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About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.

Job Summary

In this context, MSF is recruiting 3 Medical Doctors for the ER and ICU departments for different posts and to reinforce its pool of replacement.

Job Details

Date Posted: 19 Nov 2016 Reference: 160
Closing Date: 01 Dec 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 3 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 50235 to 0 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

To provide good quality care and treatment to all patients in the ER
• Follows the triage criteria to separate the emergency cases from non-emergency cases and to direct the patient flow accordingly
• Ensures the correct management of the emergency cases
• Ensures good documentation of the patient clinical findings, vital signs monitoring and rational prescription in line with the protocols
• Ensures good communications amongst doctors, other medical personnel, ED staffs, patients and patients’ family
• Carries-out the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative surgical data, using routine data collected, patient file to monitor quality
• Supports the training of the paramedical staff in order to ensure the knowledge required is adequate and to improve the overall management of patients (triage, diagnostic and early detection of complications etc)
• Knows, implements and follows at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control in the medical premises ensuring high standards of hygiene in the working environment
• Supports other medical teams/wards when needed: nurses, colleagues in another departments, ED staff etc
• EPREP: knows the case definitions of relevant infectious diseases and informs the supervisor immediately when cases of relevant infectious diseases are suspected
• Participates in simulations of - and in the event of a mass casualty incident


working experience in an Emergency Room or Intensive Care Unit, Orthopedic Surgery or Pediatrics Department


1. Essential: Medical Doctor Diploma registered with Afghan Ministry of Health.
2. Pashtu, Dari and English language skills (speaking, reading and writing)
3. Willingness to work during day- and nightshifts, and during the weekend
4. Minimum 1 year working experience in an Emergency Room or Intensive Care Unit, Orthopedic Surgery or Pediatrics Department
The gross salary for this position is 50,235 AFN (non-negotiable).
The staff will be under MSF contract and work according to the office hours (40H per week).

Job Location

Afghanistan - Helmand


Diploma, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

The interested candidates should submit their applications before Thursday the 1st of December at 1 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details and with supporting documents (certificates, diplomas etc.) to Médecins Sans Frontières, Administration department Helmand project via:
- In a sealed envelope at Bost Hospital, main entrance, Application box
The reference Medical Doctor ER/ICU must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required diploma & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MSF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to MSF Administration through the recruitment contact.

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