COTABATO CITY — Employees of the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) underwent a three-day workshop on writing Manual of Operation on June 15 to 17, in Cotabato City.
The workshop, being held with technical assistance from Support to Bangsamoro (SUBATRA) Project, will help in establishing the foundations of the bureaucracy of the BYC.
Nairah Manongcarang, chief of BYC’s administrative and finance division, said the manual of operations will help institutionalize the operations of the office.
“The Manual of Operations will show how to easily deliver our essential tasks and the relationships of one employee to one another,” Chief Manongcarang added.
Throughout the sessions, the participants identified and defined operational processes of the BYC that include budget preparations, youth organization accreditation, and convention of youth council, among others.
They also identified offices with direct or indirect regulatory, coordination and monitoring powers over and with the BYC, including the National Youth Commission, Office of the Chief Minister, Ministry of the Interior and Local Government, Civil Service Commission, and others.
Unit heads of BYC’s two divisions were also able to discuss process flows of all its mandates and functions that “are critical to writing the manual of operations.”
Commissioner Nasserudin Dunding said the writing of the manual will be among the participants’ contribution to the institutionalization of the BYC, especially it was only established in 2020.
Keith Morgan, SUBATRA Public Administration Reform Expert, said the manual will “guide the BYC on its operations.”
The SUBATRA is a five-year program that aims to strengthen BARMM institutions’ democratic governance capacities during the transition period.
It was funded by the European Union (EU), and co-funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, which started in July 2022 and will run until June 2025. (BYC PR Unit)