Medical Doctor

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Posted on 12 Jan, 2022
Closing on 19 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Date:  12/01/2022

VACANCY: Medical Doctor

for “Emergency Project”

Position status: Full-time

Location: Sana’a, approx. 80% of time deployed in different governorates

Contract duration:      One Year with possibility of renewal


Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

Project Summary

Emergency response constitutes one of the core activities of Doctors without Borders. MSF Switzerland is recruiting new staff for a project that intervenes and provides activities in case of emergencies such as COVID-19 or other epidemics as well as trainings based on the intervention needs according to pre-defined intervention criteria. This team is based in Sana’a, but all team members are expected to work in interventions in different governorates and locations for about 80 % of the time. Flexibility and adaptability to respond to the operational needs as well as to adapt to working and living conditions in the field are core criteria for any new staff member. Given the diverse areas of intervention compliance and acceptance of security restrictions are essential. Furthermore, solution-orientation, as well as very good communication skills and hands-on mentality are expected. If you find yourself within these characteristics as well in the professional requirements and tasks indicated below, we are looking forward to your application.

Main Purpose of the position

Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.


  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits , consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patient’s illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control. Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.



  • Medical Doctor diploma. Diploma in Tropical Medicine is desirable.


  • 2-year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work, especially in Emergency room (can be within medical training). Desirable in tropical medicine, or post-registration experience in Public Health, paediatrics, A&E, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery.


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and outlook)


  • Arabic & English: Fluent in writing & speaking


  • People Management
  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Results
  • Teamwork

How to Apply

Application information

All interested applicants should name and submit their following documents in PDF separate files:

  • CV in English
  •  Motivation letter in English
  • Scan of bachelor’s degree
  • Valid medical licence
  • scan of ID or passport
  • Proof of Work Experience (Work I.D or contract scan or certificates)
  • any relevant other document


 subject: “MD_01_2022”

Deadline for the submission of Applications is 5PM on Wednesday, 19th of January 2022.

Please note that only complete applications with named and pdf separate files of the above required documents will BE CONSIDERED!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

“MSF does not charge fees or accept any money during the entire recruitment process.”

Important Notes / مقترحات هامة

Following the instructions on How to apply will always increase your chances of getting your application looked at.
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If you’re applying by email, make sure you mention the job title in the “Subject” field of your message
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