MAGNA depends on determination, dedication, and hard work of those involved in project results, both in the field and in the office. We are currently implementing 25 projects around the world, providing medical and material assistance to the victims of disasters and epidemics with our more than 500 fieldworkers.
By joining us, you’ll be helping provide health care to those in dire need, affected by natural or man-made disasters.
Field or office
The medical and humanitarian assistance we provide is made possible by our staff – both in the field and in our offices.
Doctor and logistician
Whether you’re an expert in health, finance, logistics, or any other area, you’ll be part of our common social mission.
Our work depends on the determination, dedication, and hard work of people involved in projects results on the ground. Countries suffering from extreme poverty, war and post-war traumas, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, or the effects of natural disasters is where they’re working. A posting lasts from three to twelve months.
While working in the field, you may just discover your hidden talent. The work can be inspirational and life-changing.
Your living conditions on a mission will often be quite basic. You will have to follow safety directives in all situations. You won’t be engaging in the activities you’re used to back home: sports, theatre, cinema, etc. You’ll be working with people from different countries, and with local employees who almost always make up the majority of the team, which means you’ll have to be able and willing to adapt to people from other cultures. You’ll be in direct contact with the people you’re helping, but you may not always feel their gratitude. In the project, country, or area where you operate, the situation may change at any moment, and your work will have to change with it. Flexibility and adaptability are essential for field work.
What we offer to field workers in the field
Appropriate financial compensation (according to the MAGNA pay scale)
Meal allowance during the mission
Accommodation at the place of work
Transport to and from the mission
Costs associated with required vaccination
Necessities in working in the field
Each position has its own detailed description. Before applying, please carefully study the position you are applying for, and make sure you can commit to working with us for at least six months (surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and epidemiologists are often sent on shorter missions).
We are looking for candidates with at least two years of professional experience. You need to be flexible and adaptable, with the ability to work and live as part of a team. Knowledge of and ability to communicate in several languages is an asset.
Requirements for working in the field
Each position has its detailed description. Before applying, please study carefully the position you are applying for and make sure you can commit to work with us for at least six months (surgeons, anesthesiologists, and epidemiologists are often sent on shorter missions).
We are looking for candidates with at least two years of professional experience. You need to be flexible and adaptable, with the ability to work and live as part of a team. Knowledge of and communication in several languages is an asset.
As a financial coordinator, your job will be to provide expert financial support for the project. You will be responsible for the overview and control of the funds needed to operate a hospital as well as for the approval of budgets for medical needs and logistics.
Our logistics specialists ensure projects are equipped with everything necessary to cope with an emergency. They analyze the context in the country to design, plan, and set up the appropriate supply chain for the project.
From the management of nutritional therapy centres during a food crisis to the care of malaria-affected children, our paediatricians provide expert health care to save children’s lives every day.
From providing healthcare to refugee camps to helping set up health centres in remote areas, nurses are vital to our work. In many situations, they are the backbone of our medical operations.
Your experience of complicated as well as normal births will be essential for the work of a midwife. Visiting expectant mothers in remote areas, carrying out contraceptive checks, and training other midwives will be your daily tasks.
From providing psychological first aid to survivors after natural disasters to counseling HIV patients, therapists play an essential role in our projects. Trauma is often the most painful aspect of experiencing conflict or disaster.