Careers & Vacancies

Interested in a career in health? Join our team.


If you have the passion and desire to work in health, join our team and contact us today. To express your interest in roles advertised, you must submit a cover letter and CV via email to

Job descriptions (JDs) can be requested from

  • Public Health Specialist
  • Public Health Registrar
  • General Medicine Specialist
  • Dental Specialist
  • Surgeon
  • Paediatrician
  • Cardiologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Senior House Officers
  • House Officers
  • Anaesthetic Technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Senior Health Protection Officer
  • Health Protection Officer
  • Health Information Systems Officer
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Finance & Administration Officer
  • ICT Analyst

Expressions of Interest

Contract for Service – COVID-19 Coordinator

Te Marae Ora (TMO) Ministry of Health is seeking expressions of interest for the role of COVID-19 Coordinator, intended as a central point for TMO, ensuring a timely and relevant coordination of the preparedness and response to COVID-19.

It is expected that the Consultant will have the following key competencies:


  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the Cook Islands Health System;
  • Previous experience engaging with senior officials at a local, Regional and International Level;
  • Previous experience working in emergency context within the Cook Islands and/or Regional or International Level;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to substantially contribute to formulation of strategies and policies;
  • Ability to draft briefs, positions papers, and strategies, as required in English and Cook Islands Maori;
  • Diplomatic communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships for achievement of objectives, and to develop close and effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels;


  • Minimum of 15 years of progressively relevant experience in political affairs, development, human rights, health response, programme management or related experience

 Period of Contract: 12 months

To express interest in the role, submit a CV and cover letter by 10am Wednesday, 27 January 2021 to  A Terms of Reference is available on request. 


Overseas applicants

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Contact us

Call us on +682 29664 or email

How to apply with us

If you have the skills and experience suitable for the position you applied for, you will be contacted by our team to arrange for an interview.

Tip: Use this as an opportunity to share any additional details about your relevant experience.

If your application is short-listed, you will be invited to attend a panel interview at our office, or if based on the Pa Enua (outer islands) or overseas, a video interview will be conducted using technology such as Skype or Zoom. Our interviews are behavioural and competency based, and require you to draw upon relevant examples from your prior experience to determine the competencies required for the role.


  • Take time to prepare some specific work examples to discuss
  • Punctuality is important
  • Take time to research about us – our vision, values, leadership and governance structures and strategies
  • Be prepared to ask questions if you need

If your interview is successful and you’re shortlisted for the role, this process is essential to determine if you will receive an employment offer from us. It is important to provide at least two references on your CV who we can talk to. This process can take a while but we’re working as quickly as possible. If you have any queries during this process or wish to follow up, please call us and ask to speak with one of our HR team members.

If you’ve made it this far and receive an employment offer from us, congratulations! If you choose to accept the offer, the relevant documentation required as part of pre-employment checks include a criminal history check and medical clearance. This can take some time. Once all relevant documents and pre-employment checks are complete, you’ll be contacted by our HR team for a start date.