Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Working at the core of community projects to understand issues relating to epilepsy and the health and wellbeing of people with epilepsy which is felt to be most important to patients and communities themselves, and to identify, engage and support community-led action to address these issues. Also, to give training and produce education materials to increase the knowledge of the community about epilepsy. You will be expected to work in different environments (both office-based and on the ground), at times best suited to the community (including some early morning and weekends).


  1. Degree holder (in public health, nursing, social work, psychology or community development) or relevant experience;
  2. Share our commitment to tackling inequality and putting people of epilepsy at the heart of social change, particularly in relation to epilepsy health and wellbeing;
  3. Strong communication skills including presenting, facilitation, and relationship building;
  4. Hard-working, reliable and professional, able to manage a varied and challenging workload;
  5. Able to work well both as part of a team and alone;
  6. Willing and able to work in different environments, including being office based and spending a large amount of time on the ground within communities;
  7. Proficient in MS Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel and Word;
  8. Can type in Amharic and English.


If your application is successful, you'll be given furthr information.


All benefits granted by the Ethiopian Labour Law.



  1. Raising patients and public awareness to increase ‘medical seeking behavior’ among people with epilepsy and to empower them to take the lead role for their own clinical care; 
  2. Arrange and attend the patient support group meeting which will be held on the last Sunday of each month.
  3. At registration of patients, take the lead role in registering patients and informing them the services they will get from our organization and the responsibilities they bare.
  4. Organize and run income generating activities
  5. Make weekly home monitoring phone calls and pass on information to our nurse specialist for urgent clinical care needs.
  6. Provide counselling to patients - listen to patients' concerns (individually and communally), suggestions and experiences so that you can find solutions by raising these with people who design and manage services.
  7. Support the running of epilepsy clinics.
Detailed job descripton will be given at the time of the interivew.