Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical relief organisation, with 28 offices worldwide. When large-scale epidemics occur, when areas in crisis are too dangerous for many other organisations, then our medical teams are there to assist the affected population. We organise basic medical care, treat the injured, carry out vaccination campaigns, train local staff and build up medical infrastructure. In long-term aid projects our teams fight diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness, and HIV/AIDS.
The work is often exhausting, demanding appropriate professional knowledge, and enormous motivation and commitment for only basic remuneration, but it is also fascinating and immeasurably rewarding.
This page is aimed specifically at people who are a residents of Germany, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia or Ukraine. If you are not a resident of one of these countries, please contact the MSF office closest to you. This website has information on which MSF office to apply through. German speaking applicants find more information about working with MSF here.
If you are not sure which job group you should apply for, you can send us your application speculatively. To do so, please click here. Please note that in any case you must fulfill the general requirements for working with MSF. If you have questions about working and living in the field, about specific job profiles or about the application process, you can contact us by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write us only in case of further questions and do not send us your application via mail.
From conflict zones to epidemics, our staff and patients are facing crisis situations around the globe. Read our blogs and find out what life is like on the frontline of the world's medical emergencies.
“Every day was extremely challenging. We treated an incredible number of patients, sometimes hundreds in a day. The fighting didn’t stop, the violence was frightening. An Australian colleague who was a vascular surgeon and I worked 14 to 18-hour days in two operating theatres.”
“I see a lot of suffering and distress, but I also see a lot of joy, that’s why I’m a midwife. When children are born it is always an incredible moment. All over the world."
“I have learned so much. Like that there is no right or wrong, just different. Or that you always have to think things through right to the end and plan for all eventualities – even for the kind of things that wouldn’t immediately occur to you.”
"On a professional level, I faced some big challenges, because we work in an area where not everything is available on a technical level. This means we are confronted with daily challenges that we have to find solutions for in order to have everything ready for the physicians and our daily work. I’m very happy with what I’ve achieved in the last nine months."