at Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (view profile)
Location International, Ireland
Date Posted June 15, 2017
Category Gynaecologist
Job Type Permanent


Job Title: Gynaecologist
Location: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a leading international independent humanitarian aid organisation dedicated to providing expert medical relief to vulnerable populations at times of conflict or disaster. In over 65 countries worldwide, MSF provides both life-saving emergency relief and longer-term assistance to make basic healthcare services available to the most vulnerable or excluded communities.

MSF's aim is to provide impartial assistance on the basis of need alone, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, creed or political affiliation. To maintain its independence from political interference, MSF relies on donations from individuals around the world for over 92% of its income. Unrestricted private funding allows MSF to respond swiftly during an emergency, treating those most in need quickly, whilst also adhering to our principles of impartiality, neutrality and independence.

MSF Ireland

MSF exists to save lives, alleviate suffering and protect human dignity among populations in crisis throughout the world. MSF Ireland aims to contribute directly to that mission, by effectively and efficiently contributing to the resource requirements, financial, human and programmatic of the MSF movement.

MSF Ireland is an entity which is merged strategically, sectionally and associatively with MSF-UK. MSF will continue to build upon its presence in Ireland to become a more widely recognised, accepted and respected humanitarian organisation among Irish audiences, and within the Irish humanitarian and political sector. This will enable the Irish office to continue contributing operationally to the MSF movement
As a gynaecologist with MSF, you could change a woman's life forever.
From flying out to remote areas to manage complicated deliveries through to caring for women suffering from debilitating conditions in conflict zones, MSF gynaecologists/obstetricians make a huge impact on women’s lives in our projects all over the world.
Our gynaecologists also require obstetrical skills as they will often run an entire maternity ward in a large secondary health facility.
It's a challenging and rewarding role and you will be responsible for some or all of the following:
Providing curative care for women and children
Performing obstetrical surgeries where necessary
Managing and training a team of staff to run the department and provide a high standard of care
Proven professional experience after registration - HST for OB/GYNs. We are however flexible, and will also take all relevant experience into account where possible.
Current or recent clinical experience
Full Irish Medical Council or GMC Registration (doctors without this will need to provide a transcript of training, from a recognised training faculty and proof of original registration in the country they are registered in)
Available for a minimum of three months
Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travel experience in developing countries
Willingness to work in unstable areas
Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
Flexible and able to manage stress
Able to provide training and supervision to others
Fluency in English

We are currently looking for gynaecologists with good French and Arabic Skills If you speak French or Arabic to a level where you can be placed in a French or Arabic speaking mission such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad or Yemen, you are much more likely to be accepted onto the MSF register.
Managerial and supervisory experience is also desirable.
Diploma level of training in tropical medicine and/or infectious disease (especially TB and HIV/AIDS) from a recognised training provider, for example, the London or Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Candidates must already have the right to work in Ireland or hold a European passport-
-Two references will be required-
For enquiries, please call 01 660 3337 and ask for Niamh Blake.
 All applications must be submitted through the MSF website at
Applications received by email will not be processed

Drop files here browse files ...