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Ministry of Health - National Medical Director
Ministry of Health - Manager, Mental Health
Ministry of Health - Manager, Cost Accounting and Budgeting
Ministry of Health - Manager, Change Management
Ministry of Health - Manager, Corporate Communications
Ministry of Health - Chief Technical Coordinator, Disaster Preparedness
Ministry of Health - Occupational Health Analyst II
Ministry of Health - Programme Director, HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit
Ministry of Health - Finance Manager, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Ministry of Health - Manager, National Blood Transfusion Service
Ministry of Health - Nurse Co-ordinator, School Health Programme
Ministry of Health - Senior Human Resource Analyst

Ministry of Health - Medical Director

North West Regional Health Authority - Manager, Occupational Health and Safety




Ministry of Health - National Medical Director 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for employment, on contract, for a period of three (3) years, in the Ministry of Health.

Reports to:

  • Chief Medical Officer (Clinical)
  • Permanent Secretary (Administrative)

Job Summary
Highly responsible professional and administrative work in the overseeing of  all aspect of the services provided by National Emergency Ambulance Service.     

Length of Contract

Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring the delivery of services and obligations of the national emergency ambulance service provider within the context of the service contract. These include (but are not limited to) clinical performance, operations, administration, staffing, recording and reporting, quality assurance, client satisfaction and ambulances.
  • Reporting of findings on a regular basis to the Chief Medical Officer (clinical, patient related) and Permanent Secretary (administrative issues).
  • Collaborating with other departments of the Ministry of Health as necessary with a view towards gaining input in the operations of the ambulance services. These include Quality Services Management Unit, Finance and Projects, Corporate Communications Unit, Health Policy, Research and Planning Directorate, Vertical Services etc.
  • Participating in EMT-B’s training programme.
  • Liaising with the Regional Health Authorities and other ambulance destinations to monitor service delivery.
  • Developing continuing education programme, regionally and nationally.
  • Advising on control systems and making recommendations for improvement of the operations and services of the service provider.
  • Providing technical support and advice with respect to the development of the National Emergency Ambulance Services Authority.
  • Overseeing the operations of the Emergency Services and Disaster Preparedness Co-ordinating Unit.
  • Any other related duties as may be required.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A Medical Degree recognized by the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Current Registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Post graduate qualification in medicine and/ or surgery and / or any sub-specialty of medicine or surgery.
  • Four (4) to eight (8) years of supervisory experience.
    or
  • Any equivalent combination of training and 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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Manager, Mental Health

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 Ministry of Health:

Reports to: Chief Medical Officer

Job Summary
Develop and coordinate activities of Mental Health Programme in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Ministry of Health and provide technical advice to the Chief Medical Officer and the Regional Health Authority.  Ensure the implementation of the mental health policy to improve the quality of service delivery, accessibility and community care.  The Manager is responsible for the development of good practice guidelines on effective interventions in primary, secondary, tertiary care and interagency collaboration.  The Manager, Mental Health Programme is expected to assist in developing effective links between the Ministry of Health/Regional Health Authorities, the community and the mental health care providers and relevant civil organizations.

Length of Contract

Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs and coordinates the implementation of the activities for the Ministry of Health’s annual action plan of the mental health program.
  • Facilitates the operationalization of the mental health policies and include provisions for children and adolescents.
  • Coordinates the process of updating the Mental Health Legislation according to the Mental Health Policy.
  • Develops guidelines for quality assurance in mental health care, as part of the delivery of relevant services at the regional level (Day hospitals, sheltered housing, mental health clinics, acute Units).
  • Monitors and evaluates programme performance at the regional and national level.
  • Advises the Chief Medical Officer on training needs to ensure that they are updated with the new developments and to maintain a staff and patient ratio according to the WHO standards.
  • Ensures the development of mental health information systems at all levels which will allow for synchronization of information and to make data available for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develops and guides the implementation of public awareness plan to educate school personnel and the police department about mental health promotion, prevention and management of mental health problems.
  • Assists in the development of a National Plan for the delivery of mental health services during disasters and emergencies.
  • Prepares and submits bimonthly reports of the achievements of the Unit.

