Butuan City- With the recently approved scale-up of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga is now getting ready for the set-off of KALAHI CIDSS- National Community Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) in the region.

For 2014 implementation, this Program covers 46 municipalities and 5 provinces in Caraga. With varied implementation conditionalities, these are categorized into three (3): 5 belonged to the “177” non-Poor but Yolanda-affected, another 36 are in the “377” Poor and Yolanda-affected, while 5 are identified in the “293” poor but not hit by the super typhoon.

This final list of areas to be covered, and workers needed by the Program for this year’s take-off was only finalized during the 1st Quarter Mindanao cluster Project Review and Evaluation Workshop (PREW) last April 9-12, 2014 at Eden Nature’s Park, Davao City, from which the final go-signal for the KC-NCDDP national launching in June 2014 was signified by the central office to the regional offices.

Right there and then, the RPMO met for action planning, strategizing and tasking in preparation for this undertaking.

Social marketing initiatives were intensified for the pulling of applications from potential applicants for 346 vacant positions.

KC-NCDDP Regional Project Manager Mita G. Lim said that public service announcements about the urgent hiring were already plugged through radio stations and social media sites.

Examination for the 1st batch of shortlisted applicants for the area coordinator, deputy area coordinator, community empowerment facilitator and municipal finance analyst was already conducted last April 27-28, 2014.

A Job Hiring and Orientation activity will also be facilitated by the RPMO at Robinsons Place, Butuan City on May 2, 2014.

Local chief executives of the 46 target municipalities were already communicated and notified for being recipients of the KC-NCDDP grant and will set meetings for dialogues and orientation with the RPMO in May 2014.

NCDDP is the national expansion of the CDD strategy, which was used and proven effective by Kalahi-CIDSS in its past 11 years of implementation. KC-NCDDP is designed to support CDD post-disaster response and is anchored on its development objective to have barangays/communities of targeted municipalities become more empowered to achieve improved access to services and to participate in more inclusive local planning, budgeting, and implementation. ###(Eunice G. Montaos/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)





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