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Responses will be sent within two weeks.

Are there career development opportunities?

There are many long term career opportunities with MSF. Gaining more and varied MSF field experience makes you eligible for positions such as Logistical, Medical, or Project Coordinator, or Head of Mission.

There are also courses in areas such as project management, medical management, and logistics. If you are interested in a career with MSF you are encouraged to discuss your options with your Human Resource Officer at interview.

Are there any learning and development opportunities in the field?

MSF strongly encourages people to continue working for the organisation beyond their first mission as their experience is of huge value to the effectiveness of our work. As such we offer various career opportunities to our field staff. You can broaden your professional experience by working on a variety of different aid programmes, and have access to learning and development.

What if I am injured or become ill?

MSF arranges insurance cover which care and, if necessary, repatriation for field staff.

Am I covered by Insurance while I am in the field with MSF?

MSF will arrange and cover you for all health insurance while on mission. This will continue for up to three months once you return home. In the event of medical evacuations, repatriation is also covered.

Is there any health screening before you go to the field?

You will be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and if necessary undertake pre-departure health checks with a travel clinic. All medical information is confidential.

Do I get annual leave while working overseas for MSF?

While you are working with MSF you are entitled to approximately days paid holiday per year pro rata.

Does MSF cover expenses?

MSF covers the following expenses:

Do your volunteers or international field staff get paid?

International field staff receive an indemnity salary, currently 930 Euro per month their bank account. After one year of field experience the field worker will enter a salary grid, where salary depends on responsibility involved in the field position and also the amount of previous experience. Meanwhile, all the costs in the field would be covered by MSF.

Can my family accompany me on a mission?

No. Living conditions in the field (security, housing, etc) make it difficult for field staff to be accompanied by children or partners who are not participating in the mission.


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