As a gynaecologist with MSF, you could change a woman's life forever.

From flying out to remote areas to manage complicated deliveries through to caring for women suffering from debilitating conditions in conflict zones, MSF gynaecologists/obstetricians 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

Stories from the field

Gynaecologist Veronica Ades has recently returned from her third mission with MSF.

In this podcast she describes the precarious situation for expecting mothers in the city of Aweil, South Sudan.

To read more first-hand stories from gynaecologists/obstetricians working in the field with MSF, read our blog.

role requirements

  • Proven professional experience after registration - HST for OB/GYNs. We are however flexible, and will also take all relevant experience into account where possible.
  • Current or recent clinical experience
  • Full Irish Medical Council or GMC Registration 
  • Available for a minimum of three months
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travel experience in developing countries
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Able to provide training and supervision to others
  • Fluency in English



  • We are currently looking for gynaecologists with good French and Arabic Skills If you speak French or Arabic to a level where you can be placed in a French or Arabic speaking mission such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad or Yemen, you are much more likely to be accepted onto the MSF register.
  • Managerial and supervisory experience is also desirable. 
  • 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

*MSF Ireland can only accept applications for field positions from Irish residents who have a valid permit to work in Ireland. If you do not have this we cannot accept your application

before you apply

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.

What's it like working with MSF? 

In most projects you'll be living and working in stressful conditions without many of the things you may take for granted at home.

Please watch this short video and reflect on why you want to work for MSF before starting your application. 

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