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We rely on medical and non-medical staff to provide medical care to millions of people caught in crises in over 70 countries around the world.
Medical & Paramedical

Safety and Security

MSF aims to provide conflict victims with the medical care they need the most. Consequently, work may take place in locations of active conflict or in post-conflict communities, which may pose a risk to the safety and security of workers in these areas. MSF recognizes that it is impossible to eliminate all risks, but it does its best to mitigate these risks by adopting a comprehensive insurance policy.

Once in the field, all MSF employees must abide by the security protocols and regulations, whereas failure to do so may lead to the termination of their contracts. All security and safety protocols are put in place to ensure that the organization provides effective support to the patients most in need around the world.

Published on November 10, 2021

Incentives and Allowances

    • Round-trip transportation to the field

    • Accommodation in the field

    • Reimbursement of required vaccinations and related medical fees

    • Paid vacation (25 days per year)

    • Pre-departure training through a combination of readings, e-learning and face-to-face meetings and workshops

    • Psychological support after returning

    • Personalized career development, with access to different levels of training, in order to grow within the organization.

What We Offer

    • A fixed-term contract

    • Monthly pay salary during the mission

    • A daily allowance (per diem) during the mission

    • Medical coverage

    • Payment of all mission-related expenses (transport, accommodation)

Recruitment Process


What Are the Working Hours?

Working hours vary considerably depending on the project 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.

Is There an Age Limit for Working in the Field with MSF?

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

Can My Family Accompany Me?

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 project.

May I Request Placement in a Specific Country?

It is not possible to honour specific country requests. MSF recruits applicants into a pool before matching them to a specific position based on their skills, experience and background. MSF expects candidates to be flexible about where they work so that we can meet the needs of the field. However, special skills, languages and restrictions are taken into consideration in each placement.

What if I am Injured or Become Ill

MSF will arrange and cover you for health insurance while on assignment. In the event of medical evacuations, repatriation is also covered.

Do You Recruit Only Doctors?

We recruit doctors and other medical and non-medical staff. Examples include surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, midwives, mental health professionals, finance and human resources specialists, logisticians, and specialists in construction, electricity, mechanics, or water-and-sanitation.

How Does MSF Ensure Security in the Field?
We take risk management very seriously. We continuously analyze security levels in order to create regulations and rigorous safety precautions to minimize the risks. Field workers and local employees are obliged to follow these rules and procedures during the course of their assignments.
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