How to apply

Thank you for your interest in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF Japan only accepts applications from residents of Japan (those eligible to work without restriction) or Russia. If you do not live in these countries, please refer to MSF International web sites to locate the nearest office to which you can apply.

  1. Preparation for application

    Get a basic idea about MSF by attending an Information session or by reading our website, particularly MSF Charter, Who we need , Activity news, and FAQs.

  2. Submit your application

    Please download the "Application form" and other necessary forms for each position and fill them in English or French. For the positions that do not have the specified form for CV, please refer to the example.

    Submit your documents by e-mail to (E-mail address for application ONLY)

    You are recommended to submit your application at least 3 to 4 months before your availability, considering the time required for the screening process.

    Position Application form CV (Curriculum Vitae) Technical Check List
    General Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon Form 1 CV 1
    Anesthesiologist Form 1 CV 2
    Obstetric/Gynecologist, Midwife Form 1 (Free form) List 1
    ER doctor Form 1 (Free form) List 2
    General physician, Pediatrician   CV 3 List 2 List 3 List 4
    Psychiatrist, Psychologist, OT Nurse, IEC, Epidemiologist Form 1 (Free form)
    Nurse «hold-on»
    Pharmacist Form 1 CV 4 List 1
    Administrator, Logistician, Water & Sanitation Specialist, Coordinator Form 2 (Free form)
  3. Screening (1) Application documents

    Application screening involves technical screening of your CV and checklist-based assessment of suitability for specific positions. If it takes longer than 2 weeks, we will inform you that your application is under review.

  4. Screening (2) Interview & Selection

    Applicants who pass initial screening will be invited to a face-to-face interview (in English or French). Applicants will receive feedback on the interview in 2 weeks.

    Note: It is MSF policy that all potential overseas field workers be interviewed face-to-face before being considered for validation. Please also note that MSF is not able to support the costs incurred.

  5. Official registration in MSF Japan Human Resource Pool

    Preliminary validated applicants may be asked to submit additional documents to complete your registration such as medical license, diploma etc.

  6. Pre-departure training

    We arrange a preparatory course(“Welcome Days”) for you. Candidates for Administrator and Logistician positions will need to participate in an additional basic technical training before they go on a mission.

  7. Matching and preparation for departure

    MSF Japan will coordinate with 5 operation centers (France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Spain) to match you with an appropriate field vacancy. Once an appropriate position has been identified, we will contact you and then work to proceed with your visa application, flight ticket etc.

  8. Briefing and Departure

    You will be given a briefing about the mission and departure to the field.


Field Human Resources MSF-Japan