Gender Specialist

Gender Specialist for the Migrant Fund (M-FUND) Project  

 

I. Background:  

  • Dreamlopments (DLP), a Thai-based Social Enterprise and Foundation, is running in Thailand the Migrant Fund (M-FUND), a low-cost, not-for-profit health access fund for migrants uncovered by existing government insurance schemes. The project was launched in September 2017 and is currently implemented in multiple areas in Thailand, as well as in border areas in Myanmar and Cambodia to extend coverage to cross-border populations. 

  • M-FUND aims to become financially sustainable, but is currently supported by funding from the Global Fund and L’Initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs through Expertise France.  

  • The project involves currently a network of over 200 health facilities in different project areas, where members can receive quality healthcare services under M-FUND coverage.   

  • As of August 2022, over 45,000 members have already voluntarily enrolled in M-FUND, and over 40,000 outpatient consultations and 7,000 inpatient admissions have already been covered.  

  • While DLP seeks to reach financial sustainability of M-FUND, as a strictly non-profit entity and scheme we also aim to optimize coverage of healthcare needs of M-FUND members.  

  • DLP is seeking a gender specialist to provide a gender analysis on the determinants and barriers to the subscription to M-Fund scheme. The results of this assessment will form the basis of a planned revision of M-Fund Plan, better adapted to gender specificities. In addition, the consultant will conduct a basic training on gender for staff of DLP Foundation.  

 

II. Scope of Work:  

1. Survey among M-FUND members and target beneficiaries:  

  • The specialist will conduct a survey among M-FUND members and target beneficiaries (including possibly non-M-FUND members), to assess:  

  1. Satisfaction with the coverage of gender-related healthcare needs under the current M-FUND Plan.  

  1. Determinants of enrollment/non-enrollment in M-FUND, related to gender and gender-specific healthcare needs.  

b)  Coverage needs related to gender, including possibly beyond the current M-FUND Plan coverage.  

  • For this assessment, a survey could utilize individual questionnaires, and/or focus group discussions, and/or in-depth interviews.  

2. Consultation of relevant partners and stakeholders on gender-related healthcare needs:  

  • The specialist will also consult partners and stakeholders knowledgeable about migrant healthcare needs, to complement the assessment of specific components of healthcare services that could be better addressed under M-FUND, to respond to gender-related needs of the project target population.  

For this, the consultant will tentatively employ in-depth interviews, and/or lead a stakeholder consultation meeting. 

 

The consultant will submit a brief technical offer to detail the methodology that will be followed.  

 

3. Training of DLP Foundation staff on gender sensitivity:  

  • The specialist will also conduct a short training (tentatively 1 to 2 days) of selected DLP staff (tentatively around 15 persons), on basic gender sensitivity for non-profit organizations. 

 

III. Deliverables: 

1. Report on satisfaction, determinants of enrollment and coverage needs of gender-related healthcare:  

The Consultant will combine in 1 report the methods and findings related to the assessment of gender-related healthcare needs conducted both among M-FUND members/target beneficiaries and partners/stakeholders.    

2. Training on gender sensitivity for staff:  

  • The Consultant will prepare the agenda, curriculum and content of a basic training on gender sensitivities for NGO/DLP staff.   

  • Consultant will deliver the training to the selected staff, and provide all materials to DLP.  

 

IV. Total working time and effort:   

The estimated working time for this consultancy is 30 working days.  

 

V. Remuneration:  

DLP will remunerate Consultant at competitive international consultant rates, as well as cover travel to/from and in country, accommodation in country, along with a local per-diem to cover other daily costs.   

 

VI. Qualifications required: 

Education:  

University degree in social sciences, humanity, anthropology, international development, medicine, public health, nursing, or related fields. Additional diploma/degree in gender studies, a strong plus.  

Work Experience:  

  • At least 8 years work experience in a relevant discipline (related to the education background).    

  • At least 2 years work experience on a combination of gender programming, training, assessments, etc.  

  • Experience in NGO services a strong plus.  

  • Experience in international work, global health, preferable.  

  • Experience in program evaluation, research methods, a plus.  

  • Work-experience in multiple/diverse cultural environments, including ideally in Asia.  

  • Experience in projects/services/assistance for migrants or refugees, a plus.  

 

Skills and competencies:  

  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills.  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Fluent in English. Fluent or proficient in Thai, Burmese, or Cambodian a strong plus.  

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.  

  • Able to follow work plan, timelines, and set priorities.  

  • Able to work under pressure. Flexible.  

  • Able to operate in a multicultural team environment. 

  • Advanced command of Microsoft Office, and good command of other applications, including statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, a plus.  

  • Details and quality oriented.   

  • Diplomatic.  

  • Energetic, highly motivated. 

 

The position is open to Thai and international experts.  

 

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

Application deadline: 20 September 2022

Dreamlopments is an equal opportunity employer.