Work In Our Office
Work in Our Office
Working for MSF in South Africa is an exciting and rewarding challenge. Our head office is based in Johannesburg and our medical unit is based in Cape Town. We recruit experienced professionals in the communication, human resources, administration, finance, fundraising, association, advocacy and medical departments.
MSF SA also offers a selection of paid internships at our office in Johannesburg. We offer three to six months internships in our communications, human resources, IT, fundraising and regional support units. These internships are an opportunity to develop specific skills through structured learning, coaching and regular review. Internships demand a large time commitment, regular schedule and make a substantial contribution to our work.
Volunteer in the Office
Office volunteers are an essential part of MSF SA and are part of the team. We benefit from a strong group of regular volunteers who support our permanent staff. Volunteers work in positions which may involve clerical work or specialist skills and experience. When volunteers have been with us for a period of time and know how our offices operate, there may be an opportunity to be included in more challenging projects. Usually, placements are for a regular day, or days, each week for an optimum period of six months. Our volunteer placements are during regular working hours Monday to Friday.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, we do not accept speculative applications. Please apply for specific roles that match your skills and experience.
You do not have to be based in SA to apply for a role. However, it is assumed that you have the required visa/working permit if you are not a South African citizen (unless otherwise specified).
We don’t ask applicants to complete a formal English test; however, a good level of verbal and written English is required.
You may apply for more than one role, but each role must have its own cover letter that details how you meet the role’s requirements. Each role has different tasks and responsibilities.
We are an equal opportunities employer and will ensure that every reasonable adjustment is made to enable candidates to attend interviews. If you have any special requirements for your interview, please make them known at the time you are offered an interview so we can accommodate you as much as possible.
Rest assured that every application is carefully reviewed and considered, but unfortunately we are not able to provide feedback as standard to unsuccessful applications unless you reach the interview stage.
Yes, and we encourage you to apply if you believe you have the right skills and experience required for the role which you are applying for.
Some roles require occasional or regular travel to the field or other MSF offices; the opportunity to travel depends on the role and its responsibilities.
Meet Our Team
“I never thought I’d stay at MSF this long, but now I don’t think I’ll go anywhere else. Many of us stay with MSF because we feel it’s about offering something bigger than just ourselves, offering solidarity towards people who don’t have the same access to healthcare as we do,” -Zanele Dhludhlu, MSF Southern Africa’s Finance Director.See Our Team