Your job

As a medical doctor you will carry out clinical work and collaborate closely with local health staff to which you will provide training, supervision and coordination.

Your duties will also include supporting medical data collection and analysis, developing and implementing relevant protocols and managing medical supplies. Our projects offer opportunities in a range of contexts in which you can gain experience in various areas of practice – for example, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, nutritional programmes or reproductive health. Data collection, analysis and reporting are an intrinsic part of the role. Furthermore, you will be responsible for forecasting medical supply needs and managing medical stocks. We also need experienced medical staff in coordination and management positions, such as medical coordinators.


  • A license to practice medicine
  • Minimum of 2 years professional clinical experience after registration, in particular in the fields of general medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology or emergency medicine
  • Experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • A good command of the English language (minimum B2)
  • Work or travel experience in 'developing' countries
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to take medical responsibility for an entire team in situations where you may be the only doctor
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
  • Availability of at least 9-12 months
  • Good to know: training or work experience in tropical medicine is highly appreciated but not an essential requirement


  • Experience working with a similar non-governmental organization abroad
  • A good command of the French and Arabic language is an important asset (minimum B1)
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What's it like working with MSF?

In most projects you'll be living and working in stressful conditions without many of the things you may take for granted at home.

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Your safety and security

When working for us you might experience dangerous situations, such as confrontations with armed men, looting and theft, or violent clashes between armed groups. We take safety and security seriously. Read more about our safety precautions.

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