Your job

Nurses are present in all our projects. Therefore possible settings are broad and include: primary healthcare centres (rural and urban), mobile clinics, detention centres, hospitals, community/home-based care, refugee IDP/camps.

Tasks and responsibilities may very, namely working clinically in direct patient/community facing roles, educator/mentor roles, or supervisory/management roles.

Data collection, analysis and reporting of nursing quality indicators are a part of the role too. Furthermore, you may be responsible for forecasting medical supply needs and handling medical stocks.

It is an exciting and diverse role.


A valid (paediatric) nursing licence (level 5 or bachelors’ level for nurses trained in the Netherlands, or its equivalent from another country)

  • At least 5 years post-qualification nursing experience (excluding internship)
  • Validated experience working for MSF or another NGO in a setting comparable to MSF project countries (or successful completion of a course in tropical healthcare)
  • 1-month experience working in a tropical medicine environment
  • Patient care experience in a hospital setting or in outreach within the past 2 years
  • Experience in leading teams: training, mentoring, and supervision
  • Work or travel experience in developing countries
  • A good command of the English language (minimum B1)
  • A good command of the French or Arabic language (minimum B1)
  • Ability to cope with stress and to coordinate and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
  • Availability of at least 9-12 months


  • Experience with paediatrics is highly appreciated
  • Experience working autonomously (e.g. nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist)
  • A tropical nursing diploma
  • Experience with malnutrition, SGBV/SV, infectious diseases and obstetrics
  • Work experience in an emergency department
  • Work experience as a nurse in a country where the health system is significantly different, or in a similar non-governmental organization abroad
Artsen zonder Grenzen biedt medische noodhulp in conflictgebieden, bij natuurrampen en uitbraken van dodelijke ziektes.

Before you apply

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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.

Read more about work and life in the field.

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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