Examples include surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, midwives, mental health professionals, finance and human resources specialists, logisticians, and specialists in construction, electricity, mechanics, or water-and-sanitation. Due to extensive workloads, our field teams are unable to oversee unlicensed staff.
All ancillary duties are filled by national staff, both increasing local capacity and maximizing donor contributions. The traditional Physician Assistant role of primary health care provider is done by the national staff in the field.
Below, we have answered some common questions about working in the field with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Please don't forget to attend a recruitment information session in your area, and read our stories to experience first-hand accounts from staff and patients.
As soon as a project has a suitable position for you, we send you on mission.
This means you have to be willing to leave according to humanitarian needs, to any country.This includes enhancing grievance channels at all levels of the organization and supporting victims and complainants.Victims or witnesses in the communities where MSF works are likewise encouraged to report misconduct to us so that allegations can be properly addressed.You will find about 30 profiles on this page for which we accept spontaneous applications.If you are recruited - after a competencies based selection process - you are placed in what we call a 'pool' or a database of available aid workers.Generally physicians are involved in clinical activities, supervision, and training of national medical personnel, with some administrative duties.This is similar for other medical professions, like nurses, midwives, and other health specialists.Read more about our commitment to fighting abuse, exploitation, and harassment.MSF provides medical insurance, including coverage for medical evacuation if necessary.MSF promotes a working environment free of harassment and abuse in countries where we operate.Our leadership has unequivocally committed to fight abuse and to reinforce mechanisms and procedures to prevent and address it.