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Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for employment, on contract, for a peri-
od of three (3) years, in the undermentioned position in the Change/Transition Unit in the Ministry of Health.
MANAGER, CHANGE MANAGEMENT
The Manager, Change Management is responsible for facilitating and managing the change programme of the Ministry
of Health; championing the Integrated Change and Transformation Management Strategy and Plan.
o Provides overall direction in the definition and delivery of the Change and Transformation activities.
o Develops, formalizes and updates the Change and Transformation Management Strategy and Plan applying the
approved Change and Transition Management process design.
o Prepares and maintains the Change and Transformation Management Strategy and Plan, inclusive of the
Communications, Process Change and Training and Documentation components of the strategy.
o Co-ordinates, controls and steers all the activities connected with the Change and Transformation team.
o Assists the Project Manager in building and maintaining a high performance project team, principally by documenting
the project roles and responsibilities, and by organizing events designed to promote the communication of
information to all team members.
o Facilitates business process re-design.
o Plans and conducts regular stakeholder information sessions and periodic assessment of stakeholder's readiness for change.
o Proactively manages stakeholders and meets their expectations, as relevant.
o Manages the development and distributions of project communications for the purpose of keeping stakeholders aware
of the events associated with the project, and the potential impact, with a view to fostering the stakeholders' support
of the project and the associated changes.
o Identifies benefits to be derived from change initiatives and continuously monitors achievement of these.
o Chairs weekly Change and Transformation Management Team meetings and prepares and distributes minutes.
o Identifies change issues and risks and deals with these. Escalates to Projects Management and Steering Committee
o Provides status reports (verbally, at meetings, in writing as required) to Project Manager, Project Management Team,
Steering Committee and other Governance Committees of the Ministry of Health as necessary.
o Reviews and edits work deliverables produced by the Change and Transformation Team.
o A Masters Degree in Management or Management related field (e.g. Human Resource Management, Public Sector
Management, Business Management or any other relevant Social Science).
o Six (6) to ten (10) years experience working in organizational development methodologies and change management
o Strong project management experience including the ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
o Or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Terms and conditions of employment are to be negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer, Personnel Department.
Applications, with detailed Curriculum Vitae and two (2) references, should be addressed to:
Ministry of Health
No. 63, Park Street
Attention: Administrative Officer IV (Contracts)
Make sure you understand and perform well the
tasks that contribute to the strategy.
Similarly, every organisation has its own culture---
its own, historically developed values, rights and
wrongs, and things that it considers to be important.
If you are new to an organisation, talk through with
established, respected members of staff to understand
Make sure that you understand this culture. Make
sure that your actions reinforce the company s culture,
or at least do not go against it. Looked at through
the lens of culture, will the company value what you
do?Check that your priorities are consistent with this
mission statement and the company culture.
3. Find out who the top achievers are, and under-
stand why they are successful
Inside or outside the organisation, there may be
people in a similar role to you who are seen as highly
successful. Find out how they work, and what they
do to generate this success. Look at what they do,
and learn from them. Understand what skills make
them successful, and learn those skills.
4. Check you have the people and resources to do
The next step is to check that you have the staff
support, resources and training needed to do an
excellent job. If you do not, start work on obtaining
5. Confirm priorities with your boss
By this stage, you should have a thorough under-
standing of what your job entails, and what your key
objectives are. You should also have a good idea of
the resources that you need, and any additional train-
ing you may need to do the best you can.
This is the time to talk the job through with your
boss, and confirm that you share an understanding
of what constitutes good performance in the role.
It is also worth talking through serious inconsis-
tencies, and agreeing how these can be managed.
6. Take Action
You should now know what you have to do to be
successful in your job. You should have a good idea
of the most important things that you have to do,
and also the least important.
Where you can drop the less-important tasks, do
so. Where you can de-prioritise them, do so.
Where you need more resource or training to do
your job, negotiate for this.
Remember to be a little sensitive in the way you
do this: Good teamwork often means helping other
people out with jobs that do not benefit you. However,
do not let people take advantage of you: Be assertive
in explaining that you have your own work to do.
If you cannot drop tasks, delegate them or negotiate
longer time scales.
Job analysis is a five-step technique for:
• Understanding and agreeing how to achieve peak
performance in your job.
• Ensuring that you and your boss agree on the
areas you should concentrate on when time gets
tight; and the areas that can be de-emphasized during
• Making sure that you have the resources, training
and staff needed to do a good job.
This helps you to manage the stress of job overload
by helping to decide which jobs you should drop.
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