Psychologists and Psychiatrists / Mental Health Specialists

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff are the lifeforce of our humanitarian action worldwide. Currently, MSF is urgently looking for qualified psychologists and psychiatrists available to work for 6-12 months in our projects.


You will be responsible for:

  • Supervising and training staff
  • Providing direct clinical care

You will implement mental health programs including:

  • the set-up
  • Monitoring our psycho-social support
  • Evaluating culturally and socially appropriate psycho-social interventions.

Role Requirements

  • Full and current registration
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Psychology or Social Work (clinical specialization required), certified clinical Psychologist or certified Psychiatrist
  • Minimum two years relevant post-qualification work experience (PTSD, depression, anxiety)
  • Experience in individual and group counseling
  • Available to work 6 to 12 months
  • Experience supervising, training and managing others
  • Strong command of English and/or French
  • Relevant travel or work experience in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East or remote parts of Canada

Before you Apply

As you consider applying to undertake an MSF assignment, it is essential that you have a well-informed and realistic personal reflection. Assignments often mean long hours with a heavy workload, basic living conditions, and working and living in often chaotic and volatile environments.

Terms of Employment

Doctors Without Borders staff are employees with a salary and benefits. See more information on the terms of employment.

Recruitment webinar

To learn more about the recruitment criteria, responsibilities, stories from an MSF psychologist and psychiatrist and more, please watch this informational webinar.

How to apply

Do you meet the criteria? Are you available in the next 3-6 months?