Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 8th 2013 Contents A50
Sunday Guardian www.guardian.co.tt December 8, 2013
The Legal Aid and Advisory Authority, an agency of the Ministry of Legal Affairs, was established in 1976 to provide legal aid
and advice to persons of small or moderate means in Trinidad and Tobago. Applications are presently being invited from
dynamic, forward-thinking individuals for the following positions, on contract, at the Authority's Head Office, 1st and 3rd Floors,
TTMA Building, No. 42, 10th Avenue, Barataria.
MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES (1 Position, 3Years)
Provide excellent support to the Leadership Team with specific responsibility in the areas of Manpower Planning, Recruitment,
Training, Policy, Performance Management, Organisational Development, Change & Transformation Management, Industrial
and Employee Relations and the timely, efficient and equitable delivery of Human Resource services in accordance with
effective industrial relations and the laws and regulations of T&T.
The Qualifications and Experience
• Minimum of a First Degree in Human Resource Management with extensive practical experience;
Training/Certification in Industrial Relations & Employee Relations, Performance Management and Change and
Minimum of 8 years' experience in Human Resource Management with 5 years or more at a senior level with:
Thorough knowledge of the principles of alternative dispute resolution, human resource laws and regulations, such as the
Civil Service Act, Public Service Commission Regulations, Guidelines for Contract Employment in the Public Service,
Industrial Relations Act of Trinidad and Tobago and other relevant legislation;
Thorough knowledge of organisational development, change management, compensation management, position evaluation,
manpower and succession planning and career counselling, performance management and related systems.
Strategic thinker with undoubted integrity, confidentiality and proven strong initiative;
Proactive with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to influence and
manage change; Flexible team player with a persistent and positive outlook.
MANAGER INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (1 Position, 3 Years)
Plan, design, implement and maintain organization-specific information systems to support the Authority's operations,
ensuring sound, integrated technology, effective project management, evaluating and documenting systems and procedures
to streamline processes and provide cost effective and secure support systems to optimize information access, storage and
The Qualifications and Experience
Master's Degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) or a combination of a First Degree in MIS with extensive experience;
Novell Certified Network Engineer (CNE or ECNE) and MCSC, MCSA or MCITP certification;
Minimum of 8 years' experience in relevant field with LAN technologies, including multiple network operating systems (NT,
LAN Server), topologies (Token Ring, Ethernet), protocols (TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, Netbios/Netbeui), and WAN; Knowledge and
experience of PC hardware and software technology, file interchange, shared network resources, internet access, and
Certification in Project Management will be an asset.
Strategic thinker with proven ability to maintain professional composure and manage multiple projects to completion under
Professional expertise in:
o Information Management Access Techniques to acquire, organize and disseminate information; Website expertise
including content management; Business continuity inclusive of Government standards for manual and electronic
record keeping; Computer concepts and design and use of information management and processing computer
applications; Technology specific administrative procedures and practices.
LEGAL AID ASSISTANT (2 Positions, 2 Years)
Provides support to the Investigation Leadership Team by conducting in-depth investigations to determine the means and
eligibility of applicants seeking legal aid at the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority. Work requires a high level of independence
and commitment, and involves conducting interviews in order to verify information and preparation, and submission of Reports
on findings within an allotted time frame. A fair amount of enquires are carried out in the field, with a lesser amount at the
The Qualifications and Experience
1. Five (5) CXC/GCE 'O'Levels, including Mathematics and English (Grades I; II and III after 1998) and;
2. Training and/or certification in the key concepts of conducting investigation and at least one (1) year experience in
investigative work OR Any equivalent combination of work experience and training
An independent, self-motivated strategic thinker with knowledge of the principles and techniques of interviewing;
Knowledge of the regulations of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, Chapter 7:07 of the Laws of T&T;
Familiarity with the road system of our country;
Talent to deal tactfully with people of varying levels of intelligence;
Ability to communicate both orally and written, in a clear and concise manner;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates;
Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
A Certificate/Diploma in Paralegal Studies/Law will definitely be an asset.
