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Gynaecologist/Obstetrician

A newborn baby in Aweil, South Sudan.
Photo: Ashley Hamer
A newborn baby in Aweil, South Sudan.

As a gynaecologist with MSF you work independently with obstetric care, care for survivors of sexual and gender based violence and coach locally hired staff.

MSF run maternal and surgical projects that provide standardised high quality health care, in hard-to-reach areas and often volatile contexts. In many countries where we work, there is a shortage of trained specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology. 

Role description

The role encompasses an overall responsibility to ensure medical protocols are followed and that the care is assessed and evaluated. This includes training and coaching of locally hired midwifes, nurses and medical doctors. You are, together with the medical team, responsible for ensuring that obstetric procedures are followed and that the maternity unit is working well. You will also manage obstetric complications and carry out patient rounds. 

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for MSF, you need:

•    Proof of specialisation
•    Medical doctor registration in Sweden or Finland 
•    Ability to work with limited technical resources
•    Available on short notice, for at least eight to twelve weeks 

Desirable qualifications

•    French and/or Arabic speaking
•    Experience of people management and/or activity management
•    Experience of providing training and/or coaching others
•    Previous humanitarian work experience

Your safety and security 

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment. 

We can only accept applications from Swedish and Finnish residents (Swedish/Finnish citizens and those eligible to work in Sweden or Finland).

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