Assistant Director Nutrition

Assistant Director Nutrition GRADE 1 (X2 POSTS)
(REF NO: NDOH 51/2023)
SALARY : R 578, 367 per annum as per OSD
CENTRE : Directorate: Nutrition. Pretoria.

Assistant Director Nutrition REQUIREMENTS

Assistant Director Nutrition A four-year Bachelor’s Degree (NQF 7) in Dietetics or Nutrition. A certificate
in Communication will be an advantage. Current registration with the Health
Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). At least five (5) years’
appropriate experience after registration with the HPCSA as a Dietitian or
Nutritionist of which three (3) years must be at supervisory level. Knowledge
of principles of a human rights framework, health system and supporting
structures in South Africa. Knowledge of relevant Acts, regulations, policies,
strategies, guidelines and protocols within the department of health that impact
on nutrition outcomes. Knowledge of the science of nutrition, social
determinants and commercial determinants of health and its impact on
nutrition and health outcomes. Knowledge of research methodologies for data
collection, analysis and presentation, use of current evidence-based nutrition
for improving nutrition outcomes, policy, strategies, guideline and training
manual development and review process and the principles of effective
monitoring and evaluation. Good communication (verbal and written),
analytical thinking, facilitation, teamwork and teambuilding, flexibility and
adaptability, networking and collaboration, negotiation, advocacy, problem
solving, initiative and creativity, time management and computer skills (MS
Office package).


Support the implementation of food and nutrition security interventions to
address hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in vulnerable populations.
Implement the South African Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (SAFBDG) to
promote good health and prevent chronic diseases. Establish nutrition
research and surveillance system to inform evidence-based policies and
interventions for improving population health and nutrition outcomes.
Prevention and management of obesity in the South African population.
Implement Nutrition Information, Education, Communication and Advocacy
(NIECA) initiatives. Coordinate food fortification programme for addressing
micronutrient deficiencies. Conduct capacity building and training initiatives to
ensure the successful implementation and long-term sustainability of nutrition
intervention/programmes. Collaborate with and provide technical support to
relevant internal and external stakeholders

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