Some of the advice from past and current MSF fieldworkers includes being bilingual, highly adaptable, and having similar values and motivation to the principles of MSF.
Regardless of your background, there are qualities that will help you stand out as suitable for working on international projects, which include:
- Being comfortable and confident in your management or supervision skills
- Demonstrated ability to live and work in a diverse team environment
- Being proficient in another language, particularly French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese
- Being available for a minimum of 9 to 12 months
Find out more about the essential criteria for joining our team.
Advice from MSF fieldworkers
We spoke to two overseas workers Dr Adelene Hilbig, an emergency medicine registrar and Isaac Chesters, a finance & HR manager, to find out what advice they would give to people going overseas with MSF.
Dr Adelene Hilbig has been on three overseas assignments for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the past six years, to Sierra Leone, Palestine and Myanmar, in between her training in emergency medicine.