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Dreamlopments is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Vacancy Announcement

Medical Officer

(4 Months Contract)

Work Location:

Mae Sot District, Tak Province, Thailand

 

Application Deadline:
14 July 2024

 

Starting Date:
as soon as possible after candidate selection.

Contract Period:

4 Months (From 1 August – 30 November 2024)

Background:

Dreamlopments (DLP) Foundation, registered in Thailand since 2015, 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 Sakeo, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Rai, Ubon Ratchathani, Trat provinces, and Mae Hong Son provinces. 

 

We are looking for an experienced and passionate medical personnel, nurse or public health/epidemiology specialist, to join the M-FUND team as a Medical Officer (MO).

 

Job Overview:

The MO will support the team of Community Workers (CW) who are in direct daily contact with the M-FUND members, offering guidance on medical services needed and referrals to partner hospitals. He/she will follow information on medical care given to M-FUND members in hospitals where members seek services, and oversee all medical events medical claims, and invoices from partner hospitals, as well as ensure the quality of the medical information captured in the M-FUND application. He/she will assist the Project Manager (PM) to develop partnerships and agreements with partner hospitals. He/she works closely with the President and the Head of Programs and supervises Medical Assistants/Data Entry Assistants.

 

Reports to:

Project Manager (PM), Head of Programs (HP), and Dreamlopments’ President (Psdt.)

 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Health Program Coordination

  • To be the point of contact for the CW and Community Relays (CR) on all health-related questions and needs.

  • Provide information on the policies to members when needed (with CW/CR).

  • Guide referrals to partner/non-partner hospitals.

  • When possible, visit patients receiving care in partner hospitals (notably inpatient care), and discuss patient management with physicians of the partner hospitals (on-site or remotely).

 

Claims and Quality Assurance

  • Oversee the medical events and claims for the M-FUND members.

  • Oversee the review and management of invoices from partner hospitals.           

  • Supervise and support the Data Entry Assistant(s).

  • Actively contribute to the cost control of referrals to partner/non-partner hospitals, as well as monitoring the quality of care.

 

Data Management and Reporting

  • Strengthen the data collection and reporting for the project health information system. 

 

Program Monitoring and Planning

  • Participate actively in the monitoring, assessment, and analysis of the program, to provide relevant inputs for strategic planning (lead by the PM).

  • Assist the PM in the development/strengthening of collaborations with partner hospitals, and other stakeholders (NGOs, international agencies).

  • Assist the PM in preparing project reports.

  • Other tasks, as needed and as requested by the PM and/or the Psdt.

 

Qualifications required:

Education:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Epidemiology, or other health science fields.

Work Experience: 

  • At least 3 years experience in the trained health field.  

  • Experience in the management of development/assistance programs for underserved communities is a strong plus.

  • Experience with electronic data management systems.

  • Experience in analysis and synthesis of project data and indicators.

  • Experience in developing project reports.

 

Skills and competencies: 

  • Good command of English.

  • Fluent in Thai. A good command of Burmese is a plus.

  • Ability to operate in a multicultural team environment.

  • Positive attitude towards (health) micro-insurance schemes.

  • Knowledge of the system, policies, and issues of social security, migrant workers, and other issues related to healthcare, is a plus.

  • Good command of Microsoft Office tools, and other (internet-based) applications.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Energetic, and highly motivated.

  • Details and quality oriented. 

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

  • Ability to work under strict timelines and pressure.

  • Diplomatic manner to work with governmental organizations and other parties.

 

Working Environment: 

The position will be based in the M-FUND Office in Mae Sot, Tak Province. This position will be mainly working in the DLP office.

How to Apply: 

A cover letter and most recent CV in English should be submitted to: jobs@dreamlopments.com

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