Advocacy/Leadership

  • Serve as a liaison between the mental health program and Government and non-governmental agencies.
  • Be an advocate for clients in the mental health system, protecting their human rights and dignity and ensuring quality care.
  • Promote public awareness against stigma and discrimination.
  • Provide leadership in developing innovative community mental health program.
  • Support the formation of self-help groups.

Education/Research

  • With appropriate support from the Chief Medical Officer, attend annual seminars, workshops or conferences locally and abroad.
  • Facilitate the development of research in the mental health care services.
  • Maintain an active membership in selected national and international medical organizations.
  • Provide assistance to conduct studies on the prevalence of mental disorders and their impact in their communities. 

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Master Degree in Psychology/Psychiatry from a recognized University.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of National and International policies and standards that govern mental health.
  • Demonstrates leadership skill with ability to create, promote and participate in a team environment.
  • Proven leadership skills in the development and implementation of mental health programs.
  • Able to work around barriers to achieve goals of the Mental Health program within the Ministry of Health.
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Good communication and presentation skill.
  • Knowledge of mental health care that is human right based.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Manager, Cost Accounting and Budgeting

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 Ministry of Health:

Reports to: Director, Finance and Accounts

Job Summary
Assists the Director, Finance and Accounts, in the achievement of the Directorate’s objectives by establishing and maintaining cost monitoring systems for use in developing budgets, and comparative cost analyses for use in all areas of health care.

Length of Contract

Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes and evaluates monthly statements of actual expenditure and revenue for the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authorities.
  • Identifies cost effective interventions and evaluates their use within the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authorities.
  • Analyzes, evaluates and monitors budgetary submissions from all Units within the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authorities.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the Ministry’s recurrent and capital budgets for submission to Ministry of Finance.
  • Manages government-funded programmes under the Development Programme.
  • Analyzes the unit cost of services within the health sector.
  • Advises senior management on the financial implications of functional projects.
  • Facilitates the procurement of goods and services under the Development Programme.
  • Assists in the preparation and negotiation of Annual Service Agreements with the Regional Health Authorities.
  • Other related duties as may be required.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A recognized professional qualification in Accounting (ACCA or equivalent).
  • At least five (5) years of experience at a senior accounting level.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Manager, Change Management

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 Ministry of Health:

Reports to: Deputy Permanent Secretary

Job Summary
The Manager, Change Management is responsible for facilitating and managing the change programme of the Ministry of Health; championing the Integrated Change and Transformation Management Strategy and Plan.

Length of Contract

Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides overall direction in the definition and delivery of the Change and Transformation activities.
  • Develops, formalizes and updates the Change and Transformation Management Strategy and Plan applying the approved Change and Transition Management process design
  • Prepares and maintains the Change and Transformation Management Strategy and Plan, inclusive of the Communications, Process Change and Training and Documentation components of the strategy.
  • Co-ordinates, controls and steers all the activities connected with the Change and Transformation team.
  • Assists the Project Manager in building and maintaining a high performance project team, principally by documenting the project roles and responsibilities, and by organizing events designed to promote the communication of information to all team members.
  • Facilitates business process re-design.
  • Plans and conducts regular stakeholder information sessions and periodic assessment of stakeholder’s readiness for change.
  • Proactively manages stakeholders and meet their expectations, as relevant.
  • Manages the development and distribution of project communications for the purpose of keeping stakeholders aware of the events associated with the project, and the potential impact, with a view to fostering the stakeholders’ support of the project and the associated changes.
  • Identifies benefits to be derived from change initiatives and continuously monitor achievement of these.
  • Chairs weekly Change and Transformation Management Team meetings and prepares and distribute minutes.
  • Identifies change issues and risks and deals with these.  Escalates to Projects Management and Steering Committee as necessary.
  • Provides status reports (verbally, at meetings, in writing as required) to Project Manager, Project Management Team, Steering Committee and other Governance Committees of the Ministry of Health as necessary.
  • Reviews and edits work deliverables produced by the Change and Transformation Team.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A Masters Degree in Management or Management related fields (e.g. Public Sector Management, Project Management, Administrative Management or Business Management).
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience working in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques.
  • Strong project management experience is required, including the ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
  • Experience in Healthcare Communications
  • Health Care Financial Management experience.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Communications would be an asset.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Manager, Corporate Communications

