Take part in this once-in-a-generation reform. The CHED K to 12 Transition PMU is seeking individuals who are:

  • Flexible and adaptive: can work in a range of contexts, conduct fieldwork and data analysis, write and make presentations, comfortable with ambiguity and messy environments
  • Collaborative yet independent: willing to take ownership and initiative, work well in teams
  • Open to learning: can quickly study new skills and knowledge, receptive to feedback and criticism
  • Passionate for education: can demonstrate a strong interest in supporting and improving reforms in Philippine higher education


We are currently hiring the following positions:

Apply now by sending your CV and cover letter to

Shortlisted applicants must pass a written exam and a panel interview before starting.

Team Assignments. Successful applicants will be assigned to one of six teams based on interests and qualifications:

  1. The Scholarships and Professional Advancement Team handles the policy, operations, admissions, and quality assurance of the massive scholarships program that CHED is offering to higher ed faculty and staff in the upcoming transition. Aside from managing the application and disbursement process of the scholarships to the grantees, the team is also taking charge in managing the supply of graduate degrees by forging partnerships with universities–both local and abroad–to deliver programs that are in line with the priority and in-demand disciplines of our higher education institutions (HEIs). Their goal is to improve the existing processes of scholarships in CHED by providing more support for the scholars through enhancing student services and building the capacity of the delivering institutions and agencies.
  2. The Instruction, Research, and Sectoral Engagement Grants Team handles the policy, operations, and design of a set of alternative activities that faculty and staff can undertake as their teaching loads are reduced during the K to 12 Transition Period, while at the same time upgrading their teaching, research, and extension capabilities. The activities are: Instruction Grants, Research Grants, and Sectoral Engagement Grants which range from community service to industry immersion. Because of the flexible nature of the project (length of activities, amount of grants, required deliverables), exceptional coordination is needed between the grantees and their home institutions, liaising with delivering partners, and overseeing the fund disbursal system.
  3. The Senior High School Support Team manages a series of projects that are directed to Senior High School teachers: teaching guides for STEM, ABM, and core subjects, teacher training modules that emphasize SHS-appropriate pedagogies, and a website that includes digital teaching guides and demo videos. The overall goal is to ensure that CHED has strategically used its pool of HEI faculty experts and other resources in uplifting the quality of Senior High School education in both public, private, and SUC/LUC providers.
  4. The Communications Team provides overall support to the whole PMU by crafting text and visuals that effectively convey the PMU’s messages to its respective audiences. The fundamental goal of the team is to ensure high quality of understanding between the PMU and CHED constituents such as SUC, LUC, and private HEI faculty and administrators; relevant government agencies, policymakers, and legislators; thought leaders, researchers, and academics; and student and parent groups.
  5. The Institutional Innovation and External Relations Team is creating opportunities for HEIs to avail of large project grants to enhance their capabilities in fulfilling their trifocal role: instruction, research and development, and extension. The team also coordinates with multiple agencies and organizations to build initiatives on internationalization and strategic partnerships with HEIs.
  6. The Finance and Administration Team serves as the backbone of all operations of the PMU. It is responsible for budget, finance, human resources, cash flow, logistics, paperwork, procurement, proposals, and other necessary requirements for the successful, efficient, and timely implementation of the projects. Team members are equipped with expert knowledge of government processes, accounting fundamentals, project and resource management, and productivity strategies.

Apart from contributing to the development and implementation of the various programs under the K to 12 Transition, the job includes opportunities to work alongside co-workers and counterparts passionate about education reform; gain experience and understanding of the Philippine education sector in general, and the higher education sector in particular; exposure to policy dialogue at the executive and legislative branches of government; opportunity to work with K to 12 schools and higher education institutions, including administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as foreign agencies and non-profit organizations involved in education reform.

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  • Diverse educational and work backgrounds: Education, Social Sciences, Media and Communications, Policy and Legislation, Science and Engineering, Business and Economics, Visual and Performing Arts, Non-profit Management
  • Over 50% have finished or are currently pursuing graduate degrees
  • Years of experience: 0 – 8 years
  • Team size: 50 members

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be Civil Service Eligible? No

Are positions project-based? Yes, they are contractual for 6 months and are renewable every end of contract. Benefits include 13th month pay, overtime pay, SSS, Pag-ibig, and PhilHealth. These are not plantilla/regular items.

Do you accept fresh graduates? Yes, we have entry level positions for those who have no work experience.

Where and when do I need to report for work? Our office is located at the Commission on Higher Education in Quezon City. Our office hours are 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

What are the salary ranges? Available positions are from SG 12 to 18

Apply now by sending your CV and cover letter to

Shortlisted applicants must pass a written exam and a panel interview before starting.