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The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Applications are invited from suitably quali ed persons to ll the following positions, on
contract in various
Units and Divisions of the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training.
Visit our site www.test.gov.tt
for further details on job requirements.
Legal Services - A three (3) year contract position
Job Summary: The incumbent is required to manage and
direct the activities of the Legal Services Unit or Division of a
Ministry/Department and render legal services. Duties include
planning, directing and coordinating the work of professional
legal sta and legal support sta . Duties also include providing
legal advice, representing the Ministry/Department in Court, at
Tribunals and meetings, drafting and reviewing legal agree-
ments and other legal documents and participating in negotia-
tions, mediation and arbitration.
MANAGER, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Corporate Communications Unit - A two (2) year and six (6) months
Job Summary: This incumbent is required to develop, imple-
ment, direct and evaluate the Ministry's/ Department's market-
ing and communications strategies and programmes including
public relations, media relations, web site content and the
Ministry's/Department's identity/image programme. Duties
include planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the
work of sta engaged in the performance of related activities.
Duties also include using communications as a vital component
of the overall change management programme in support of
the Ministry's/ Department's initiatives amongst internal
stakeholders and to inform clients, employees and the general
public of initiatives and policies of government and of the
Programme and Projects Management Unit - A two (2) years and
six (6) months contract position.
The Programme Manager reports to the Director of Research,
Planning and Technical Services Unit of the Ministry. The incum-
bent is responsible for managing, planning, scheduling,
communicating, facilitating, monitoring, reporting and evaluat-
ing the Developmental Programmes and Projects of the
BUSINESS OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Funding and Grants Administration Division - A three (3) year
The incumbent is required to perform a variety of administra-
tive and/or advanced secretarial support duties. Duties include
supervising and co-ordinating the work of sta performing
clerical/secretarial and administrative support duties; assisting
in the preparation of budgets for a Unit/Division and the
training and guidance of subordinate sta . Depending on
assignment, the incumbent may be required to perform some
or the full range of the duties of this position.
HELP DESK TECHNICIAN
Information Technology Unit - A two (2) years and six (6) months
The incumbent is responsible for interfacing with end-users to
conduct daily maintenance of the Ministry's computer
resources. The functions include upgrading software and
installing peripherals and operating systems.
Schools of Nursing/midwifrey - A two (2) year contract position.
The incumbent manages the operations of a School of
Nursing/Midwifery, preparing Nursing Personnel and Auxiliaries
to successfully complete examinations and e ectively execute
their functions towards quality health care for the nation.
Funding and Grants Administration Division - A three (3) year
The incumbent provides assistance on nancial and operational
audits in accordance with accepted nancial practices and
standards. He/She also documents pertinent testing and results,
for further evaluation by the supervisor and conducts internal
audits of Private Tertiary Level Institution (PTLI) and the Funding
and Grants Administration Division, with regard to the GATE
Applications should be documented
and received in the Ministry via mail by:
Friday 25th january, 2014 and adddressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training
The International Waterfront Complex, Levels 16-18, Tower C
#1A Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT:
one (1) position
All applications would be treated with strict con dence.
Unsuitable applications would not be acknowledged.
We cannot choose to wake up one morning and
live in a world that is peaceful, and I am speaking
about a world where no conflict exists. However,
we can choose the way we react to conflict when
In 2012 when I was studying a course titled Certified
Leadership and Talent Management with the Work-
place Coach Institute, I was exposed to few assess-
ments. One I found particularly interesting was Con-
flict Dynamic Profile (CDP).
The CDP is an assessment instrument, which was
developed by The Centre for Conflict Dynamics at
Eckerd College. It is based upon the Dynamic Conflict
Model (see below) and is used by managers and
employees to help prevent harmful conflict in the
in the workplace
The CDP has a total of 99
questions, of which 66 deal with
behaviour and 36 are about hot
Hot Buttons are really situa-
tions or people who irritate you
enough to make you react neg-
The questionnaire is easy to
use, and it takes between 20 to
25 minutes to complete.
This assessment can be used
for employees at all levels and is
applicable for small, medium and
large organisations within any
industry. Companies that recog-
nise managing conflicts in the
workplace will benefit tremen-
dously. Outlined below are some
of these benefits.
The benefits of effective
1. Reduce costs---by making
better business decisions, and
implementing initiatives more
effectively which will achieve bet-
ter return on investment.
2. Increase productivity---
when conflict is at a minimal in
the workplace, there will be a
reduction in absenteeism and
"presenteeism." Decision making
will be improved, and it will foster
an environment of creative inno-
3. Retain your top perform-
ers---supervisory and peer rela-
tionships will be strengthened,
teams will be more engaged, and
open communicating will give
your people the power to make
a positive difference.
4. Manage risk---violence,
sabotage and vandalism can be
prevented; reduce legal risks and
increase the perception of your
organisation s brand.
must embrace conflict manage-
ment as part of developing and
training their employees. This
will empower their staff so that
they become aware that they can
choose to respond to conflict
either constructively or destruc-
Roger Fisher and William Ury,
in the best-selling book "Getting
To Yes," state that we must "sep-
arate the people from the prob-
lem." Once we can do this, we
can de-escalate rather than esca-
late the conflict.
The Centre for Conflict
Dynamics defined conflict as "any
situation in which people have
apparently incompatible goals,
interest, principles or feelings."
Conflict then, is inevitable in the
workplace, as we work among
people with different goals, inter-
ests, principles and emotions.
Managers and employees,
therefore, must be aware of how
they respond during a conflict.
By taking the CDP assessment,
they will be given a report on
their constructive responses,
destructive responses and, of
course, what their "hot buttons"
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