Obstetricians / Gynaecologists

As an OB/GYN with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) you will work in one of our many projects focusing on reproductive health. The OB/GYN works in close collaboration with both international and national staff, notably with the head charge midwife. 
You can expect to perform both emergency and planned OB/GYN surgery, manage obstetric complications such as instrumental assisted deliveries, manage post-operative follow-up in conjunction with an anaesthetist, and train and support both surgical and midwifery staff.  Your clinical skills and resourcefulness will be put to the test primarily because the health care infrastructure in the locations we work may have fallen apart. As the key referent for obstetric complications, you may be on call 24/7 for the duration of your placement.  


  • Compliance with essential criteria
  • Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (or equivalent)
  • Current or recent practical experience with an emphasis on obstetric practice (as opposed to gynaecology)
  • Willingness to provide care in line with MSF policy and protocols for women's health
  • Available to work infield for a minimum of 6-8 weeks (effective in the field) to 4 months   
  • People with a medical background must display no recent gap in clinical experience greater than two years


  • Competency with ultrasonography equipment (available in some locations)
  • Willingness to commit for up to 6 months; several projects involve a significant training and skills transfer component therefore some longer placements are available
  • Oncologist skills


More detailed information on our maternity projects, policies, and other resources can be found on this website dedicated to working as an OB/GYN in the field.

All Australian and New Zealand field worker applications are processed through our Sydney office.


Please apply if your skills and experience match the essential criteria for working overseas, and the requirements for the role you're interested in.

Allow approximately 1 hour to complete to application.

Before starting the application, please prepare the following: 

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter
  3. Skills assessment form (below)


If you’re not yet ready to apply, you can stay up-to-date by registering for recruitment updates including information on upcoming recruitment events.

Meet some of our obstetrician/gynaecologists