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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission
invites applications to fill the vacant position of:
DIRECTOR, LEGAL ADVISORY AND ENFORCEMENT
A. Job Summary
The incumbent directs the Legal Advisory and Enforcement Division, provides legal counsel, guidance
and recommendations to ensure execution of the Commission's mandate including its enforcement pro-
1. Conducts legal research of case law and statutes from common law jurisdictions in order to provide
advice on all regulatory aspects that will enable the Commission to operate and discharge its
2. Develops and ensures execution of enforcement programmes, conducting all required actions such
as hearings before the Commission with the objective of sanctioning violations of securities law.
3. Examines and analyses existing and proposed legislation and regulations with the objective of
outlining and developing new by-laws to ensure that securities legislation keeps pace with market
development and gaps are adequately fulfilled according to legal framework.
4. Assists in the development of policy guidelines in order to provide advice regarding securities law
requirements for market participants so that they can fulfil them satisfactorily.
5. Attends management meetings to discuss issues and maintains communication with Divisional
Directors/Managers and also meets with market participants and representatives of Trinidad &
Tobago Stock Exchange and Trinidad & Tobago Central Depository to discuss transactions
proposed by these entities.
6. Drafts and/or reviews contracts entered into by the Commission.
7. Reviews documents submitted for registration.
8. Gives legal opinions and advice to the Board, Management and other Divisions.
9. Provides direction to the Division's staff by assigning and supervising completion of designated
projects and implementing practices to improve quality of work standards to increase the
department's level of productivity.
C. Minimum Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor of Law Degree and Certificate in Legal Education.
• Post-Graduate Degree in Law, Finance, Management or related areas.
• 10 years experience in corporate and/or commercial law.
• 5 years experience as an advocate in Trinidad and Tobago's Courts.
• 3-5 years experience managing a team of legal professionals.
• 2 years experience in a financial regulatory environment / financial services firm would be an asset.
• Advanced Degree in Securities Law and Securities Market Regulation would be an asset.
All applications should be forwarded under confidential cover and addressed as
Vacant Position -- Director, Legal Advisory and Enforcement
The Chief Executive Officer
Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission
57-59 Dundonald Street
Port of Spain
Email address: email@example.com
Applications should arrive no later than January 29, 2014
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED
"I hate my job! I feel trapped and
frustrated. I dread going to work, watch
the clock all day, and look forward to
weekends. I get a little depressed every
Sunday night, thinking about the work
week to come. But I can t quit, I need
the money, and the job market is rough
out there! What can I do?"
Answer: If you re having a few too
many of those I hate my job days (and
any is too many, really), you re not
alone. But that doesn t mean that you
should accept those feelings of dread
that accompany even the thought of
going to work. You don t have to work
at a job you hate, and you probably
don t even have to switch jobs to stop
working at a job you hate. There are
simple steps you can make you find
greater satisfaction at your current job.
First, you can gain a better under-
standing of what s behind that I hate
my job feeling. Different people find
different things they hate about their
jobs, but generally what people hate
about work tends to be what contributes
to job burnout:
• Mismatch of Skills: If you are
overqualified, you may feel bored; if
expectations are too high, you may feel
overwhelmed and stressed.
• Low Control: People need to feel
that they have some control over their
lives in general, and this certainly applies
to jobs. If you feel you can t control
what happens to you at your job, you
will likely experience almost everything
at work as "more stressful."
• High Pressure: Are there heavy
consequences if you make a mistake?
People often think that working long
hours is the big contributor to burnout,
but working under high pressure cir-
cumstances really adds more stress!
• Low Recognition: Are you recog-
nised for your achievements? Are you
adequately rewarded for your hard
work? If not, it generally becomes dif-
ficult to stay motivated.
If you find that your job fits some
of all of these criteria, or you have that
I hate my job feeling for other reasons,
it may be understandably stressful to
go to work. However, quitting may not
be your best option---at least not right
away. If you need the job, are concerned
about finding a similar or better posi-
tion, or can t quit for some other reason,
don t despair. There are steps you can
take to feel less stressed at work and
start enjoying work more.
Try the following:
• Incorporate Your Strengths: In
order to enjoy your job, you need to be
challenged just the right amount--not
too much, and not too little. Further
still, it s best to be challenged in ways
that lead to flow, in strengths at which
you naturally excel.
• Make Your Job Better: Along the
lines of incorporating your skills into
your current job, talk to your employer
and see if you can build a better job
for yourself by slightly altering the
responsibilities you have. Take on new
challenges that can help the compa-
ny---things you naturally enjoy and do
well at---and see if the areas that are
overly stressful might be better man-
aged by someone else who excels in
• Remember The Rewards: When
things get difficult, remind yourself of
why you re doing this in the first place,
keep your eyes on the prize, and
remember the rewards you find in your
work. If you re having a difficult time,
see if you can add a few extra rewards
for yourself--give yourself a treat at
the end of the day as a reward for hard
work. This can be as simple as a nice
bubble bath, a relaxing music-listening
session, or an evening with friends. Be
sure the work is balanced out by play!
• Laugh About It!: Finding the
humour in your situation can turn
stressors into stress relievers--or at
least it can rob them of their stress-
• Practice Stress Management: If you
can relive general stress, you ll likely
feel less overwhelmed by specific stres-
sors at your job.
• Get Support: Be sure you have sup-
port in your life. See if you can organise
a supportive network of co-workers to
commiserate and congratulate each
other in the trials and triumphs of the
job. Or create a group among your
friends outside of work. These groups
can work wonders for one s mood! And
if you feel overwhelmed and unable to
cope, you can talk to a professional--
you don t have to handle an over-
whelming situation alone.
I hate my job.
What should i do?
Along the lines of incorporating your skills into
your current job, talk to your employer and see if
you can build a better job for yourself by slightly
altering the responsibilities you have. Take on new
challenges that can help the company---things you
naturally enjoy and do well at---and see if the
areas that are overly stressful might be better
managed by someone else who excels in that area.
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