Working on humanitarian projects is not something you can make up as you go along. A wide range of university degrees and training courses are now available to prepare you for a career in the humanitarian sector: examples include courses at specialist institutes, Masters degrees in humanitarian action and courses in humanitarian project management.
At Médecins du Monde, expatriate posts are primarily coordination roles involving project management, managing teams and extensive knowledge of international humanitarian work , all of which requires substantial prior experience.
You can also work with us in your own country. Our international programmes currently employ 120 expatriate staff and 1,300 members of staff recruited directly in the countries concerned. These posts provide great opportunities to gain experience and could pave the way to a role as part of a humanitarian programme in another country.
Médecins du Monde also runs around 60 projects in France for which we recruit for various roles, including programme coordinators, project managers and social workers.