Careers

Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The Ministry of Planning and Development is focused on the national development of Trinidad & Tobago through integrated economic, social, environmental and spatial advancement. We are continuously building capacity and are inviting suitably qualified persons to apply for the following employment positions on contract.
To view the complete job descriptions, please scroll below.  ALso see the PDF below for the full listing.

  • Environmental Engineering Specialist
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Biodiversity Specialist
  • Research Analyst
  • Ozone Specialist

Please note only hard copies of applications accompanied by CV and copies of certificates will be acknowledged.  The deadline has been extended to Friday March 22, 2019 before 4PM.

All applications should be addressed & delivered to:
THE PERMANENT SECRETARY
Ministry of Planning and Development
ATTN: Director of Human Resources
4th Floor, Capital Plaza, 11-13 Frederick Street
Port of Spain
 
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Government of  the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
NON-STANDARDIZED JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
 
JOB TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SPECIALIST
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the coordination and implementation of the work programme of the Environmental Policy and Planning Division as it relates to environmental engineering.
REPORTS TO: Deputy Environmental Manager
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: None
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assists with the systemic identification and evaluation process to assess the potential impacts of proposed projects, plans, programs, policies, or legislative actions upon the physical-chemical, biological, cultural, and socioeconomic components on environmental conditions;
  • Conducts research, utilizing engineering principles, to evaluate whether proposed projects, plans, programs or policies are likely to have adverse impacts to water quality, air quality, habitat quality, flora and fauna, agricultural capacity, traffic impacts, social impacts, ecological impacts, noise impacts, visual (landscape) impacts;
  • Provides policy recommendations and advises on the development and implementation of practices and procedures for minimizing the impact of development projects on the environment through the use of innovative technologies and engineering solutions;
  • Prepares Cabinet Notes, Technical Briefs and Reports;
  • Represents the Ministry/Government at national, regional and international conferences, workshops, meeting, committees;
  • Assists in the organization of stakeholder consultations, community outreach programmes for the protection and consideration of the environment; and
  • Performs other duties related to the job function which may be assigned from time to time by the Head of the Division.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Considerable knowledge of the modern principles, practices and techniques of Environmental management.
  • Considerable knowledge of the national legislation, rules and regulations pertaining to environmental conservation.
  • Considerable knowledge in the principles, practices and techniques of conducting research.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to analyze data and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to identify potential problems and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • Considerable experience in the field of environmental research, planning and analysis and training as evidenced by a post graduate Degree from a recognized University in the field of Environmental Engineering.

 

overnment of  the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
NON-STANDARDIZED JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
 
JOB TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ANALYST
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the work programme of the Environmental Policy and Planning Division.
REPORTS TO: Deputy Environmental Manager
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: None
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Collates and analyzes environmental data to determine the state of the environment;
  • Conducts research, including field research into environmental problems, identifying solutions for use in the formulating environmental policy;
  • Monitors and reports on global environmental issues;
  • Assists in the preparation of national reports on a wide range of environmental issues;
  • Represents the Ministry/Government at conferences, workshops, meetings of experts, committees etc.;
  • Prepares reports on main environmental indictors such as emissions; use of raw materials, products and energy; quality of water and air, solid and hazardous waste generated, to inform  environmental policy;
  • Designs, develops and manages an Environmental Information System;
  • Maintains an environmental database;
  • Prepares Cabinet Notes;
  • Reviews relevant legislation and environmental policy.

 
 
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of the modern principles, practices and techniques of Environmental Management.
  • Knowledge of the legislation, rules and regulations pertaining to Environmental conservation.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to analyze data and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ability to identify potential problems and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Strong computer-based research and database management skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Considerable experience in the field of environmental research, planning and analysis and training as evidenced by a BSc. Degree in Environmental Management or Environmental Science from a recognized University.
     

