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DSWD Region 8 has available opportunities to apply

The Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kagalingan at Pagpapaunlad Panlipunan, abbreviated as DSWD) is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the protection of the social welfare of rights of Filipinos and to promote the social development. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is mandated by law to develop, administer and implement comprehensive social welfare programs designed to uplift the living conditions and empower the disadvantaged children, youth, women, older persons, person with disabilities, families in crisis or at-risk and communities needing assistance.

With the passage of Local Government Code in 1991, the delivery of most basic services was devolved to the Local Government Units. On the other hand, the department is mandated to do policy and program development, standard setting, technical assistance and monitoring functions to Local Government Units (LGUs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to effectively implement Social Welfare and Development (SWD) programs in target areas as reflected at EO 15 s. 1998 “Redirecting the Functions and Operations of the DSWD”. Through authorizing SWD agencies to implement SWD program and deliver service, DSWD extends its mandate and share responsibility and potential liability for all clients that these agencies serve. Therefore, DSWD has the responsibility to oversee the implementation of SWD programs and services at all levels being the primary agency on SWD. It is for this purpose that these guidelines on program supervision is issued so that SWD agencies are guided by DSWD, including its own facilities to efficiently and effectively manage cases of disadvantaged individuals, groups, families and communities and learn from and develop skills in the process.

With the mandate of DSWD to monitor and provide technical assistance to SWD service providers or duty-holders nationwide through its Field Offices, program supervision is seen as a means of helping them deliver their respective mandates, as pointed out above, and improve the services for the target clients in center and community-based settings hence, these guidelines.

Interestingly, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 8 is inviting applicants for the following vacant position listed below.

Four (4) Area Coordinator (SG18/ Php 45,203 Monthly Salary)

  • Parenthetical Title: N/A
  • Employment Status: Contract of Service
  • Item Number: N/A
  • Bureau or Office: DSWD Field Office VIII
  • Division/ Section/ Unit: KALAHI-CIDSS Program/ Area Coordinating Team (Municipal Level)
  • CSC – Prescribed Qualification Standards
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
    • Training: Eight (8) hours of relevant training
    • Experience: Two (2) years of relevant experience
    • Eligibility: None required
  • Preferred Qualifications (Competency-Based)
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
    • Training: At least forty (40) hours of relevant training in community organizing, community mobilization strategies and approaches, and/or Popular Education techniques and approaches. Training in Gender and Development and/or Local Governance a plus.
    • Experience: Two (2) years of relevant, progressive work experience in community organizing and/or development assistance projects. Experience in implementing gender and development, conflict sensitivity and peace building, development work with indigenous people and indigenous cultural communities, community-based resource management, community-based environmental protection, and community-based disaster risk reduction programs is an advantage
    • Eligibility: None required

One (1) Regional Bookkeeper (SG9/ Php 20,402 Monthly Salary)

  • Parenthetical Title: N/A
  • Employment Status: Contract of Service
  • Item Number: N/A
  • Bureau or Office: DSWD Field Office VIII
  • Division/ Section/ Unit: Financial Management Division/ Accounting Section
  • CSC – Prescribed Qualification Standards
    • Education: Completion of two years studies in college
    • Training: Four (4) hours of relevant training
    • Experience: One (1) year of relevant experience
    • Eligibility: None required

One (1) Administrative Assistant II (SG8/ Php 18,998 Monthly Salary)

  • Parenthetical Title: N/A
  • Employment Status: Contract of Service
  • Item Number: N/A
  • Bureau or Office: DSWD Field Office VIII
  • Division/ Section/ Unit: Office of the Regional Director/ Social Marketing Unit
  • CSC – Prescribed Qualification Standards
    • Education: Completion of two years studies in college or High School Graduate with relevant vocational/ trade course
    • Training: Four (4) hours of relevant training
    • Experience: One (1) year of relevant experience
    • Eligibility: None required
  • Preferred Qualifications (Competency-based)
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
    • Training: Four (4) hours of relevant training
    • Experience: One (1) year of relevant experience
    • Eligibility: None required

