HSFSA: Nutrition Science Manager

The Heart and Stroke Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
Opportunity type: 

The Heart and Stroke Foundation SA (HSFSA), a nonprofit organisation, has a vacancy for a Nutrition Science Manager, who will be a key member of the management team in either one of the following locations, Cape Town, Durban, PE or Johannesburg. The person will be responsible for the research, design, development and implementation of nutrition programmes that aim to reduce cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) morbidity and mortality in South Africa. 

HSFSA seeks to appoint a Nutrition Science Manager to be based in South Africa.


  • Manage the Nutrition Science Programme
  • Assess and help to monitor all CVD related scientific research, international guidelines and best practices in the field
  • Develop the strategy and guiding the implementation of all nutrition-related programmes
  • Involvement in  the organisation’s projects at conceptual and proposal  levels
  • Assist in ensuring that scientific related material disseminated at the HSFSA is accurate and trustworthy
  • Develop partnerships with key people, communities and organisations who can influence public health
  • Written and verbal communication with the public, media and partners
  • Support all HSFSA advocacy efforts
  • Work closely with the CEO, and all programme and department managers at the HSFSA


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Nutrition Science or Dietetics. A Master’s Degree is preferable
  • Registered as a Dietician or Nutritionist
  • Minimum five years’ practice experience in the Public Health Sector and/or at a tertiary institution
  • Knowledge of government food regulations and food endorsement programmes
  • Ability to monitor the scientific landscape and ensure accuracy of nutrition-related scientific communication
  • Ability to translate scientific health-related information into consumer understanding
  • Research experience will be a definite advantage
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in English and Afrikaans. An indigenous African language will be an advantage
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical ability
  • Management skills (ability to plan, organize and control own work effort and that of teams)
  • Experience in advocacy
  • Have networking and fundraising capabilities
  • Computer literacy
  • Have own transport and be prepared to travel

To apply, submit CV, cover letter and certified copies of qualifications to bianca.snyders@heartfoundation.co.za or contact Bianca Snyders on 021 422 1586 for further queries

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

For more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA , refer to www.heartfoundation.co.za

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