Please ensure that you have read ALL the other pages in the "Work in the Field" section before proceeding with your application.


Submit Application

Chose your country of residency below. If you are eligible to apply through the U.S. office, you may submit your application online. Otherwise, you will be directed to the appropriate MSF office.


Completed applications and supporting documents are screened by the MSF Field Human Resources Department within four weeks of their submission. Candidates whose qualifications best meet the organization's needs are invited to an in-person interview to determine their suitability. Interviews are held regularly in MSF's New York City office and in various U.S. cities during recruitment visits that are scheduled throughout the year.


Following an interview and reference check, suitable applicants are invited to attend Information Days in New York (travel, meals and lodging expenses are covered by MSF).


Selected and briefed candidates are included in an active field staff pool. Candidates in the pool may be sent to an MSF training program before going to a field mission. When the need arises, MSF offices match positions that must be filled to the most appropriate candidate, who is contacted and offered the position. It often takes several months for a candidate to be offered a position on a project or in a training program.



Please be advised that, at this time, Doctors Without Borders is no longer recruiting specifically for the Ebola emergency in West Africa. However, if you would like to be considered for the Ebola response in addition to other field assignments, please specify this on your field application.

Future updates regarding recruitment for the Ebola crisis will be posted on our website.

Thank you very much for your interest.  We appreciate your willingness to contribute to our efforts.  

For further inquiries, email Please note that we are responding to a high volume of emails at the moment and will do our best to respond in a timely manner.


Please complete this checklist before proceeding with your application: 

  • I have read all the 'Work in the Field' pages
  • I have read the requirements on the job specification 
  • I have the ability to live and work as part of a team 
  • I am flexible and can manage stress  
  • I have at least two years of relevant professional experience 
  • I have experience traveling or working in the developing world 
  • I am available for a minimum of nine months I am willing to work in unstable environments

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