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 Ministry of Health:

Reports to: Permanent Secretary

Job Summary
This incumbent is required to develop, implement, direct and evaluate the Ministry’s/Department’s marketing and communications strategies and programmes including public relations, media relations, web site content and the Ministry’s/Department’s identity/image programme. Duties include planning, organising, directing and coordinating the work of staff engaged in the performance of related activities. Duties also include using communications as a vital component of the overall change management programme in support of the Ministry’s/Department’s initiatives amongst internal stakeholders and to inform clients, employees and the general public of initiatives and policies of government and of the Ministry/Department.

Length of Contract

Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organises, directs and coordinates the work of staff engaged in the provision of Corporate Communications services in a Ministry/Department.
  • Designs, organises and implements a creative and effective Communications Strategy including content management for the Ministry/Department’s website ensuring that it is adequately integrated into the Ministry/Department’s Operations.
  • Prepares the more complex and sensitive briefs, media releases, advertisements and presentations; reviews speeches to be delivered by the Minister.
  • Prepares the more complex Cabinet/Ministerial Notes, internal notes and other documents.
  • Spearheads the development and implementation of media relations strategy to ensure proactive and positive media coverage of the Ministry’s/Department’s activities and to minimise negative media reports.
  • Facilitates workforce effectiveness by setting the standard for monitoring the performance of staff supervised.
  • Directs and participates in the preparation of the budgetary estimates of the Corporate Communications Division/Unit and ensures that expenditure is in accordance with financial guidelines.
  • Provides strategic advice to members of the Ministry’s/Department’s executive and senior management teams, business unit managers and client sector leaders to build and protect the corporate brand name and image.
  • Defines and manages all aspects of strategic communications: brand management, reputation management and relationship management for the Ministry/Department.
  • Directs the conduct of research activities to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Corporate Communications and client service provided and recommends necessary changes.
  • Prepares the required inputs for the Ministry’s/Department’s Annual Report and other reports required by other agencies.
  • Formulates policies, procedures, systems and guidelines that support the Corporate Communications function in the Ministry/Department and ensures compliance.
  • Oversees the budgeting, planning, direction, coordination, implementation and evaluation of major events and programmes in the Ministry/Department and ensures successful execution.
  • Directs and co-ordinates staff engaged in the performance of protocol duties for the Ministry/Department in accordance with established standards to ensure appropriate etiquette is used in interactions with individuals such as dignitaries and officials.
  • Advises on the development and implementation of corporate advertising strategies, programmes and action plans adopted by the Ministry/Department.
  • Develops and trains staff supervised in the creation and implementation of Crisis and Issues Communication Plans.
  • Participates in the procurement of consultants for communications and research services by defining the research problem, determining research methodologies and sources, advising on questionnaires and discussion guides and reviewing reports and recommendations.
  • Manages the work activities of consultants providing communications and research services.
  • Contributes to the development of Provides oversight for customer relationships by maintaining constant dialogue, monitoring evolving needs, monitoring client care audits/quality indicators/client surveys, and developing early dissatisfaction detection mechanisms.
  • Directs and coordinates the process for monitoring national, regional and international news and provides the executive with media summaries as detailed in the delivery schedule.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of media issues, social marketing theory and practice, communications strategies and implementation and behavioural sciences.
  • Extensive knowledge of marketing, public relations, advertising, promotion and other marketing communication methods.
  • Extensive knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role of mass media. Knowledge of the Constitution of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Extensive knowledge of desktop publishing, new web and social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Considerable knowledge of the organisational structure of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Considerable knowledge of protocol procedures.
  • Knowledge of Public Administration.

