Before applying to work with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the field, please familiarize yourself with our work requirements and recruitment process — and learn more about what to expect while working with us — by watching our recruitment information video series (approximately 30 minutes). 

WORK IN THE FIELD

Each year more than 2,500 international staff join 30,000 locally hired staff to provide medical aid in countries around the world. Doctors Without Borders guarantees staff a dynamic and intense work environment alongside people who believe in helping those in need.

Doctors Without Borders recruits medical and non-medical staff to work in its projects. All of these people bring professional abilities, practical experience, as well as a commitment to and concern for the people they help.

In this section you will find the information you need to determine if you are suited and qualified to work as a member of Doctors Without Borders field staff. Please read all of the information carefully before submitting your application.

Some of the skills we need

Anesthesiologists

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works with multicultural teams of qualified, specialized and motivated anesthesiologists.

Our projects deliver high-quality care, with internationally standardized protocols, hygiene procedures, technical platforms and medical products. As an anesthesiologist on an MSF field assignment, you will work with local and international colleagues to help ensure access to lifesaving healthcare for people in need, often without the resources you may be accustomed to having on hand.You can expect to prepare and carry out anesthesia, coordinate operating room staff, and prepare anesthetic equipment.

MSF anesthesiologists also manage the pre- and post-operative follow-up of patients, and participate in collecting and analyzing data, as well as reporting. The length of MSF field assignments for anesthesiologists ranges between six to 12 weeks.

Gynecologists/Obstetricians

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works with multicultural teams of qualified, specialized and motivated gynecologists/obstetricians.

Our maternity units and surgical projects deliver high-quality care, with internationally standardized protocols, hygiene procedures, technical platforms and medical products. As a gynecologist/obstetrician on an MSF field assignment, you will work with local and international colleagues to diagnose and treat medical conditions not commonly found in Canada, often without the resources you may be accustomed to having on hand. You can expect to perform both emergency and planned ob-gyn surgeries, manage obstetric complications (such as instrumental deliveries), manage post-operative follow-ups, and train and support both surgical and midwifery staff.

The length of MSF field assignments for gynecologists/obstetricians ranges between six to 12 weeks.

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Canadian voices from the field

 
 
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