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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