Position Description

Location MSF Holland
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Your work as an epidemiologist will be very diverse. Your responsibilities may include gathering epidemiological data (including active case finding) during disease outbreaks.

This could be for such diseases as meningitis, measles or cholera. Your work will help direct teams in their responses, including case management, vaccination and/or water and sanitation interventions. You may also conduct mortality and nutrition surveys, set up and evaluate monitoring and surveillance systems, carry out operational research, and provide epidemiological support to complex projects in order to enhance evidence-based decision-making.


Requirements for Epidemiologists


  • Training in epidemiology or in public health with extensive experience in epidemiology
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant post-qualification work experience
  • Ability to design and implement monitoring and surveillance systems for disease and outbreak monitoring, including mortality and nutritional surveys, and to train others in appropriate methods of data collection and analysis
  • Practical skills in database management and software for epidemiological and statistical analysis (Microsoft Excel and at least one statistical program)
  • Ability to design, implement and evaluate quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research
  • Experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Work or travel experience in developing countries
  • A good command of the English language (B2)
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
  • Availability of at least 12 months




  • A medical or biomedical background is an advantage
  • Familiarity with tropical and infectious diseases
  • Experience with a similar non-governmental organization abroad
  • A good command of the French and Arabic language


Application process

At Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) / Artsen zonder Grenzen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work.  We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability statusand all other diversity characteristics.


The following documents will be requested in the application process:

  • Your most recent English CV not exceeding 3 pages
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF
  • A clear scan of your relevant diploma’s and certificates
  • If you are currently working for MSF as national staff or have done so up until a year ago, we require that you upload a recommendation letter for expatriation from your HRCo, Head of Mission or other staff in a coordinating position and include two of your most recent MSF evaluations


In MSF we are strongly committed to professionalism and responsible behaviour and therefore the final phase of the application process is a background screening. Such screening can consist out of an identity check, check of employment history, reference check and declaration on behaviour (VOG).

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