General Physician

General physicians and general practitioners are responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating medical activities in clinics and health centres. Their role is broad, from targeting areas such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, camps for refugees/internally displaced persons, nutritional treatment (including emergency assistance), vaccination campaigns, etc. to acting as a hospital’s physician, including work in emergency primary care, wound treatment, and paediatric care. Those in this position deal with a wide range of common diseases, such as diabetes and general bacterial infectious diseases as well as tropical diseases. In addition to medical treatment, working alongside locally hired staff, mutually sharing skills and expertise and collaborating with other medical providers in the sector (other NGOs, Ministry of Health) is required.        
  • Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.
  • Diagnose patient conditions relevant to the project and provide medical treatment with limited resources.
  • Compile medical data, report to the operation centre on a regular basis, and engage in consultation when necessary.
  • Provide insight and solve problems regarding patient treatment policies; manage the work of locally hired staff (both doctors and general medical and allied health staff).
  • Plan, participate in, and supervise education and training to improve the medical skills of locally hired staff.
  • Provide public health guidance for local communities and patients (cross-cultural medical care based on cultural backgrounds) and cooperate with medical institutions and governments.
  • Facilitate public health knowledge and skills for both individual and group care (vaccination, preventive medication, etc.), such as outbreak response in refugee camps.
  • Manage staff health


  • Compliance with essential requirements for all potential candidates.
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicans, Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practioners, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine or equivalent.
  • Clinical experience in two or more of the following areas - Anaesthetics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Paediatrics, NCD's, Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, ICU, Minor Surgery.
  • At least two years clinical experience working in rural and remote regions and/or low resource settings.
  • Experience in providing comprehensive primary health within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Diploma in international public health, obstetrics and gynaecology, refugee health, paediatrics, infectious diseases, or tropical medicine.
  • Available for assignment for a minimum of nine months or longer.
  • Current practising certificate and must display no recent gap in clinical experience greater than two years.
  • Willingness to abide by Médecins Sans Frontières medical protocols.


  • Infectious diseases specialty (HIV/TB in particular)
  • Extensive experience in emergency care (including minor surgery)
  • Over one year of experience in paediatrics, ICU, and obstetrics


Please apply if your skills and experience match the requirements above and the essential criteria for working overseas. Allow approximately one hour to complete to application.

Before starting the application, please prepare the following:

  1. CV 
  2. Motivation letter 

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