Anaesthetist

Anaesthetists are needed in projects with surgical or obstetric components, often with short notice for shorter assignments.

Anaesthetists are a part of MSF surgical teams needed in precarious situations. These include armed conflicts or isolated areas where medical staff with that specialisation and competence is hard to find.

Role description

As an anaesthetist with MSF you are responsible for coaching and training the locally hired anaesthetic team. You are also responsible for managing and following up on our procedures and protocol regarding anaesthesia and pain relief before, during and after surgery in collaboration with the medical team. You coordinate the anaesthetic activities in relation to the emergency room, operating theatre and related wards.

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for MSF, you need:

  • Proof of specialisation
  • Medical doctor registration
  • Ability to work with limited technical resources
  • Available on short notice, for at least eight to twelve weeks
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt
    Desirable qualifications
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of delivering training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experience

    Safety and security

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Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

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Gynaecologist – Obstetrician

As a gynaecologist with MSF you work independently with obstetric care, care for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and coach locally hired staff.

MSF run maternal and surgical projects that provide standardised high-quality health care, in hard-to-reach areas and often volatile contexts. In many countries where we work, there is a shortage of trained specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Role description

The role encompasses an overall responsibility to ensure medical protocols are followed and that the care is assessed and evaluated. This includes training and coaching of locally hired midwifes, nurses and medical doctors. You are, together with the medical team, responsible for ensuring that obstetric procedures are followed, and that the maternity unit is working well. You will also manage obstetric complications and carry out patient rounds.

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for MSF, you need:

  • Proof of specialisation
  • Medical doctor registration
  • Ability to work with limited technical resources
  • Available on short notice, for at least eight to twelve weeks
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt

    Desirable qualifications
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of providing training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experience

    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Expected length of mission

6 to 12 months

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Health Promoter

As a health promoter, you are responsible for the coordination and implementation of awareness-raising and educational campaigns to support the medical activities. The health promoter is therefore part of the medical team.

The campaigns can address different themes and your expertise may be needed in emergency projects (vaccination campaigns, awareness-raising on malnutrition or cholera) or in projects that focus on one medical issue (AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, etc.).

Prerequisites

  • Master’s in social sciences / Behavioural Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology, motivation psychology), master’s in public health orientation Health Promotion, Master in Community health (or Nursing Diploma in community health).
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience (working in health promotion/education, prevention, community mobilization, ) is a must.
  • Experience in using qualitative methodology is a
  • Experience in strategy design, implementation and monitoring is a
  • Experience in humanitarian settings is an
  • Experience with social media management or marketing is an asset
  • Experience as illustrator, graphic designer is an asset
  • IT knowledge: Basic windows environment is a
  • Knowledge of qualitative data treatment software like Nvivo is an added value
  • Knowledge of graphics editing software like photoshop is an added value.

Team management experience is a must;

  • good interpersonal communication skills is a must;
  • able to keep a pragmatic, positive and constructive mindset is a must, despite challenges faced;
  • flexibility; creativity; autonomous; able to work under pressure; strong analytical, strategical, supervision & monitoring skills;
  • Previous work with an NGO is an added
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Mandatory language: English Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt

    Expected Length of Mission

6 to 12 months

Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

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HEALTH
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IPC Specialist

The IPC Specialist is responsible for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities and leads the development & maintenance of an IPC program in his/her project in order to strive for patient safety, caretakers and staff and to enhance the quality of care.

In collaboration with the IPC committee, he or she will participate in the definition of the IPC objectives and define, implement and monitor the IPC annual plan, based on the MSF- IPC policy.

This involves:

  • Ensuring the implementation of the standard and transmission-based precautions in your health structures in all departments in collaboration with each service activity manager using existing tools (guidelines, checklists, audit forms, trainings)
  • Providing technical supervision and guidance to the staff in all departments including sterilization, laundry and
  • Develop multimodal strategies to improve IPC in your facility, for example: initiate system change (availability of the appropriate infrastructure and supplies); organize training; perform monitoring and give
  • Promoting a stepwise IPC improvement approach, tailored to the localPrerequisites
  • IPC diploma
  • Medical or paramedical background: Nursing degree / Medical Doctor / epidemiologist/pharmacist degree / …
  • Desirable: Diploma in tropical medicine or at least 1 year of relevant working experience in a tropical context
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience in IPC in hospital settings
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt

    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

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Medical Doctor

MSF medical doctors manage a variety of tasks from treating people living with different neglected tropical diseases to doing ward rounds for trauma patients in a hospital after armed conflict.

