Nutrition Liaison Officer Health at South African Sugar Association

  • Permanent Intermediate position

  • Mount Edgecombe, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Market Related salary

  • Job 2246999 | Ref 1396

  • Posted 28 Aug 2018 by South African Sugar Association

About the Position

VACANCY: Nutrition Liason Officer

Reporting to the Nutrition Manager, this position's overall objective within the External Affairs Division is to communicate accurate science-based nutrition information especially in the area of sugar and health to internal and external stakeholders.


  • Implement SASA's Nutrition Public Health Education Program, plan, implement and co-ordinate participation in programme with the Nutrition Manager to communicate and provide a platform for engagement to correct misconceptions regarding sugar and health.

  • Liaising with professional associations, health professionals in companies and government and other relevant stakeholders to arrange and implement identified activities.

  • Facilitate SASA's Nutrition Training Kit Programme; the program promotes up-to-date nutrition information through communication with nursing educators in private and government nursing campuses and sub-campuses in South Africa.

  • Facilitate SASA's Print and Publications programme, plan, implement and co-ordinate development, updating, reprinting, and distribution of nutrition educational material in consultation with the Nutrition Manager, External Affairs team secretary and external nutrition specialists to ensure material is relevant to the target audience and that quality information is distributed to health professionals and the public.

  • Liaison with external warehousing company regarding storage and distribution of educational material.

  • Promote SASA's nutrition programmes (specifically the Print and Publications, Nutrition Training Kit and Public Health education programs) at congresses and events with a view to establishing new contacts and increasing the usage of SASA's material by stakeholders across all SASA's nutrition programmes

Requirements / Competencies:

  • A HPCSA registered Dietician/Nutritionist with completed qualifying degree and post graduate requirements for the discipline.

  • Must have at least 3 years of appropriate experience.

  • Multilingual in the English and isiZulu will be an advantage.

  • A willingness to travel and spend extended periods away from home.

  • Computer literate, Word and PowerPoint essential.

  • Good organizational, presentation and communication skills.

  • In possession of a driver's license and own transport.

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


  • liaise with stakeholders
  • have the capacity to listen attentively and present verbal and written information in a clear and concise manner
  • design and select appropriate delivery methods and media
  • implement and support training program
  • use nutrition information to conceptualize appropriate communication strategies
  • prioritise quickly & efficiently under changing circumstances


  • relationship building and stakeholder engagement
  • research and workshop facilitation
  • planning, organising and execution of events such as congresses, symposia

About The Employer

The South African Sugar Association (SASA) provides a diverse range of highly specialised services to the South African sugar industry and our activities are funded in the main by the sugarcane growers and sugar milling companies. Our mission is to provide specialist services that enhance the profitability, global competitiveness and sustainability of the South African sugar industry.

Employer & Job Benefits

  • Exciting opportunity for a registered dietician who is passionate
  • energetic
  • enjoys interacting with people and keen to learn and grow to join our team of Nutritionists and Dieticians.

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