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Orthopaedic surgeons are joining our surgical projects that deliver high-quality standardised care (protocols, hygiene, technical platform and medicinal products). Despite the unstable or remote settings in which we work, MSF provides the appropriate international and local human resources to ensure the provision of high-quality care for patients.


Tasks & Duties

  • Organise, carry out and supervise orthopaedic surgery activities in close collaboration with medical and paramedical team in the emergency, intensive wards and operation theatre
  • Ensuring pre- and post-operative surgical care, in accordance with MSF procedures, protocols and universal hygiene standards in order to improve patients’ health conditions
  • Collaborate with the anaesthetist in the collection of quantitative surgical and anaesthetist data and check the quality of the data encoding
  • Provide ongoing guidance and training to the surgical team in line with MSF guidelines and protocols
  • Participate in medical meetings


Minimum requirements

  • Medical doctor degree
  • Residency in Orthopaedics, specialisation in orthopaedic surgery
  • 2 years of professional clinical experience
  • English fluency
  • Advanced computer literacy
  • Availability for a minimum 2 months period


Desirable requirements

  • Previous experience in trauma and/or war surgery
  • Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
  • Knowledge of other languages, in particular French and/or Arabic
  • Previous international experience with INGOs, UN agencies, other humanitarian organisations, charities, etc.
  • Experience working in developing countries


Key Personality Competencies

  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Flexibility and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Advanced team -working skills
  • Results and quality orientation
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas


Before you apply


Because ‘Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) purpose is to bring medical assistance to people in distress, the work may occur in settings of active conflict, or in post-conflict environments, in which there are inherent risks, potential danger and ongoing threats to safety and security. MSF acknowledges that it is impossible to exclude all risks, but it does its utmost as an organization to mitigate and manage these risks through strict and comprehensive security protocols.

Field workers will be fully informed of the risk associated with a potential mission before accepting a particular posting. Working for MSF is a deeply personal choice; individuals must determine for themselves the level of risk and the circumstances in which they feel comfortable, based on a full and transparent understanding of the possibilities they may face. Once in the mission, all MSF staff must strictly observe security rules and regulations; failure to do so may result in dismissal.

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