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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.
Thirteen (13) talented T&T junior nationals will
challenge among the region s best at the Central
America and Caribbean (CAC) Youth Chess Tour-
nament, carded to take place from Wednesday to
Sunday, in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The tournament is expected to be highley com-
petitive with the T&T contingent, including national
junior female champion and multiple CAC bronze
medalist, WCM Javanna Smith and former Carifta
gold and silver medalist Joshua Johnson up against
competitors from Venezuela, Colombia, Panama,
Jamaica, Barbados, and other neighbouring coun-
T&T has been quite successful in previous years
and for the past two editions, the country has brought
home an average of six medals with second placed
overall finishes at these same tournaments.
The T&T contingent includes Smith, Joshnson,
Mahendra Singh (national U-16 champion), Gabriella
Johnson (national U-14 girls champion and CAC
and Carifta medalist), Shannon Yearwood (CAC
bronze medalist), Zurich Smith (U-14), Daniel Bhola
(national U-14 runner-up), Della Marie Walcott
(national U-12 champion, former Carifta and CAC
gold medalist), Sean Yearwood (national U-10 cham-
pion and multiple CAC bronze medalist), Kyron
Agostini (Carifta bronze medalist), WCM Shemilah
James (national U-10 girls champion and CAC gold
medalist), Chaya Johnson (national U-8 runner-up)
and Vandoff Smith (national U-18 champion).
The contingent will be accompanied by the TTCA
treasurer, Mala Agostini, as well as other delegates
and parents. The TTCA president Anderson Gordon
has expressed excitement about T&T s strong
prospects of success at this tournament.
The Southern Football Association (SFA) will wrap
up its 2013 competitions later this week with the
Executive Cup final carded for Thursday, between
arguably the top two teams in the zone this season,
the University of T&T (UTT) and Petrotrin Palo Seco
Sporting Club, at the SFA headquarters, Skinner
Park, San Fernando.
The fixture will kick off at 7 pm, a few days before
the same two teams meet in a possible Petrotrin Super
League Big Six championship decider. The top team
from the SFA Big Six competition, will advance to the
Champions of Champions Super League qualifiers.
The UTT team which is coached by national football
standouts Everard "Gally" Cummings and Clayton
"JB" Morris has shown remarkable improvement as
the season progressed, and is on track for the SFA 2013
The Oilboys, under former national striker and
T&TEC coach Dexter Cyrus with Strike Squad talisman
and former United Petrotrin coach, Brian Williams as
the technical director, has had one of their best seasons
in recent times. They have already won the 2013 SFA
League Knockout Cup, reached the quarter-finals of
the 2013 National FA Trophy playoffs and have the
SFA 2013 League title in their crosshairs.
This Executive Cup Final which would showcase
the top southern football talent on and off the field,
promises to be a howler. A win would mean a lot to
both teams who are set to end their season with a
Palo Seco, UTT for
Executive Cup final
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