Abilities

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite desktop publishing and communications technologies such as web applications, design/illustration software and/or databases.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
  • Skill in writing and editing, including a strong command of English.
  • Skill in conducting research and in conceptual and analytical thinking.
  • Ability to use e-Government technology platforms.
  • Ability to use the internet for research purposes.
  • Ability to plan, organise, lead and co-ordinate the work of professional and other support staff performing corporate communications duties.
  • Ability to develop effective and engaging branded events that will achieve Ministry/Agency goals.
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently in a changing and multitasking environment with numerous deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal/external partners.
  • Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position that result in stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communications when dealing with other stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the field of Corporate Communications or Public Relations or Media Relations and Advertising.
  • Training as evidenced by a recognised University Degree in Communications Studies or a post graduate Diploma in a related field.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Chief Technical Coordinator, Disaster Preparedness

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 Ministry of Health:

Reports to: Chief Medical Officer

Job Summary
Provides overall direction and management of the Unit, liaise with Ministry of Health, Head Office on policy issues and the development and revision of the Ministry’s Disaster Management Plan.

Length of Contract

Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to develop/ review the National Disaster Management Plan and Policy for the Ministry of Health.
  • Works with cross functional teams to develop and review on an ongoing basis the Ministry’s Disaster Management Plan.
  • Oversees all technical and management operations of the Unit.
  • Assists in the development and conduct of training programmes as well as drills in order to sensitize the general population to be in a state of readiness in the event of a national disaster.
  • Coordinates disaster management activities to be undertaken by the Health Sector.
  • Develops a budget for the Unit.
  • Ensures the existence of the efficient and effective emergency management systems for early medical intervention in the event of accidents and/ or natural disaster.
  • Identifies prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response approaches and vital tools applicable to health sector.
  • Maintains a Health Disaster Command Centre with resources to function as the Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC), with proper communication system.
  • Conducts training workshops to build skills in disaster management and response.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A BSc. Degree in Management /Disaster Management/ Environmental Management or an equivalent qualification in a related field.
  • Postgraduate qualification in public health related discipline.
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience working in a Disaster/ Emergency Management environment.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience at managerial level in a medium to large organization, with a compelling track record of effective leadership, decisiveness, quick thinking and action.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Occupational Health Analyst II

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 Ministry of Health:

Reports to: Specialist Medical Officer (Occupational Health)

Job Summary
The Occupational Health Analyst II would provide expert advice to generate and promote a positive health and safety culture by developing policies/ procedures and material for the education of staff on issues relating to health and safety. Additionally, the incumbent performs investigations and audits. 

Length of Contract

Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, administers a comprehensive health and safety management system for the Ministry and Vertical Services, in accordance with relevant regulations/policies.
  • Develops training material and conducts training for all staff on issues relating to health and safety rights and responsibilities.
  • Develops and implements health and safety monitoring systems.
  • Develops emergency procedures and coordinates emergency teams.
  • Coordinates emergency response to biological, chemical and radioactive spills and accidents.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2004 (amended) and related regulations.
  • Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of health and safety practices, policies and standards.
  • Considerable skill in the development and implementation of policies and programmes.
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and negotiation skills.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A Masters Degree or post graduate qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized University.
  • Certification in management or supervision.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years experience in the area of health and safety.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of health and safety policies and training programmes.
    or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Programme Director, HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit

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 Ministry of Health:

Reports to: Chief Medical Officer

Job Summary
To manage the HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit within the Ministry of Health to support the implementation of the Trinidad and Tobago HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Prevention Treatment and Care Health Sector Plan.

