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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Purchasing Officer at the North-
Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA).
The Purchasing Officer will be responsible for independently arranging the purchase or other acquisition of
goods, services and works for any assigned functional area or specified commodity group(s); whilst moni-
toring, evaluating and recording vendor performance.
Study suppliers' catalogues and current market data on varieties, quantities and prices available to
determine appropriate products and supply sources.
Identify appropriate supply sources from approved vendors' listings coupled with establishing new/potential
vendors whilst securing their inclusion on approval lists.
Determine and recommend the most appropriate/approved vendors to solicit for quotations or bids.
Interview and negotiate with vendors to assure their ability to meet the NCRHA's stated requirements for
design, performance, cost, quality and delivery.
Ensure that all purchase specifications conform to user requirements.
Select the most suitable materials, products, services and supply sources, and arrange the preparation of
Purchase Order (PO) proposals for approval and P.Os for placing.
Monitor the progress of Purchase Orders by contacting the appropriate vendors by mail and/or phone to
ensure that goods are shipped as agreed and expedites shipments as required.
Expedite emergency-type orders from point-of-requisition to point-of-receipt.
File and resolve all complaints/claims against suppliers of assigned groups(s).
Maintain accurate logs for Purchase Orders and Purchase Requisitions.
Maintain up-to-date catalogues (product and price listing) on commodities belonging to assigned group(s).
Keep up-to-date on all supply sources for key material and services required.
Ensure that comprehensive and accurate records are kept of all purchases.
Ensure that all Purchas Requisitions are properly authorised.
Return incomplete Purchase Requisitions for proper authorisation, coding and completion.
Provide accurate order status information.
Maintain the integrity and completeness of the purchasing file/records.
Minimum Requirements and Experience:
Five (5) CXC O'Levels which two(2) must be Mathematics and English Language
Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Management
At least three (3) years experience in a similar field.
Experience in programme development, planning and good personnel management.
Certificates acquired at foreign universities MUST be supported by certified transcripts as well as evidence
that the completed programme is accredited in Trinidad and Tobago.
Applications must be submitted along with Curriculum Vitae by April 30, 2014 to:
Office of the General Manager, Human Resources
North-Central Regional Health Authority
Building # 39, First Floor
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.
with his green
AUGUSTA---For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson
does for fun, the green jacket was off limits.
When he won the Masters for the first time in
2012, he went to New York the next day for a media
tour. He wore his green jacket walking the streets of
Manhattan while going from one interview to the
next one, and he was amazed by the attention it
brought. No other piece of clothing in golf gets that
kind of reaction.
But that was the extent of it. Watson spoke about
his year with the green jacket a week before returning
to Augusta National to claim another one.
"I left it in the closet," he said. "Right or wrong,
out of respect for the tournament and what it means,
I didn t take it out too much. Didn t let my friends
see it. Didn t let them touch it. It s a coveted trophy.
It s a big deal. And I know what kind of hard work
it takes to get it."
Watson was reminded of that hard work when he
won the Masters on Sunday by three shots over 20-
year-old Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt of Sweden.
Even in perfect weather---four days of sunshine,
wind no more vexing than usual---only seven players
broke par. And while Watson didn t have to go extra
holes and hit a wild hook out of the trees that "made
me famous" as it did in 2012, just walking up the
18th fairway with a three-shot lead was no less
"The first one for me, it s almost like I lucked into
it," he said. "This one was a lot of hard work, ded-
ication, and I got back here."
He understands now that the hard work is just
starting. For a guy who says he has never been drunk,
Watson knows all about hangovers. Majors can be
a life-changing moment, and it was more than he
could handle two years ago when he first won the
Masters. He signed more yellow pin flags than he
cares to remember. There were obligations to his
sponsors. And there was a new son at home.
Along with the typical distractions of celebrity,
Watson and his wife, Angie, adopted a boy just weeks
before the 2012 Masters.
"We got him a month old," he said of his son,
Caleb. "So getting used to smell, touch, feel, sound,
everything ... I had to be there for my son. Golf was
the farthest thing from my mind. I took off some
tournaments. Trying to be a good husband, a good
dad, at that moment was the most important thing."
"This one," he added, "is a little different."
Much is expected of major champions. Win two
of them and the expectations get even higher. The
question is whether Watson can develop some staying
power. His ability to make the golf ball do things
few others can---like travel extraordinary distances
---makes him one of the most exciting players in golf.
The Masters was his sixth career win and took him
to No 4 in the world for the second time in his career.
How much higher can he go? How much better can
he get? If three rounds in the 60s at Augusta Nation-
al---no one else broke 70 more than once all week---
were not enough evidence of his skill set, consider
a couple of shots on the back nine. One was a driver
with a big fade around the corner on the 13th hole
that clipped a tree and still went 366 yards, leaving
him a sand wedge into a par 5.
"His drive on 13, I ll never forget," Spieth said. "I
thought it was out of bounds, 70 yards left. And it s
perfect." The other was a 6-iron through the pines
and over the water for his second shot on the par-
5 15th, which led to par but eliminated bogey. Watson
and caddie Ted Scott said it wasn t as hard as it
looked. Watson can make it look that way.
"He can pull those shots off," Scott. "I was per-
sonally not even worried about it."
So what s next for Bubba? The road should now
look more like a wide-open interstate than a winding
country lane. Watson joined an exclusive list with
his second Masters titles, one of only 17 players to
win a green jacket more than once. Fifteen of the
other multiple Masters champions are in the Hall of
Fame. The other is Tiger Woods. (AP)
Green jacket, golden
moment for Bubba
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