PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE

POPULATION DIVISION

II. FUNCTIONS OF THE POPULATION OFFICE

1. Program Coordination 

  • The PPMP is a multi-agency implemented program hence, the Population Officer shall maintain a coordination mechanism (Provincial/ Municipal Population Coordinating Committee P/MPCC) to monitor the implementation of various population-related programs of partner agencies
  • Maintains network and involvement in various provincial/municipal coordinative bodies such as the Provincial/Municipal Development Council and its various sectoral committees
  • Establishes Barangay Population Workers
  • Ensures the regular conduct of Pre-Marriage Counseling sessions

Provincial/Municipal Population Management Coordinating Committee

  • Composed of members from the government agencies, non-government organizations and private sector actively operating in the province/municipality
  • Coordinating mechanism for the review, formulation, implementation and monitoring of population-related policies/programmes of the province/municipality
  • Organized through an ordinance or Executive Order, with the Chairperson chosen by the P/MPCC members
  • Provincial/Municipal Population Office as secretariat
  • Meets on a quarterly basis and alternately hosted by member agencies/LGUs

2. Policy Formulation

  • Population Officer leads in the formulation of the Provincial/ Municipal Population Management Program Plan and Advocacy Plan
  • It renders technical assistance to development planning activities of sectoral bodies using the POPDEV planning tool

3. Advocacy and Communication 

  • Population Officer spearheads various undertakings on advocacy of population issues and campaigns during special population events such as the popularization of State of the Philippine Population Report, Observance of Natural Family Planning Month, World Population Day, POPDEV Week and Family Planning Month.

4. Data Information and Management

  • Population Officer maintains a data bank to contain the 27 POPDEV Core Indicators and other related data
  • Network with other local data generating agencies like the P/MPDC & National Statistics Office and other partner agencies
  • Population Officer trains and mobilizes the Barangay Population Workers in the monitoring of population trends (as provided in Sec.37 of the UDHA Law)
  • Gathers and consolidates reports of the BPWs on population trends (no. of births, deaths, marriages and on migration)

FUNCTIONS OF THE POPULATION OFFICER (Art. 18, Section 488 of the LGC)

  1. Recommend local policies, formulate measures and coordinate efforts to operationalize/ implement the constitutional provisions and national government policies relative to population and development and the promotion of
    responsible parenthood.
  2. Provide orientation and technical assistance and support to the governor, mayor, sanggunian, government agencies and instrumentalities, non-government organizations and other sectors towards the integration
    of population and development concerns in the development planning and sustainable development efforts.
  3. Design and implement population and related programs, projects/activities within the context of promoting family welfare, responsible citizenship and responsible sexuality among adolescents, women’s concerns, economic growth
    and sustainable development.
  4. Undertake appropriate training and development programs responsive to the needs of the community.
  5. Formulate and recommend measures and policies to ensure the provisions in the locality of adequate basic services and facilities pertaining to the implementation of the population program.
  6. Establish and maintain a population data bank and information center for planning program operations and advocacy.
  7. Undertake evaluation and research to provide theoretical and empirical data essential to program management and policy formulation.
  8. Establish/strengthen linkages and networking with various organizations, participating agencies, GOs, NGOs, socio-civic and religious organizations, sectoral groups and people’s organizations.
  9. Formulate and institutionalize mechanisms and strategies to promote community participation and advocacy in the implementation of the population program.
  10. Initiate efforts to generate resources which will ensure sustainability of the local population program.
  11. Exercise such other powers and performs other duties and functions as maybe prescribed by law or ordinance.

EXPECTED ROLES OF THE LOCAL POPULATION OFFICER

  • Program Coordinator
  • Program Monitor
  • Program/Policy Advocate
  • Data Manager/Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Resource Mobilizer
  • Technical Person on Population, RH/FP
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