Minimum Work Requirements

In the Field

To work in the field with MAGNA, every applicant has to meet these general requirements:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Availability for at least months. (Shorter time is required from surgeons, anesthetists or gynecologists.)
  • Experience from developing countries and from remote / rural areas.
  • Proven capacity for team management / supervision and training. (Every MAGNA humanitarian will have a supervisory or managerial function in the field and will often spend more time supervising and training others than with just the work itself.)
  • Proven ability to live and work as a team. (Our teams are made up of medical and non-medical professionals of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.)
  • Willingness to work in a potentially unstable environment.
  • Flexibility and adaptability. (Taking into account the changing field needs, activities can change rapidly and job descriptions can also change accordingly. Work environments, security protocols and team size / composition can also change during posting.)
  • Stress management. (Many of our projects are located in or near conflict zones; the environment is often chaotic and volatile.)
  • Computer skills. (All of our staff write and send reports and many are involved in data collection.)
  • Ability to depart on a mission at short notice. (Some of our projects respond to sudden crises and require field workers who are available at short notice.)
  • Language skills (mainly English and French).
  • Interest and / or experience in international humanitarian issues and international relations.
  • Previous experience in the field in a position with a non-governmental organization.

South Sudan. Duk Pagaak. 2018. © Martin Bandžák/MAGNA

In the Office

We are constantly in need of a strong and reliable team of workers, trainees and volunteers to help the general operation of our offices.

General coordination of projects is ensured from the Operations Section. The specialists in this section provide financial, administrative, logistical and expert assistance to make the mission successful. The Operations Section also manages acute emergency interventions and conducts exploration trips to crisis areas.

MAGNA has its offices in Bratislava and in Prague.

These are always looking for individuals who are passionate and committed to our mission of providing medical and humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics or disasters.

Every year your donations cover thousands of treatments and vaccinations.

How are your donations used?
medical projects

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