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Outside our hospital in Paoua, Central African Republic.
Foto: Corentin Fohlen

Children are often hit hardest by crisis' such as famine, epidemic and armed conflict. Therefore, a large portion of our patient population are children.

Most of the medical work as a paediatrician in the field consists of the supervision and training of local medical staff, the planning and implementation of medical programs, ordering of medicines and medical supplies, implementation of epidemiological studies and evaluation and reporting of medical activities.

In projects such as refugee camps, where MSF is responsible for the population's health, a large part of the mission is curative clinical work. In projects where we support existing national health infra-structure, the work is sometimes clinical.

REQUIREMENTS paediatricians

Please read the basic requirements for all roles. 


To read first-hand stories from paediatricians working overseas for MSF, visit our blog.


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.


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 in the field

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

Livet som barnläkare utomlands

Mats Blennow arbetade som barnläkare i Jordanien: 


Blivande barnläkaren Mårten Larsson har arbetat i Guinea Bissau och Nigeria. I vår podcast "Uppdrag: Rädda liv" minns han hur de svårt sjuka barnen fyllde sängarna under malariasäsongen i Maiduguri:



Vi tar säkerhet och trygghet på största allvar. Denna video förklarar olika risker vår personal utsätts för och hur vi arbetar för att göra arbetet så säkert som möjligt. Titta på videon innan du bestämmer dig för att ansöka!