Professional Nurse


The Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust has been addressing maternal and child health problems in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town since 1979. Philani’s mandate is sustainable community health, and over the years, the organisation has developed programmes to meet the needs of the communities it serves. 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 professional nurses to be based in Khayelitsha in Cape Town.

Remuneration: R20 366.00 per month

The purpose of this position to find a person are Department of Health funded positions and the salary fixed at R20 366.00 per month. and Crossroads and the COVID19 project, for the mentor mother programmes

Visit mothers-to-be, malnourished children and home based care cases that need extra support
Assess client needs, ensure that interventions are carried out correctly, give appropriate medical advice and make referrals when necessary
Provide assistance on complicated social cases
Mediate any conflict within the programme and hold all Assistant Coordinators and mentor mothers accountable
Identify training needs and assist with programme training
Liaise for the hospital and clinics in the area
Weekly administration requirements, including reporting, management of case files and attending meetings
COVID19 project:
Perform community screening, testing and health education in collaboration with the health facilities and Community Health Practitioners (CHP) and NPO’s
Plan and conduct outreaches
Train and supervise CHW’s that will be placed with you
Conduct follow ups and monitoring of positive cases and contacts
Keep accurate stats
Participate in updates
Work day or night shifts
Work in isolation units if needed

Qualified Professional Nurse with valid SANC-receipt
Minimum three years’ experience working as a professional nurse
Experience in child and maternal health is desirable
Computer literacy
Code 08 driver’s license is compulsory
Fluency in both English and IsiXhosa
Active member in her community
People Management
Teamwork and Leadership
To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to [email protected]

For more information about the Philani Child Health and Nutrition Trust, refer to