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As a nurse working for Médecins Sans Frontières your training and supervisory skills will be utilised to the full. The contexts in which you work may vary from taking part in a mass vaccination for meningitis, managing a maternal-child health program or triaging an influx of displaced people fleeing conflict.
Your expertise will be called upon to support local staff in the upgrading of their skills. On the other hand local nurses and health workers will be ‘old hands’ at managing tropical diseases you may never have worked with before.
Nurses with expertise in paediatrics, tropical diseases, emergency care, operating theatre nursing, immunisation, public health and training are particularly useful in the field.


  • Compliance with Essential Criteria for all potential Field Workers
  • RN (Div.1) status & absolute minimum of three years experience post-qualification in areas such as Emergency, ICU, Paediatrics, Neonatology, Infectious Diseases (STDs, HIV/AIDS, TB), Public Health, Obstetrics, Surgical/Post Operative Care, Operating Theatres
  • Additional studies in one of the following: refugee health, international public health, infectious diseases (especially TB and HIV/AIDS), tropical nursing OR relevant work experience in developing countries and/or indigenous communities
  • Available to work infield for a minimum of 9 months


  • Senior managerial experience (eg Clinical Nurse Director, Service Manager)
  • Clinical education and/or training experience
  • 5+ years work experience post-qualification

All Australian and New Zealand field worker applications are processed through our Sydney office.

Ready to apply

Please view the Essential Criteria for all profiles. When you’re ready to apply, download the Application Form and follow the Application Process.

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