To work as a medical doctor in humanitarian crisis is rewarding and challenging. The core aspects of the role are planning, implementing and evaluating our medical programmes, as well as coaching of other medical personnel.

Role description

  • Locally hired medical doctors are the ones who provide most of the direct medical care and treatment to our patients.As an internationally recruited medical doctor, your main tasks are:
  • coaching and training locally hired medical staff;
  • planning and implementing medical programmes; ordering drugs and medical material
  • conducting epidemiological studies
  • evaluating and reporting medical activities. In general, only a small portion of the work is direct clinical work.

In projects where MSF carries a large responsibility for medical health care of the local population, for instance in refugee camps, the work may be more hands-on. In projects where we support national health authorities and structures, the work is less clinical.

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for Médecins Sans Frontières, you need:

  • Medical doctor degree
  • Medical doctor registration
  • At least two years of professional experience as a medical doctor, preferably in infection, paediatrics or trauma
  • Preparatory course in humanitarian health assistance
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and EgyptDesirable qualifications
  • Experience or studies in tropical medicine, infections deceases, Tuberculosis, HIV and aids or emergency
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of providing training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experience 

    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

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Midwife

A midwife is responsible for the implementation and follow-up of various project activities regarding sexual and reproductive health.

Your responsibilities as a midwife include:

  • the provision of medical high quality and comprehensive care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities
  • the reinforcement of the implementation of standardized protocols for pregnancy and delivery care, sexual violence victim care, family planning, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS, prevention of sexually transmitted disease, abortion care, etc
  • organisational aspects (human resource management, pharmacy management, gathering of statistical data, etc.), as well as training supervision, evaluation and guidance of the national The midwife has the requisite knowledge and skills to form the basis of high quality, culturally relevant, appropriate care for women, new-borns and childbearing families

Prerequisites

  • Diploma in midwifery
  • Diploma in tropical medicine or at least 1 year of relevant working experience in a tropical context is an asset
  • Management experience is an asset
  • Relevant professional experience
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioural Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Mandatory language: English Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt
    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

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Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.

Mental Health Specialist- Psychologist

Specialists in mental health such as psychologists and psychiatrists are needed in locations where the population have suffered traumatic events such as armed conflict, torture, violence, abuse or natural disasters.

The need is also big in societies where many people live with HIV and aids or tuberculosis and need various forms of support and care during their treatment.

In our projects we establish teams who support self-care for improved mental health. We provide psychosocial support and treatment both as a part of emergency interventions, such as natural disasters, and as an integrated part of programmes in stable settings.

Role description

As a mental health specialist, you coordinate, and train locally hired psychologists and mental health staff who are running the activities. In some cases, you will deliver conversational therapy together with an interpreter or independently if you master the local language. Your duties may include assessing and evaluating the general need for mental health support within the target population, as well as planning and implementing the same. Developing educational information in order to inform the population of mental health related topics, to help decrease stigma, may also be part of your role.

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), you need:

  • Psychologist degree or proof of specialisation in psychiatry
  • Completed PTP or AT
  • At least two years of professional experience working with children/youth, giving therapy and/or refugees/newly arrived in the
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt|Desirable qualifications
  • Experience or studies in HIV, tuberculosis, sexual violence, trauma or substance
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of delivering training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experienceYour safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

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Mental Health Specialist – Psychiatrist

Specialists in mental health such as psychologists and psychiatrists are needed in locations where the population have suffered traumatic events such as armed conflict, torture, violence, abuse or natural disasters.

The need is also big in societies where many people live with HIV and aids or tuberculosis and need various forms of support and care during their treatment.

In our projects we establish teams who support self-care for improved mental health. We provide psychosocial support and treatment both as a part of emergency interventions, such as natural disasters, and as an integrated part of programmes in stable settings.

Role description

As a mental health specialist, you coordinate, and train locally hired psychologists and mental health staff who are running the activities. In some cases, you will deliver conversational therapy together with an interpreter or independently if you master the local language. Your duties may include assessing and evaluating the general need for mental health support within the target population, as well as planning and implementing the same. Developing educational information in order to inform the population of mental health related topics, to help decrease stigma, may also be part of your role.

