Medical doctors at MSF play a vital role in delivering outpatient and inpatient care, adhering to protocols and ensuring hygiene standards.

Like frontline communicators, doctors diagnose illnesses, prescribe treatments, and oversee patient progress. This dynamic role directly supports MSF’s mission, addressing medical needs in challenging contexts.

This is a diverse and exciting role in support of our humanitarian and medical response.


  • Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients following MSF protocols and hygiene standards.
  • Diagnose and prevent illnesses, conduct consultations, and prescribe treatment.
  • Inform patients and/or families about illnesses and treatment plans, ensuring understanding.
  • Monitor hospitalised patients’ progress, prescribe treatment, and decide on discharge or transfer.
  • Control distribution of medicines and equipment, ensure quality, disinfection, and sterilisation.
  • Participate in epidemiological data collection and analysis, reporting any issues.
  • Train the medical/paramedical team to optimise care quality.
  • Ensure adherence to MSF medical protocols, universal precautions, and professional confidentiality.
  • Manage the team, supervise performance, and organise shifts and rotations.

Depending on our activities and needs, your responsibilities may be adapted and evolve according to the specific projects.

You will not be facing these challenges alone—other MSF team members, both international and locally hired staff, will provide technical support, including extensive guidelines and protocols.


  • Medical Doctor diploma, with a diploma in Tropical Medicine desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work; experience working in tropical medicine or related fields desirable.
  • Proficiency in the mission language, with knowledge of the local language desirable.
  • Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel).


  • Experience in tropical medicine or post-registration experience in various medical fields.
  • Proficiency in the local language.
  • Competencies in people management, commitment, flexibility, results orientation, and teamwork.