees should be submmitted no later than
September 30, 2013.
TO THE PRIME MINISTER
OFFICE OF THEE PRIME MINISTER
13-15 ST. CLAIR AVENUE
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
FOOR FURTHER INFORMATION: KINDLY CALL 622-1625 EXTENSION 2145
LONDON—A US hydrogen bomb nearly detonated
on the nation’s east coast, with a single switch
averting a blast which would have been 260 times
more powerful than the device that flattened
Hiroshima, a newly published book says.
In a recently declassified document, reported in
a new book by Eric Schlosser, the supervisor of the
nuclear weapons safety department at Sandia national
laboratories said that one simple, vulnerable switch
prevented nuclear catastrophe.
The Guardian newspaper published the document
(http://bit.ly/1fi4Y2S ) yesterday.
Two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped
over Goldsboro, North Carolina on January 24, 1961
after a B-52 bomber broke up in flight. One of the
bombs apparently acted as if it was being armed and
fired—its parachute opened and trigger mechanisms
Parker F Jones at the Sandia National Laboratories
analysed the accident in a document headed “How
I learned to mistrust the H-Bomb.”
The document said the bomb had four safety
mechanisms, one of which is not effective in the air.
When the aircraft broke up, two others were rendered
“One simple, dynamo-technology, low voltage
switch stood between the United States and a major
catastrophe!” Jones wrote, adding that it could have
been “bad news—in spades” if the switch had short-
Schlosser discovered the document, written in
1969, through the Freedom of Information Act. (AP)
ZAMBOANGA— Five rebels and a 71-year-old
woman were killed yesterday as fighting dragged
on in a southern Philippine city between govern-
ment troops and Muslim insurgents holding out
with about 20 civilian hostages, officials said.
The woman was killed when a stray mortar shell
allegedly fired by the rebels loyal to Moro National
Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari hit her house
in Zamboanga city.
Military spokesman Lt Col Ramon Zagala said
five rebels were killed and two soldiers were wound-
ed as troops battled rebels from close range. He
said 35 rebels were still holding out.
Troops are searching two neighbourhoods for
rebels who seized scores of civilians as human
shields September 9 when government forces
repulsed their bid to occupy the city.
“We expect that at the soonest possible time we
can corner them,” Zagala said, adding that troops
had recovered a lot of ground from the rebels. He
did not elaborate.
He said the military had stopped using heavy
weapons during the battles to avoid hitting the
The military operations have rescued more than
170 hostages, and killed or captured more than 200
rebels. Fifteen security forces and nine civilians
have also died.
It’s the most serious fighting in years between
rebels and government forces in the predominantly
Roman Catholic nation’s south, the scene of a
decades-old struggle for self-rule by minority Mus-
Misuari has not been seen since the rebel siege
began, but President Benigno Aquino III said Thurs-
day that there was growing evidence of his involve-
US came close
disaster in 1961
6 more die as
fighting drags on
in Philippine city
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