We set up the MSF Access Campaign in 1999 to push for access to, and the development of, life-saving and life-prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines for people in our programmes and beyond.
Based in Brussels, MSF Analysis intends to stimulate reflection and debate on humanitarian topics organised around the themes of migration, refugees, aid access, health policy and the environment in which aid operates.
Our medical guidelines are based on scientific data collected from MSF’s experiences, the World Health Organization (WHO), other renowned international medical institutions, and medical and scientific journals.
Providing epidemiological expertise to underpin our operations, conducting research and training to support our goal of providing medical aid in areas where people are affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or excluded from health care.
Evaluation Units have been established in Vienna, Stockholm, and Paris, assessing the potential and limitations of medical humanitarian action, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of our medical humanitarian work.
The MSF Paediatric Days is an event for paediatric field staff, policy makers and academia to exchange ideas, align efforts, inspire and share frontline research to advance urgent paediatric issues of direct concern for the humanitarian field.
A collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development organisation that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases, founded in 2003 by seven organisations from around the world.
Anaesthetists are required for the increasing number of surgical projects that we manage around the world.
To work with us in this capacity, you need the flexibility to work with limited resources and face a variety of challenges that may range from trauma patients to women requiring emergency caesarian sections.
In addition to in-theatre work, your responsibilities will include:
pre-operative assessment and resuscitation
post-operative care (including pain management).
supervision of national staff working in recovery room and the wards.
Be prepared for the fact that diagnostic equipment and facilities in the operating theatre will be limited – there may not even be an X-ray machine.
Certified anaesthetist in your country of practice
Experience in paediatrics, obstetrics, and trauma anaesthesia
Ability to work autonomously with limited materials and resources
Willingness to abide by Médecins Sans Frontières anaesthetic protocols
Available to work in the field for a minimum of 6 weeks (at least for the first placement; subsequent placements can be shorter, depending on context)
Available at short notice (in emergencies we may need anaesthetists to leave within 24 to 48 hours)
Medical experience outside anaesthetics (eg ICU, emergency, pain specialisation, paediatrics, and internal medicine)
Availability and notice periods
Due to the emergency nature of many of our projects, anaesthetists are often needed at very short notice. However for some longer-term projects it may be possible to confirm a placement well in advance.
If you are genuinely interested to work with us but have concerns regarding the period of notice you may require, we encourage you to apply. Your individual circumstances can be discussed as part of the interview process.
Voices from the field
I’ve met strong and hard-working women, and heard some of their stories in depth.MSF anaesthetist Luíza Noronha