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Gynaecologist obstetrician

© Natacha Buhler/MSF



  • medical doctor diploma in gynaecology-obstetrics
  • current matriculation to medical council


  • solid surgical skills (caesareans, hysterectomies, ectopic pregnancies, complicated deliveries, management of high risk pregnancies, etc.)


  • 3 weeks minimum


  • basic English is a bonus because ¾ of our missions are English-speaking


  • ready to work within multi-cultural, multi-discipline teams


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The gynaecologist obstetrician is responsible for the general coordination of women's healthcare, with particular emphasis on maternity services.


The gynaecologist-obstetrician collaborates with the medical team and supervises the quality of healthcare. He/she (hereafter referred to as he) also helps to improve the maternity staff's technical performances. He takes charge of certain consultations himself and performs technically and clinically complicated interventions, notably surgical.

  • participates in discussions on and the definition of project objectives

  • provides technical expertise in the gynaecology-obstetrics field: quality of patient reception and consideration of their needs, the smooth organization of the department and the patient flow, quality of obstetric care and adherence to medical protocols within the maternity department in liaison with the midwives

  • performs emergency surgical procedures in accordance with MSF protocols,

  • supervises team members' work

  • takes part in training offered to the healthcare staff and provides individual mentorship and support.