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Job Vacancy

Project Director, the Migrant Fund
Application deadline 5 Apr 2020


  • Dreamlopments (DLP), a Thai-based non-profit social enterprise, is running in Tak and Sakaeo provinces in Thailand, the Migrant Fund (M-FUND), a low-cost, not-for-profit health insurance for migrants not covered by existing government insurance schemes (mainly unregistered migrants). The project was launched in September 2017, and is currently supported by the Initiative 5% of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs through Expertise France. Additional funding support is also received from the European Union through UNICEF, and the Global Fund through Raks Thai Foundation and UNOPS. The project is conducted in collaboration with Thai government public hospitals in Tak and Sakaeo provinces.

Job Overview:

Under DLP General Director, the PD guides, supervises and monitors the implementation of M-FUND in the existing project fields. He/she also leads and monitors the strategy of development in new areas. The PD works closely with the M-FUND teams and project partners in the field. He/she also coordinates work with donors and stakeholders.

Reports to: Dreamlopment's General Director (GD)

Coordination of existing project fields

  • The PD guides, monitors and supports the implementation and continuous improvement of the M-FUND project in the existing fields.

  • He/she monitors project indicators, notably on recruitment of M-FUND members, provision of health care services for M-FUND members, and financial status of M-FUND.

  • Conducts field visits, to monitor activities, support the field teams, define the strategy of implementation, and troubleshoot implementation challenges.

  • Joins field teams to meet with local partners and government authorities, and further articulate partnerships.

  • Participates in or leads the recruitment of new staff (community workers, project officers, managers, others) and participates in/guides training plans for staff.

Development of new project areas

  • The PD assesses relevant areas for expansion of M-FUND project, in Thailand, and other countries in the Asia region.

  • He/she contacts and assesses relevant authorities, partners, and communities.

  • Conduct visits of new fields, to further assess and/or prepare, extension of the activities.

  • Leads and/or closely monitors the start-up of activities in new areas.

  • Leads recruitment of new staffs and new teams, and/or guides, support and monitors new operational partnerships.

  • Transitions to coordinate and support activities, once new fields are well established.

Coordinate with donors and stakeholders, fundraising, reporting and communication:

  • The PD works with the GD, to raise funding and support for the M-FUND project, and DLP. Develops funding applications.

  • He/she works with the GD to prepare reports for donors and partners.

  • Maintains overall solid engagement, coordination and communication with donors, partners, and other stakeholders.

  • Participates with the GD and Finance Officer to closely monitor project and grant spending, financial indicators.

  • Leads or guides development of publications, presentations, and other broad communication activities on M-FUND, with the Communication Officer.

Other roles and responsibilities:

  • Closely monitors use/functions of the M-FUND application, and guides or supports continuous developments and improvements of the application, with the IT engineer/officers and the GD.

  • Contributes ideas and support for development of new activities, within/alongside MFUND.

  • Contributes to the overall good functioning and development of the organization. Represents Dreamlopments with the GD and other senior staff.

  • Work on other tasks, as directed by the GD.

Qualifications required:


University degree in public health, international development, social sciences, finance, or related fields. Additional qualification in micro-finance or micro-insurance a plus.

Work Experience:

  • At least 10 years’ professional experience, including strong experience in management of large or complex projects of development and assistance for populations in needs in resource limited settings.

  • Experience in management of health projects for migrants or refugees, in Thailand or other fields, a strong plus.

  • Experience in managing or monitoring project budgets required.

  • Experience in management of international donor grants strongly desired.

  • Experience in a project of health micro-insurance or microfinance a plus.

  • Proficient in use of electronic data management systems.


Skills and competencies: 

  • Fluent in English. Fluent in Thai a strong plus. Knowledge of Burmese a plus.

  • Goal-driven, passionate for development work, including for most marginalized

  • communities.

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

  • Strong leadership capabilities.

  • Strategic and innovative thinking.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Able to set priorities, meet deadlines, work under pressure, while being flexible.

  • Ability to effectively supervise and build capacity of team members.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Diplomatic.

  • Ability to operate in a multicultural team environment.

  • Good command of Microsoft Office tools, and other applications.

  • Energetic, highly motivated.

  • Details and quality oriented.


The position is open to both Thai and non-Thai nationals.


Working Environment:

The position is based in DLP Bangkok office. Frequent travel to the

project fields in Thailand is required, and travel to new areas and countries will be required

as extensions are being prepared and developed.

Dreamlopments is an equal opportunity employer. Competitive salary is provided.

Interested candidate please submit your resume and cover letter to