To spearhead activities on HIV/AIDS in the following priority areas:

  • Prevention of the spreads of HIV/AIDS transmission
  • Treatment, care and support
  • Advocacy and human rights
  • Surveillance and research

Length of Contract
Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership toward the formation of national treatment and care guidelines using sub committees in collaboration with the Assistant Programme Director HIV/AIDS (Treatment and Care).
  • Collaborates with the Director Health Policy, Research and Planning, to develop national policies relevant to the HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care.
  • Responsible for the identification of HIV/AIDS indicators and ensuring that systems are functioning efficiently for the monitoring and evaluation of the national programs.
  • Collaborates with the RHAs to identify training needs and assists with the development of training programs for multidisciplinary teams at regional level.
  • Convenes quarterly MOH Stakeholder meetings and annual presentations to the wider HIV/AIDS community on updates of the MOH Health Sector Plan.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Programme Director, HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit, develop annual work plans using the resources of the MOH Health Sector Work Plan and National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan.
  • Prepares the annual budget for HIV/AIDS for input in the MOH budget.
  • Develops proposals for HIV/AIDS programs on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
  • Attends the MOH Technical Directors’ Meeting and the MOH Management Executive Meeting as representative of the HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit.
  • Sits on the NACC Care Treatment Sub-Committee.
  • Provides the Minister of Health and the Chief Medical Officer with direction and continuous advice on issues related to HIV/AIDS.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Ministry of Health, the National AIDS Coordinating Committee and national, regional and international stakeholders.
  • Represents the Ministry of Health at national, regional and international conferences and seminars on HIV/AIDS.
  • Liaises with other Technical Areas within the Ministry of Health and provides support to other Ministries on HIV/AIDS issues.
  • Prepares annual financial reports accounting for the use of MOH HIV/AIDS resources.

Requirements, Knowledge and Skills

  • At least five (5) years of experience working on HIV/AIDS issues with sufficient knowledge of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care and Support and Surveillance.
  • Experience in mobilizing and coordinating various agencies working on HIV/AIDS issues.
  • Working knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues and organizations in Trinidad and Tobago and within the Caribbean Region.
  • The ability to function effectively at the decision-making level making level with the Ministry of Health.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A Medical Degree from a recognized University. A postgraduate degree in Public Health and/or experience would be an asset.
    or
  • Any equivalent combination of training and 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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Finance Manager, President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

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 Ministry of Health:

Reports to: Programme Director, HIV/AIDS Coordinating Unit

Job Summary
Liaises with the Tobago HIV/AIDS Coordinating Committee (THACC), the Ministry of Health and relevant US agencies e.g. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) to account for project fund disbursements and expenditures in accordance with the financial requirements of the funding agency and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  The Finance Manager would work in close collaboration with the Finance and Accounts Department in the Ministry of Health and any authorized auditing agency to ensure transparent and competent financial accountability.

Length of Contract
Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains financial procedures in accordance with financial guidelines of the CDC, USAID and other PEPFAR implementing agencies.
  • Ensures that adequate internal controls exists to safeguard the assets of the project.
  • Conducts Project budget preparations, monitoring and revision activities.
  • Has overall responsibility for payment transactions according to the project and in consultation with the Project Coordinator, carries out all preparations, applications and documentation of payment transaction.
  • Supervises monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.
  • Ensures that accounting records are up to date.
  • Draws down on funds from the Payment Management Information System (PMIS).

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Postgraduate Degree or professional qualification in Accounting/Financial Management.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in financial management, particularly in the design of financial management procedures and in managing computer-based, financial management systems, accounting and auditing.
  • Experience and knowledge in international accounting and auditing standards.
  • Knowledge of the Financial Procedures of PEPFAR implementing agencies such as the USAID and CDC will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Project Management.
  • Computer skills including MS Project, Work and Excel.
  • Knowledge and experience in the workings of the Public Service and the financial and procurement practices and procedures of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago will be an asset.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Manager, National Blood Transfusion Service

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 Ministry of Health:


Reports to: Chief Medical Officer

Job Summary
Liaises with the Tobago HIV/AIDS Coordinating Committee (THACC), the Ministry of Health and relevant US agencies e.g. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) to account for project fund disbursements and expenditures in accordance with the financial requirements of the funding agency and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Finance Manager would work in close collaboration with the Finance and Accounts Department in the Ministry of Health and any authorized auditing agency to ensure transparent and competent financial accountability.

