Doctor Anaesthetist

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Posted on 12 Nov, 2020
Closing on 31 Dec, 2021

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF is advertising for the following position: Doctor Anaesthetist

Requirements for the position


  • Essential Doctor Anaesthetist specialist after bachelor’s degree in general physician.


  • Desirable, two years’ experience as an anaesthetist doctor. Having worked in MSF or other NGO’s and in developing countries is desirable.


  • Mission language essential, local language desirable.


People Management. Commitment. Flexibility. Results. Teamwork.


Place of work: Alqanawis district Hodeida Governorate, Republic of Yemen.

Level: 9

Duration: Until the end of the year with possibility of extension.


Salary: Based on the organization scale. Moving allowance, monthly accommodation package offered and market adjustment package

Main objectives

Organize and carry out anaesthetic medical activities, according to MSF policies, protocols and universal hygiene standards and in close collaboration with the surgeon and other medical staff and increase the knowledge and practical skills of the anaesthetic staff through on the job training and knowledge transfer in order to ensure the quality of care provided to patients.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Carry out pre-operative consultations evaluating the risks of operating in collaboration with the surgeon and gynecologist, providing the patient with appropriate information and deciding the type of anaesthetics to be used, in order to ensure the best conditions prior to the surgery. Carry-out all anaesthesia related activities during surgery to ensure safe, adequate anaesthesia.  
  • Preparing beforehand the drugs, material, and equipment required.
  • Administering and maintaining anaesthetics following the rules of hygiene and asepsis in force.
  • Monitoring patients throughout the intervention.
  • Ensure transfer of patients to the recovery room, and full recovery of the patient’s consciousness and setting analgesic protocol
  • Advise on Postoperative care in recovery and wards, and if needed in referrals, with the surgeon and gynecologist, including fluid management, oxygenation monitoring and airway care and chest physiotherapy and mobilization, with special focus on patient’s pain relief during the recovering process.
  • Implement and supervise hygiene rules, procedures and MSF protocols in OT/recovery, anaesthesia material (decontamination, sterilization, storage conditions, etc.) to ensure the safety and protection of patients and staff.
  • Supervise the OT pharmacy (drugs orders, inventories, expired drugs) and ensure OT register, consumptions, empty vials of narcotics, ensuring adequate stock is maintained..
  • Ensure good functioning and maintenance of OT equipment (oxygen extractor, ventilation, equipment, etc.)
  • Organize the tasks of personnel under his/her responsibility, and participate and carry-out other team management activities (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, motivation, internal/external communication, etc.), in order to ensure having the appropriate team in terms of size, capabilities and skills.
  • Collaborate with other departments in the project (intervening in support of other services when needed, etc.), and participate in any emergency activity, in order to support the overall MSF project with his/her expertise and capabilities.
  • Ensure proper fulfilment of administrative procedures and documents (fill in of patients files, forms, statistics, data base, etc.), and elaborate regular reporting about results, proceedings and problematic situations and cases, in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activity in the project and support decision-taking

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to send detailed CV, cover letter in English, copy of valid work permit from the medical council in Sanaa, copy of their ID and previous work certificates to the following email address:
  • Deadline for the submission of applications is until 31/12/2021.
  • Please mention the position title “: Doctor Anaesthetist” in the subject of the email, otherwise the application won’t be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a technical test and interview.

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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