Nevis Ministry of Health seeking to fill Medical Officer of Health vacancy

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 28, 2023) — The following is notice from the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding vacant position of Medical Officer of Health.

The Ministry of Health invites eligible persons to apply for the post of

Medical Officer of Health.


 The Nevis Island Administration, Ministry of Health is searching for a resilient and dedicated leader to fill the position of Medical Officer of Health. The Officer will be accountable to the Permanent Secretary and will be responsible for supervising all Public Health Departments.  One will oversee the development and performance of essential public health functions and services while working collaboratively with District Medical Officers and the Coordinator of Community Health Nursing.


The subsequent is an excerpt of the responsibilities of the Medical Officer of Health:

–      Oversee all Public Health Departments

·      Assessing, developing and implementing  health policies         

·      Provide guidance and ensure adherence to the Public Health Act, Mental Health Act and related regulations that governs Public Health’s operations

·      Developing appropriate responses to and providing effective leadership during public health emergencies

·      Collection, analysis and reporting of strategic health information

·      Lead in the development of activities pertaining to the promotion of good health and wellness

·      Advising on procedures that facilitates the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases               

·      Advising on procedures that facilitates the prevention and control of environmental threats to human health

·      Guiding the Public Health team in assessing Nevisian communities in order to recommend and implement strategies to improve the general health of communities

·      Proving administrative and clinical direction to managers and health professionals

·      Building and maintaining a positive working relationship with the Chief Medical Officer of St. Kitts and Nevis

·      Communicating directly to elected officials and the general public on pertinent matters of health


o   Must possess a Medical Degree.

o   An additional degree or certification in Public Health/ Epidemiology/ Community Medicine would be an asset. If not, one must undergo studies in Public Health upon employment.

o   A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a managerial role or related working environment

o   Must have high levels of integrity, transparency, be objective, tactful, confidential, professional

o   Excellent team-player and leadership skills; ability to manage and empower staff

o   Conflict resolution and negotiation skills; analytical; proactive in problem solving; solution oriented

o   Excellent communication (listening, writing, speaking) skills

o   Ability to work in a multicultural environment and maintain effective working relations

o   Ability to work under pressure; excellent organizational and time management skills

o   Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence

o   Must be in good standing with the St. Kitts and Nevis Medical Board


The proposed salary scale is N43


Applicants must forward their Letters of Interest; Curriculum Vitae; Certificates of Qualifications; and a completed Employment Application Form (forms can be requested via email) by Thursday, 11th May, 2023 to:

EMAIL: Mrs. Shelisa Martin-Clarke at

MAILING ADDRESS: Mrs. Shelisa Martin-Clarke,

Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Health, Gender Affairs and Social Empowerment
Nevis Island Administration,
Administration Building,

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