MSF is particularly seeking general practitioners, paediatricians, and infectious disease specialists. Physicians undertake a combination of curative care and teaching/administrative duties, with the balance varying according to the project. Curative care generally takes place in clinic settings and to some degree in field hospitals or existing hospitals. Teaching and administrative responsibilities include supervising and training local medical staff, planning medical programmes, pharmacy management and medical supplies, and reporting on medical activities.
During conflicts and in their aftermath, surgeons are needed for assignments generally lasting around three months or more. Responsibilities include general surgery, surgical-needs assessment, and training of local staff.
During conflicts and their aftermath, anaesthesiologists are needed for assignments generally lasting around three months or more. Anaesthesiologists need to have solid experience in local and spinal blocks, the ability to work with very limited resources and a willingness to train local staff.
Obstetricians/Gynaecologists are needed for assignments generally lasting from three to six months or more. They need to have solid experience in medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, the ability to work with very limited resources and a willingness to train local staff.
Community Health Specialists
During disasters and in crisis situations, health specialists are required who are able to manage and deal with medical emergencies at the community level. They should be able to organize epidemiological studies in various aspects of health and also have ability to train and teach the local staff.
We are regularly in need of epidemologists for long-term or short-term field support of our projects. Examples of roles include outbreak management to help teams plan appropriate responses type and location, such as active case finding or vaccination or watsan intervention (e.g meningitis, measles or cholera), conducting a mortality survey, evaluation and setting up of surveillance systems, or epidemiological support in a complex project to support evidence based decision making.
See under ‘Mental Health Officers’.
N.B For all specialist profiles, a letter of good standing from the respective Medical Council of the country of residence is essential.
We are always looking for enthusiatic people who are willing to live and work in an international team, share their skills and dedicate their time to support our mission.