TO RAMP up contact tracing efforts in Central Visayas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 7 will hire more contact tracers.
Leocadio Trovela, DILG 7 director, said these contact tracers will be tasked to conduct case interviews, profiling and perform an initial public health risk assessment of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases and their identified close contacts.
They will augment the existing teams of local government units in the region.
Ian Kenneth Lucero, chief of the DILG 7 Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division, said hiring additional contact tracers will ensure accurate and timely conduct of contact tracing activities and reporting of Covid-19 surveillance data.
Interested applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree relevant to the job or preferably in allied Medical Course or Criminology.
Preferred experience for a contact tracer include any of the following: must be skilled in data gathering and/or assisted in research and documentation; must be able to interview Covid-19 cases and close contacts to gather data on travel history and conduct health assessments; must possess the ability to advocate public health education messages; and must have investigative capability.
Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Intent, Personal Data Sheet, National Bureau of Investigation clearance and drug test result and email these to concerned DILG Provincial/Highly Urbanized Cities’ Offices.
Those who will be hired will get a monthly salary of P18,784 or equivalent to salary grade 9.
Since this application is urgent, Michael Braga, DILG 7 information officer, said interested applicants will have to check on their respective DILG office’s Facebook pages for further queries and announcement of the deadline for submission of application. (WBS with PR)