The Heart and Stroke Foundation SA (HSFSA), has a 5-year contract vacancy for a Nutrition Science Specialist or experienced Dietician , who has the ability to lead the Nutrition Science Programme  This team leader will be responsible for researching, designing, developing  and implementing  nutrition programmes that speak directly to the mission and vision of the Foundation to reduce cardio-vascular disease burden in South Africa.  This role will include advocating on behalf of the Foundation   to influence public health nutrition policies.  The Nutrition Science team leader will also work closely with the Health Promotion Programme. 

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Nutrition Science or Dietetics. A Master’s Degree is preferable
  • Registered as a Dietician or Nutritionist.
  • Minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in the Public Health Sector or at a tertiary institution
  • Have high level knowledge of government food regulations and food endorsement programmes
  • Have the ability to monitor the scientific landscape and ensure accuracy of nutrition-related scientific communication
  • Have the ability to translate scientific health-related information into language suitable for community/population level knowledge dissemination
  • Research and clinical experience will be a definite advantage
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and an additional South African language
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical ability
  • Have excellent management skills (ability to plan, organize and control own work effort and that of teams)
  • Willingness to up-skill, especially for advocacy activities
  • Have good networking and fundraising capabilities
  • Computer literacy
  • Have own transport and be prepared to travel

Duties would include:

  • Leading the Nutrition Science Programme
  • Assessing and helping to monitor all CVD related scientific research, international guidelines and best practices in the field
  • Developing the strategy and guiding implementation of all nutrition-related programmes
  • Involvement in the organization’s projects at conceptual and proposal levels
  • Assist in ensuring that scientific related material disseminated at the HSFSA is accurate and trustworthy
  • Developing partnerships with key people, communities and organisations, such as the National Department of Health who can affect or influence public health
  • Written and verbal communication with the public, media and partners
  • Support all HSF advocacy efforts
  • Work closely with the CEO, and all programme and heads of departments at the HSFSA

Kindly forward a current CV, covering letter and certified copies of qualifications to bianca.snyders@heartfoundation.co.za

Please contact Bianca Snyders on 021 422 1586 for further enquiries.

Closing date: 11 February 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements and do not submit the necessary documentation will not be considered. 

The Heart and Stroke Foundation SA (HSFSA), has a 5-year contract vacancy for a Nutrition Science Specialist or experienced Dietician , who has the ability to lead the Nutrition Science Programme This team leader will be responsible for researching, designing, developing and implementing nutrition programmes that speak directly to the mission and vision of the Foundation to reduce cardio-vascular disease burden in South Africa. This role will include advocating on behalf of the Foundation to influence public health nutrition policies. The Nutrition Science team leader will also work closely with the Health Promotion Programme.

Minimum requirements:
• Bachelors or Master’s degree in Nutrition Science or Dietetics. A Master’s Degree is preferable
• Registered as a Dietician or Nutritionist.
• Minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in the Public Health Sector or at a tertiary institution
• Have high level knowledge of government food regulations and food endorsement programmes
• Have the ability to monitor the scientific landscape and ensure accuracy of nutrition-related scientific communication
• Have the ability to translate scientific health-related information into language suitable for community/population level knowledge dissemination
• Research and clinical experience will be a definite advantage
• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and an additional South African language
• Strong critical thinking and analytical ability
• Have excellent management skills (ability to plan, organize and control own work effort and that of teams)
• Willingness to up-skill, especially for advocacy activities
• Have good networking and fundraising capabilities
• Computer literacy
• Have own transport and be prepared to travel

Duties would include:
• Leading the Nutrition Science Programme
• Assessing and helping to monitor all CVD related scientific research, international guidelines and best practices in the field
• Developing the strategy and guiding implementation of all nutrition-related programmes
• Involvement in the organization’s projects at conceptual and proposal levels
• Assist in ensuring that scientific related material disseminated at the HSFSA is accurate and trustworthy

Developing partnerships with key people, communities and organisations, such as the National
Department of Health who can affect or influence public health
• Written and verbal communication with the public, media and partners
• Support all HSF advocacy efforts
• Work closely with the CEO, and all programme and heads of departments at the HSFSA

Kindly forward a current CV, covering letter and certified copies of qualifications to bianca.snyders@heartfoundation.co.za 

Please contact Bianca Snyders on 021 422 1586 for further enquiries.
Closing date: 11 February 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements
and do not submit the necessary documentation will not be considered.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA), a national not-for-profit organization, is seeking to appoint a Business Development Officer to be based in Cape Town. The Business Development Officer is expected to have good business acumen in order to drive, lead and manage the activities associated with the HSFSAs incomegenerating programmes which serve the strategic direction of the Foundation. He/she is also expected to source “new business’’ and have skills in fund-raising with the purpose of financially sustaining the Foundation over the long-term. The appointed individual will work with and report directly to the CEO.

Requirements  :

• Have a certified Business Administration qualification from an accredited higher education institution

• At least 4 years’ business administration experience in the private and/or public sector

• Must have good interpersonal and negotiating skills, commercial understanding and awareness

• Must be organised with excellent attention to detail, have strong analytical skills, be computer literate, and have the ability to be flexible in a changing business environment

• Must show initiative and be able to work independently when needed • Must have a track record of ethical work standards and understand the legal business environment in SA and the region

• Must understand contracting for business especially relating to the health and food industry • Must be willing to travel (a valid driver’s licence for a manual vehicle obtained in South Africa is required)

• An understanding of the regulatory food endorsement programmes will be an advantage • An accounting background and established networks in the private and public sectors will be an advantage

For more details about this position please contact the CEO on 021 422 1586.

Please e-mail your CV, certified ID and certified qualifications together with the names of three contactable references you have worked with in the last 3 years to bianca.snyders@heartfoundation.co.za. With the CEO in copy: pamela.naidoo@heartfoundation.co.za.

Closing date: 18h00 on Friday, 22nd November 2019

NOTES: (1) If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful.

(2) The HSFSA is not obligated to appoint.