Frequently asked questions

We have answered some common questions about working in our offices below. Click on the questions that are relevant to you below. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please visit the main work in our offices page for more information.

If you have any other questions about office vacancies, please email Thoko Moyo at [email protected].

  • Do you accept speculative applications or CVs?

    Unfortunately we do not accept speculative applications. Please apply for specific roles that match your skills and experience.

  • Do I need to be based in SA to apply to work with MSF SA?

    You do not have to be based in the UK to apply for a role. However, it is assumed that you have the required visa / working permit to work in SA if you are not South African (unless it is specified otherwise).

  • If English is not my first language, can I still apply?

    We don’t ask applicants to complete a formal English test, however a good level of verbal and written English is required.

  • Can I apply for more than one role?

    You may apply for more than one role, but each role must have its own cover letter that details how you meet the role’s requirements. Each role has different tasks and responsibilities.

  • I have a disability and have certain requirements to enable me to attend an interview. Would I still be considered?

    We are an equal opportunities employer and will ensure that every reasonable adjustment is made to enable candidates to attend interviews. If you have any special requirements for your interview please make them known at the time you are offered an interview so we can accommodate you as much as possible.

  • If I am unsuccessful at application or interview stage can you give me feedback?

    Rest assured that every application is carefully reviewed and considered, but unfortunately we are not able to provide feedback as standard to unsuccessful applications unless you reach the interview stage.

  • If I am unsuccessful, can I apply for future roles?

    Yes, and we encourage you to apply if you believe you have the right skills and experience required for the role which you are applying for.

  • Will I get the opportunity to travel?

    Some roles require occasional or regular travel to the field or other MSF offices; the opportunity to travel depends on the role and its responsibilities.