Logistician Doro Refugee Camp South Sudan
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Work In The Field

Our work is pragmatic, not heroic. We work to develop practical ways to provide medical care that are adapted to the realities that patients and communities face, using the available resources to provide the best quality medical care possible.

Work in the field

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is a global network of principled professionals who specialise in medical humanitarian work driven by our common humanity and guided by medical ethics.  We recruit medical, administrative, and logistical support personnel to provide medical care to people in crisis in around 70 countries worldwide. Every year, around 3,000 MSF field staff provide lifesaving medical assistance to people who would otherwise be denied access to even the most basic health care.

Who We Need

We work together in teams, small and large, to respond to the medical needs of people affected by conflict, disasters and epidemics and those excluded from healthcare.

MSF recruits medical and non-medical staff to work in its projects. We work together in teams, small and large, to respond to the medical needs of people affected by conflict, disasters and epidemics and those excluded from healthcare. Our staff members bring professional abilities, practical experience, as well as a commitment to and concern for the people they help. 

In this section, you will find the information you need to determine if you are suited and qualified to work as a member of MSF field workers. Please read all of the information carefully before submitting your application.

Due to the high volume of applications MSF SA Field HR is currently receiving, we request that applicants be patient until we are able to process all submissions. Those candidates who meet our most urgent requirements will be prioritised, but we will provide feedback to all applicants in the coming months. We appreciate your interest and thank you for your time.

General Requirements


This is a general overview of the minimum requirements for working with MSF. These requirements can change without prior notice in response to organisational and field project needs. 

  • A minimum of a degree or 4 years’ qualification
  • Availability
  • Ability to live and work as a team
  • Flexibility
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South Sudan doctor Doro Refugee Camp

Life In The Field

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) team members are on the ground, working directly, every day. Practicing medicine in precarious contexts is at the heart of the activity of our organisation. What is it like to work for MSF and what can you expect? We answer your questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered some common questions about working in the field with MSF below. Click on the questions that are relevant to you below.

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Doro Refugee Camp Maban Country South Sudan

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Becoming an MSF fieldworker

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Fieldworker Stories

Switzerland, COVID-19 response in Intensive care unit of HUG. April 14, 2020.
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MSF midwife supervisor, Taqwa Abdulghani, Hassan assisting a mother Aiesha* to walk after she went through caesarean section for birth of her daughter at Al-Jamhouri hospital in Taiz City, Yemen.
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Rene Stone, a South African nurse

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The impact of the social unrest on people

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Project Coordinator, Karsten Noko on keeping projects running in Afghanistan

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Search and rescue: "They describe Libya as hell"

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