DSWD Field Office V has commenced with its initial recruitment process in support to the forthcoming implementation of the National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP), one of its poverty-reduction programs.

Applications are now accepted for those who have background in either of development project management, civil engineering, accountancy or community organizing. Interested job-seekers can personally submit their updated Personal Data Sheet/resume, letter of intent and other credentials to DSWD in Buraguis, Legazpi City.”

Currently, the program is in need of eight (8) Area Coordinators, nine (9) Deputy Area Coordinators, nine (9) Municipal Financial Analysts and 37 Community Facilitators. The deadline of submission is on July 15, 2013.

In addition, the agency will continue to receive applications for pre-evaluation of eligible candidates through paper screening and review. Other vacancies will be announced later and will be posted in DSWD Field Office.

The program staff hired under NCDDP shall be hired by DSWD based on Contract of Service (COS) or Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The COS or MOA refers to the agreement entered into by and between the DSWD and the party being hired or the worker. It defines the terms of engagement between two parties and specifies among others the type of service, expected outputs required of the position, compensation, period covered, benefits (if any) and fund source.

The NCDDP is the scale-up of the operations of the community-driven development (CDD) approach used and proven effective by Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS). CDD empowers ordinary citizens to actively and directly participate in local governance by identifying their own community needs, planning, implementing, and monitoring projects to address local poverty issues collectively. From the current Kalahi-CIDSS coverage of 20 municipalities in five provinces, the NCDDP will be covering 105 regionwide. It will be officially launched in late 2013. ###jmarbella