About N.C.T.P

Introduction

Under the brilliant and sound leadership of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia , Cambodia has enjoyed full peace, political stability, social order, and development of all sectors. In particular, tourism has been considered as a “Green Gold” and as one of the priority sectors—contributing to the socio-economic and cultural development through directly and indirectly increasing national revenue and incomes for the people, creating jobs in economy, and contributing to the poverty reduction.

Along with the remarkable development of Cambodian tourism sector over a period of the last decade, the Royal Government of Cambodia has been paying great attention to improve the process and efficiency of job markets in Cambodia. To continue implementing the Rectangular Strategy of the Royal Government of Cambodia Phase II on the angle of the development of private sector and employment, the Ministry of Tourism has taken great account of the improvement and development of tourist services and products through focusing on the human resource development which is one of six priority goals in the Tourism Development Strategic Plan 2011-2020.

At the national level, the Ministry of Tourism has been conducting a study about the establish- ment of tourism professional training schools, particularly encouraging training conducted by national and international organizations, associations, and private sector education establishment as well. Furthermore, at the regional level, the Ministry of Tourism has actively contributed to the implementation of the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA) which was established with the aim of facilitating mobility of tourism professionals, exchanging information on best practices in competency-based education and training for tourism professionals and to provide opportunities for cooperation and capacity building across ASEAN member states.

In order to contribute to implementing the arrangement perfectly and efficiently, the Royal Government of Cambodia with the Ministry of Tourism as its agency decided to establish the National Committee for Tourism Professionals (N.C.T.P) under the Sub-Degree 09 RKKR.BK dated January 10, 2011.

Objectives

The National Committee for Tourism Professionals has been established with the aim of facilitating the mobility of tourism professionals within ASEAN member states and advancing the exchange of best practices in capacity building for all the tourism professionals both in the Kingdom of Cambodia and other ASEAN member states.

N.C.T.P’s Composition

The compositions of the National Committee for Tourism Professionals are as follows:

1-H.E Dr. THONG KHON

Minister of the Ministry of Tourism

Chairman

2-H.E KAN MORN

Secretary of State of the Ministry of

Labor and Vocational Training

Deputy Chairman

3-H.E PIT CHAMNAN

Secretary of State of the Ministry of

Education, Youth and Sport

Member

4-H.E OUK SOCHEAT

Secretary of State of the Ministry of

Culture and Fine Arts

Member

5-H.E NGY TAYI

Secretary of State of the Ministry of

Economy and Finance

Member

6-H.E SIM VANNA

Secretary of State of the Office of

the Council of Ministers

Member

7-H.E General YUN CHHUNNY

National Police Deputy Commissioner

General of Cambodia

Member

8-H.E LOA HIM

Chief Executive of the National

Training Board

Member

9-H.E SOU SOPHAN

Under Secretary-General of the

Accreditation Committee of Cambodia

Member

10-Mr. ARNG KIM EANG

President of Cambodia Association of

Travel Agents

Member

11-Mr. Gérald Hougardy

Program Manager of PauL Dubrule

Hotel and Tourism School

Member

12-Mr. PIN SARAPICH

Program Manager of Pour un

Sourire d’ Enfant

Member

13-Mr. LUU MENG

President of Cambodia Hotel Association

Member

Roles and Duties of N.C.T.P

The N.C.T.P has the following roles and duties:

– ​Raising awareness and disseminating information related to the mutual recognition arrangement of ASEAN tourism professionals and the job announcement on the ASEAN tourism professional registration system.

– Examining, monitoring and updating the competency standard, professional standard, common training programs and other regulations which will be basically used for training and assessing the qualification and capacity of ASEAN tourism professionals in compliance with tourism professions commonly recognized within the framework of ASEAN which is the Sub-Decree’s appendix. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​

– ​​​​​​​​Assessing the qualification and competency of tourism professionals as defined in the ​ASEAN’s common competency standard for tourism professionals, and the ASEAN’s common curriculum for tourism professionals.

– Examining and monitoring tourism professionals’ performances after receiving tourism professional competency certification from the National Training Board.

– Facilitating the information exchange related to the procedures of assessing criteria and disseminating system on the mutual recognition arrangement of ASEAN tourism professionals.

– Giving information to the ASEAN’s monitoring committee for tourism professionals; in case the ASEAN’s tourism professionals performing their careers in the Kingdom of Cambodia have no more qualifications for providing their services or in case the tourism professionals broke the professionally technical standards or the professional conduct.

– Making a request to the National Training Board to confiscate the accreditation from any tourism professionals having no longer qualifications for providing their services or any tourism professionals breaking the professionally technical standards or the professional conduct.

– Setting up and strengthening working efficiency and the necessary mechanism to facilitate the implementation of the mutual recognition arrangement of the ASEAN’s tourism professionals.

