Yes. International staff receive a nominal monthly stipend that increases with accumulated MSF experience and with level of responsibility. Locally hired staff members get paid wages that are within the legal requirements of their country and are also competitive with other government and NGO's in the area. They also receive medical and other benefits.
● About 30,000 at any one time; 90 percent of them are national staff, people hired locally in a given project location.
● About 35 percent are nonmedical—logisticians, administrators, water/sanitation.
We recruit aid workers through our website, through advertising in medical and nonmedical publications, and through public events. Candidates must meet qualifications and must apply on our website. Candidates will then go through a series of interviews and orientations before being sent out to the field. Field assignments are based on need and skill set.