Hospital Director

As Hospital Director you will define, implement and supervise the human, material and organisational means to guarantee the security, continuity and quality of health care activities in the hospital, according to MSF protocols, procedures and project objectives, the specificity of the targeted population and the availability of resources. 

In your role you will collaborate and coordinate with the medical departments, logistics and finance and administration teams to:   

  • Define, plan and organize the set up, sizing and budget for the hospital in order to efficiently maintain the continuity of quality of healthcare; and
  • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of the healthcare protocols, procedures and standards, assessing the different departments as well as providing technical support for medical doctors, to ensure the quality of medical activities in the health structure and that protocols, security and asepsis rules are followed by the medical personnel
  • Plan and supervise the human resources processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal communication) of the medical departments/services of the hospital in order to ensure both the appropriate sizing and the amount of knowledge required, and improve people capabilities, contribution and active participation  


  • Be a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators or experience as Hospital Director
  • Experience managing a hospital or large health facility


  • Experience working with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries
  • Experience in tropical medicine, or post-registration experience in Public Health, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric, A&E, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery
  • French, Spanish or Portuguese at level B2 or higher would be an asset 


The essential criteria is an overview of the minimum requirements for international staff. Please note, these can change without prior notice in response to organisational needs. To work overseas with MSF, every applicant must meet the following requirements:

Work in a diverse team

The ability to work and live in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams in contexts that are often complex, unstable and isolated, requiring strict respect for the local culture, teams and security rules in force.

Experience working in a remote, low resource setting

Clinical/working experience in environments with limited human resources, materials and equipment.  Access to electricity can be unreliable, running water may not be available, medical and other equipment may be in short supply and computer systems may be basic.

Management experience

Most assignments will involve supervision or management of teams and will require experience in: capacity building, training, planning and administration and performance management.

Commitment to the goals and values of MSF

Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment.

Commitment to a career with MSF

Commitment for 2+ assignments. We are looking for people that want to commit to multiple assignments and a long-term career in humanitarian aid. Hiring and training an employee is a major investment for MSF and we want to hire international staff who want to grow within the organisation. 

Ability to cope with stress

Many MSF projects are located in or near conflict areas. The environment is often chaotic and you will face various challenges. International staff must be able to cope with stress in a difficult and unpredictable environment. 

Flexibility and adaptability

Contexts, environments, team composition can change quickly. Flexibility and adaptability are critical for a successful MSF assignment.

Work independently and use initiative

MSF assignments are demanding and every staff member must be able to manage their responsibilities and workload in a professional manner, with minimum direction.     


Please apply if your skills and experience match the requirements for this role and the essential criteria for all international staff, listed above. Allow approximately 1 hour to complete to application.

Before starting the application, please prepare the following: 

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter

Use our guide on how to write a CV for MSF to help you prepare your application. 

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