To manage the HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit within t
Job Type :
Job Status :
Career Level :
Senior Management (VP and equivalent)
#69 Park Street
PORT OF SPAIN
Trinidad & Tobago
5 to 7 years
Post Graduate Cert / Dip ( LEC, DipEd etc)
Skills Required :
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.
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 with the ministry of Health.
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 of Health Policy, Research and Planning, to develop national policies relevant to 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 national programs.
Collaborates with the RHAs to identify training needs and assists with the development of training programs for multidisciplinary teams at the 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 the Assistant Programme Director, HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit, develop annual work plans using the resources of the MOH Health sector Work Plan ant the 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 the representative of the HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit.
Sits on the NACC Care and Treatment Sub-Committee.
Provides the Minister of Health and the Chief Medical Officer with direct 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.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Resumes should be addressed to:
Attention: Administrative Officer IV (Contracts)
Ministry of Health
No. 63, Park Street
Applications can also be e-mailed to:
THE POSITION APPLIED FOR MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE SUBJECT OF THE E-MAIL AND COVER LETTER. APPLICATIONS SHOULD REACH THE CONTRACT EMPLOYMENT UNIT NO LATER THAN
MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2017
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those persons, who meet the minimum qualifications and experience required for the position and comply with the aforementioned guidelines, will be contacted.