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María Marino, an MSF gynaecologist, performs a caesarean section. Caption
María Marino, an MSF gynaecologist, performs a caesarean section.

As a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) gynaecologist, you could change a woman's life forever.

From flying to remote areas to manage complicated deliveries to caring for women struggling from debilitating conditions in conflicts, MSF obstetricians/gynaecologists make a huge impact on women’s lives in our projects all over the world.


Our gynaecologists also require obstetrical skills as they will often run an entire maternity ward in a large secondary health facility.

It's a challenging and rewarding role and you will be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Providing curative care for women and children
  • Performing obstetrical surgeries where necessary
  • Managing and training a team of staff to run the department and provide a high standard of care

I am reminded of the opportunity that working with the MSF team gives me. To help offer these women a safe, clean delivery.

In my mind, it is a basic human right.

Obstetrics and gynaecology consultant

Application guide

Read our guide on the application process for all overseas roles

Role requirements

  • You are a trained gynaecologist and obstetrician. Full Irish Medical Council or GMC Registration
  • Proven professional experience after registration – ST5 for OB/GYNs. Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travel experience in developing countries in low-resource settings. We are however flexible, and will also take all relevant experience into account where possible.
  • You are familiar with US diagnostic skills 
  • You possess enough experience and interest to train others in this area
  • Current or recent clinical experience
  • You are proficient in the English language (B2)
  • Mature personality
  • Management experience and able to work hands-on as well as delegate
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Good negotiation and diplomatic skills
  • Ability to work in a different and strong culture in a confined and insecure environment
  • Willingness to work with and train a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
  • Available for a minimum of three months


  • Managerial and supervisory experience
  • Diploma level of training in tropical medicine and/or infectious disease (especially TB and HIV/AIDS) from a recognised training provider, for example, the London or Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine


We're currently looking for gynaecologists with good French or Arabic skills.

If you can speak French or Arabic you're much more likely to be accepted onto our register.

Your language level may be tested during the recruitment process.

Before you apply

Make sure you read our application process guide for an overview of what to expect when you apply for an overseas role.

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