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  • Posted: Nov 22, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.
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    Ensure the proper functioning of the pediatric medical activities under his/her responsibility at the supported health facilities, defining and implementing MSF policies, protocols and procedures, and guaranteeing the quality of pediatric healthcare in order to improve health conditions of the target population and decrease U5 mortality rate  Being a paediatrician with MSF is a challenging and exciting role, and the needs are very diverse depending upon the project you      work in.

      Paediatricians are based in the project, and will often care for children affected by some or all of the following:

    • Malaria
    • Malnutrition
    • HIV/AIDs or TB
    • Injuries sustained in a conflict zone
    • Trauma
    • Tropical Diseases​0


    • Residency in pediatrics
    • Medical registration
    • Current or recent clinical experience
    • Ability to work with limited resources and in difficult conditions.
    • Good level of English and/or French. Priority will be given to candidates with knowledge of both languages.
    • Minimum availability of 12 months (divided in two missions of six months).
    • User-level IT skills
    • Training in tropical medicine and/or experience working with HIV, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.


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    MSF anaesthetists are teachers and trainers, and are there to help people manage pain in sometimes unbearable circumstances. 

    The role of an MSF anaesthetist is incredibly varied: you might find yourself training local staff in the middle of a refugee camp hospital or managing anaesthesia with very basic resources for complex obstetric surgeries - all in the course of a day. 
    Our anaesthetists often work across various departments; supporting surgery, maternity and going wherever else they are needed. 
    As an anaesthetist you would be responsible for ordering and managing materials to manage the anaesthesia needs of an entire hospital, mentoring and support for local staff learning basic anaesthesia, planning and implementing anaesthesia management training workshops. You will also support pain management for all departments in the hospital/health centre. 


    • Proven experience in anaesthetics – experience of paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia is particularly useful 
    • Full registration (doctors without this will need to provide a transcript of training, from a recognised training faculty and proof of original registration in the country they are registered in) 
    • Ability to work with limited resources 
    • Availability for a minimum period of six weeks to a maximum of six months 
    • Minimum of three months travel or work experience in developing countries 
    • Ability to work in unstable environments 
    • Adaptable and able to work in a team 
    • Flexible and able to manage stress 
    • Able to provide training and supervision to others 
    • Fluency in English is essential.


    • You will find it helpful to have done other medical jobs – time spent in casualty and paediatrics departments will be especially relevant 
    • Availability at short notice 
    • French or Arabic skills, which may be tested during the recruitment process

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    Mental Health Officer

    Being a mental health officer (MHO) with MSF is an intense but rewarding job. 
    From providing psychological first aid to survivors of natural disasters to counselling HIV patients, our MHOs play a vital role in our projects. Trauma is often the most painful aspect of surviving a conflict or disaster, or living with a disease, and mental healthcare is vital for recovery


    • Our MHOs often head a group of outreach workers and counsellors, providing care in the health facilities but also out in the community. 
    • It’s a challenging and exciting role and you would be responsible for some or all of the following:  
    • Doing a community mental health assessment 
    • Planning a mental health strategy 
    • Managing mental healthcare for an entire hospital/project 
    • Providing care for victims of sexual violence 
    • Supporting groups of displaced people 
    • Identifying and managing protection issues


    • Formal education and post qualification in one of the following: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Social work (with additional psychological therapy qualification), Psychiatry (with additional psychological therapy qualification) 
    • Currently licensed to practice  one of the above areas with independent licensed clinical practice 
    • Two year's post-qualification experience 
    • Experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual violence, Tuberculosis (TB) care 
    • Experience in managing and training mental health workers 
    • Experience in the clinical supervision of others and treating trauma related problems 
    • Experience with emergency mental health/crisis interventions 
    • A second language (preferably French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese) 
    • Able to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team 
    • Willing to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment 
    • Available for a minimum of nine to twelve months 
    • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travelling experience in developing countries 
    • Fluency in English​ is essential, Arabic and French will be an asset

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    Because Doctors Without Borders' purpose is to bring medical assistance to people in distress, the work may occur in settings of active conflict, or in post-conflict environments, in which there are inherent risks, potential danger and ongoing threats to safety and security. Doctors Without Borders acknowledges that it is impossible to exclude all risks, but it does its utmost as an organization to mitigate and manage these risks through strict and comprehensive security protocols.

    Field workers will be fully informed of the risk associated with a potential mission before accepting a particular posting. Working for Doctors Without Borders is a deeply personal choice; individuals must determine for themselves the level of risk and the circumstances in which they feel comfortable, based on a full and transparent understanding of the possibilities they may face. Once in the mission, all Doctors Without Borders staff must strictly observe security rules and regulations; failure to do so may result in dismissal.

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