Applications are invited for the position of CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER at Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA). The ideal candidate must be a strategic thinker, a visionary leader, have the capacity to build loyalty and trust as well as possess deep knowledge and expertise in the health care industry.



The Chief Executive Officer is expected to provide inspiring and strategic leadership while administering, directing and coordinating all activities of the Authority toward the fulfillment of the institution’s values, mission, strategy, and the achievement of its annual goals and objectives. The incumbent must engage in strong stakeholder management activities and recommend, develop, and implement a comprehensive strategy to address the island’s emerging characteristics and needs of the TRHA. The incumbent must undertake the necessary timely actions to meet the changing needs of the communities in which the Authority provides health services, ensuring compliance with institutional, regulatory and governmental requirements and the establishment of appropriate corporate strategies, plans and perspectives. The incumbent must transform healthcare delivery services to meet international standards.



  • Develop long-range strategic plans, governance structure, corporate objectives, plans and procedures, subject to agreed strategic imperatives and in accordance with policies approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Provide leadership in the execution of the legal and regulatory framework that governs the Authority and support the Board's responsibility to develop and periodically review the mission, objectives and strategic plan.
  • Oversee the design, marketing, promotion, delivery, risk and quality management of all healthcare programs and services provided to the community by ensuring that policies and practices effectively support safe and quality patient care, and that the delivery of healthcare services provides the highest level of a positive experience to the patient.
  • Develop a system of metrics to track the performance of the Authority, govern the operations of the institution, set goals through objectively derived benchmarks and monitor goals in a value‐added manner.
  • Oversee the financial and accounting ordinances of the Authority, recommend yearly budget for Board approval and ensure prudent management of the financial resources within those budget guidelines; according to current laws and regulations.
  • Ensure appropriate systems and structures are in place for the effective management and control of the Authority and its resources including the employment, development, control, direction and discharge of all employees of the Authority. Ensure structures and systems for the development, review and recommendation of new programs, program expansion or changes.
  • Represent the Authority externally to the community, government, media other organizations and agencies, and communicate with related health care agencies to promote co-ordination and/or planning of local health care services.



A thorough leader in health management and administration and possesses extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of strategic management, healthcare management and administration, business development, finance, human resources, quality management, risk management and regulatory requirements set by the government.
Clear understanding of the Authority’s short, medium and long term goals and objectives, sound appreciation of health sector management issues, imperatives, and challenges; negotiating ability, interpretative judgement, calculative, analytical, diagnostic and communicative abilities, and well developed knowledge of the institutional, governmental, socio-economic and cultural framework in which the Authority operates. Develop appropriate key performance indicators to monitor institutional performance and design collection methods to produce timely, actionable information.


  • Specialized training in Health Sector Management as evidenced by postgraduate study in the field such as a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration or Public Health with focus on Health Policy and Management.
  • Preference for applicants certified in Health Care or Health Sector Management.


  • At least ten years’ experience in the health sector, five or more which should have been at the senior management level.



Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with copies of all relevant certificates by May 1st 2020 to:

The Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors
Tobago Regional Health Authority
Doretta's Court
#197 Mt. Marie, Scarborough

or via email to:


Please clearly indicate the position for which you are applying either in the subject line of your email or on the envelope.


All external certification must have Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) certification.


We thank you for your interest in Tobago Regional Health Authority but Unsuitable Applications Will Not Be Acknowledged.