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Before You Apply

Each application is handled individually; the candidates who meet our basic requirements called for a recruitment process in Stockholm.

Please ensure that you have read all the other pages in the "Life in the field" section before proceeding with your application! We only accept applications online, see the link further down the page. Please note we do not accept applications by e-mail.

READ THIS BEFORE FILLING IN THE APPLICATION

Please read through all the information available on the website under: Life in the Field, and please come to one of our information evenings if you live near a city where they are given. You can also view information presentations in Swedish here and in Finnish here.

Find out as much as possible about humanitarian work in general and MSF specifically before applying. We think it is important that a fieldworker know which organization they are looking for and know its ideology and principles.

In the application, you will need a lot of information that you may not have in your head. For that reason, you can save the application to continue later. Try to have the following information available when you fill in the application:

Time and dates of employment, training and trips. Salary-determination is based on the period of employment after the first year in the field. Therefore, we need to have the exact dates.

When you fill in the references, remember that only work-related references are of interest to us and it should be a person who has been your superior in professional life.

Attach a CV in English. Here you can download a resume template that suits you. There are two different templates you can make use of to create your CV: Europass CV and Simple CV template.

Enclose a motivation letter in English. With this, we want to know why you are applying to Doctors Without Borders and why you want to go into the field.
After submitting the application you will get a confirmation that it has been sent. You will then be contacted regarding recruitment days. If you have not heard anything within 4 weeks, please contact us.

By submitting the application, you also agree that we will register your data in our records and handle them in accordance with the Privacy Act (PUL). If you are recruited, your personal data is sent to various operational offices. If you are not recruited, we will save your data for up to a year for our statistics.

Remember that if you are called for an interview / recruitment day, and you are recruited, it can take up to a year before you actually go out into the field. This depends partly on what courses you have to complete and partly because it may be some time before a suitable mission pops up.

We will confirm your legitimacy with the National Board of Health and IVO registry. (Applies to doctors, nurses, midwives, biomedical scientists and psychologists.)

It is required that you be able to be in the field for up to 12 months during the first mission. Please consider that carefully before applying. Exceptions are made for surgeons, gynecologists / obstetricians, anesthesia staff and surgical nurses, who go on short assignments due to provide emergency services.

If you have questions, please contact someone in the HR department for field work. Click here to access the application form.

IF YOU ARE RECRUITED

If accepted as a field worker, you will need to take a few courses to prepare you for your mission. These courses apply only after you have been accepted. Read more about the preparation courses here. You must provide copies of employment certificates, transcripts and licensing (applies to doctors, nurses and midwives). We will confirm your legitimacy with the National Board of Health and IVO's (Instititutionen for Health Care) registers. Prior to your mission, you will need a health check and to update your vaccinations. This is paid for by us.