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Ett team med narkosläkare och sjuksköterskor söver en patient inför operation på ett sjukhus i Gaza.
Photo: Virginie Nguyen Hoang
A surgical team prepares a patient at al-Awda hospital in Gaza.

Aneasthetists are needed in projects with surgical or obstetric components, often with short notice for shorter assignments. 

Anaesthetists are a part of MSF surgical teams needed in precarious situations. These include armed conflicts or isolated areas where medical staff with that specialisation and competence is hard to find. 

Anaesthetist role description

As an anaesthetist with MSF you are responsible for coaching and training the locally hired anaesthetic team. You are also responsible for managing and following up on our procedures and protocol regarding anaesthesia and pain relief before, during and after surgery in collaboration with the medical team. You coordinate the anaesthetic activities in relation to the emergency room, operating theatre and related wards.

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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 delivering training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experience

Safety and security

We take your 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).