In our projects gynaecology, paediatrics and internal medicine are the most wanted medical specialities next to surgery and anaesthesia.
Currently we are urgently looking for specialists in gynaecology and obstetrics, since many projects focus on medical support of women.
As an OB/GYN on mission with Médecins Sans Frontières, you will very probably work in one of our projects with reproductive health activities. Our medical teams provide antenatal care, assist in deliveries, provide prevention of mother-to-child transmission care to HIV-positive mothers, carry out post-rape care for survivors of sexual violence, and perform surgical repair procedures for women with vaginal fistula.
On mission, your clinical skills and resourcefulness will be put to the test and improvisation skills are needed when you are confronted with uncommon diseases or don't have the usual technical equipment available. Together with a team of midwives you will be managing the obstetric and emergency cases, the maternity as well as the delivery room and surgery. Your responsibility will also include supervising and training of local staff. In order to respect the various cultural aspects in many countries we are especially looking for female gynaecologists.
- completed medical specialist training
- ideally a very versatile professional experience – including obstetric surgery
- training or experience in tropical medicine is an asset
- minimum of 8 weeks availability for a mission