Senior Social Mobilizers to be hired in DOH Western Visayas

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The Department of Health (DOH; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kalusugan) is the executive department of the government of the Philippines responsible for ensuring access to basic public health services by all Filipinos through the provision of quality health care, the regulation of all health services and products. It is the government’s over-all technical authority on health. The Department of Health (DOH) holds the over-all technical authority on health as it is a national health policy-maker and regulatory institution.

Basically, the DOH has three major roles in the health sector: (1) leadership in health; (2) enabler and capacity builder; and (3) administrator of specific services. Its mandate is to develop national plans, technical standards, and guidelines on health. Aside from being the regulator of all health services and products, the DOH is the provider of special tertiary health care services and technical assistance to health providers and stakeholders. Together with its attached agencies, the DOH – constituted of various central bureaus and services in the Central Office, Centers for Health Development (CHD) in every region, and DOH-retained hospitals – performs its roles to continuously improve the country’s health care system.

As contained in Executive Order No. 102: Redirecting the Functions and Operations of the Department of Health (May 24, 1991), the DOH is mandated to provide assistance to LGUs, Peoples’ Organizations (POs) and other members of the civil society in effectively implementing programs, projects and services that will:

  • Promote the health and well-being of every Filipino;
  • Prevent and control diseases among populations at risks;
  • Protect individuals, families and communities exposed to hazards and risks that could affect their health; and
  • Treat, manage and rehabilitate individuals affected by diseases and disability

Seventeen (17) Senior Social Mobilizers (P43,520.28 Monthly Salary)

  • Area of Assignment: DOH-CHD WV, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, Negros Occidental, Iloilo City and Bacolod City
  • Education: Bachelor Degree relevant to the job (Allied medical, Social work, Community Development, Communications courses preferred)
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience in any of the of the following program management (planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation), community mobilization, health education and promotion.
  • Training: Four (4) hours of relevant training


  1. Provide support to LGUs to accomplish and update demand generation and communication microplans
  2. Coordinate with LGUs and conduct in-person town halls with complementary vaccination activities in areas with lowest vaccination coverage
  3. Ensure implementation of strategies, including coordination with key stakeholders (National Government Agencies/LGU, civil society organizations, private sector) within the Province/ City Municipality
  4. Collect feedback and community-level insights through surveys, focused group discussion, or other evidence generation instruments.
  5. Recalibrate social mobilization strategies based on evidence gathered, including development and localization of information, education and communication (IEC) materials.
  6. Apply the same support from COVID 19 vaccines to Routine Immunization activities as determined by the CHD
  7. Other demand generation and communications-related activities as may be assigned by the CHD Regional Director and/or CHD Health Promotion Unit Head.

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest to in writing. Attached the the ff. documents to the application letter.

• Fully Accomplished CSC Form 212 Rev 2-17 PERSONAL DATA SHEET with Work Experience Sheet
• Photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility/rating/licensed
• Photocopy of Diploma
• Photocopy of Transcript of Records

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit letter of application not later than November 8, 2022, 12:00 noon and attached pertinent documents to:

Director IV
Q. Abeto St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City


The DOH Western Visayas Center for Health Development

What is now known as the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development was first established on March 15, 1959 as Regional Health Office (RHO) No. 5 by virtue of Executive Order 394 series of 1947, and EO 392 series of 1950. RHO No. 5 was then composed of five provinces and six cities including Romblon.

Its main task was to set up a health care delivery system that would promote the effective provision of basic health services in the region. The RHO then has administrative supervision over the provincial and city health offices, rural health units, hospitals, and all operating health units/ facilities of the RHO in the region.

On September 24, 1972, through the Letter of Implementation (LOI) No. 8 and pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1, the RHO was renamed Ministry of Health. RHO No. 5 was then reclassified as RHO No. 6. Romblon was attached to RHO No. 5.

The implementation of the Local Government Code of 1991 transformed the RHOs into Regional Field Offices (RFOs). The delivery of basic health services was then devolved from the national government to local government units (LGUs) - provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays.

When RFOs were renamed as Center for Health Development or CHDs, RFO No. 6 became DOH-Center for Health Development Western Visayas.

It is presently headed by Dr. Adriano P. Suba-an, MPH, MCHM, CESO IV as Regional Director and Dr. Helen D. Tobias, MPA, MPH, CSEE as Assistant Regional Director.

The DOH Western Visayas CHD covers six provinces namely, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras and Negros Occidental; and two highly urbanized cities that is Iloilo and Bacolod.

Aside from the regional office, it also has four retained hospitals remaining under its supervision – the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC), Western Visayas Sanitarium (WVS), Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), and Don Jose S. Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital (DJSMMCEH).

The Center for Health Development (CHD) Scorecard is an instrument of Health Sector Reform Agenda implementations that monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and equity (ME3) of the health system. The CHD Scorecard is used by the department to measure the performance of all CHDs in terms of institution capacity building (structures, processes and personnel) and in providing assistance to the LGUs (public, private health providers and agencies), the province-wide and the regional health system.            Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2009-0007, otherwise known as “Implementing Guidelines for the CHD Scorecard”, all CHDs shall conduct a self assessment of their performance annually and submit the individual scorecard result to the Field Implementation Management Office. The 2008 CHD scorecard report has been disseminated in December 2009 during the ME3 conference. However, validation of the CHD self-assessment result was requested by the CHD Directors.

Source: Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development