Field work FAQs
MSF places field workers across the world based on the needs in the field and according to specialty and availability. Therefore it is difficult to predict when you would go.
Because that matching process is quite complex, we can’t let you choose where you want to go. But we certainly find out your comfort level about going to insecure places during our interviews. And we always give you a final say in accepting or rejecting a mission.
In most cases, living conditions in the field (security, housing, etc.) make it impossible for field workers to be accompanied by children or partners who are not participating in the mission. This is particularly true for most initial assignments.