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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. Around 3,000 MSF staff annually 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 for MSF.
Please read all of the information carefully before submitting your application.
Due to the high volume of applications MSF Southern Africa 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.
Our mental health specialists work with people suffering from various levels of distress.
Being an MSF nurse is demanding and rewarding. From basic healthcare to helping set up health posts, nurses are vital to our work.
MSF professional trained to provide our patients with support and care during pregnancy, labour and birth.
Study of human biology and how it relates to cultural and physical environments through time.
During conflicts and their aftermath, anaesthetists are needed for assignments generally lasting from six weeks to three months or more.
MSF is seeking infectious disease specialists, paediatricians and general practitioners (GPs).
Psychiatrists are physicians and evaluate patients to determine whether their symptoms are the result of a physical illness, a combination of physical and mental ailments or strictly mental issues.
Whether a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) project is a response to an emergency or longer-term, provision of reproductive health care will very often be a component.
If a water source becomes contaminated it can quickly turn into a medical crisis.
The role of the HR coordinator is to define, plan and supervise the implementation of human resources policies in an MSF mission.
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 project needs.
- A minimum of a degree or 4 years’ qualification
- Ability to live and work as a team
Life On Assignment
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 our projects below. Click on the questions that are relevant to you below.
Watch the video below to find out how your skills can fit into the MSF network of professionals.