Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


The Epilepsy specialist nurse is central in providing high quality, cost effective care for patients with epilepsy and their families. Our Epilepsy specialist nurse will work across the fields of adult, paediatric and learning disability nursing. They are experts in epilepsy and are an essential part of a multidisciplinary team providing information and support for people with epilepsy.  The Epilepsy specialist nurse will be a point of contact for patients, their families and carers and help with any questions or concerns they have about their care and a source of expertise resource and advice to  professionals throughout Ethiopia.


  1. It is expected that anyone undertaking an epilepsy specialist nurse role will be a registered nurse with a minimum of 5 years' post-registration clinical experience in a relevant area of practice.
  2. Degree holder (in public health, nursing, health officer);
  3. Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in community care;
  4. You’ll need to be able to deal with emotional and distressing situations;
  5. Experience of writing reports and assisting in the preparation of reports;
  6. Strong team working skills and demonstrable ability to work co-operatively and flexibly to achieve team objectives;
  7. The ability to deal with complex and sensitive situations;
  8. The ability to train others;
  9. Self-motivated and able to plan and manage a varied workload;
  10. Excellent listening and communication skills;
  11. Proficient in Microsoft office programmes, MS Outlook and Amharic keyboard;
  12. Excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal.


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


All benefits granted by the Ethiopian Labour Law.



  1. Setting up and running nurse-led epilepsy clinics;
  2. Develop and implement specialist center for epilepsy;
  3. Provide high-quality effective assessment and care for patients/families/carers;
  4. 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.
  5. Respond to relevant enquiries via telephone, and email with regards to the patients’ and CareEpilepsy Ethiopia issues.
  1. Produce monthly and quarterly reports.
  2. Seeking to engage various sectors of the government legislators, voluntary agencies and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of people with epilepsy are included in policy development and service design.
  3. Work collaboratively with professionals and other agencies;
  4. Continually develop services/practices, professionals and non-professionals and themselves.