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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

  • Proven professional experience after registration - ST5 for OB/GYNs. We're flexible and will take all relevant experience into account where possible
  • Current or recent clinical experience
  • Full GMC or Irish Medical Council Registration (doctors without this will need to provide a transcript of training, from a recognised training faculty and proof of original registration in the country they are registered in)
  • 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


  • 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 with the UK.

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