Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation (MSF Charter).

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by 21 sections, 24 associations and offices worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations.


Gynaecologists are increasingly in demand on MSF projects. To work for us as a Gynaecologist, you need be prepared to work with limited resources, in isolated contexts and with other staff who sometimes have received very little training. Usually, MSF Gynaecologists work in close coordination with other members of the team, both with international mobile staff as well as national colleagues (nurses, midwives, lab technicians, etc.).

Among other things, MSF Gynaecologists’ responsibilities include attending to planned and emergency obstetric surgery, complicated births, and doing post-operative follow-up together with the anesthetists.

Clinical skills and problem-solving capacity are vital for coping with the shortcomings in infrastructures. A major component of our Gynaecologist’s work is the supervision and training of national staff.

Minimum requirements:

  • Degree in medicine and completed residency in gynecology and obstetrics.
  • Medical registration.
  • At least two years’ work experience, including experience in surgery.
  • Ability to work with limited resources, in difficult conditions (high insecurity context) and under pressure.
  • Good level of English (minimum B2)
  • Minimum availability of three months, although preferably for longer.
  • Basic IT skills.

Desired requirements:

  • Field experience with other NGOs.
  • Knowledge of French, Arabic, Spanish and/or Portuguese.
  • Experience in supervising, managing and training of staff.

What we offer:

  • Preparatory course before leaving to the field.
  • Legal contract for the duration of the mission
  • The gross basic salary is approximately €1,300 per month during the first 12 months of missions (except for candidates already having 24 months of international experience with other NGOs). The salary is regularly reviewed according to the length of time in the organization and the experience acquired.
  • The chance to develop professionally in an international organization. A profile manager from the HR department will monitor your professional development (career path, training, etc.) within the organization.
  • The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and helping those most in need.

How to apply

To apply, please, submit your CV and Cover letter following the link below.

Please indicate the title of the vacancy in your cover letter.

Deadline for registration 24th of July 2022, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)

MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, race, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to achieving a balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

MSF provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.

Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above-mentioned position.