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.



James Kambaki, MSF Southern Africa’s Senior HR Advisor

James Kambaki, MSF Southern Africa’s Senior HR Advisor, discusses MSF Southern Africa’s milestones, how our organisation compares to other humanitarian organisations, and why MSF staff are not heroes or heroines.

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


Kim Phillips: “Logistics helps MSF’s medical work run smoothly”

Fieldworkers Stories 10 Aug 2018
Mental Health

Lake Chad: Providing mental healthcare to conflict-affected communities and fighting psychological fears

Fieldworkers Stories 6 Aug 2018

Towani Mkandawire: ‘Ensuring those treating patients have everything they need’

Fieldworkers Stories 3 Aug 2018

Karsten Noko: ‘MSF tries to do better than it did before’

Fieldworkers Stories 26 Jul 2018

Annke Yssel: Treating wounded patients in Gaza

Fieldworkers Stories 18 Jul 2018

Anna Cilliers: ‘Bringing hope through medical care’

Fieldworkers Stories 5 Jul 2018
Drug-resistant TB

Patricia Nyoni: “MSF is essential in Yemen”

Fieldworkers Stories 29 Jun 2018
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Dodo Kibasomba: From refugee to fieldworker

Fieldworkers Stories 22 Jun 2018

Syria: Saving lives in the rubble of Raqqa

Fieldworkers Stories 3 May 2018