Social Worker Jobs in Ethiopia

Social Worker Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Health Care, Social Sciences and Community Location:
  • Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)

    Main Objective of the Position

    Carry out all social-related activities within the project structure, in order to ease the patient’s and mental health beneficiaries’ situation, to maximize his/her adherence to treatment and to improve his/her psychoso-cial condition.


  • Identifying social needs of patients & beneficiaries through a social assessment.
  • Respond to the patient’s social needs, according to the scope of the project by giving direct social support (transport arrangement, assisting family contact or family linkage, .etc) and/or refer to other social actors, in order to actively contribute to the improvement of their quality of living.
  • Contacting patients & beneficiaries to follow up the evolution of their condition when needed (phone call, home visits, defaulter tracing, etc).
  • Participating in the creation of any material needed for the activities of social workers.
  • Taking care of social services facilities, materials and equipment in order to ensure continuity and availability.(games, books, drawing materials, dispalying interesting TV shows, programes, songs, .etc).
  • Under close supervision and follow up of project coordinator, mapping and regular update of social partners, local authorities, mainly ministry of women and child affairs, other NGOs, and governmental social services in Addis Ababa or in the other regions to improve social services scope and responsiveness.
  • Supporting project/mission team members in any social related event or exercise benefiting MSF beneficiaries & patients.
  • Keeping social records, statistics and files updated, reporting any social activity in order to prioritize and
    develop appropriate programs or activities.

    MSF Section/Context Specific Account-abilities
  • Offering social assessment and advice to beneficiaries in TCC or other MSF facilities/supported facilites in collaboration with the psychologists or other team member.
  • Ensuring that discharged patients (TCC, Kadisco & Sitota hospitals) are either linked to social services ‘’in or out side Addis Ababa’’ or assisting on preparation trip back home.
  • Following up the daily social needs of the beneficiaries in TCC to improve the social athmosphere and provide activating group activities.
  • Attending and activiely participating in different MSF events like supervision sessions meetings.
  • Representing the project in any forum related to MSF acitivties in or outside Addis Ababa upon request.
  • Following different social updates throughout the country to assure the proper measurements of beneficaities’ intergration is maximised.
  • Contributing to project advocacy component and following up the trend and progress.

    Job Requirements


  • Desirable degree in social sciences/anthropology.


  • Two years minimum in a similar social job; experience with MSF or other NGOs, desir-able.


  • Compulsory, local language; mission language will be essential.

  • Teamwork, initiative & innovation, behavioral flexibility and service orientation.
  • Knowledge
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)

    How to Apply
  • All applicants should send a CV, cover letter, educational records, work certificates and copy of id. Card either by email to (please indicate ¨On the subject box: the vacancy title) OR give in person to MSF Spain Offices in Addis Ababa/ Gambella/ Dolo Ado/ Hawassa/ Jigjiga.
  • Closing date: 15 March, 2019.
  • We strongly encourage qualified women to apply.
  • Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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