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                      GOVERNMENT VACANCY





 DEPARTMENT:                  National Epidemiology and Research Unit

 MINISTRY:                            Health and Human Services

 LOCATION:                         Providenciales.


Under the supervision of the Chief of Epidemiology and Research Unit (NERU), manage the collection of data from surveillance/sentinel sites conducts contact tracing and follow-up of specific incidences of communicable disease or outbreaks, and maintain appropriate records to facilitate analysis, interpretation of data, and timely intervention to positively impact public health in TCI.


  • Develops and maintains appropriate systems for reporting, follow up, and investigation of communicable and other diseases, and events or occurrences of importance to health.
  • Establishes new and maintains existing relationships with all sentinel/reporting sites (public sector and private sector) to facilitate timely and accurate reporting, and information dissemination.
  • Assists with research and disease surveillance activities to facilitate the measurement of health status indicators, and collection of surveillance and health service data.
  • Assists with data entry and management using health and statistical software such as Excel, Epi Info, SPSS, and Stata.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving the quality and timeliness of surveillance systems.
  • Assists health professionals to better understand the importance of reporting and participating in/conducting in-service training with stakeholders as necessary.
  • Conducts surveillance activities at institutions/sites such as ports of entry, schools, and Detention Centre.
  • Assists with preparation and dissemination of communicable disease outbreak reports to the Ministry of Health and CAREC in a timely, manner as requested during the outbreak.
  • Other relevant duties as may be assigned.



  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Nursing or other allied health discipline from an accredited institution with additional training/specialization in Public Health; a Master's degree in Public Health would be an asset.
  • A minimum of 3 year experience as a public health practitioner (e.g., surveillance officer, public health nurse, or environmental health officer).
  •  Experience in working with communicable disease surveillance.
  •  Experience in outbreak investigation and report dissemination.


SALARY: T20 – T 25 $24,840.00 - $28,560.00 per annum


Application Procedure

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter,  two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc with the subject line being Surveillance Officer Application. Applications sent by post or brought by hand should have the subject: Surveillance Officer Application clearly marked on the envelopes.

Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance.

Qualified Belongers will be given first consideration.



4th June, 2013.