Philani: Dietician

Philani Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Project
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 27 October, 2017
Opportunity type: 

Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project has been addressing maternal and child health problems in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town since 1979. Philani's programmes promote family health, focusing on the support of pregnant mothers, prevention of child malnutrition and the rehabilitation of underweight children. The organisation is committed to limiting the suffering of families infected and affected by HIV and preventing the spread of the virus.

Philani seeks to appoint a Dietician to be based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. 

Working hours: 15 hours per week

Start date: As soon as possible

The successful candidate will manage, coordinate and implement Philani’s nutrition rehabilitation programmes and to conduct nutrition education and promotion within the organisation and its target communities.


  • Field work, assisting at clinics ensuring that the NTP programme is being correctly implemented
  • People Management, the management of the Nutrition Advisor and Breastfeeding Peer Councillors
  • Attend to administrative tasks required by the programme, such as report writing, stock control and the collection of various statistics
  • Train and conduct workshops for Philani Staff on various topics around nutrition
  • Assist with growth monitoring, menu planning and cook training at our Educare Centres.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with the DoH and local clinics


  • Qualified and registered Dietician
  • Experience in an NPO environment specifically around the clinical care of mothers and children preferable
  • People Management and Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Project Management
  • Communication
  • Relationship Management
  • Organisation and Planning

Relevant behaviours/ personal attributes:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Hardworking and responsible
  • Personable and friendly
  • Professional

To apply, email your CV with a cover letter to

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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