Work Abroad with Medecins Sans Frontieres

Apply to Work Abroad with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)


Deadline : Open.  

MSF teams organize basic medical care, treat the injured, carry out vaccination campaigns, train local medical staff and build up medical infrastructure. In long-term aid projects they dedicate themselves to the fight against diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness, and HIV/AIDS.

The field work of their expats is often very exhausting, but also fascinating, demanding appropriate professional knowledge, and a large amount of motivation and commitment. When large-scale epidemics occur, when areas in crisis are too dangerous for many others, then the teams of MSF are there to help. They ensure that the affected population has access to medical support.

MSF is looking to recruit qualified personnel in the following areas of interest:

  • Anaesthetists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Finance Specialists
  • Gynaecologists and Obstetrician
  • Human Ressource Specialists
  • Logisticians, Electricians, Mechanics
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Supply Logisticians
  • Surgeons


Benefits for applicants are as below.

  • The minimum starting salary is at 1047,25 € gross/month in the first 12 months of your service on missions. After that period, your prior work experience and the position you will hold during a mission will be accounted for.
  • Any costs incurred by visa, required vaccinations, insurance, transportation and accommodation will be borne by MSF.
  • Meals and daily consumer goods, as well as eating out occasionally, are generally covered by the daily allowances (per diem).


To be eligible, you must fulfill the following criteria. Candidates must have:

  • readiness to work in the spirit of the humanitarian principles of MSF
  • completed vocational training
  • minimum of two years work experience (for medical doctors: completed residency or completed medical specialisation)
  • experience working or travelling abroad, preferably in Africa, Asia, Central or South America
  • fluency in English; knowledge of French, Arabic, Russian or Portugese is an asset; for general nurses, specialists in technics and logistics, finance and human resources, good French skills are requested in the majority of cases.
  • at least six to twelve months availability for the first assignment
    (4 weeks for anaesthists and trauma surgeons/ 8 weeks for gynaecologists/ 3 months for general surgeons and OT nurses)
  • twelve months commitment to work in the field
    (2 missions for surgeons, anesthesiologists, gynecologists/obstetricians, OT nurses, electricians and motor vehicle experts)
  • flexibility, organisational and improvisational skills
  • ability to supervise and train others
  • ability to work well in a team
  • strong resilience to physical and psychological stress and strains

Please note: For general practitioners, midwives and general nurses: Knowledge of tropical medicine, public health, and TB/HIV are required for some regions. Therefore, we highly recommend taking a tropical medicine course (see the attached info sheet). Relevant work experience in one of these fields can be accepted instead of the course.


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