Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C [Proyectos internacionales]
Ciudad de México
MXN 200,000 - 400,000
Descripción del empleo


To be determined




To join our team in International Projects

(Minimum availability of 6 months)

*** Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English ***



Surgeons are responsible for surgery intervention and post-operative surgical care in line with MSF protocols. They work in close collaboration with the operating theatre staff and interact with doctors and nurses from the emergency, intensive care surgical departments and/or other medical departments. They provide guidance to and oversee training for the surgical team. Surgeons account for their work to the medical advisor, the hospital director or the project coordinator depending on the programme's organisation.


A night duty roster ensures 24/7 care.

Pre-operative consultations

Provides surgical consultations,

Informs the patient about his condition and the surgery proposed,

Obtains the patient's signed agreement to surgery,

Evaluates the risk of operating, in collaboration with the anaesthetist.


Performs emergency and elective surgical procedures in line with MSF protocols,

Coordinates surgical activities and takes responsibility for the quality of interventions,

Oversees the rational use of surgical supplies and instruments during procedures,

Draws up a post-operative report following each procedure.

Checks that patients are re-allocated to the appropriate hospital department depending on the different pathologies (infected, non-affected, orthopaedic, burns, etc.),

Conducts rounds and follow-up rounds in the surgical and intensive care departments in collaboration with the anaesthetist, the operating theatre nurse and the department supervisor,

Ensures the application of MSF protocols (antibiotherapy, dressing protocols, etc.) and rational medicine use.

Ensures proper pre and post-operative prescription follow-up in liaison with the anaesthetist,

Follows up patients hospitalised in associated departments (gynaecology-obstetrics, eg) in collaboration with the healthcare team.


Oversees and monitors his own and his colleagues' adherence to hygiene rules concerning the protection of patients and staff in the operating theatre (decontamination, sterilisation, etc.) knows the steps to take in the event of accidental exposure to blood (AEB).

Collaborates with the anaesthetist in the collection of quantitative surgical and anaesthetist data, check the quality of the data encoding,

Participates in drawing up and analysing morbidity-mortality reports with the anaesthetist, the medical advisor and/or the hospital director or project coordinator.

Collaboration with the other departments

Participates in medical meetings, notably the peri-operative morbidity-mortality meeting,

Works in close collaboration with the emergency, intensive care etc. departments,

Provides support to other departments if needed.


Provides ongoing guidance and training to the surgical team in line with MSF guidelines and protocols,

Can be asked to support training projects (e.g.: first aid, etc.)

The surgeon upholds medical confidentiality in all areas of his activity.

He is vigilant at all times and informs his line manager in the event of medical error.


Education and formation

  • Essential degree in orthopedic surgery, trauma surgery
  • Current matriculation in Medical Council/Board (or equivalent)


 2 years of professional experience subsequent to obtaining the speciality diploma

Solid surgical skills: traumatology of limbs in the aftermath of natural disasters or conflicts


English as primary language (B1 or B2 level minimum)

Knowledge of French will be an asset



Work Venue: Where the needs of the project require it

Profits: Monthly remuneration: in the first 12 months, the bonus approximate gross monthly is USD $1,500. From the second year remuneration increases based on experience (previous and acquired) and the level of responsibility in the field. Private insurance coverage that includes medical coverage and hospital, temporary disability and life insurance. The organization also has an arranged medical evacuation if necessary. The expenses of stay in the land are covered: housing, basic services, cleaning and washing. Other expenses such as transportation, visas, transfer to the country of destination and Displacements in the field will also be covered by MSF. Per diem or monthly per diem: mainly to cover meals and small personal expenses.

Start: Depending on the needs of the project


***Please upload your CV and motivation letter in English***

The vacancy remains open all year round due to the needs within the Humanitarian Missions

Do you have your university/specialist diploma  *

Please indicate your place of residency  *

Please note that the CAMINO (Central America and Mexico Integrated Offices) office can only recruit people who currently reside in Central America and Mexico. If your residence is in another country, please start your selection process in another MSF office. Please enter this link to find out which recruiting office corresponds to you. https://www.msf.org/work-msf 

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Please indicate how many months you are available to travel to a mission in MSF.  *

MSF favors at least 2 years of active engagement, during which field workers complete 2-4 assignments. Please think if this is a commitment that you are open to?

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Please indicate the exact date you're available to start work in MSF (DD/MM/YY)  *

MSF operates in 4 different contexts:1. Natural disasters2. Conflict and war zones3. Endemic and epidemic zones4. Social violence and extreme marginalization.Are you ready to leave on all type of contexts? Are you ready to work in insecure/unstable areas (e.g. conflict/war zones)?  *

MSF will always respect and understand if you feel uncomfortable accepting an assignment because as a responsible employer, your security will always come first.

Nevertheless you need to be aware that the majority of MSF's operations are in highly intensity or insecure contexts, hence it's very probable that you will constantly be proposed with such assignments


How many times would you be willing to travel on a mission with MSF?  *
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How many years of professional experience do you have after receiving your professional degree diploma? (Please add volunteering, internship or training)  *
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If you have managerial experience, please help us describing what your responsibilities were, how many people you had under your command, the period in which you worked in that role and if it was in NGO, private company, public company, etc.

Please indicate if you have lived abroad volunteering, studying or working and share your most relevant travel experience with us, including the date, duration and type of trip.

Relevant experiences for MSF include having traveled, lived, worked or studied in regions such as Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and remote regions of northern Canada.

Please indicate if you have ever taught / trained others? If so, please describe the context and the number of people you trained / taught.

How did you find out about working with MSF in the field?  *
MSF staff
Other NGOs
Television / Radio / Newspaper
Publications job boards on the web
Publications job boards of my university
MSF website

If you have applied to MSF before, please indicate the month and year of the last application

What is your level of fluency in Spanish?  *
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What is your level of fluency in English?  *
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What is your level of fluency in French?  *
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Do you speak another language? If so, please indicate which one and the level according to the criteria of the previous options.

Have you already participated in one of our informative MSF webinars / FB Live?  *

Please indicate the gender you identify with

MSF takes very seriously that in our recruitment process we take into account Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices. Accordingly, we will be grateful if you could answer the following questions. Nonetheless, your answers are completely optional

Gender expansive
Gender outlaw
Masculine of center
Polygender and pangender
Two Spirit
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Please indicate what pronouns you prefer

MSF takes very seriously that in our recruitment process we take into account Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices. Accordingly, we will be grateful if you could answer the following questions. Nonetheless, your answers are completely optional

Please indicate your ethnicity

Individuals seeking employment at Médicos Sin Fronteras en México A.C [Proyectos internacionales] are considered without regards to ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. MSF takes very seriously that in our recruitment process we take into account Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices. Accordingly, we will be grateful if you could answer the following questions. Nonetheless, your answers are completely optional

-American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
-Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
-Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
-Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The term, "Spanish origin", can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino".
-White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Disability status

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression
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Please indicate if you have been granted or seek any type of refugee status currently

MSF has a current partnership with INTRARE in México and will consider any beneficiaries of this organization within our recruitment process. 

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