Your job

As a medical coordinator (MedCo), you will be responsible for the overall development of the medical strategy and medical programming for MSF’s projects in a country.

You will investigate emergency situations and disease outbreaks, initiate activities and draw up proposals, reports and guidelines. You will supervise and support medical teams consisting of international and local staff. You will be responsible for the medical aspects of MSF's advocacy work and will be MSF's representative at discussions with national health authorities. You will be part of the management team in the country where you are posted, and will be based in the capital.


  • A license to practice medicine
  • A medical background and at least 2 years experience in tropical medicine and/or public health, including areas such as infectious diseases, refugee healthcare, mother and child care and/or disaster medicine
  • At least 2 years experience supervising medical programmes abroad for MSF or a non-governmental organization working in unstable or conflict areas, including project preparation and planning
  • Experience dealing with national authorities and national and international organizations
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to deal with unforeseen, often stressful and difficult situations
  • Experience in training, coaching and supervision of staff
  • A good command of the English language
  • Availability of at least 12 months


  • As our teams predominantly work in areas affected by war and violent conflict, we are looking for recruits who have specific training and experience in public health in such contexts. Our projects’ official language is English, but the ability to speak an additional language such as French, Russian or Arabic is an asset.
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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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