Your job

As a Medical Team Leader, you will participate in defining, planning and monitoring medical activities and programs in the project country, in accordance with MSF protocols, as well as coordinating human and materials related resources that are needed in the project.

You will monitor and improve medical care (quality of care) and activities. More specifically, you will be responsible for medical data collection, analysis and reporting to the Medical Coordinator who is in the country's capital. You will participate in the development of the project policy, annual plan, project proposal, budget review and providing project reports to donors, while maintaining close connections with them as well. You will participate in exploratory missions, situation assessments and then use that information to define medical operational priorities when needed. This includes monitoring and ensuring compliance to MSF protocols while providing technical medical support to personnel through your medical knowledge. You will also coordinate, supervise, coach and support medical team members to improve the project's medical components with a patient centred approach. This includes human resources work, supervising project pharmacy and medical equipment, managing medical evacuations, and assisting the Medical Coordinator.


  • A medical or paramedical degree (nurse, medical doctor, midwife), with at least 2 years of related work experience
  • A registered medical license
  • Experience in tropical medicine and/or public health, including areas such as infectious diseases, refugee healthcare, mother and childcare and/or disaster medicine
  • Experience working with MSF or a non-governmental organization working in unstable or conflict areas
  • Experience dealing with national authorities and donors
  • Computer knowledge/literacy is required (Word, Excel, internet) and willingness to learn (new) tools
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Flexible, with the ability to coordinate and prioritise
  • Experience in training, mentor and supervision of staff
  • A good command of the English language (minimum C1)
  • Availability of at least 12 months


  • Proficiency of the French or/and Arabic language (minimum B1)
  • Recent clinical experience (in combination with a current and valid license)
  • Specialisation or training in Tropical Medicine or related studies
Medical Team Leader

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What's it like working with MSF?

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