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  • Proven professional experience after registration  
  • Current or recent clinical experience 
  • Full registration with an appropriate professional body 
  • Available for a minimum of three months 
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering, or travel experience in developing countries.
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas 
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team 
  • Flexible and able to manage stress 
  • Able to provide training and supervision to others 
  • Fluency in English 


  • Managerial and supervisory experience 
  • Diploma level of training in tropical medicine and/or infectious disease (especially TB and HIV/AIDS) from a recognised training provider 
  • French or Arabic is an asset.


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Our surgeons are always based in the project (unless it is managed at distance due to security concerns), and perform a wide range of surgical interventions and non-surgical care, from burns care and dressings through to fistula surgeries and managing spear wounds. 
It’s an exciting and diverse role and our surgeons are usually responsible for tasks such as performing obstetric surgeries, management of war wounds (bullet removal, amputations, etc), general surgery and burns management. Our surgeons will also be responsible for training/managing national staff, including operation theatre nurses, paramedics and others.


  • High-level surgical training and an ability to work autonomously 
  • Full registration with an appropriate professional body 
  • Ability to perform general surgery including Paediatrics and Caesarean sections. Some experience in A&E and orthopedics is desirable 
  • Current or recent practical experience 
  • Ability to work with limited resources  
  • Experience in managing, supervising, and training others 
  • Able to work well as a part of a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team 
  • Willing to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment 
  • Availability for a minimum period of four to six weeks 
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or traveling experience in developing countries 
  • Fluency in English is essential, and French and Arabic are an asset.



  • Proven experience in anaesthetics – experience of paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia is particularly useful 
  • Full registration (doctors without this will need to provide a transcript of training, from a recognised training faculty and proof of original registration in the country they are registered in) 
  • Ability to work with limited resources 
  • Availability for a minimum period of six weeks to a maximum of six months 
  • Minimum of three months of travel or work experience in developing countries 
  • Ability to work in unstable environments 
  • Adaptable and able to work in a team 
  • Flexible and able to manage stress 
  • Able to provide training and supervision to others 
  • Fluency in English is essential 
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  • You will find it helpful to have done other medical jobs – time spent in casualty and paediatrics departments will be especially relevant 
  • Availability at short notice 
  • French or Arabic skills, which may be tested during the recruitment process.

Water And Sanitation Specialist


Our WATSANs usually work in the project, and manage a variety of work including hospital waste management, health promotion and clean water provision.

It’s an exciting and diverse role and you would be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • ​Managing a team of waste zone operators, hygiene promoters, WATSAN assistants, and various others
  • Sourcing and delivering clean water to populations in need
  • Siting and constructing latrines and other sanitation facilities
  • Managing hospital waste
  • Supervising hygiene promotion.


  • Education in Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation, Land and Water Management (preferably international), or similar
  • Significant work experience in water and sanitation
  • Experience in managing, supervising and training others
  • Available for a minimum of nine months
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travel experience in developing countries
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Able to provide training and supervision to others
  • Fluency in English


  • Knowledge of Arabic and or French
  • Experience working with INGOs.

Mental Health Officer

Being a mental health officer (MHO) with MSF is an intense but rewarding job. From providing psychological first aid to survivors of natural disasters to counselling HIV patients, our MHOs play a vital role in our projects. Trauma is often the most painful aspect of surviving a conflict or disaster, or living with a disease, and mental healthcare is vital for recovery.


  • Our MHOs often head a group of outreach workers and counsellors, providing care in the health facilities but also out in the community. 
  • It’s a challenging and exciting role and you would be responsible for some or all of the following:  
  • Doing a community mental health assessment 
  • Planning a mental health strategy 
  • Managing mental healthcare for an entire hospital/project 
  • Providing care for victims of sexual violence 
  • Supporting groups of displaced people 
  • Identifying and managing protection issues


  • Formal education and post qualification in one of the following: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Social work (with additional psychological therapy qualification), Psychiatry (with additional psychological therapy qualification) 
  • Currently licensed to practice  one of the above areas with independent licensed clinical practice 
  • Two year’s post-qualification experience 
  • Experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual violence, Tuberculosis (TB) care 
  • Experience in managing and training mental health workers 
  • Experience in the clinical supervision of others and treating trauma-related problems 
  • Experience with emergency mental health/crisis interventions 
  • A second language (preferably French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese) 
  • Able to work well as a part of a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team 
  • Willing to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment 
  • Available for a minimum of nine to twelve months 
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travelling experience in developing countries 
  • Fluency in English​ is essential, and Arabic and French will be an asset.


