Oct 24, 2018

Programme Coordinator / Healthcare Professional

  • South African Breastmilk Reserve
  • Johannesburg
Full time Health Care

Job Description

SABR seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator or Registered Healthcare Professionals, to be based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The purpose of the position is to ensure that milkbanks and collection corners are managed effectively, that they are operating in line with the SABR mission, and that the training material used nationally is compliant to regulations and up to date.

Milkbank management, quality assurance and compliance with regulations for the processing of donated breastmilk
Donor and recipient information management and compliance with legislation
Ensure compliance in the milkbanks with policies, procedures and quality standards in line with the Human Tissues Act of 1994 and all relevant health, safety and environment standards
Manage all administrative processes and record-keeping systems
Review and continually improve the operational performance against identified performance metrics, quality assurance standards and risk management parameters
Conduct world-wide bench-marking exercises of the SABR Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
Conduct research as necessary including research of effectiveness of equipment used such as the PH Tester and Breastmilk Analyser
Research for stimulating, educational and advocacy press release material and assisting with press release content thereof
Act as ambassador and sourcing, screening and signing up of donor
Contribute to the development of a communication and media strategy, writing newsletters and seeking opportunities for media liaison and engagement
Participate in fundraising activities and assisting with writing funding proposals
Attend meetings with stakeholders and representing the Organisation at public events


Tertiary qualification, may include health care management; public health, project management operations management, dietetics, nutrition, nursing
Five years general, project management experience; programme coordination. Bonus: Experience in NPO work in remote areas and very rural settings
Ideally have a valid Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) registration preferably as a registered lactation consultant
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills
Personal and ethical standards
Computer skills and proficient in (Excel, Word, Outlook and access)
Must have a car and be willing to travel extensively; often for a week at the time
Flexible and available to respond to emergency requests at short notice
Passionate about saving lives of the vulnerable
Works independently with a high drive to success and a sense of humour

To apply, submit your CV with reference details to Karin Pretorius

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

The SABR reserves the right to communicate with shortlisted candidates only.

The South African Breastmilk Reserve is a nonprofit organisation that came to life in 2003 and today is the largest milk-bank banking partner of the South Africa Department of Health and Netcare, associated with 44 milk banks that supply anything from 75 to 100 hospitals around the country, in a year.


R240 000

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