One (1) Administrative Aide IV (SG4/ Php 14,993 Monthly Salary)

  • Parenthetical Title: N/A
  • Employment Status: Job Order
  • Item Number: FOVIII-JO-ADA4-000178
  • Bureau or Office: DSWD Field Office VIII
  • Division/ Section/ Unit: Disaster Response Management Division
  • CSC – Prescribed Qualification Standards
    • Education: Completion of two years studies in college or High School Graduate with relevant vocational/ trade course
    • Training: None required
    • Experience: None required
    • Eligibility: None required

One (1) Project Development Officer II (SG15/ Php 35,097 Monthly Salary)

  • Parenthetical Title: N/A
  • Employment Status: Contract of Service
  • Item Number: FOVIII-COS-PDO2-000935
  • Bureau or Office: DSWD Field Office VIII
  • Division/ Section/ Unit: Disaster Response Management Division – Southern Leyte (DRRS)
  • CSC – Prescribed Qualification Standards
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
    • Training: Four (4) hours of relevant training
    • Experience: One (1) year of relevant experience
    • Eligibility: None required

Documentary Requirements

Qualified applicants may submit their job application at DSWD Field Office VIII, Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte with the following documents on or before October 26, 2022:

  1. Application letter stating the desired position, salary grade and section/unit/program addressed to RD Grace Q. Subong;
  2. Duly signed and updated Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport size picture and thumb mark (Civil Service Form No. 212 Revised 2017) with Work Experience Sheet;
  3. Copy of Transcript of Records and/or Diploma;
  4. Copy of Certificate of relevant trainings and seminars attended, if any;
  5. Copy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license, if any; and
  6. Certificate of employment, if any.
  7. Copy of duly signed Individual Performance Contract Rating (IPCR) or its equivalent with Very Satisfactory rating during the last two (2) rating periods.

For online application, submit your application at jobs.fo8@dswd.gov.ph with complete attachments. Read more on the photos below. Be reminded to write and indicate (e.g. APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II – SMU) as the SUBJECT.

Incomplete application documents and submission beyond the deadline will not be entertained.

Note: The Agency values inclusivity of age, gender, civil status, disability, religion, ethnicity, social status class and political affiliation. Thus, the vacant position is open to all qualified individuals and the selection of employees shall be made only according to the principle of merit and fitness.

History

In 1915, the Public Welfare Board (PWB) was created and was tasked to study, coordinate and regulate all government and private entities engaged in social services. In 1921, the PWB was abolished and replaced by the Bureau of Public Welfare under the Department of Public Instruction.

On November 1, 1939, Commonwealth Act No. 439 created the Department of Health and Public Welfare and in 1941, the Bureau of Public Welfare officially became a part of the Department of Health and Public Welfare. In addition to coordinating services of all public and private social welfare institutions, the Bureau also managed all public child-caring institutions and the provision of child welfare services.

In 1947, President Manuel Roxas abolished the Bureau of Public Welfare and created the Social Welfare Commission, under the Office of the President, in its place.

In 1968, Republic Act 5416, known as the Social Welfare Act of 1968, created the Department of Social Welfare, placing it under the executive branch of government. In 1976, the Department of Social Welfare was renamed Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) through Presidential Decree No. 994. This was signed into law by President Ferdinand E. Marcos and gave the department an accurate institutional identity. On June 2, 1978, the DSSD was renamed Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) in line with the change in the form of government.

In 1987, the MSSD was reorganized and renamed the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through Executive Order 123, which was signed by President Corazon C. Aquino. Executive Order No. 292, also known as the Revised Administration Code of 1987, established the name, organizational structure, and functional areas of responsibility of DSWD and further defined its statutory authority.

In 1991, the passage of Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 affected the devolution of DSWD basic services to local government units.

Source: HRMDD Field Office 8

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