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Ministry of Health - Senior Health Planner

CARPHA - Director - Surveillance, Disease Prevention & Control
CARPHA - Senior Technical Officer - OECS Health Desk

Ministry of Health - Senior Health Planner 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for employment, on contract, in the under mentioned position, for a period of three (3) years, in the Directorate of Health Policy, Research & Planning of the Ministry of Health.

Job Summary

The incumbent in this position is required to provide technical support to the Director, Health Policy, Research & Planning in planning for improvements in the health sector and the health status of the population.

Length of Contract
Three (3) years 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses health needs and the economic, social and environmental factors that influence the health status of specific populations
  • Develops National Strategic Health Plans using a consultative approach
  • Conducts critical reviews of the Regional Health Authorities’ draft strategic plans so as to ensure they are in harmony with the overall strategic plan for the public health sector
  • Works with the Directorate of Human Resources in developing manpower plans for the health sector.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of the international/regional/national policies, programmes and plans in the health sector;
  • Knowledge and ability to review and assess various performance and service delivery models in the health sector;
  • Knowledge of various models to assess, prepare and monitor strategic plans in the health sector.
  • Knowledge and skills in the preparation of Annual Services Agreements.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to prepare and present complex technical reports in a concise and professional manner;
  • Ability and skills to review and analyse health data sets for the preparation of plans and programmes; and
  • Ability and skills to assess the Vertical Services and to prepare plans and programme of work.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Health Planning.
  • Seven (7) years of planning experience.

Terms and Conditions of Employment
Terms and conditions of employment for the positions are to be negotiated with/determined by the Chief Personnel Officer, Personnel Department.

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

Attention: Administrative Officer IV (Contracts) 
Permanent Secretary 
Ministry of Health 
No. 63, Park Street 

Applications can be e-mailed to:

The position applied for should be written on the envelope or included in the subject of the e-mail.  Applications should reach the Contract Employment Unit no later than September 6th, 2016.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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CARPHA, a Public Health Agency serving 24 member states in the Caribbean, headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, with campuses in St. Lucia and Jamaica, invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and dynamic persons to fill the positions described below. An excellent opportunity to contribute to the improvement of public health in the Caribbean region exists for the selected candidate.

CARPHA – PORT OF SPAIN (Closing Date August 24, 2016)

The incumbent is a member of the CARPHA Executive Management Team and serves as CARPHA’s technical focal point to coordinate and direct public health surveillance and response activities related to conditions of regional and international importance. The incumbent will provide technical direction in strengthening existing and developing new initiatives in surveillance, prevention and control as well as on the uses of health information, epidemiology principles and methods as applied to the areas of public health surveillance, epidemiological assessments, planning and evaluation of the health situation. The incumbent will direct and coordinate the surveillance and laboratory functions of CARPHA to include training, research, planning and evaluation, mobilization of partners and resources to support delivery of the Agency’ mandate.

CARPHA – PORT OF SPAIN (Closing Date August 24, 2016)

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director – Surveillance, Disease Prevention & Control, and in close collaboration with the OECS Commission, the post holder will function in a multi-disciplinary manner and be responsible for the coordination of all public health initiatives of CARPHA within the OECS Sub-Region. The post holder will provide coordination between OECS Commission and CARPHA to ensure that in-country needs are clearly identified, that the services to be delivered by CARPHA are contained in the Agency’s work programme and that there are clearly identified ‘point persons’ within the relevant ministries. Responsibilities will include seeking additional funding to complement resources received by CARPHA which excludes the OECS sub region, intensive liaison with technical and management units within CARPHA, OECS Commission, and at regional and global levels with other relevant partners.

A competitive salary is being offered with an attractive benefits package that includes participatory group insurance including a group health plan with vision and dental benefits and a defined contribution pension arrangement or end-of-service gratuity depending on contract modality. Additional benefits for persons recruited from outside the country of posting.

Applications or enquiries should be clearly identified in the subject line and addressed to:

The Manager, Human Resource Department
Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
FAX : (868) 622-2792; Email: 

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