Health Promotion Officer

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA), a non-profit organization, is seeking to appoint one (1) Health Promotion officer to be based in Cape Town.  The applicant must be able to fulfill the primary goal of the Health Promotion Programme which is the prevention of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) through various activities, including health screenings and health education talks. The successful applicant will report directly to the Health Promotions Manager.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A health-related degree, diploma or certified qualification. Preference will be given to applicants with a nursing qualification, emergency services qualification, and those who are registered community health workers.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a health-related field (including Health Promotion)
Experience in data collection using digital technology for research-related activities will be an advantage
Ability to collate and write reports
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to communicate fluently in English and Afrikaans
Must be computer literate (including, word, excel and Google Drive)
Own transport will be an advantage
Ability to Work in a team and have a strong work ethic
Have a South African driver’s license
Must be a South African or a Permanent Resident with a work permit
Being a trained, registered EMS worker or an experienced registered nursing sister will be an advantage
DUTIES WOULD INCLUDE
Community-based health promoting activities through health risk-assessments (screening), health education talks participating in community-based events and capacity building
Data collection for key health indicators
Develop partnerships with key people, communities and organizations, including the private sector, who can influence public health
Implement activities based on the strategic plan of HSFSA
Written and verbal communication with the public, media and partners
For more details about the position please contact the Health Promotion Manager, Dana Govender,  on 031 261 9055 or email [email protected]
Send your CV, three contactable referees and certified ID and qualifications to [email protected] and [email protected]
Closing date:  10 February 2022
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will need to be provided.
Appointment will be pending police clearance. The HSFSA has the right to not appoint.

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