Our midwives often have a dual responsibility; working in health centres and conducting outreach work in the community. No matter what the context – whether working in natural disasters, conflicts or poverty-affected communities – babies will continue to be born and midwives will always be needed. 
It’s a challenging and rewarding role and you will be responsible for some or all of the following: 

  • Pre and post-delivery care 
  • Deliveries, often complicated 
  • Care of survivors of sexual violence 
  • Setting up maternity departments in new health centres or hospitals 
  • Working with community birth attendants to ensure safe community birthing practices 
  • Running awareness programs in the community 
  • Training local midwives 
  • On-call care, often 24 hours 


  • Bachelor’s degree in midwifery or a Degree in nursing with the exception of Community Health Nursing.
  • All nurses applying to the midwifery position must have over 2 years’ experience working in a busy labor ward.
  • Valid registration
  • Experience in supervising, managing and training others
  • Experience of obstetric emergencies/complicated deliveries, termination of pregnancy, sexual violence
  • Willingness to be regularly on call for difficult and complicated deliveries
  • Over three months experience of working in a low resource settings
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas
  • Available for six to nine months
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multi-cultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Fluency in English


  • Tropical nursing diploma
  • Knowledge of STDs/HIV/AIDS
  • Family planning experience
  • Community midwifery experience
  • Experience working in a similar organisation​
  • Knowledge of other working languages e.g French and or Arabic.

Training & Learning Unit Lead


The Training & Learning Unit Lead is responsible for devising the organizational learning strategy, overseeing its implementation, and assessing its outcomes. They will work with various stakeholders to identify learning and developmental needs and drive suitable training programmes which will enhance employee skills, performance, productivity, operational excellence and ultimately, the goals of the Section.

The role holder will report to the Director of HR/Admin. They will manage a team consisting of Learning, Leadership and Talent Development specialists and L&D Officers. They will also work closely with trainers/facilitators, advisors, pool/career managers, recruiters, support departments at HQ and training units of other MSF sections.


Essential 80%

  • Creates and executes a strategy and plan for learning and development for the Section.
  • Leads all learning and development activities of the Learning and Development Unit.
  • Drives consistent, effective design and implementation of learning and development programs aligned to the Section’s operational goals, guiding principles and strategy.
  • Develops a comprehensive annual learning and development plan for technical and soft skills development for improved operations and delivery of the Section’s ambitious goals.
  • Develops and drives relevant metrics that produce valuable insights to guide MSF EA’s strategies and measure the impact, engagement and transfer of learning of the Section’s learning and development programmes.
  • Provides a broad range of learning solutions, including digital/e-learning, virtual and instructor-led programs;
  • Responsible for designing, curating, leading, and evaluating L&D programmes at all levels;
  • Ensures MSF EA and MSF International core principles and values are the foundation of all L&D initiatives;
  • Manages the Section’s L&D budget;
  • Develops and implements a set of minimum standards for the Section’s learning and development initiatives, including content, annual training plans, processes, procedures, delivery, reporting, budget, and structure
  • Monitor and report on L&D initiatives, costs and performance.

Essential 20%

  • Build relationships and influence the management teams and colleagues to address issues that inhibit effective learning.
  • Support Talent Development initiatives.
  • Foster and develop a learning culture within the organization.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Learning and development, certified professional in training management, learning and performance and similar courses.
  • Learning and development professional with extensive experience, with at least 5 years experience in Human Resource Management and at least 3 years leading or managing a team/unit/department. 
  • Experience working for an international medical humanitarian or development not-for-profit organization (preferred).
  • Committed to and experience in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Highly strategic, strong conceptual thinker.
  • A fast and effective learner – identifies relevant gaps in knowledge, does research and masters a new skill/area of expertise quickly.
  • Keeps pace with change – acquires knowledge/skills as the industry changes and develops
  • A commitment to MSF’s mission and values.


  • Extensive knowledge of adult learning principles and modern training techniques (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job or in-classroom training, e-learning, workshops, simulations etc).
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel required.
  • Communication skills, including written and presentation.
  • Proficiency in English (both writing and speaking), and French will be an advantage.
  • Skills to prepare meaningful management information and reports
  • Skills to deliver impactful and relevant training.
  • Ability to lead, manage and communicate effectively with diverse teams.


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