Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro-Enterprises Development

Aditi Bisramsingh

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The Implementation Coordinator is required to manage activities related to the implementation of the Ministries strategic plans in accordance with Government policies. The incumbent reports to the Programme Coordinator, Implementation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the development of new operational standards for the coordinated design, planning management and monitoring of programmes/projects within the seven (7) interconnected pillars for sustainable development and assisting Line Ministries/Public Sector Agencies to implement these standards in their respective organizations;
  • Monitoring and analyzing emerging trends and developments in the private sector, civil society and the external environment, and the implications for implementation of national policy and strategic plans;
  • Participating in ongoing reviews of the implementation capability in Ministries and Public Sector Departments;
  • Assisting with the formulation of recommendations for improving implementation performance and the design of policies and programmes;
  • Assisting with the design, facilitation and coordination of recommended capacity building initiatives to facilitate a culture for managing for results;
  • Collaborating with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to conduct and/or commission evaluations of key programmes/projects, and
  • Collecting and analyzing data on programmes/projects for input into the web based Project Management and Monitoring System.
Gender: 
Female

Kerry Ince

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The Implementation Coordinator is required to manage activities related to the implementation of the Ministries strategic plans in accordance with Government policies. The incumbent reports to the Programme Coordinator, Implementation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the development of new operational standards for the coordinated design, planning management and monitoring of programmes/projects within the seven (7) interconnected pillars for sustainable development and assisting Line Ministries/Public Sector Agencies to implement these standards in their respective organizations;
  • Monitoring and analyzing emerging trends and developments in the private sector, civil society and the external environment, and the implications for implementation of national policy and strategic plans;
  • Participating in ongoing reviews of the implementation capability in Ministries and Public Sector Departments;
  • Assisting with the formulation of recommendations for improving implementation performance and the design of policies and programmes;
  • Assisting with the design, facilitation and coordination of recommended capacity building initiatives to facilitate a culture for managing for results;
  • Collaborating with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to conduct and/or commission evaluations of key programmes/projects, and
  • Collecting and analyzing data on programmes/projects for input into the web based Project Management and Monitoring System.
Gender: 
Female

Maricia Patterson

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The Implementation Coordinator is required to manage activities related to the implementation of the Ministries strategic plans in accordance with Government policies. The incumbent reports to the Programme Coordinator, Implementation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the development of new operational standards for the coordinated design, planning management and monitoring of programmes/projects within the seven (7) interconnected pillars for sustainable development and assisting Line Ministries/Public Sector Agencies to implement these standards in their respective organizations;
  • Monitoring and analyzing emerging trends and developments in the private sector, civil society and the external environment, and the implications for implementation of national policy and strategic plans;
  • Participating in ongoing reviews of the implementation capability in Ministries and Public Sector Departments;
  • Assisting with the formulation of recommendations for improving implementation performance and the design of policies and programmes;
  • Assisting with the design, facilitation and coordination of recommended capacity building initiatives to facilitate a culture for managing for results;
  • Collaborating with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to conduct and/or commission evaluations of key programmes/projects, and
  • Collecting and analyzing data on programmes/projects for input into the web based Project Management and Monitoring System.
Gender: 
Female

Kasey Gordon

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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists in the National Transformation Unit (NTU) are charged with the overall responsibilities of Monitoring and Evaluating (M&E) performance at the National and Sectoral Level.

They are expected to assist in the Monitoring and Evaluation of Government’s policies, projects and programmes as they relate to the National Developmental Agenda (NDA). Additionally they assist with the development of National Monitoring and Evaluation policies and plans; measurement and reporting systems, as well as support/facilitate capacity building in this discipline. The incumbent reports to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists in the selection/refinement of indicators relevant to national and sectoral measurement systems;
  • Conducts evaluations of key policies, projects and programmes to ensure that National and Sectoral outcomes are consistent with Government’s National Development Agenda;
  • Assists in developing National and Sectoral Performance Frameworks;
  • Assists with the formulation of recommendations for improving implementation performance and the design of policies, projects and programmes.
  • Participates in the process of project and programme selection, prioritization and budgetary allocation of funds to ensure alignment with Government’s Developmental Agenda;
  • Conducts workshops delivers presentations and facilitates dialogue and networking with key stakeholders on M&E towards facilitating capacity building and knowledge generation;
  • Monitors implementation progress and analyzes evaluation findings of policies, projects and programmes towards Evidence Based Decision Making;
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining an online M&E knowledge hub towards ensuring good practice in Managing for Results in Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a network/forum for M&E, research, policy, project and planning professionals across the public and private sector to facilitate integrated approach towards national development;
  • Represents the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development at meetings, conferences courses, committee meetings, seminars and workshops; and
  • Researches best practices in monitoring and evaluation including operational structures and procedures and makes recommendations.
Gender: 
Male

