Update: The next edition of the training ‘Humanitarian Surgery in Austere Environments’ for gynecologists, surgeons and assistants starts in November 2022. For more information about the tuition fee and the enrollment procedure

As a surgeon you supervise and coordinate surgery service in its entirety. You ensure the quality of surgical service in emergency room, out-patient clinic, operating theatre, in-patient department and dressing room. 

You’re responsible for providing the best surgical care to patients by working in strong collaboration with the team (anesthesiologists, OT-nurses, ward nurses and others) and by training the personnel in the operating room and in the surgical ward.

Read "Changing things is also a profession" for surgical teams.


  • Completed residency in surgery with valid degree and current license
  • Independent surgical practice after residency is desirable
  • Current or recent experience is desirable
  • Experience working in resource limited context is desirable
  • Experience working in war surgery context is desirable
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment

  • Good French and English language skills

length of mission

  • 6 weeks - 6 months