About CPSC

The Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education is an inter-governmental international organization for Human Resources Development. It was established to assist the member countries of the Colombo Plan in developing and enhancing their technical education systems.

The main functions of CPSC include:
  • Provide training programs of further professional education and training to persons responsible for the planning, development, administration and supervision of TVET and persons in key supporting roles;
  • Conduct conferences, symposia, and workshops on various aspects of TVET;
  • Assist in the conduct of projects in the field of staff and curriculum development and other projects aimed at the effective utilization of resources for learning and teaching;
  • Promote, coordinate and undertake research and development projects for knowledge sharing and benchmarking in TVET;
  • Advise and assist member countries in developing their technical teacher education and training facilities;
  • Collect and disseminate information on technical education and training; and
  • Act as a facilitator of member countries in the transformation of TVET framework by modifying the training and development strategies, program offerings and research and development efforts.

To date, CPSC maintains the active membership of 16 countries which are provided with capacity building programs in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs for human resources development.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Faculty Specialist

Faculty Specialist service comprises imparting guidance, expertise, academic inputs in planning and preparation of CPSC programs, projects and other academic activities.

The Faculty Specialist shall undertake assignments and provide expertise in the following areas:

Training and Development/ Academic Board
  • Provide academic input; coordinate; develop program books and theme papers and deliver lectures; facilitate the implementation; prepare reports and liquidation of expenses of regional, in-country, and/or special programs as may be assigned;
  • Develop training manuals and other academic papers for use as learning resources for the implementation of programs and projects;
  • Contribute to program planning and provide expertise on program related concerns as an Academic Board Member.
  • Develop and conduct online training programs

Research, Publication and Information
  • Contribute in the implementation of research and publications division activities;
  • Provide expertise in reviewing publication/papers (STEPS, Web News, Theme Papers, etc.);
  • Initiate research projects and coordinate research work; provide guidance and expertise in conducting research projects and other similar initiatives;
  • Develop research and academic papers for publications.

Projects and Consultancy and Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC)
  • Develop project proposals and undertake consultancy activities to contribute to the income-generating activities of CPSC;
  • Contribute to the activities of the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) as accreditor and trainer of accreditors;
  • Review institutional SSRs, on-site visit reports/accreditation result;
  • Coordinate, develop academic papers, deliver lectures, facilitate group tasks, prepare end of program reports of customized programs and/or study visits as may be assigned

Administration and Management
  • Manage divisional planning and implementation of activities as Division Chairperson
  • Contribute as chairperson and/or member of various working committees as may be assigned
  • Provide support to the Director General in management and administrative matters, as may be assigned
  • Contribute to the work of other divisions and support management of CPSC in various administrative and management matters, as may be assigned.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

Basic Requirements
  • Must be a citizen of any of the CPSC member countries;
  • Must be below 60 years of age

At least Master's Degree holder or equivalent in technical/technology education, engineering or in any related field of study. Preference will be given to ICT and Computer Technology related education.

  • Served at least 5 years of faculty position in Universities, Technical and Engineering Colleges, Technical Teachers Colleges, Polytechnics and/or other teacher training institutions of excellence
  • Teaching experience in TVET teacher and professional staff training institutes
  • Teaching experience in educational institutions such as Polytechnic Institutions, technical colleges, and technological universities
Professional Competencies
  • Possesses multidisciplinary expertise in at least 5 of the following areas of TVET:
    • Competency-based Training and Assessment
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of TVET Programs
    • Master Teachers Training
    • Research and Development
    • Strategic Planning and Management
    • Qualifications Framework
    • Greening TVET for Sustainable Development
    • Institutional Administration and Quality Management
    • Industry-Institute Linkage and Partnership
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in TVET
  • Demonstrates ability to design and develop instructional materials, academic theme papers, training manuals, and other educational papers for capacity building programs
  • Exhibits ability to conduct research and development studies, and write publications on various themes related to technical vocational education and training or skills development
  • Possesses ability to manage capacity building projects related to skills development and TVET
  • Exhibits technical/professional expertise in various areas of TVET through contributions in International TVET Conferences and/or experts meeting as paper presenter, keynote speaker, session chair, moderator, etc
  • Demonstrates excellent command of English Language (writing and speaking); knowledge in other national language of any CPSC Member Countries would be an advantage
  • Exhibits proficiency in various ICT / IT applications
Management and Leadership Competencies
  • Lead team and area of responsibility
  • Develop team members
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Develop high performing team
  • Manage team members’ performance
  • Influence and motivate team members
Core Competencies
  • Displays Honesty and Integrity
  • Results Oriented
  • Customer Oriented
  • Collaborates and Fosters Teamwork
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Adaptable to multicultural working environment
  • Able to conduct training independently

Desirable Qualifications

Multicultural/International Experience
  • International working experience and working knowledge of CPSC member countries’ TVET system, except home country
  • International experience in working in a multicultural environment or in multinational organization with geographical working experience in another country, other than the home country
Personality Specification/Special Requirements
  • Good physical condition
  • Well groomed and with dynamic and pleasing personality
  • Enjoys teaching and networking with different levels of people
  • Able to travel internationally
  • Adaptable in any working condition
  • Able to adjust and work in a culturally diverse environment

Duration of Appointment
One (1) year, with possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance evaluation and mutual consent. The possible extension of service shall be for another one (1) year, for a total of a maximum period of two (2) years of service, and shall not be eligible for reappointment.

Application Process
Interested professionals may apply by sending their Expression of Interest (EOI), duly completed application form (click here), and comprehensive resume to:

    The Director General
    (Re: Faculty Specialist)

    Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education
    Building Block C, Department of Education Complex
    Meralco Avenue, Pasig City 1600, Philippines
    Fax: +63 2 631 0996 or 633 8425
    E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]