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Dreamlopments is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Vacancy Announcement

Community Worker

 

Work Location:

Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand

 

Application Deadline:
30 June 2024

 

Starting Date:
as soon as possible after candidate selection.

Background:

Dreamlopments (DLP) Foundation is a non-profit mission-driven organization working on aid and development for underserved communities.

 

DLP is currently implementing the Migrant Fund (M-FUND), a project low-cost not-for-profit health access fund for migrants in Thailand not covered by government health insurance schemes. The project was started in Tak province in 2017 and has since expanded to Sakaeo, Poipet, Kanchanaburi, Myawaddy, Chiang Rai, Ubon Ratchathani, and Trat province.

We are looking for a Community Worker (CW), to join the M-FUND team, based in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand.

 

Job Overview:

Each CW will be in charge, in his/her designated project area, of providing information about the M-FUND to migrants, enrolling migrants into the project, and supporting enrolled members to receive free quality health care when needed, in a network of partner health care providers.

Reports to:

The Mae Hong Son Project Officer (PO) and the Medical Officer (MO).

 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conduct with the Project Officer (PO) activities/campaigns of information and promotion of the project in migrant communities. 

  • Organize meetings with the community representatives and leaders to gather support for the project.

  • Have daily contact and presence in the migrant communities to provide information to migrants about the M-FUND.

  • Enroll interested migrants into the project, as members of the M-FUND.

  • Provide information on the policies and the benefits to the members.

  • Ensure regular payment by collecting monthly premiums from enrolled members.

  • Be the Point of Contact (PoC) for all queries - for both members and non-members.

  • Provide support to members, to receive quality health care, when needed, through the project network of partner health care providers.

  • Evaluate the needs and situation of members in case of illness and refer to the PO when required.

  • Develop collaborations with employers in the project area, to support enrollment of employees into the project.

  • Develop collaboration with migrant schools in the project area, to support the enrollment of migrant families into the project.

  • Assist the PO and MO in preparing reports for the President (Psdt).

  • Visit patients in Thai hospitals.

  • Regularly provide health education to migrants in target communities.

  • Other tasks and assignments as needed and requested by the PO and MO.

 

Qualifications required:

Education:

At least a high school diploma. Specific social work or public health training and certificates are a strong plus.

Work Experience: 

  • 2 years experience in community services for migrant communities along the Thailand-Myanmar border for international organizations, government agencies, or NGOs/CBOs.

  • Experience in running community health information or education campaigns is a plus.

  • Experience in successfully engaging with community leaders and representatives.

  • Experience in participating in project monitoring.

 

Skills and competencies: 

  • Fluent in Shan and Thai. A good command of other local ethnic languages a strong plus.

  • Positive attitude towards the concept of (health) micro-insurance.

  • Fair use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and internet-based applications.

  • Ability to operate in a multicultural team environment.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Energetic, and highly motivated.

  • Good planning and organizational skills, able to set priorities, as well as flexible.

  • Details and quality oriented.

  • Able to follow project timelines and work under pressure.

  • Diplomatic.

 

Working Environment: 

The position will be based in Mae Hong Son Province and requires daily work and presence in the migrant communities in the district of Mae Hong Son. Frequent travel to migrant communities.

How to Apply:

Most recent CV in English or Thai should be submitted to: jobs@dreamlopments.com or directly to M-FUND Project Officer in Mae Hong Son; Mr. Pilan Maneewan at pilan@dreamlopments.com

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