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We urgently need Emergency Doctors for Iraq and Yemen

02 Oct 2020

MSF is recruiting Emergency Doctors Field-based in Yemen and Iraq for at least three months.

Main Purpose

As an MSF Emergency Room (ER) Doctor, you will supervise the functioning of the Emergency Department (ED), from arrival to admission/discharge of patients, according to the objectives of the project and in collaboration with the other hospital departments.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide and ensure that the best patient care is given through emergency case management, protocol implementation and ensuring compliance with medical ethics
  • Manage and organise the ED through supervision and organisation of all emergency activities and staff, including physicians and nurses
  • Maintain good communication and collaboration with other departments within and outside the hospital, including the referral system
  • In collaboration with the ED team, establish a triage system and ensure quality by training staff, and adapting and evaluating the system
  • Assure implementation of Mass Casualty Incident Plan with the medical team
  • Implement quality assurance tools to ensure compliance with MSF standards, policies, guidelines and protocols
  • Ensure quality of care through regular staff training, meetings and evaluations
  • Data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting to improve the quality of care
Depending on our activities and needs, your responsibilities may be adapted and evolve according to the specifics of each project.
You will not be facing these challenges alone—other MSF team members, both international and locally hired staff, will provide technical support, including extensive guidelines and protocols.

Your Profile

  • Medical doctor degree
  • Emergency Medicine specialization or Intensive Care Unit or Anesthetist specialization
  • Recent clinical experience of at least six months within the last 24 months
  • Fluency in English
  • Available for a minimum of three months
  • Strong team player and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Self-driven with a solution-orientated approach
  • Ability to train others


  • Experience of setting up an Emergency Department or Intensive Care Unit, and technical inputs for complex cases
  • Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) or advanced trauma life support (ATLS) training
  • Experience working in developing countries
  • People management experience

MSF offers

As an expatriate leaving to the field, you will receive:
  • An exciting work experience as your skills will make a difference to the people around you
  • Initial training before your first mission
  • Detailed briefing on identified project
  • Psychosocial assistance before, during or after mission
  • Remuneration (indemnity salary based on previous work experience and country of residency)
  • Welfare coverage, such as medical care and vaccination package, accident insurance, including repatriation
  • Food and accommodation
  • Per diem (calculated according to local cost of living) to cover daily expenses
  • Travel costs and visa administration
  • Debriefing and personal career planning as well as training opportunities
  • Contract for the duration of the mission
  • One week of holiday for every three months of mission
  • Departure on mission is non-accompanied (no family or couple departures).
For more information on our recruitment criteria or working conditions, please read our Essential Criteria.

About MSF

Working with MSF is helping people in danger in the field. Your skills are needed in the context of primary health care (natural catastrophes, population displacements), chronic conflicts or within the scope of particular medical projects.
By joining MSF, you are committing yourself to a recognized international associative movement, with a specific approach to humanitarian help. You advocate for the situations you have seen on the field. You benefit from a personalized carrier follow-up, you develop competencies and on the long term gain responsibilities.
MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF. For more information on the MSF Charta, please read here.


How to apply

The deadline for applications is 15th October 2020.
The applications will be treated confidentially.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.