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Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), you need:

  • Psychologist degree or proof of specialisation in psychiatry
  • Completed PTP or AT
  • At least two years of professional experience working with children/youth, giving therapy and/or refugees/newly arrived in the
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and EgyptDesirable qualifications
  • Experience or studies in HIV, tuberculosis, sexual violence, trauma or substance
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of delivering training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experience
    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.

Nurse

Nurses are the backbone of our medical projects. As a MSF nurse you could work with everything from primary health care to setting up health structures, to leading teams of nurses and assistant nurses.

To work as a nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières is a rewarding and challenging job. You will have the opportunity to test your abilities in new ways.

We are also recruiting nurses with vast experience in infection prevention and control, with a focus on control of communicable diseases and hygiene in the health structure.

Role description

MSF nurses on international assignments have a wide range of responsibilities, including medical, administrative and management of activities and people. This means you should be confident and secure in your professional role and have previous experience of activity management.

As a nurse you might establish and operate basic health posts. You may also operate feeding centres and different wards in a hospital. You may work with planning and implementation of vaccination campaigns and organising mother-child health programmes. A big area of responsibility is coaching and training of locally hired staff, as well as management of locally hired nurses and assistant nurses.

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for MSF, you need:

  • Nurse degree
  • Nurse registration
  • At least two years of professional experience as a nurse within somatic care preferably with a focus in paediatrics, infection, obstetrics,
  • Preparatory course in humanitarian health
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt
    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.
Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.
Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

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Pharmacist

As a pharmacist with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) you have a big responsibility when it comes to managing drugs, medical supplies and equipment. You may work in one of our projects in a country or as a part of the country management team in a major city.

Role description

Our pharmacists manage orders of drugs and medical material, storage and distribution as well as ensure that we follow our internal procedures and the national laws and regulations of the country. Training and supervision of locally hired staff represent a large portion of the work. As a pharmacist you collaborate with medical and non-medical colleagues to ensure that drug and medical material reach our projects, in order to meet the medical needs and keep the activities running.

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for MSF, you need:

  • Pharmacist degree (5 years) or a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (3 years)
  • At least two years of professional experience as a pharmacist, preferable from a hospital
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt
    Desirable qualifications
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of providing training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experience
    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job

Expected length of mission

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.

Surgeon

Surgical teams are needed in precarious situations such as armed conflicts or in isolated areas where medical staff with this specialisation and competence is hard to find.

As a surgeon in our projects, you may face challenges that tests your experience and knowledge in a new way. Médecins Sans Frontières often work in hard to reach areas and in volatile contexts. Our surgical projects deliver standardised high-quality health care.

Role description

The responsibilities of a surgeon are varied and can encompass trauma surgery, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and/or other surgical tasks. You usually have a senior role in the surgical team and the responsibilities may include training and coaching of locally hired staff. You are, together with the medical team, responsible to ensure that surgical procedures and protocols are followed and that the care is working well before, during and after the surgery.

Requirements for surgeons

In addition to the general requirements to work for Médecins Sans Frontières, you need:

  • Proof of specialisation
  • Medical doctor registration
  • Ability to work with limited technical resources
  • Available on short notice, for at least eight to twelve weeks
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt
    Desirable qualifications
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of providing training and/or coaching other
    Safety and security

We take your safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe. Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Expected length of mission

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information about working for MSF before you apply.

Epidemiologist

As an epidemiologist you can be employed in the field of program monitoring, program evaluation and/ or field epidemiology.

In the field of monitoring officer, you will assure that relevant and validated program data are available. You will assure that indicators are debated within the medical team and inform operational decision. In addition, you’ll assure that data collection and analysis adapt when project activities are re-oriented.

In the field of evaluation, you will assess the performance of projects. You will provide recommendations for operational research (mostly using program data, less frequent are

prospective studies) to evaluate new tools (drugs, lab tests, …) or new operational strategies.

In the field of field epidemiology, you will be responsible for initial assessments when outbreaks are suspected, and you will assure epidemiological surveillance /monitoring systems are in place to inform operational decision-making during outbreaks and other

emergency programs. When indicated, you will be involved in surveys to orient operational decisions

Prerequisites

General medicine diploma or a paramedical diploma with:

  • Master’s in public health with relevant professional experience in epidemiology, or
  • An MSC in epidemiology, or
  • A doctorate in epidemiology (for specialists in infection prevention and control (IPC) – Please view the profile IPC Specialist here
  • Relevant professional experience of at least 2 years is mandatory
  • Field experience is an important asset
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt

Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe. Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.