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Including gynaecology researchers and obstetrics specialists

As a gynaecologist with MSF, you could change a woman's life forever.

From flying to remote areas to manage complicated deliveries to caring for women struggling from debilitating conditions in conflicts, MSF obstetricians/gynaecologists make a huge impact on women’s lives in our projects all over the world.


Our gynaecologists also require obstetrical skills as they will often run an entire maternity ward in a large secondary health facility.

It's a challenging and rewarding role and you will be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Providing curative care for women and children
  • Performing obstetrical surgeries where necessary
  • Managing and training a team of staff to run the department and provide a high standard of care

Stories from the field

Gynaecologist Veronica Ades has recently returned from her third mission with MSF. In this podcast she describes the precarious situation for expecting mothers in the city of Aweil, South Sudan.

To read more first-hand stories from gynaecologists/obstetricians working overseas with MSF, visit our blog.

role requirements

  • Proven professional experience after registration - ST5 for OB/GYNs. We're flexible and will take all relevant experience into account where possible
  • Current or recent clinical experience
  • Full GMC or Irish Medical Council Registration (doctors without this will need to provide a transcript of training, from a recognised training faculty and proof of original registration in the country they are registered in)
  • Available for a minimum of three months
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travel experience in developing countries
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Able to provide training and supervision to others
  • Fluency in English


  • Managerial and supervisory experience
  • Diploma level of training in tropical medicine and/or infectious disease (especially TB and HIV/AIDS) from a recognised training provider, for example, the London or Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine


We're currently looking for gynaecologists with good French or Arabic skills.

If you can speak French or Arabic you're much more likely to be accepted onto our register.

Your language level may be tested during the recruitment process.

before you apply

Your safety and security 

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

What's it like working with MSF? 

In most projects you'll be living and working in stressful conditions without many of the things you may take for granted at home.

Please watch this short video and reflect on why you want to work for MSF before starting your application. 

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