Vacancies – Corporate Communications Department – [CLOSED]



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant contract positions in the Corporate Communications Department, Office of the Parliament:


Job Summary:  The IT Specialist is responsible for the management of the Information Technology (IT) functionality of the Corporate Communications Department in consultation with the Manager Information Systems. The position also provides support for strategic directions in server technologies and television broadcast systems.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans, manages and reviews the IT infrastructure for the Corporate Communications Department in collaboration with the Information Systems Manager and contributes to the office’s policy with regard to its quality, and standards.
  • Implements and supervises strategic Information Systems plans for the Corporate Communications Department, and particularly for the Parliament Channel.
  • Analyses and assesses IT, Video and Television Broadcasting trends and determine their usefulness and relevance to the department
  • Assists in the design, evaluation and management of the Corporate Communications Office Multimedia Network and related systems (cable and managed television systems);

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent qualification from a recognized accredited institution.
  • A+, Net+, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP),
  • Minimum of 3 years maintaining television broadcast equipment
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience as a computer technician.


Job Summary: The incumbent will assist the Corporate Communications Manager and interface with internal and external stakeholders for the successful implementation of public education and communication programmes related to the activities of the Parliament.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and delivers a wide range of informational, educational, and promotional material concerning the activities of the Parliament
  • Implements internal and external marketing and communication tools and strategies.
  • Organizes tours of the Parliament and ensures that visitors’ experience of Parliament is hospitable.
  • Maximizes audience awareness of the services of the Office of the Parliament,
  • in collaboration with the Corporate Communications Manager
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with all vendors and media partners to help achieve challenging audience development and other departmental targets.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations and/or other job-related field.
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in a position requiring the knowledge and application of marketing strategies and techniques, along with writing for an external audience (samples of work and a writing test required)
  • Experience working with Photoshop and /or illustrator.
  • Must have an eye for design.


Job Summary: The incumbent will assist the Corporate Communications Manager and interface with internal and external stakeholders for a successful interactive and multimedia communications strategy of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes online communications and public education strategy in collaboration with the Corporate Communications Manager.
  • Plans, creates and writes content for Parliament’s on-line communications channels, website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter).
  • Produces /Edits audio, video, photographic and text content on-line posting.
  • Builds and maintains a database of key influencers who would assist the promotion of Parliament services and initiatives to the general public.
  • Maintains and updates a permanent electronic database on relevant Parliamentary documents specified by the Corporate Communications Manager.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, and or related field.
  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in web development and design, visual communications and programming.
  • Demonstrated skills in creating compelling messages, analysing, researching, reporting, writing and presenting.
  • Experience working with communications technologies, including office software, web applications, design/illustration software, databases.
  • Experience in HTML, wiki mark-up, Photoshop or CSS is a major asset.


Job Summary:  The incumbent will write television scripts for specific audiences assist in the branding of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Selects subject matter based on public interest or commissioned by the Production Manager and writes scripts for the particular audience.
  • Develops the technical skills of writing and maintaining originality to reflect the content of issues addressed in Parliament
  • Uses literary skills to develop themes for appropriate scripts.
  • Engages in research for informing and verifying factual content of written work.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communication, English or any other related field from an accredited college or university.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience writing scripts/technical writing for television/radio
  • Experience with electronic publishing, graphics, and video production.


Job Summary: The incumbent will be responsible for the management, preservation and archiving of the Parliament’s comprehensive audio/visual collection. Also responsible for designing digital archiving systems, analysing production work flows and ensuring the safety of all such material.

Key Duties:

  • Designs and implements a digitization programme for the preservation of and access to audio visual material.
  • Manages archival materials and collections by processing of permanent and historical valuable materials to include accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, classifying and referencing archival collections and material.
  • Establishes and implements procedures for the acquisition, processing and preservation of archival materials including processing plans and finding aid structures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computing, Information Systems or equivalent field from an accredited college or university  and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the Archival field.
  • Experience in the use of various digital media and web-based technologies
  • Knowledge of Library Science would be an asset.


Job Summary:  The incumbent will appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of Parliament’s permanent records and participate in research activities based on archival materials under the supervision of the Digital Archivist.

Key Duties:

  • Oversees the regular transfer of materials identified for permanent preservation from Parliament Departments to the Parliamentary Archives Unit
  • Helps to manage the Parliament historical archives and maintain effective record management.
  • Retrieves items on request for both members of staff and the general public.
  • Assists the Digital Archivist with administration of Freedom of Information requests.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • An Associate degree in computer technology or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) CXC General Passes or GCE “O” Level inclusive of English Language and Mathematics
  • Knowledge of Library Science would be an asset.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Terms and conditions of employment commensurate with qualifications and experience will be negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer.

Submission of Applications

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae and two (2) references should be addressed to:-

Director, Human Resource Services
The Clerk of the House,
Office of the Parliament,
Levels G-7, Tower D,
The Port of Spain International Waterfront Centre,
1A Wrightson Road,
Port of Spain



Applications sent in by e-mail must be in a Portable Document Format (PDF). Applications must reach no later than Friday June 8, 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.