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Doctors

The work our doctors do is the backbone of MSF’s action. Their task is to meet the medical needs of the population, by providing direct care of patients and training and supervision of local staff.

They are also responsible for ensuring the proper use of medicines and medical materials by the other members of the health team. In addition, they assume responsibility for the health of the rest of the team. Although their tasks are primarily clinical, supervision and reporting are an essential part of their work, so their work is never just providing care.

The types of projects that can be assigned are varied, from primary healthcare to vertical projects (HIV, Chagas, etc).

Minimum requirements:

  • Degree in medicine.
  • Medical registration.
  • Have completed the residency period or two years’ work 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.
  • Availability of 12 months (divided in two missions of six months).
  • User-level IT skills
  • Experience working with HIV, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Failing this, experience in primary care and emergencies.

Desired requirements:

  • Residency in internal medicine (subspecialty in infectious diseases), family medicine or paediatrics.
  • Master's degree in tropical medicine or public health.
  • Experience in primary health emergency or on-call services.
  • Field experience with another NGO.
  • Knowledge of Arabic, Spanish and/or Portuguese.

What we offer:

  • Preparatory course before leaving to the field.
  • Legal contract for the duration of the mission.
  • The gross basic salary is approximately €1,000 per month during first missions and for positions of lesser responsibility. The salary is regularly reviewed according to the length of time in the organisation and the experience acquired.
  • The chance to develop professionally in an international organisation. A profile manager from the HR department will monitor your professional development (career path, training, etc.) within the organisation.
  • The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and helping those most in need.

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