By Teng L. Datu
Cotabato City Bureau Chief .
Koronadal City — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-12 is adopting Competency-based Systems (CBS) to institutionalize meritocracy and excellence in human resource management and development.
The framework known as CBS describes the range of knowledge, skills, attributes, and behavior needed by DENR personnel for high level performance.
“We are mandated by DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu to adopt the CBS Manual for support and technical positions in the whole department. This is anchored on the strategic direction of the DENR to strengthen human resource practices by establishing clear criteria for Recruitment, Selection and Placement, Learning and Development, Performance Management and Rewards and Recognition,” DENR-12 Regional Director Nilo Tamoria said.
Tamoria added that they are also taking a step on enhancing and strengthening organizational set-up towards response frontine services.
“We will expedite manpower placement, conduct Training-Needs Assessment and capability and capacity building for the employees. With this, we hope to strengthen our workforce to facilitate the attainment of organizational goals and objectives,” he said.
DENR Assistant Secretary for Human Resource Development and Administration Jesus Enrico Moises Salazar underscored that human resource is the key to deliver results and provides service to the people.
“We want to add value to the organization that we can contribute. We should know the content and substance of our programs and projects and the needs of our stakeholders. We should have the right talent placed in the right position,” Salazar said.
For her part, Chief Administrative Division, Bai Mariam Sabdullah is currently revising job descriptions for each position in Region 12.
“We will be coming up with Competency-Based Job Descriptions (CBJD). We already had conducted Competency Assessment and CBJD Planning Workshop wherein we were able to assess the competencies of staff using CBS and to be able to come up with updated competencies,” Sabdullah said.