©Oriane Zerah

Providing quality medical care to children on paediatric, nutrition and/or neonatal wards in very close collaboration with other profiles such as midwives, nurses, health promoters, and logisticians.

Responsible for the paediatric, nutrition and/or neonatal ward, do bedside teaching and organise trainings for the medical and paramedical staff in all aspects relating to paediatrics in order to help build the capacity of local staff to provide quality care for children, adapted to the local context.

Some of the responsibiities can be : 

  • Applying medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children, ensuring integrated new-born and paediatric care through Emergency, OPD, and IPD services in New-borns and cases of malnutrition.
  • Collaborating closely with the different departments of the hospital (e.g. Maternity), Knowing and ensuring all updated MSF medical protocols and universal precautions are followed and implemented, reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.
  • Ensuring on-going new-born and paediatric training (formal and bedside) of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the new-born and paediatric quality of care.
  • Reviewing and discussing selected complicated cases or mistakes and giving technical input.



  • Completed residency in paediatrics
  • Diploma in tropical medicine or at least 1 year of relevant experience in a tropical context is highly desirable
  • Relevant clinical experience is desirable
  • Experience in Pedicatric or Neonatal ICU is desirable
  • Flexible to work with adults patients depending on circumstances
  • Availability of 6 - 12 months per each assignment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitment and MSF Charter.


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