The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is in need of 47,644 field workers to implement the Listahanan 2nd nationwide assessment.

These comprise of 1,277 area coordinators, 6,383 area supervisors, 31,908 enumerators, 4,038 encoders and 4,038 verifiers, who will be tasked to collect information from 15.3 million households in 1,490 municipalities and 144 cities nationwide.

The Listahanan is an information management system that makes available to national government agencies, local government units, and other social protection stakeholders a comprehensive list of poor families in need of assistance.

The area coordinators will supervise and train area supervisors who are tasked to lead a team of enumerators.

The enumerators will conduct family interviews using the Family Assessment Form (FAF).

The FAF is a four-page questionnaire with 52 variables that are pertinent in determining a household’s welfare level. Encoders will input the data collected by the enumerators to the Listahanan database, while verifiers will check if the data entered are consistent and accurate.

Applications may be submitted via e-mail or delivered personally to the nearest DSWD Regional Office or at the Social Welfare and Development Team office in the province. Interested individuals are encouraged to check the DSWD Regional Office websites for details.

Applicants will undergo a series of examinations and interviews to ensure that the most qualified individuals will be hired. Once hired, they will be given intensive training on their specific roles in the assessment. They will also be deployed in areas where they are not from to ensure objectivity in conducting the assessment.

“The qualifications for these jobs are tight. This is because we want to work with competent, dedicated and honest individuals who can assure us that the data they’ll collect will be of the highest quality, complete, and accurate,” DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said.

Through this assessment, a new batch of poor and near-poor families will be identified and prioritized for appropriate programs and services. It will also enable the Department to track changes or developments in the lives of poor households who were identified in the previous assessment.

In 2009, the DSWD conducted the first nationwide assessment that resulted in the identification of 5.2 million poor households out of the 10.9 million assessed.  ###