URGENTLY NEEDED PROFILE
About the role of paediatrician
As a paediatric doctor working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) you may be responding to measles or meningitis epidemic, managing hospital-based care for severely ill neonates, responding to the needs of ill, injured, or malnourished children, or working with displaced families in a refugee camp.
Your clinical skills and resourcefulness will be put to the test while you work in locations where the health care infrastructure may have completely fallen apart, or while you work to diagnose and treat medical conditions not found in your home countries.
Your managerial and administration skills will be called upon as you supervise and train large teams of local staff. You will not be facing these challenges alone - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides expert technical support including extensive guidelines and protocols.
- Compliance with Essential Criteria
- Minimum of 5 years experience post-qualification
- Minimum of three years of clinical experience in Paediatrics
- Available to work in the field for 3-6 months. (Candidates with 6-9+ months availability will be prioritised)
- Additional clinical experience in areas such as Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Nutrition, Emergency, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, General Medicine, Anaesthetics, ICU or Minor Surgery
- Postgraduate study in international public health, refugee health, infectious diseases or tropical medicine
- Training of added value: neonatology and/or intensive care, management of children requiring emergency care or cardio-respiratory intensive care: APLS (Acute Pediatric Life Support) and/or HBB (Helping Babies Breathe), ETAT (Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment)
- Completion of your speciality training is not mandatory before applying, however, Médecins Sans Frontières does have significant needs for fully qualified paediatricians.