Length of Contract
Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the National Blood Transfusion Service.
  • Supervises the work of professional subordinates and other members of staff engaged in haematological and related functions to government institutions and the National Blood Transfusion Service.
  • Serves as Consultant Haematologist with clinical responsibilities in government health institutions.
  • Provides professional direction and advice regarding proper haematological practices and procedures.
  • Establishes and ensures rigid maintenance of standards of all public and private institutions which collect and/or transfuse blood from donors by monitoring blood transfusion practices on a national scale.
  • Co-ordinates the activities of the satellite blood banking facilities.
  • Attends and participates in meetings for the formulation of policy on the procurement and utilization of blood products in patient care.
  • Deliver lectures to medical students, nurses and other health personnel.
  • Performs related work as may be required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and modern development in the field of haematology and immunohaematology.
  • Considerable knowledge of legislation and policies pertaining to blood transfusion.
  • Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures and of relevant policies and regulations.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct a programme on a nationwide scale.
  • Ability to examine patients with haematological complaints and to diagnose, prescribe and administer appropriate treatment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, subordinates and members of the public.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Extensive experience in Haematology including experience in Immunohaematology and blood transfusion services.
  • Training as evidence by the possession of a medical degree from a recognized School of Medicine, supplemented by the possession of a recognized Diploma in Haematology.

Additional Special Requirements

  • Registration by the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago as Medical Practitioner and as a Specialist in Haematology.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Nurse Coordinator, School Health Programme
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 Ministry of Health:


Reports to: Deputy Director, Health Promotion and Public Health

Job Summary
The Nurse Co-ordinator provides nursing direction to the School Health Project Team within the framework of the Ministry of Health’s Action Plan for School.  The incumbent also serves as a liaison between the District Education Office, Student Support Services of the Ministry of Education, the school, the County Health Administration.

Length of Contract
Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Project Manager, School Health in co-ordinating the School Health Screening Project.
  • Assists the School Health Project Team in developing guidelines, forms, policies and procedures specific to school nursing services.
  • Assists the Project Manager in monitoring and evaluating the screening services to ensure quality assurance standards are met.
  • Liaises with District Health Visitor, District Nurse, School Nurse and Ministry of Education personnel to monitor the implementation of school screening programme.
  • Acts as liaison between the schools, home and community by communicating with parents, health and education personnel and other key stakeholders.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of training programmes and updates for nurses, school district staff and other stakeholders relevant to school health services.
  • Serves as an advocate for health education and health promotion particularly as it relates to current health issues among the school age population.
  • Provides indirect supervision to the School Health Screening Assistants.
  • Ensures that the School Health Screening Assistants work within established protocols, standards, quality assurance and infection control measures.
  • Completes monthly reports, relating to hearing screening conducted in each county.
  • Conducts monthly meetings with the School Health Screening Assistants.
  • Coordinates continued educational activities for the School Health Screening Assistants.
  • Maintains good working relationships with all stakeholders relevant to school health services by participating in meetings and other events.
  • All other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A District Health Visitor or District Nurse with five (5) years of experience in Public Health.
  • Proven supervisory skills.
  • Previous training and experience in School Health or any other qualifications would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in the use of appropriate computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Senior Human Resource Analyst

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 Ministry of Health:


Reports to: Director, Human Resources

Job Summary
The incumbent is required to plan, organize and supervise the activities of professional and other staff involved in interpreting and implementing Human Resource Management (HRM) policies, procedures, rules and regulations.  Duties include participating in the development of the Ministry’s/Department’s HRM programmes and projects; supervising the preparation and delivery of training programmes; reviewing and making recommendations for revisions of HRM policies and procedures; undertaking the more complex work assignments; and representing the Ministry/Department at meetings with recognized associations/unions and other Ministries/Departments..

