Mental Health Programme Volunteer (x2)

HIPZ has been working to improve mental health care in Zanzibar since 2014 with the initiation of weekly, nurse-led mental health service at both hospitals. HIPZ has been instrumental in increasing the awareness of mental distress and psychosocial disability within the Zanzibari community, as well as in the training and mentoring of Zanzibari clinical staff.

HIPZ has acquired funding to expand our work and focus development on community-based services that improve access to effective support for rural communities in the north and south of Unguja, Zanzibar. Key service developments will include increased emphasis on psychological approaches, including the introduction of an initiative based on a successful “Friendship Bench” model used in Southern Africa, and improving collaboration with Zanzibar Ministry of Health-recognised traditional healers. HIPZ will also focus on expansion of our clinical team, training of staff and community outreach via awareness raising and training.

HIPZ is seeking two experienced and motivated individual with an enthusiasm for improving mental health services in low resource settings


The position is to start in Zanzibar in Summer 2020 for a minimum of 9 months.

View the job description here for more information.

To apply please send your CV and Covering Letter to no later than 5pm on 31st January 2020.

HIPZ (Health Improvement Project Zanzibar) is a registered charity (no: 1171687) and limited company (no: 10168369).

Our registered office is Rosehill, Broomfield, Bridgwater TA5 2EL, England