DSWD gears up for recertification of poor households PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:14

The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s recertification of Poor Households nationwide which was initially scheduled next year, has been moved much sooner to September, this year.

The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction had already confirmed during their mid year Project Review and Evaluation Workshop that the department is preparing for the conduct of household assessment commencing this September.

Undersecretary Florita Villar, Deputy Project Director of NHTS-PR, said that in preparation of the 2nd cycle of Poor Households recertification, the management has been working on the enhancement of system to be used and the Household Assessment Form (HAF) wherein from 32 questions, there will now be 44 questions that will serve as variables in determining the classification of households as poor or non-poor.

The preparatory phase of the project will start with the pooling of field staff. With this, the Regional Household Targeting Unit IX will be needing 2,067 area coordinators, area supervisors, enumerators, encoders and verifiers to do the assessment on 688,495 target households to be assessed in Region IX alone. Whereas areas of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi with 335 thousand target Households will hire 1,040 on-ground staff.

The National Project Management Office mandates all regions to prioritize NSO accredited enumerators to man the enumeration since they have relevant background in doing household interviews and the like. However, all interested applicants are still encouraged to submit their application letters and other pertinent documents. For the list of vacancies and qualifications, please browse http://www.fo9.dswd.gov.ph.

Interested applicants may submit their Personal Data Sheet at the DSWD Regional Office IX. Deadline of submission will be on July 31,2013.

The enumeration will be followed by the On demand application (ODA) for the households who believe they are poor but were not assessed as well as the validation of data gathered during the regular assessment. In this way we can ensure the quality of data collected before sharing it with other agencies and organizations for selection of social protection beneficiaries. — LMSM