Logistician Doro Refugee Camp South Sudan
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Work In Our Projects

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.

Join Our Teams On The Ground

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.



Recruitment Process

Are you a medical doctor, nurse, midwife, health professional or engineer, and accountant or other non-medical professional looking to contribute your expertise to those in need? MSF recruits medical and non-medical staff to work in its projects. Find out how today. 
Tadeu Andre/MSF

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 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.



Cabangile Sithole, HR Manager (Career Management)

Cabangile Sithole, HR Manager (Career Management), discusses what we look for when recruiting prospective international mobile staff, how long the recruitment process takes, etc. Watch the video and hear more about how we recruit. If you have more specific questions that weren’t addressed, please ask these in the comment section.

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 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 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.

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Nursing Activity Manager Ethiopia South Sudan

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.

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Doro Refugee Camp Maban Country South Sudan

Watch the video below to find out how your skills can fit into the MSF network of professionals.

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Becoming an MSF fieldworker

Watch this video to find out how you can become an MSF fieldworker.
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Staff Stories

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.
Access to Healthcare

Rene Stone, a South African nurse

Fieldworkers Stories 16 Nov 2021
MSF, Doctors Without Borders, South Africa, social unrest
South Africa

The impact of the social unrest on people

Fieldworkers Stories 15 Nov 2021
MSF, Doctors Without Borders, Karsten, Noko, 702 interview, Afghanistan
Armed conflict

Keeping projects running in Afghanistan

Fieldworkers Stories 15 Nov 2021
MSF pediatrician Monica Costeira examining a patient who is visiting for a follow-up check-up at the neonatal unit of Al-Qanawis mother and child hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen.

Overcoming barriers in accessing healthcare in war-torn Yemen

Fieldworkers Stories 20 Oct 2021
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

A Doctor Without Borders across Africa : Lindsay Demes

Fieldworkers Stories 10 Sep 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Lessons learnt from patients in Johannesburg shelters

Fieldworkers Stories 6 Aug 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Treating TB with ‘TIC-TOG’ during COVID-19

Fieldworkers Stories 29 Jul 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Providing mental healthcare during COVID-19

Fieldworkers Stories 10 Jul 2020
Kgaladi Mphahlele
Sexual and Gender Based Violence

South Africa: Providing safe abortion care during a national lockdown

Fieldworkers Stories 3 Jul 2020