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MSF anesthesiologists are teachers and trainers, and are there to help people manage pain in sometimes unbearable circumstances.

The role of an MSF anesthesiologists is incredibly varied: you might find yourself training local staff in the middle of a refugee camp hospital or managing anesthesia with very basic resources for complex obstetric surgeries - all in the course of a day.

Our anesthesiologists often work across various departments; supporting surgery, maternity and going wherever else they are needed.

As an anesthesiologists you would be responsible for ordering and managing materials to manage the anesthesia needs of an entire hospital, mentoring and support for local staff learning basic anesthesia, planning and implementing anesthesia management training workshops. You will also support pain management for all departments in the hospital/health centre


  • Master’s degree in anesthesiology​
  • Proven experience in anesthetics – experience of Paediatric and obstetric anesthesia is particularly useful
  • Full registration
  • Ability to work with limited resources
  • Availability for a minimum period of six weeks to a maximum of six months
  • Minimum of three months 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
  • A good command of the French and/or Arabic language is highly valuable
  • Specialization in tropical medicine and/or a sub- specialization or experience in ICU
  • Desirable skill/s: Regional blocks, pain management/palliative care. 

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MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application, recruitment, medical examination or training fees. 

MSF is committed to giving staff working in their home countries opportunities to take their valuable experience to work in our projects overseas.

If you are an MSF member of staff working in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia or Sudan who is interested in working outside of your home country, please approach your HR coordinator for details. They will be able to advise on the process, the criteria and where to apply – via our website or directly with the headquarter office you are currently working for.