Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 17th 2013 Contents TRINIDAD & TOBAGO RED CROSS SOCIETY
The Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross Society (TTRCS) is affiliated with the International Federation of Red Cross Red
Crescent (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Crescent Movement (ICRC).
The Director General is the chief operating officer of the TTRCS, a Humanitarian Organization, and is responsible for
interpreting and implementing policy directives enunciated by the President and the Executive Committee of the Society
while promoting continuous organization development and managing change to strengthen its core values, and achieve
its mission and objectives.
The Director General also fosters relationships with donors, sponsors, civil society, public and private sectors, and nation-
al and international organizations.
The Director General is mandated to ensure that the reputation of the National Society is protected so that all activities
are transparent and in accordance with existing laws, rules and procedures instituted by the IFRC and the ICRC.
See www.ttrcs.org for more information regarding the Society.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership: The Director General will manage operational issues as directed by the Executive Committee which has
responsibilities for governance. He/She must demonstrate sound leadership qualities and must be highly flexible, tolerant,
personable, strong and an independent thinker.
Program Management -- The Director General will manage and where necessary supervise programs and projects. Create
a 3-5 year strategic view that allows staff, volunteers and Governing Council and Executive Committee members to under-
stand the short term future of the organization, its programs and key success factors. Ensure proper management of all
Fundraising -- Develop and execute an annual fundraising plan that includes donor database management, donors com-
munications, gift solicitation, corporate sponsorship, and grant applications and reporting.
General Administration - Ensure the staff and volunteers are managed in accordance with high moral standards of
business practice and good industrial relationships to minimize staff turnover in the Society.
Ensure that Administration/HR/Marketing /First Aid/Disaster/Welfare/IT/ Volunteer/Youth/ Communication and other strate-
gies and procedures are documented, communicated and practiced.
Budgeting & Financial Management - Work closely with the Finance Manager and the Committee to develop annu-
al projects and budgets. Ensure the proper management of all cash flow, accounting and record keeping for sound fiscal
processes and procedures through the appropriate personnel.
Communication - with various key stakeholders:
• Local partners -- to plan, implement and evaluate local programs
• Funding Sources -- to maintain a relationship with current and potential sources of funds as projects
and programs dictate
• Donors -- all existing and potential donors, grantors, and sponsors
• Work directly with the Governing Bodies of the National Society and the President on a continued basis and
manage project and programs in a legal and ethical manner.
• Reports monthly to the Executive Committee and the Governing Council to ensure the positive relationships
between the Governing Bodies and the Management
• Degree in Business Management from a recognized university.
• Minimum of five years experience in business management, planning and financial oversight. Must be able to
interpret financial reports.
• A minimum of three years experience working with a Board of Directors and Committees.
• Excellent, proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent problem-solving and mediation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with Team
• Proficiency with office computer equipment and software
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to cope with conflict, stress and crisis situations
• Experience in Organization Development and Change Management will be a definite asset
• Proven sound character and integrity.
• Must be able to work outside of standard business hours to accommodate activities of the TTRCS
• A strong Team Leader and a Team Builder with ability to manage a diverse work force including volunteers
and other organizations.
• Self motivated, strategic thinker with excellent interpersonal, oral and written skills coupled with good time
• Experience in disaster management/welfare is preferable
• Must be able to travel regionally and internationally.
T&T Red Cross Society
7A Fitzblackman Drive
Port of Spain
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on (put one week from date of posting)
Etiquette refers to certain rules and regulations
necessary for an individual to follow to find a
place in the society. One must be courteous enough
for others to draw inspiration and look up to him.
An individual without good manners is often lost
in the crowd and fails to make his mark.
Keep personal life separate from your profes-
sional life. One needs to be a little more mature
and behave sensibly at the workplace. No matter
what, you just can t afford to adopt a casual atti-
tude at work. One needs to be careful about what
he wears, what he speaks, how he interacts with
his fellow workers and so on for an everlasting
An individual spends his maximum time at the
workplace and thus it is essential for him to feel
comfortable there. Every employee should be
assigned a separate workstation for him to con-
centrate on his work and contribute to his level
best. A separate workstation also ensures employ-
ees do not interfere in each other s work.
Keep your workstation clean and organized.
Make sure you don t throw paper and wrappings
here and there. Throw them in dustbin.
Throw all unwanted pens, pencils, highlighters,
erasers, markers and so on. Keep all your stationery
items at their proper places. Throw away what
all you don t need.
Avoid keeping stacks of files at your desk. It
gives a cluttered look to your workstation. Keep
them at their respective drawers with a label on
top of each file to avoid unnecessary searching.
Avoid bringing soft toys, photoframes, candle
stands to work.
The official phone should be used only for offi-
cial purposes. Avoid long calls as your Boss might
need you urgently.
Don t put posters of your favourite celebrities
on the walls at the workplace. It is completely
unprofessional and childish.
Keep a notepad and pen handy to jot down
important contact numbers. Avoid writing on
walls or loose paper.
Eating at the workstation attracts cockroaches
and insects. Go to the cafeteria for lunch. Not
only it will keep your desk clean but also allow
you to relax and spend quality time with your
colleagues. If you have the habit of eating choco-
lates or wafers, make sure you throw the wrappers
in dustbin. Ask the housekeeping staff to clean
up the leftovers.
Never peep into other s workstation. Knock
before entering into boss s cabin.
Take care of your tone and pitch while speaking.
Remember there are other employees sitting
around you as well.
If you need to talk to any of your colleagues,
use the extension phone. Never shout from your
desk. It is bad manners and disturbs others. If
you do not have access to the extension phone,
get up and walk to the other person s desk.
Keep your car keys, Bluetooth, earphones and
other personal belongings at one place. Female
employees should not keep their bags on the desk.
Male employees can also keep their wallets in
their desk drawer but do remember to take it back
Develop the habit of using a table top calendar.
Mark important tasks against the deadlines to
avoid forgetting them.
Ask the attendant to clean your drawer once
in week. Staple important documents together
and keep them in their respective files.
Avoid giving unnecessary printouts.
Turn off your printer, scanner, computer, light
when you leave for the day.
Do not bring newspaper from home and pile
on your desk.
Smoking at the workstation is an offence.
Codes of conduct
required at the
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