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Dreamlopments is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Vacancy Announcement

Community Worker

 

Work Location:
Shwe Koke Ko, Myawaddy Township, Myanmar

Application Deadline:
14 July 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.

Dreamlopments Foundation 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, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Rai, Ubon Ratchathani, and Trat provinces. M-FUND will also be extended to Mae Hong Son province.

We are looking for experienced and passionate Burmese social/community workers, to serve as the M-FUND team Community Workers (CW), based in Shwe Koke Ko, Myawaddy.

 

Job Overview:

Each Community Worker 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 Field Coordinator (FCO), and The Project Manager (PM).

 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support in M-Fund office and participate in day-to-day activities of M-Fund, Myawaddy.

  • Conduct, with the FCO, PM, and the Medical Officer (MO) activities/campaigns of information and promotion of the project in local communities. 

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

  • Have regular contact with the local communities to provide information about the M-FUND.

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

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

  • Ensure regular payment of members by collecting monthly contributions in the M-FUND office Myawaddy or the community as necessary.

  • 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 MO when required.

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

  • Develop collaboration with local CSOs, NGOs, and INGOs in the project area, to support the enrollment of potential members into the project.

  • Participate in team activities of M-Fund and develop strategies for new enrolment of members in the community relevant to the community context.

  • Capture information related to membership, contribution payment, health events, and claims, into the M-FUND application.

  • Assist the FCO, PM, and MO in preparing monthly reports for the President (PST).

  • Other tasks and assignments as needed and requested by the FCO and the PM. 

 

Qualifications required:

Education:

Any graduate or high school completed with experience in social work or public health training and a certificate is a strong plus.

Work Experience: 

  • 2 years experience in community services for migrant communities or refugees along the Thai-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 Burmese and Karen, and ideally in Thai. A good command of English is a strong plus.

  • Driver license preferred

  • Positive attitude towards the concept of (health)

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

  • Able to use mobile phone, tablet, and software.

  • Ability to operate in a multicultural team environment.

  • Very good 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 Shwe Koke Ko, Myawaddy township, and requires daily work and presence in the local communities in the district of Myawaddy. Frequent travel to local communities in the nearby township is expected. Regular travel to Mae Sot is also anticipated.

 

How to Apply:

Most recent CV in English or Burmese should be submitted directly to M-FUND Field Coordinator; Ms. Nan Khaing Nwe Oo, based in Myawaddy at: nankhaing@dreamlopments.com

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