The Dietetics Department focuses on building and maintaining excellent academic standards in theoretical and practical application.
The core purpose for the Laboratory Technician: Dietetics is to be responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the food laboratory and stores, assist with the planning and execution of food practical work and orders for food practical work in all modules of the division, including functions.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
Keep the food laboratory and stores clean, neat and stocked according to guidelines given
Ensure that all necessary ingredients and equipment are available for practical work and functions
Assist Lecturers during practical work and functions
Supervise students at practical and work integrated learning sites off campus
Take responsibility for security, health and safety in the division
Conduct other administrative duties as necessary
Offer practical classes as needed
Offer theoretical lectures as needed
Excellent food preparation knowledge and skills
Good administrative and organizational knowledge and skills
Excellent communication skills
Good security, health and safety knowledge
Excellent computer skills
Good lecturing skills
At least a BSc degree in Dietetics (four years)
Be registered as a Dietitian with the HPCSA
A minimum of three years of experience in food service and food production in a large industrial kitchen and/or educational kitchen environment (including experience in administrative duties)
Having a valid First Aid Certificate, level 1, is an added advantage
Competent in the use of computers (MSWord, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet)
Valid driver’s license and own transport (a PDP will be an added advantage)
Be able to work after hours and weekends during functions and practicals
Please note that candidates who are invited for an interview will be expected to undergo a competency-based assessment of skills. Candidates will be given sufficient time to prepare for this.
APPLICANT INFORMATION AND CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Kindly submit a cover letter which details your skills match against the post requirements
Please provide your CV and certified copies of: qualifications, ID and driver’s license
Closing date :23 October 2020– please note the no late applications will be accepted
No applicant would be accepted after the closing date (Friday 23 October 2020).
Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.
No applicant would be allowed to apply and/or would be accepted after the closing date (Friday 23 October 2020).