How to apply
Thank you for your interest in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF Japan only accepts applications from residents of Japan and Russia who are eligible to work without restrictions in these countries. If you do not live or do not have an unrestricted work permit in these countries, please refer to MSF International web sites to locate the nearest office to which you can apply.
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.
Submit your application
Please prepare first your CV (free form) and motivation letter. Some positions may request you to download and fill specific CV (MSF CV template) and technical check list. Please check the table below to ensure document(s) requested for your profile. You need to fill all necessary documents in English or French. Then you complete our online application to apply.
Position CV（MSF CV template） Technical Check List Administrator – Admin_Skill_Check_List Logistician – Log_Skill Check sheet General physician, Pediatrician GP_Pediatrician_CV ER_Check List
ER doctor ER Doctor_CV – ICU doctor ICU_Doctor_CV – Obstetric/Gynecologist – OBGY Doctor_CheckList Anesthesiologist Anaesthetist_CV – General Surgeon,Orthopedic Surgeon Surgeon_CV – Midwife Midwife_CV – Pharmacist Pharmacist_CV Pharmacist_Check List OT nurse – OTNurse_Check List Nurse – General Nurse_Check List Psychiatrist, Psychologist – Psychiatrist_Psychologist_Check list Health promotor – Health Promotor_Check List Project Coordinator – PC_Skill_Check_List
1st Screening: Application documents and language test
Application screening involves technical screening of your CV and checklist-based assessment of suitability for specific positions. This process may take several weeks.
After document screening passed, applicants take language test and need to mark certain score which depends on the position you apply.
2nd Screening Interview& Selection
Applicants who pass initial screening and online language test are invited to a face-to-face or Online interview (in English or French). Applicants should expect to receive feedback on the interview within 2 weeks.
Official registration in MSF Japan Human Resource Pool
Preliminarily validated applicants are asked to submit additional documents, such as medical license, diploma etc., to complete their registration.
Newly validated candidates are invited to attend a 3-day training session called "Welcome Days" held in Tokyo (Due to Covid-19 pamdemic, it is currently organized by online) Some candidates may be required to attend other training programs prior to their first field assignment.
Matching and preparation for departure
MSF Japan coordinates with 5 operation centers (France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Spain) to match field positions with appropriate candidates. Once position is identified, MSF contacts a candidate and then work to proceed with visa application, flight tickets etc.
Briefing and Departure
You will be given a briefing about the mission and departure to the field.
Field Human Resources MSF-Japan