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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Applications are invited from suitably quali ed nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for employment, on
contract in the under-mentioned positions, for a period of three (3) years in the Tobacco Control Unit.
HEAD OF MONITORING, EVALUATION, REPORTING AND RESEARCH
Job Summary: Performs highly complex functions related to the overall monitoring and evaluation of the
Ministry's Tobacco Control Programme. Provides leadership for the conduct of surveillance and surveys.
Monitors and analyses information with respect to tobacco related issues.
PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Job Summary: The Programme Development Specialist develops and establishes the Tobacco Control
Programmes within the Ministry of Health.
HEAD OF TOBACCO EDUCATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAMME
Job Summary: This position will oversee the development and execution of public health education
programmes to reduce the negative consequence of tobacco use. The responsibility of this position is to
develop and deliver tobacco education and prevention programmes on Tobacco Control Act and National
Tobacco Programmes to a variety of audience.
TOBACCO COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Job Summary: To enforce the Tobacco Control Act with individuals, owners, and operators in public places
such as restaurants and bars, workplaces, schools, hospitals, and other public facilities. Enforcement includes
education and compliances strategies, enforcement protocols, record keeping/reporting and any relevant
health promotion messaging. Collaborates, partners and acts as liaison with other community agencies and
government organization to ensure compliance with the Tobacco Control Act and National Tobacco Control
Applications, with detailed Curriculum Vitae and two (2) references, should be addressed to:
Attention: Administrative O cer IV (Contracts)
Ministry of Health
No. 63, Park Street
Deadline Date: Monday Aug 25th, 2014
For detailed job descriptions please visit www.health.gov.tt
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only suitable applicants will be contacted
You have picked the right outfit, practiced your
answers, and readied yourself to negotiate. Before
you take the leap and go to the interview, practice
a few strategies to reduce stress and ready yourself
for a power play! Consider these environmental,
physical and mental ways of dealing with stress:
1. Use visual imagery to reduce stress
Close your eyes and imagine a scene, place or
event (real or imaginary) that is peaceful, serene,
happy, and/or beautiful. Try to incorporate all your
senses into the image -- what you can see, hear, smell,
taste, and feel.
You can also imagine the interview going well,
walking through it step by step to improve your con-
fidence and reduce your stress. The mind cannot
differentiate between real and imaginary so what you
feed it is accepted as truth.
2. Persuade yourself with
positive, rational thinking
Observe your thoughts and write down every
time you have a negative thought for a few days.
Once you are aware of your negative thoughts,
take an honest look at them to see if they have
any basis in reality. Frequently, when you challenge
a negative thought it will lose power or disappear.
You can also replace negative thoughts with
positive affirmations. Make yourself a list of pos-
itive things to say to yourself each morning and
evening. Post it on the bathroom mirror and say
Try to repeat throughout the day whenever pos-
sible. Habits don t happen immediately (experts
say it takes 60 days to make it a habit) so be
patient with yourself. Repetition is the answer!
1. Reduce the importance
of the event in your mind.
Try to compare it to something else in the past
that you have done that was as big and important
feeling. Remind yourself that this will not be the first
or the last opportunity of this kind that you encounter.
You can also reframe the event in your mind. Instead
of viewing it as an all-important interview, think of
it as an exciting chance to meet new people and expand
your network. You never know what will happen!
2. Reduce uncertainties.
Ask questions when you schedule the interview
and then research and learn all you can to feel more
3. Listen to music or
relaxation tapes to calm yourself.
1. Use progressive muscular relaxation
Squeeze a group of muscles, hold for a few seconds
and then relax the muscles as much as possible. This
can relieve the tense feeling and is particularly effective
when combined with deep breathing and visual
2. Perform slow, deep breathing.
Breathe in through the nose and out through the
mouth. Concentrate on doing this at least four times.
Whatever you do, be kind to yourself during this
process. Remember that change does not happen
overnight and practice makes perfect. Take a deep
breath, put a smile on your face, and meet that inter-
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