Work In The Field
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
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 Southern Africa 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.
For international mobile staff position, we are only considering professionals from the Southern Africa region. If you’re not a resident of Southern Africa, please submit your application to the appropriate MSF OFFICE
The role of the HR coordinator is to define, plan and supervise the implementation of human resources policies in an MSF mission.
During conflicts and their aftermath, anaesthetists are needed for assignments generally lasting from six weeks to three months or more.
Biomedical scientists are the lifeblood of MSF’S work, aiding clinicians in their essential diagnoses.
A number of MSF programmes offer specialist obstetric repair surgery for women with vaginal fistula.
MSF is seeking infectious disease specialists, paediatricians and general practitioners (GPs).
Our mental health specialists work with people suffering from various levels of distress.
MSF pharmacists ensure good practice in distribution and that pharmaceutical practices comply with national rules.
Being an MSF nurse is demanding and rewarding. From basic healthcare to helping set up health posts, nurses are vital to our work.
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
- Ability to live and work as a team
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.
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.
Watch the video below to find out how your skills can fit into MSF network of professional fieldworkers