Working with MSF 

A 70-year-old patient is treated by MSF staff in Lima after being hit in the left temple by pellets fired by the police.

We invite and embrace a highly diverse staff – whether their days start setting up a cholera vaccination campaign, inside crowded refugee camps or at our offices in Montreal and Toronto, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff often describe themselves as being strongly motivated by our common purpose: to  provide emergency medical assistance to people facing vulnerable conditions around the world, regardless of who they are or where they live, and wherever people’s needs are greatest.

This drives us to work hard and achieve what we set out to do, but also to take care of each other. Many staff describe their teams and the people they encounter in the MSF community as the most positive aspect of their work life. 

MSF is a people-focused humanitarian organization. This ethos is at the heart of our work with patients and also extends to everyone who is part of the MSF movement – no matter where we are working or what an individual’s role may be.

Staff testimonials

MSF’s emergency response team travelling by boat to reach a village in Johi Town that is still cut-off by the water. The MSF team has set up a mobile clinic for flood-affected communities in Johi Town, Dadu district.

Working overseas

Interested in the possibility of an international assignment? MSF is always looking for motivated medical and non-medical professionals. See what’s needed to apply and what it takes to succeed on assignment, the kinds of opportunities available and find answers to common questions.

In the nursing homes, MSF teams offer training and support to staff, who have been working day and night for weeks to protect their guests from Coronavirus. The training focuses on the prevention and control measures of Covid19 spread with particular reference to individual protection devices.

Working in Canada

Staff in Canada are a vital link between our network of supporters, humanitarians, and medical professionals here and MSF’s work to bring critical medical assistance to people around the world.

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