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Medical Doctor

Being a medical doctor with MSF is an exciting experience. From caring for malnourished babies in a drought affected area, to conducting rounds to survey trauma patients during a conflict, MSF’s doctors provide lifesaving care every da y. 


Being a medical doctor with MSF can be a challenging role, and the needs are very diverse depending upon the project you work in. Medical doctors are based in the project, and will often care for people affected by health issues such as malaria, malnutrition, HIV/AIDs or TB, trauma, tropical diseases.  

    Essential Requirements
    • A Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBChB) from a recognized institution
    • Two years' professional experience after registration
    •  Current or recent clinical experience in the past 2 years
    •  Full registration
    •  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
    • Able to provide training and supervision to others 
    •  Fluency in English
    • Minor surgical and obstetrical experience
    • Managerial and supervisory experience
    •  Paediatric, ER or other specialisations
    •  French or Arabic
    •  Diploma level of training in tropical medicine and/or infectious disease (especially TB and HIV/AIDS) from a recognised training provider

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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.