Human Capital Development

Building human capital is a key strategy to becoming a knowledge-based, innovation-driven and creative society. The investment in human capital development is a critical success factor for transforming both the economy and society. Development of the human resource is an integral component of the formula for growth and development because it provides citizens with the ability to create, generate knowledge, and transform this knowledge into beneficial goods and services.

Indicators

Indicator Baseline 2010 Actual 2011 Actual 2012 Actual 2013 Target 2015
% Participation rate in Tertiary Institutions 42% N/A 57% N/A Increase to 60% by 2015
% Students attaining 5 or more subjects (including Mathematics and English) at CXC 48.95% 43.3% 34.8% 44% Increase to 60% by 2015
Participation rate in Tertiary Institutions 42% N/A 57% N/A 60% Participation rate at tertiary institutions
% Students passing SEA 88.4% 90.05% 90.87% 91.1% Increase to 92% by 2015
Graduation rate from Tertiary Institutions N/A N/A 38% N/A 50% graduation rate from tertiary institutions
Employment Rates in 15-24 year age group 14% N/A N/A N/A Increase employment rate in the 15-24 age group by 2% per annum

Economic Growth, Job Creation, Competitiveness & Innovation

Over the past 50 years, economic growth in Trinidad and Tobago has been driven by the petroleum-based energy sector. However, continued heavy dependence on this sector does not guarantee a sustainable economy that will satisfy the future needs of citizens.Economic survival now depends on the nation’s ability to adapt to the dynamic, technologically-driven, knowledge-based global environment.

Indicators

Indicator Baseline 2010 Actual 2011 Actual 2012 Actual 2013 Target 2015
Unemployment Rate 5.9 % 5.1% 5.0% N/A Reduce to 5% by 2015
Exports - Energy (US$ million) US$9,314.9 million US$12,526.0M US$10,919.3M US$8,643.1 (as at Sept) Increase Energy Exports by 2%
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) TT$89,029.2M TT$86,731.3M TT$87,810.9M TT$89,251.5M Increase GDP by 2.0% annually
Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 84/139 81/142 84/144 92/148 Improve Ranking in GCI by 20 points by 2015
Exports - Non Energy (US$ million) US$1,924.0 million US$2,333.7M US$2,414.2M US$1,525.3M (as at Sept.) Increase Non- Energy Exports by 5%
Sector Contribution to GDP - Petroleum Sector 41.7% 41.1% 40.2% 39.7% Increase Non-Petroleum Sector Contribution to GDP by 3%
Global Innovation Index (GII) 55/132 72/125 81/141 81/142 Improve Ranking in GII by 10 points by 2015
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) US$549.4M US$772.1M US$2,527M US$1,319.2M (as at Sept) Increase to US$ 1 billion
Sector Contribution to GDP - Non-Petroleum Sector 58.1% 59.3% 59.7% 60.2% Increase Non-Petroleum Sector Contribution to GDP by 3%
New Business Creation 6,659 11,895 10,998 13,200 Increase by 5% by 2015

Agriculture & Food Security

As a potentially viable economic sector, the focus is to develop the agriculture sector through modernised international competitive systems and processes, to attract local and international investment. The aim is to ensure that local food is supplied in sufficient quantities with a nutritional value to meet national dietary standards for both local consumption and export.

The primary focus is to:

Indicators

Indicator Baseline 2010 Actual 2011 Actual 2012 Actual 2013 Target 2015
Food Import Bill $4 billion $3.9812 billion (estimated) Reduce Basic Food Import Bill to $3 billion
Food Inflation Rate 29.5% 22.6% Reduce to 25%
% Contribution of Agriculture to Non-Energy GDP 0.7% 0.6% Increase the contribution of the sector to GDP by 3%
% Employment in Agriculture 3.698% 3.07% Increase employment in agriculture to 5%

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