– Cooperating with Ministries, institutions, the private sector and relevant stakeholders to facilitate the above works more efficiently.

– Performing other works as assigned by the Royal Government.

The Secretariat of N.C.T.P

The National Committee for Tourism Professionals has a Secretariat as its agency which is composed of:

Mr. TRY CHHIV Director

Roles and Duties of the Secretariat of N.C.T.P

The secretariat of N.C.T.P is the N.C.T.P’s wing performing the following works:

1- Making a request for developing, and improving the common competency standard and curriculum for ASEAN tourism professionals.

2- Monitoring, assessing the professional implementation of ASEAN tourism professionals.

3- Conducting a study about development process and job requirement for ASEAN tourism profess- ional.

4- Coordinating N.C.T.P’s works with national and international institutions and relevant individuals to ensure N.C.T.P’s working performance more efficient.

5- Creating a separate budgetary package which is an appendix of the Ministry of Tourism’s budget to ensure the sustainability of cooperation and to perform its function more efficient.

6- Organizing N.C.T.P’s meeting.

7- Regularly making a report about development of the N.C.T.P’s progress and other reports as defined by N.C.T.P’s chairman.

8- Implementing all the action plans laid down by N.C.T.P.

9- Fulfilling other duties assigned by N.C.T.P’s chairman.

 

Organizational Mechanism of the Secretariat of N.C.T.P

The secretariat of N.C.T.P is divided into 3 divisions:

1- Division of Standard and Assessment

The Division of Standard and Assessment has the following duties:

– Setting up and improving ASEAN tourism professionals’ common competency standard and curriculum

– Setting up and improving assessing procedures for ASEAN tourism professionals’ competency

– Assessing professionals’ qualifications, competencies

– Monitoring, assessing the quality of working performance for each professional of tourism professionals

– Developing and improving the guideline for tourism professionals to get the quality at a basic standard which is set.

– Submitting assessment documents of tourism professionals to the national vice commission for tourism professional accreditation to make a decision and certificate presentation

– Making a report of its working activities and outcomes on fixed time.

– Recruiting trainers and assessors of tourism professionals

– Monitoring, assessing tourism professional schools in accordance with a common curriculum for ASEAN tourism professionals.

– Carrying out other duties assigned by secretariat’s chairman.

2- Division of Planning, Legal, Cooperation and Information

The Division of Planning, Legal, Cooperation and Information has the following duties:

– Putting down action plan of N.C.T.P

– Contributing to set up tourism professional training plan

– Contacting, coordinating, and cooperating with ministries, institutions, private sector, national and international organizations, and ASEAN member states in collaboration with professional division.

– Setting up regulations, memoranda, agreement, or bilateral and multilateral cooperation plans with national and international institutions.

– Establishing, designing, developing, and updating information on N.C.T.P’s website

– Facilitating information exchange by all means on the Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals

– Disseminating and providing information about job markets for national and ASEAN tourism professionals.

– Making a report of its working activities and outcomes on fixed time and

– Carrying out other duties assigned by secretariat’s chairman.

3- Division of Administration, Personnel and Finance

The Division of Administration, Personnel and Finance has the following duties:

Cooperating with the department of administration and general affairs, department of accounting and finance, department of personnel and human resources development of the Ministry of Tourism in order to:

– Ensure efficiency and sustainability of the secretariat’s administrative affair process

– Being responsible for general administration affairs, protocol, organizing ceremonies and workshops

– Preparing annual income statement

– Managing properties, assets and all inventories

– Supplying equipment, and other expenses for the secretariat’s process

– Laying down policy on staff management and recruitment

– Preparing a list of salary and support for N.C.T.P’s officials

– Making a request in accordance with procedures to ask for decision on the budget plan.

– Cooperating with relevant ministries-institutions and organizations to solicit for more funds.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​

– Keeping documents related to the assessment of tourism professionals’ qualification and competency

– Making a report of its working activities and outcomes on fixed time and

– Carrying out other duties assigned by secretariat’s chairman.

Vision

Our vision is to improve the quality and mobility of tourism professionals throughout the ASEAN member states.

Missions

  • Develop competency of tourism professionals
  • Assess the qualification and competency of Cambodian tourism professionals
  • Cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in tourism sector both locally and regionally in order to develop and build up competency of tourism professionals in accordance with the ASEAN Common Competency Standard
  • Raise awareness and disseminate the job market situation in tourism sector.

Location

The National Committee for Tourism Professionals is at Lot 3A, Street 169, Sangkat Veal Vong, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh Capital City, the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Tel: (855) 23 884 903 Fax: (855) 23 885 018

Website: www.cambodiatourismprofessionals.gov.kh

Organizational Structure

​​​​​ ​​N.C.T.P is led by one Chairman and one Deputy Chairman and other members of representatives of relevant ministries as follows:

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