Work in the Field

Annually, around 3,000 international staff join local colleagues to help populations in danger.

They bring motivation, professional abilities and practical experience to projects in some 69 countries.

The work is tough and demanding, but the rewards are immense. To get an idea of what it’s like, watch the video, or read our field staff blogs.

To support our medical aid operations throughout the entire world, we are actively recruiting Arabic-speaking healthcare & administrative staff in the following areas of specialisation:

  • Administrators
  • Anesthetists
  • Financial Officers
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Logisticians
  • Medical doctors – All Specialties
  • Mental Health Specialists
  • Midwives
  • Obstetricians/Gynecologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Surgeons

Urgently needed:

  • Administrators
  • Anesthetists
  • Obstetricians/Gynaecologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Pediatric Intensivists
  • Surgeons
  • Heads of Mission
  • Project Coordinators
  • Logistic Coordinators
  • Finance and HR Coordinators

FAQ

There is no age limit for our field staff. Difficult working conditions do mean that applicants must be in a good state of health. 

It takes around 4–6 months from the submission of an application to eventual addition to our pool of field staff.

You can apply as soon as you have definite dates of your availability, normally around six months before you want to start.

We guarantee an intense and dynamic working environment, and the opportunity to work in a diverse and multicultural team.

Living and working closely with a relatively small team in stressful conditions may be challenging, and the work may not be heroic, but it will certainly be rewarding.

To hear about life in the field directly from our staff, read our field staff blogs.

Assignments last generally between 9 and 12 months, except for some medical specialties, for whom a minimum of 6 weeks is required. 

Working hours vary considerably depending on the program with, on average, one day off per week. Work can frequently be hectic and you may be required to put in longer hours. However, time is normally set aside for rest and relaxation. 

MSF will provide health insurance while on assignment. This will continue for up to three months after you return. In the event of medical evacuations, repatriation is also covered.

Individuals are matched to specific roles. It is therefore highly unlikely that two people would simultaneously be matched to two jobs in the same place at the same time.

Living conditions in the field (security, housing, etc.) make it difficult for field staff to be accompanied by children or partners who are not participating in the program.

If you are not qualified for any of the profiles on the list, we will not be able to hire you. Among others, we do not currently hire paramedics, dentists, occupational therapists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists or dietitians.

Applicants need to be able to speak Arabic and English or French.

General requirements:

  • Fluency in English and/or French
  • Recognized degree/certificate in the country of origin
  • For healthcare staff, full and current registration with the relevant association/syndicate is required (e.g. medical association)
  • Arab Board certification preferred for medical specialists
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience – except for General Practitioners and Obstetricians/Gynecologists
  • Availability: 9-12 months, except for professionals working in the Operating Theater, Emergency Doctors and ICU specialists
  • Ability to work with limited resources and in difficult conditions

Conditions:

  • Salary based on skills and experience according to MSF international salary policy
  • Per diem and living expenses
  • Accommodation
  • International health insurance
  • Transportation expenses

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Residents in EGYPT and LEBANON please click here

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