The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s primary policy-making and coordinating body on women’s empowerment and gender equality is pleased to announce that the nominations for the following NGO Board Members representing the following sectors is still open:
1. Health and Science
2. Business and Industry
4. Elderly and Disabled
6. Indigenous Peoples
- Acknowledged advocate with solid experience in working on gender equality and women’s issues and concerns in the respective sectors they represent;
- Adhered to the ethical principle of integrity and fairness, must be willing to work with diverse women’s groups, and with extensive engagement in women’s human rights; and
- Capability in implementing the frameworks on women’s rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, CEDAW, Gender and Development (GAD), Magna Carta of Women (MCW) and other women-related laws.
The functions of PCW Board Members are the following:
1. Set the direction of the PCW and along this line formulate policies and recommend measures to address gender issues in various sectors;
2. Review and approve national plans on gender equality and women’s empowerment and monitor the integration of gender perspective in national development plans;
3. Review the progress of gender mainstreaming in the Philippines and recommend measures to address gaps;
4. Review and approve Philippine reports on the implementation of national laws and policies as well as international conventions on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
5. Update and/or bring to the attention of the Board critical gender issues of their sector or area of concern and recommend measures and specific interventions;
6. As needed, invite other department secretaries or their representatives to sit in the Board on ad hoc basis to assist in addressing specific concerns of women, and for the same purpose, create advisory committees or technical working groups with members coming from various government agencies and non-government organizations and as needed the private sector, academe, local government units;
7. Act as a special body to establish and implement an incentives and award system to recognize outstanding initiatives and performance on gender and development in and among government, non-government and private sector groups and individuals; and,
8. Endorse qualified women to top-level posts in government and in international bodies and encourage the participation of all sectors of women in endeavours promoting their welfare and development.
In addition, the members are expected to:
9. Attend regular Board Meetings and relevant committee or subcommittee meetings that may be created by the Board;
10. Represent the PCW in local, national or international meetings, conferences and other events;
Interested organizations should be guided by the following Terms and Conditions:
- As representative of their sector, NGO members of the Commission serve on ex-officio basis and are not expected to serve on full-time basis. They are expected to attend Board Meetings and perform the above-stated duties and responsibilities without any salary or compensation.
- Each NGO member who participates in PCW-called or requested meetings is entitled to a per diem of P4,250 per meeting but not to exceed 4 meetings a month. The per diem is intended for transportation expenses within Metro Manila.
- If requested to travel outside of Metro Manila or outside the country, PCW pays for regular travel expenses which include transportation and per diems (to cover hotel and food) for the duration of the travel. In the same manner, NGO Sectoral Members living outside of Metro Manila will be provided travel expenses (transportation and accommodations) following government accounting and auditing rules, to attend meetings or relevant activities in Metro Manila.
Nominating entities must accomplish the Nomination Form signed by the nominee as a gesture of acceptance to the nomination. The nomination form shall be accompanied with the Curriculum Vitae of the nominee together with endorsement letter/s from her organizations and networks. The completed nomination form together with the attachments shall be submitted to:
Search for PCW NGO Board Members
or directly to the:
Offices of the Cabinet Secretary
The deadline for submission and acceptance of nominations with attachments shall be on or before February 28, 2018.
For questions and other concerns, please contact Ms. Jennylin N. Maluya or Ms. Lisa R. Ramirez at (02) 735-1864 or 735-1654 local 102.