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MSF needs qualified and experienced trauma surgeons, general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthetists, specialised registered nurses and midwives for our projects around the world. Our missions varies between 2 to 6 months or longer.

"It is demanding work, often in difficult environments. So MSF is always looking for well-qualified and motivated volunteers to fill positions in projects all around the world."
Jonathan Starke, Medical Doctor worked with MSF in Pakistan

Working with MSF internationally

Information on what international work with MSF involves, who MSF recruits, life in the field, the application process, and more.

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How to apply

Candidates with previous humanitarian NGO coordination experience are in high demand and should visit for more information.

Completed applications will be reviews and short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. Successful candidates will then be requested to attend a recruitment day, hosted either in our offices in Johannesburg or Cape Town. Candidates are responsible for paying their own travel expenses. For more information, contact:
Phone: +27 (0) 11 403 4440/1/2
Fax: +27 (0) 11 403 4443

MSF needs Obstetrician Gynaecologists, Anaesthesiologist and Surgeons urgently.

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MSF around the world 

In more than 60 countries, MSF workers provide life saving assistance to populations in need, without discriminating based on race, religion, nationality or political affiliation. Right now, there are approximately 2,600 MSF international field workers in countries of need, alongside 30,000 locally hired staff. MSF projects are often carried out in difficult, complex and sometimes volatile contexts, so work can be tough and demanding. But according to our field workers, it is also very rewarding.

The medical activities vary with each project, ranging from simple curative work and mother-child care, to surgery and epidemic control.

If you still have questions, please contact the recruitment department at +27 (0)11 403 4440, e-mail to:

Apply now for our regular field positions as:

  • Medical doctors with ATLS, ACLS, PALS or ER Doctors

  • GP as well as doctors with HIV and TB experience

  • Epidemiologist with medical background

  • General Surgeons

  • Orthopaedic surgeons (urgent)

  • Obstetrician gynaecologists (urgent)

  • Specialised nurses

  • Midwives

  • Medical Laboratory technologists 


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