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Yann Libessart/MSF

Being a nurse with MSF is demanding and rewarding. From basic healthcare to helping set up health posts, nurses are vital to our work. In many situations, nurses are the backbone of our medical operations. 


Our registered nurses often head departments in hospital/health centres and are the forefront of providing primary healthcare in our projects.  
It’s an exciting and diverse role and you could be responsible for establishing and managing health post, operating feeding centres and in/outpatient clinics and hospitals and planning and implementing vaccination campaigns. The job may also involve organising mother-child health programmes and training, supervising and managing local nursing staff or community health providers.

  • Two years' post-qualification nursing experience, preferably in one or more of the following areas: infectious diseases, accident and emergency, intensive care, obstetrics, nutrition, paediatrics, operating theatre 
  • Valid registration 
  • Diploma in tropical nursing or relevant nursing experience in a tropical environment 
  • 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 is essential, and Arabic and French is an asset