Work abroad as a Nurse for Humanitarian Organization

Lékaři bez hranic in Czech Republic, o.p.s.

Place of work
Contract type
full-time, agreement-based (Temporary jobs)

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Have you ever thought of doing a challenging job abroad? Would you like to use your professional skills to improve somebody’s life? Are you willing to leave your family for several months to go and work in a developing country? If you answered “yes” to at least one of these questions, read further!

General Nursing
Nurses have very different responsibilities on mission than they do working as a nurse in their home country. In many locations, the basic nursing activities for patients will be done by relatives and local personnel. The international nurse will be responsible, above all else, for the management and training of local staff and assistants. Other tasks during a mission include carrying out vaccination programs, mother-child advisory service, hospital organization, hygiene measures, management of drug stocks, data collection, management of personnel, and contact with local authorities. OT nurses have their own fields of emphasis (see below).

Special Requirements:
* Nursing degree and 2 years of practical working experience after attainment of diploma
* Training in tropical medicine or other additional knowledge (public health, epidemiology, nutrition, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, etc.) is an advantage
* Available for a mission of 6 to 9 months
* Very good knowledge of English essential, other languages (in particular French) are a major advantage

OT Nurses
On mission, OT nurses often have to work with the most basic technical equipment and under difficult conditions. Consequently, they should have as wide-ranging practical experience as possible. Their areas of responsibility range from practical assistance during surgery to organizational duties and the training of local surgical staff. It is often their main goal to ensure the minimum standard of hygiene, even with the simplest technical equipment in the operating theatre.

Special Requirements:
* Completed nursing or surgical nursing degree
* At least two years of practical experience in the operation theatre
* Available for a mission of 3 to 6 months
* Very good knowledge of English essential, other languages (in particular French) are a major advantage

• Working contract for the duration of the assignment with a monthly gross salary of 1,050 EUR
• Demanding but also very rewarding work
• Working as part of a multicultural team
• Coverage of all mission-related costs (travel, accommodation, insurance)
• Professional and personal enrichment

1. Attendance at an information evening where you can learn more about the organization and its work, and speak with experienced field personnel regarding the roles in the field. You may then submit your application.
2. If your application passes the initial screening, we will then check your professional/technical qualifications.
3. All candidates must then take part in an interview and assessment in our Vienna office.

If you are interested in working for MSF, please sign up for the information evening/online webinar on

For further information please contact us by email at [email protected], call +420 257 090 155, or visit our website at

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education

Number of years of experience



Brief description of the company

Lékaři bez hranic/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, exclusion from healthcare and natural disasters. MSF operates in more than 70 countries worldwide with almost 3 000 international and 31 000 national staff in the field. In 1999 MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Lékaři bez hranic in Czech Republic, o.p.s.
Seifertova 555/47
130 00 Praha 3
ID: 734888   Datum zveřejnění: 7.11.2018