Length of Contract
Three (3) years

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and supervises the work of a group of professional staff engaged in the implementation of HRM policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Participates in and provides significant input into the formulation and management of the Ministry’s/Department’s HRM programmes and projects to support its overall strategic business objectives; and determines strategies and procedures for implementation
  • Participates and makes recommendations in respect of the Ministry/Department’s strategic planning and change management processes
  • Provides advice and guidance regarding the interpretation and application of HRM policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Formulates training programmes in consultation with line managers and co-ordinates the activities of staff engaged in the development, execution and evaluation of training programmes
  • Serves as a resource person at training courses, seminars and workshops on HRM
  • Trains, coaches and mentors staff to ensure effective job performance
  • Develops and co-ordinates employees’ orientation, induction and exit programmes of the Ministry/Department
  • Reviews and analyses reports, proposals, draft Cabinet/Ministerial Notes, circulars and other documents submitted by staff supervised in order to assess quality and accuracy of content and makes appropriate recommendations
  • Undertakes the more complex work assignments including the preparation of Cabinet/Ministerial Notes, internal notes and other documents and submits reports and/or recommendations as required
  • Reviews client feedback, trends and existing HRM policies and procedures and recommends revision or the development of new policies and procedures
  • Consults as necessary with Central HRM Agencies to obtain advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of HRM policies, procedures and legislation
  • Provides feedback to the Central HRM Agencies on the operationalisation of HRM policies and procedures
  • Participates in or presides over meetings and discussions with representatives of Ministries/Departments, recognized associations/unions in respect of grievances, negotiations and other matters related to HRM
  • Supervises the implementation of the performance management system in the Ministry/Department in order to ensure that activities are accomplished effectively and in a timely manner
  • Represents the Ministry/Department on committees and at meetings and other fora as required
  • Performs related work as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques HRM
  • Considerable knowledge of government policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to human resource management
  • Considerable knowledge of Public Service legislation, rules, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of research methodologies, principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of national labour laws and regulations, collective and other agreements and policies in respect of daily rated employees
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of strategic planning and project management
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers
  • Ability to use e-Government technology platforms
  • Ability to use the internet for research purposes
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise/lead a group of professional and other support staff engaged in HRM activities
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate data and trends and make informed recommendations
  • Ability to solve complex problems and make decisions within approved policy frameworks
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in the performance of duties
  • Ability to observe and maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and policy briefs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other public service employees, representatives of recognized associations/unions and the public

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ of experience performing duties in one or more of the functional areas of human resource management
  • Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognized University degree with core courses in Human Resource Management or post graduate training in HRM

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
Port-of-Spain

Applications can also be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 October 10th, 2016.

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

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Ministry of Health - Medical Director 

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 National Organ Transplant Unit, Ministry of Health.

Job Summary

The incumbent is responsible for the medical direction for ALL donor-related activities.

Length of Contract

Three (3) years 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the medical direction of organ transplantation in keeping with the policies and regulations of the Ministry of Health and the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Oversight of laboratory activities to support organ transplantation.
  • Facilitates appropriate financial and operational efficiencies.
  • Collaborates with Transplant Team Members to promote the concepts and practice of Risk Management and Quality Assurance in all activities of NOTU.
  • Coordinates the care of transplant patients and donors.
  • Participates in Hospital and National Committees dealing with transplant issues.
  • Continually reviews operations, policies and procedures, staff education and training, including a disaster preparedness plan and recommend areas for improvement.
  • Ensures that transplant surgery, tissue typing, procurement services and other operations are conducted by appropriately qualified staff.
  • Generates monthly and annual reports and budgetary projections for the NOTU.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Registered Medical Practitioner with Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • MBTT Registrable post graduate qualifications eg. MRCP or DM Medicine or American Board Certification in Nephrology.
  • At least eight (8) years experience as a SMO or Consultant.
  • Previous experience in the transplant field will be an asset.

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 
Port-of-Spain

Applications can be e-mailed to: careers@health.gov.tt

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 30th, 2016.

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

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