Being an epidemiologist with MSF is an essential and exciting work. In the midst of an outbreak, our project teams look to our epidemiologists to learn where and how fast a disease is spreading, and how it can be stopped. From fighting Ebola outbreaks in Liberia to predicting Cholera outbreaks in Haiti after an earthquake, MSF epidemiologists save lives.

Your job

In order to provide epidemiological advise to your project team and to support evidence-based decision-making, your job as an MSF field epidemiologist may include: 

  • Coordination of initial assessments, mortality and nutrition surveys 
  • Definition of relevant indicators 
  • Collection of epidemiological data (including active case finding) during disease outbreaks 
  • Ensuring that all epidemiology software tools are properly used  
  • The set-up and evaluation of monitoring and surveillance systems 
  • Ensuring that all relevant data are up to date and available for regular analyses 
  • Operational research 

Being in the role of a manager, you will manage (supervise, train and evaluate) the field epidemiology team. In support to the HR team, you will contribute to the recruitment of new team members and help to update job descriptions.  


  • A master’s degree in epidemiology  
  • OR a master’s degree in public health with extensive experience in epidemiology 
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant post-qualification work experience 
  • Ability to design and implement monitoring and surveillance systems for disease and outbreak monitoring, including mortality and nutritional surveys 
  • Ability to design and implement quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research 
  • Practical skills in database management and software for epidemiological and statistical analysis (Microsoft Excel and at least one statistical program) 
  • A good level of English 
  • Availability of at least 6 to 12 months


  • A medical or biomedical background  
  • Field work experience 
  • A training in tropical diseases 
  • Other languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian) are highly appreciated