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CAREER OPPORTUNITY

The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) is a statutory body governed by the IMA Act Chap 37:01.  The IMA is required to conduct research on the marine and related environment of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean and to provide an advisory service to the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Institute invites applications for the temporary position of:

ACCOUNTS CLERK III

The Job:

The Accounts Clerk III will be hired for the project: “The Development of a Lionfish Fishpot Fishery in Tobago”, which is being funded by the Green Fund of Trinidad and Tobago.  The Accounts Clerk will be responsible for controlling petty cash, general day-to-day accounts processing and the processing of purchase orders and invoices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and log Purchase Orders Accounts copy.
  • Receive invoices.
  • Allocate Purchase orders.
  • Prepare Cheque Payment Vouchers for selected payments.
  • Analysis of expenses.
  • Daily report on O/s Petty cash vouchers.
  • Make allocations of customer invoices.
  • Post invoices to accounting system.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports to the Funding Agency.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum Qualifications and Experience 
    • 5 GCE/CXC subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Accounts.
    • 2 – 3 years working experience in an accounting position.
    • Must be computer literate.
    • Commence studies toward Certified Accounting Technician Certificate.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees.

Submit

Application and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae

should be submitted no later than 3rd October 2022 to:

Secretary, Board of Governors,

Institute of Marine Affairs

P O Box 3160, Carenage Post office

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

or

email: vacancy@ima.gov.tt

Unsuitable applications would not be acknowledged.

 

The Institute of Marine Affairs is an agency in the

Ministry of Planning and Development.

RESEARCH OFFICER – LIONFISH PROJECT

The Job:

The Research Officer will be hired for the project: “The Development of a Lionfish Fishpot Fishery in Tobago” which is being funded by the Green Fund of Trinidad and Tobago. The researcher will be responsible for performing field and laboratory tasks, data entry and analysis, and report writing. This role will require significant engagement with project stakeholders (Government organizations, NGOs, fishers, recreational divers, dive tour operators, restaurants, and the general public), and field activities will be based in Tobago.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning and execution of stakeholder consultations and training workshops.
  • Assist with the design and conduct of questionnaire-based surveys targeting project stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Lead Research Officer in the design of field and laboratory work to meet project objectives.
  • Conduct fieldwork which includes, reef fish surveys via SCUBA, collection of lionfish samples, and the deployment and retrieval of fish traps and other fish collection devices.
  • Conduct laboratory tasks which include, the storage and preservation of samples, fish ID and morphometric measurements, fish stomach content analysis and otolith removal.
  • Data entry and analysis.
  • Assist with the preparation of technical reports and scientific publications.
  • Assist with the development of public education and outreach materials including social media.
  • Any other project-related tasks as requested by Supervisor.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum Qualifications and Experience 
    • A Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, or Marine Sciences.
    • Field and laboratory experience
    • Certified as a SCUBA Diver at least to Advance Open Water, and possess a minimum of 50 logged dives following certification.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Persons must be adaptable and innovative.
    • Basic knowledge of scientific research methodologies and data analysis.
    • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees.
    • Ability to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams.
    • The ability to drive will be an asset.
    • Experience in molecular biology will be an asset.

Submit

Application and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae

should be submitted no later than 3rd October 2022 to:

Secretary, Board of Governors,

Institute of Marine Affairs

P O Box 3160, Carenage Post office

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

or

email: vacancy@ima.gov.tt

Unsuitable applications would not be acknowledged.

 

The Institute of Marine Affairs is an agency in the

Ministry of Planning and Development.