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Environmental Health Specialist

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St Vincent and the Grenadines
Duration in month
1,5 months
Start date
End date
Project description
The global objective of this project is to improve the delivery of health care services to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The project purpose is to contribute specified resources toward the continuous development of an efficient, effective and sustainable health care delivery system for the people of SVG especially preventing and managing the prioritised Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs).

The specific objective of this contract is to provide the expertise needed to assist the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment to develop and implement a holistic programme including targeted public awareness and lifestyle behaviour change initiatives to prevent and manage CNCDs. Additionally, the provision of this technical assistance will support improvements in the management and efficiency of the Environmental Health Division and the Mental Health Centre as well as to improve the management of the MCMH, including establishing a quality assurance system.
Service description
The Environmental Health Expert will be member of a team of 4 experts.
The Environmental Health Specialist will perform his/her duties under the direction of the 10th EDF Project Manager of the MoHW&E and the supervision of the Team Leader.  This key expert will liaise directly with Environmental Management Committee to deliver result numbers 4 to 6 of Section 2.4. Specifically, this expert will be required to:

Conduct a comprehensive Needs Assessment and prepare an Action Plan for the management of the Environmental Management Division (EMD). The needs assessment should be conducted against the backdrop of the EMD's mission, the mission of the Ministry of Health and international conventions adopted by the Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The Action Plan should include at a minimum; an evaluation of the various strategic options, specific actions required to achieve them, potential risks, an implementation timeframe and indicative costs.
Review the Environmental Health Act and produce a legal draft with proposed regulations which can be submitted to Cabinet for further action.
Review the existing Environmental Health Regulations and make necessary recommendations for revision in accordance with international standards, and in response to the needs assessment.  
Develop operational guidelines, procedural manuals and other relevant management tools including a Workforce Plan, in accordance with international standards.
Present a power-point presentation on the final draft report to top management team and relevant stakeholders in MOHW&E.  

Environmental Health Specialist

Short term
End recruitment
Job qualification
Qualifications and skills
• At least a Masters degree in Environmental Health or a related health discipline with post-graduate training in management.  
• Excellent capacity to work and communicate in the English Language.
• Proof of analytical capabilities and technical writing skills.
• Excellent capacity to work and deliver within deadlines.
• Sound knowledge of sustainable development in health.  

General professional experience
• Experience in conducting needs assessments in the health sector.
Specific professional experience
• A minimum of ten (10) years experience in the development of environmental health policy.
• A minimum of ten (10) years experience in the conduct of similar assignments, preferably within the Caribbean region.
• A minimum of five (5) years experience in legal drafting of environmental law.
• A minimum of five (5) years experience of drafting environmental regulations.
Mission duration and start date
28 days
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