Ethiopian Construction Project Management Institute

የኢትዮጵያ ኮንስትራክሽን ፕሮጀክት ማኔጅመንት ኢንስቲትዩት


Cultivating effective Construction Management Cultures
ውጤታማ የኮንስትራክሽን ማኔጅመንት ባህል ለማስፈን እንተጋለን!

CPM Professionals Assessment System Development Directorate

Construction Project Management Professionals Assessment System Development Directorate

1. Vision of the Directorate

    Provide construction project management professionals, practicing at all levels, with competence recognition system and ensure their competence is recognized internationally

2. Duty and responsibility of the Directorate

    Establish and implement an internationally recognized professional certification system for construction project management professionals.

3. Strategic Goal

    Improve the Professional Assessment and Certification system for construction project management professionals.

4. The content and scope of the goal

  • Ensure professionals have access to international construction project management professional certification;
  • Establish a system of occupational standards, assessment and certification system;
  • Provide capacity building training for construction project management professionals who are undergoing occupational assessment and certification.

5. Expected outcome from the goal

    Creating an environment where projects can be completed on time, within budget and quality required by internationally-recognized, qualified and certified construction industry professionals.

6. The importance of setting occupational standards

    Occupational Standard is a standard that contains the knowledge, skills, experience, insights and competencies of a performance measure that a professional needs to succeed in the workplace.

    Developing an occupational standard gives the construction industry the following advantages:

  • It is used as the primary criterion or standard for a professional assessment and certification system
  • Serves as a benchmark for the knowledge, experience, skills, and competencies required to effectively perform the job at all professional levels;
  • Assists in identifying roles  and perform job assignment effectively;
  • Helps to assess and evaluate the knowledge, skills, and experience of professionals;
  • Helps to measure the best practices and qualifications experienced by professionals;
  • It helps to set requirements for construction project management professional certification
  • Assist in developing a series of training that can help in professional development;
  • Helps to set up an education and training program that is aligned to the needs of the construction industry;
  • Helps to develop professional qualifications based on the knowledge, experience, and skills required by the construction industry;
  • Helps to set a benchmark for best practices in the construction industry
  • It helps to develop professional confidence and improve efficiency;
  • It helps to identify the job requirements of professionals and develop a human resource plan
  • It helps to shape and implement the recruitment and selection process of professionals.
  • Provide an internationally competent professional;
  • It will pave the way for the scientific management of the construction project rather than the conventional approach.

7. The importance of a professional qualification assessment system

Occupational assessment is the process of understanding a person's knowledge, skills and work experience after an examination. Competence Qualification is a certification that provides a professional with the                knowledge, skills, experience, skills and current competence of a professional. This serves as evidence that experts have the knowledge, skill and experience that meet the construction industry's current                   standards.

  • Ensures professionals in the construction industry work, within a legal framework of competency assessment and certification system, professionally in an ethical manner;
  • To identify qualified professionals in every profession and create projects in the construction industry that can be led by these professionals to a timely, on budget and in quality completion
  • It helps to identify well-qualified professionals who can do a better job and can make a positive contribution to stakeholders in the construction industry,
  • Occupational competency assessment helps professionals to evaluate the knowledge, skill and work experience needed to succeed in a given role and evaluate performance.

8. The importance of professional certification to professionals

  • Serve as evidence for the level of knowledge and skills;
  • Increase demand in the market,
  • Increase acceptance, respect and trust in others
  • Finding a Better Revenue
  • Increasing international competitiveness
  • Making them communicate in the same professional language
  • Be able to carry out all activities responsibly and with confidence.

9. The importance of professional certification to professionals

  • Serve as evidence for the level of knowledge and skills;
  • Increase demand in the market,
  • Increase acceptance, respect and trust in others
  • Finding a Better Revenue
  • Increasing international competitiveness
  • Making them communicate in the same professional language
  • Be able to carry out all activities responsibly and with confidence.

    10. Importance of professional competence for the national economy and to society

    • To enable the professional assessment and certification system to be internationally recognized, to create competing professionals globally and enable them to be the source of national foreign currency revenue;
    • Creating highly qualified professionals with continuous professional development training
    • Creating an internationally renowned, competitive and competitive opportunity for Ethiopian engineers, architects and construction project management professionals.
    • Develop ethical professionals who maintain health and safety in the construction industry's work environment

    Major activities underway in the Directorate

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    Task

    Current Status

     

    1

    Occupational standard, assessment and certification system preparation

    The project is being undertaken by a local consulting firm and has so far provided an inception report, performance report and situation analysis report for evaluation.

     

    2

    Developing Lead Trainers for Construction Project Management Professionals

    The project proposal has been prepared and approved and submitted to Purchasing and General Services Directorate for International Bidding.

    3

    Developing an employment destination research document for construction project management professionals

    Ethiopian Construction Technology Management Professionals Association was chosen to carry out the work. A final agreement has been reached with the Association and work is planned to begin in October, 2019.

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