Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Government of Tokelau - Director of Health

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 05-05-2017

NZ$46,904, accommodation provided


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Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to the position of Director of Health in the Tokelau Public Service. The Director of Health is responsible for managing and leading the Department of Health, encompassing the provision of quality health care and services; development and implementation of policy; resource management including finances and personnel; planning, monitoring and mandatory reporting.

The successful applicant must have at least 5 years of experience at a senior management level particularly in one or more of the various areas of health. Must also possess an understanding and appreciation of the Tokelau language and cultures and be able to communicate effectively with village governance and communities.

The key Duties and Responsibilities of this position includes the following:

  • Provide leadership and improving health services in Tokelau
  • Provide advice on health issues to the leaders of Tokelau
  • Manage relationship with key stakeholders
  • Oversee the overall operation and management of the Health Department
  • Manage the Tokelau Health Patient Referral Scheme

The successful applicant must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Consultative and motivational style of leadership
  • Proven experiences in health and organizational management, planning and policy development
  • Ability to maximise return from limited resources
  • Understanding and appreciation of Tokelau language and cultures
  • Strong community focus and excellent communication skills
  • Relevant tertiary qualification and at least 5 years management experiences in the area of health

Detailed Job Description is available on request.

This is a contract position for 2 years and will be based in Tokelau but is expected when necessary to travel between the three atolls and overseas as required and approved.

Remuneration commencement level is at NZ$46,904pa taxable. Relocation costs at the start and end of the contract is provided. Accommodation is also provided for the duration of the contract.

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