 

Government of  the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
NON-STANDARDIZED JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
 
JOB TITLE: BIODIVERSITY SPECIALIST
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent will have oversight responsibility for the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as waterfowl habitats (Ramsar), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Biosafety Protocol, Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Cartagena Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region and its Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife  (SPAW).
REPORTS TO: Head, Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: None
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Monitors and evaluates the implementation of Trinidad and Tobago’s international obligations under Ramsar, CBD and its Biosafety Protocol, CITES, UNCCD, Cartagena Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region and SPAW;
  • Prepares annual reports on the implementation of MEA’s that are assigned to Biodiversity Specialist;
  • Prepares and evaluates project proposal to mobilize financial and technical assistance from international donor agencies in meeting the country’s international commitments under the MEAs assigned to the Biodiversity Specialist;
  • Coordinates and supervises the preparation of national reports and other reporting obligations under the MEAs assigned to the Biodiversity Specialist;
  • Represents the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at meetings/workshops/conferences related to the MEAs assigned to the Biodiversity Specialist;
  • Represents the Ministry in national multi-stakeholder committees and working groups;
  • Facilitates broad based in-country consultations in implementing the country’s international obligations; and
  • Performs other duties related to the job function which may be assigned from time to time by the Head of the Unit.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Working knowledge of the objectives and obligations of biodiversity related MEAs.
  • Considerable knowledge of the existing National Policies, legislation, rules and regulations pertaining to the sustainable management of biodiversity.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to analyze data and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ability to network effectively with other State Agencies, Communities, NGO’s and International Organizations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Considerable experience in the field of environmental research, planning and analysis and training as evidenced by a post graduate degree in Environmental Management or Environmental Science from a recognized University.
     

 
 

Government of Trinidad and Tobago
NON-STANDARDIZED JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
 
JOB TITLE: RESEARCH ANALYST
JOB SUMMARY:
The Research Analyst will be responsible for conducting research into a wide variety of areas in order to manage and guide the activities of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) Unit.
REPORTS TO: Head, Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: None
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conducts research including field and internet research on the MEA’s and other international obligations that are the responsibility of the Unit especially decisions of the Conference of Parties;
  • Analyzes and evaluates data and presents findings in useful format;
  • Assists the specialists of the different MEAs in preparing annual and national reports, briefs, Cabinet Notes and annual work programmes and budgets;
  • Maintains a data base on the status of implementation of the country’s international obligation;
  • Maintains a data base of international, regional and national stkeholders relevant to the implementation of the MEA’s and other international obligation that are the responsibility of the MEA Unit;
  • Monitors the schedules of international events with a view to informing officers of the Unit in a timely manner of upcoming meetings/workshops and conferences in which participation anticipated; and
  • Performs other duties related to the job function which may be assigned from time to time by the Head of the Unit
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE
  •  Ability to analyze technical data, identify potential problems and recommend solutions.
SKILLS AND
 ABILITIES
  • Ability to analyze data and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate the organization of Multi-stakeholder committee meetings and public consultations
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • A first degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Natural Sciences (Biology, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry) Agricultural Sciences or any related area
  • Two (2) to Three (3) years’ experience in a Multi-Sectoral Research Environment
     

 
 

Government of  the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
NON-STANDARDIZED JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
 
JOB TITLE: OZONE SPECIALIST
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent will have oversight responsibility for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
REPORTS TO: Head, Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: None
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Monitors and evaluates the implementation of Trinidad and Tobago’s international obligations under the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol;
  • Prepares annual reports on the implementation of MEA’s that are assigned to the Ozone Specialist;
  • Prepares and evaluates project proposals to mobilize financial and technical assistance from international donor agencies in meeting the country’s international commitments under the MEAs assigned to the Ozone Specialist;
  • Coordinates and supervises the preparation of national reports and other reporting obligations under the MEAs assigned to the Ozone Specialist;
  • Represents the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at meetings/workshops/conferences related to the MEAs assigned to the Ozone Specialist;
  • Represents the Ministry in national multi-stakeholder committees and working groups;
  • Facilitates broad based in-country consultations in implementing the country’s international obligations;
  • Performs other duties related to the job function which may be assigned from time to time by the Head of the Unit.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Considerable knowledge of the modern principles, practices and techniques of Environmental management.
  • Considerable knowledge of the national and international framework pertaining to environmental conservation and ozone depletion.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to analyze data and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to identify potential problems and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Considerable experience in the field of environmental research, planning and analysis and training as evidenced by a post graduate degree in Environmental Management or Environmental Science from a recognized University.
     

 

 

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