Careers Possibilities

We are very interested in offering you long-term possibilities.

There are various options of starting a career with MSF, if you are interested in a long-term commitment in humanitarian aid.

In order to meet certain requirements and depending on your background we offer a diversity of advanced training courses. This includes specialized medical training (nutrition, vaccination, HIV/aids, etc...) and also logistic/technical courses (vehicle courses, water and hygiene courses, etc...) as well as management trainings on different levels.

Your office contact person will help you with choosing the right courses and planning your career.

Possible career path of nurses

During your first few missions as a nurse you might be working in a hospital as a "Hospital Nurse" and be responsible for supervising and training a local team. You might be organizing mobile clinics or be busy at a vaccination campaign. Once you have gained some experience you will have the chance to become "Medical Focal Point", being the most important contact person for your medical and paramedical colleagues.

After gaining more field experience you can decide to go for a "technical" career and pursue becoming a "Medical Coordinator". In this position you are responsible for all medical activities in a project country. Or you decide to focus on the managing perspective of a project and are as a "Project Coordinator" in charge of all activities in a single project.

If you have gathered experience in different contexts, you will also have the possibility to apply for the Emergency Pool. According to your profile you will then - over a longer contractual period - be sent to the worldwide hot spots.

Possible career path of logisticians

For your first few missions as a logistician you will be matched to different small and middle sized projects as a "Field Log", being in charge of all technical issues as well as supply. In every position you will be in the role of a team leader, supervising and training local staff. Once you have gained some experience you can take over the role of a "Logistic Team Leader" in a big hospital project. In this position you will be the contact person for other international logistic expatriates who you supervise and coordinate in all technical matters (electricity, mechanics, supply, etc...).

After gaining more field experience you can decide to go for a "technical" career and pursue becoming a "Logistic Coordinator". In this position you are responsible for all technical and logistic activities in a project country. Or you decide to focus on the managing perspective of a project and coordinate as a "Project Coordinator" all activities in a single project.

If you have gathered experience in different contexts, you will also have the possibility to apply for the Emergency Pool. According to your profile you will then - over a longer contractual period - be sent to the worldwide hot spots.

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