Terms and conditions of employment, including remuneration, are usually determined based on a recommendation
from the Chief Personnel Officer.
All R sum s must be submitted with an accompanying covering letter of application by December 24, 2013, to the
following e-mail address ONLY. An acknowledgement e-mail will be issued to each suitable applicant.
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that only soft copy applications will be accepted, unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged and
late applications will not be considered.
To do that, he skipped breakfast, avoided socialising
and bought new clothes only when old ones wore out.
When his sweetheart learned of these obligations, she
backed out of their marriage plans, something he says he
"Everything I have done for my brother, I have done
it willingly," he said during a late-night interview at a
pastry shop near his current job, at a textile factory in the
eastern city of Hangzhou. He spends 12 hours a day over-
seeing deafening mechanised looms on a muggy floor. He
has a wife now, and a son. But tears filled his eyes when
he spoke of his own interrupted schooling.
"I blamed my parents. Why did they have a third child
when it was enough for them to have two?" Bending over,
he wept silently for a while.
Mu Zhengwu was accepted by Chongqing s prestigious
Southwest University of Political Science and Law. His
annual expenses in Chongqing were about 15,000 yuan
(US$2,450). Mu took out student loans. His parents bor-
rowed money and took out a small agri-business loan.
Mu s greatest success came last year, when he was
admitted into the graduate law programme at Beijing Insti-
tute of Technology. Mu received full state funding, and
his family has begun to repay debts.
Mu helped by sending home 2,500 yuan (about US$400)
from a summer teaching gig. During a visit home, though,
his 53-year-old father chided him for that.
"I don t want him to make money," Mu Qingdeng said.
The elder Mu sat on a sofa covered with a green-and-
yellow checkered John Deere blanket, two cigarettes held
stored between leathery fingers. His skin was tanned and
his nails bruised from decades of hard labour, in contrast
to his youngest son s fair skin and scholarly look.
"He should study hard and go overseas," the father said.
"I want him to create happiness for mankind."
His mother---with a grandchild strapped to her back ---
chopped vegetables and mixed sauces for a family dinner.
With a guest from faraway, the dinner had drawn neighbours
and everyone in the family.
Everyone except Mu Zhengwen, still living and working
in Hangzhou with his wife.
"I owe it to my second son," the father said.
Mu Zhengwu said he hopes one day to give his brother
the education he sacrificed. But that s not going to happen.
"It is impossible, and I don t want it either," the second
brother said. "I will do my best to make money for my
two-year-old boy so he would get an education. I will
work every day that I can." (AP)
From Page A49
'I want him to create
happiness for mankind'
TOKYO---Japan should continue to use nuclear
power as a key energy source despite the Fukushi-
ma power plant disaster, a government panel said
Friday in a reversal of a phase-out plan by the
The draft energy plan issued by the panel underscores
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s push to restart as many
nuclear reactors as possible under new, stricter safety
requirements that took effect this past summer. Currently,
all 50 of Japan s reactors are offline for safety inspections
The draft Basic Energy Plan says nuclear energy should
remain "an important and basic power source that sup-
ports the stability of Japan s energy supply and demand
It says Japan should also try to diversify its energy
mix, without giving numerical targets. Nuclear energy
supplied about one-third of Japan s energy needs before
the Fukushima accident in March 2011, and the country
had planned to push that to 50 per cent. The draft plan
also urges Japan to continue with its plan to reprocess
spent nuclear fuel to extract plutonium despite inter-
national concerns about the country s large stockpile of
the highly toxic element that can be used to make nuclear
weapons. Japan has 44 tons of plutonium at home and
Japan also has more than 17,000 tons of spent fuel
in cooling pools at its 50 reactors. Japan has no final
nuclear waste repository, not even a potential site.
Earlier Friday, the top US nuclear regulator said atomic
energy users, including Japan, must figure out how to
ultimately store radioactive waste.
Nuclear to remain key
Japan energy source
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