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CONSULTANTS Use and Selection

Employment and Consulting Opportunities  

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) helps governments and institutions to expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using new approaches, appropriate technologies and open and distance learning (ODL) methodologies. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, COL promotes innovation and works with international partners to facilitate learning in support of development goals. It is funded by voluntary contributions from Commonwealth governments.

Stakeholder Relations Manager 
Location: Vancouver, Canada

COL is seeking an experienced Stakeholder Relations Manager to serve as a key resource in the maintenance and on-going development of strategic relations for COL within a wide network of stakeholders. The job holder is expected to develop and implement plans to enhance stakeholder relations and communications strategies that are designed to inform the Commonwealth community about the work of COL and build the profile of COL across the Commonwealth.

The applicant must be committed to development and be able to respond creatively to the challenges related to stakeholder relations in the Commonwealth. A minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience is required. The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to use information and communications technology at a sophisticated level.
This three-year initial appointment is renewable for a further term(s) by mutual agreement.

See full job description here.

To Apply: Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter highlighting their professional background. Applications must be submitted by email to with the subject: Stakeholder Relations Manager position, at the latest by September 26, 2014. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by November 30, 2014, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.





All inquiries concerning employment opportunities may be directed to:

Commonwealth of Learning
1055 West Hastings Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9 Canada

Attention: Human Resources & Contracts Manager

Fax: +1 604 775 8210


 Consulting Opportunites

COL supplements its staff resources and internal expertise by contracting consultants to undertake some of its programme work in the implementation and delivery of its Three-year Plans.

The expertise of consultants may be required at various stages for such services as:

  • Needs analysis and feasibility study services
  • Workshop facilitation, training and instructional design
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Other short and medium term professional and technical assistance.
  • A consultant or team of consultants may be commissioned.

If you are interested in consulting opportunities with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), a Consultant Form must be completed and returned to us. It will provide us with information on your background in open learning/distance education, training of distance educators, instructional design/materials development, educational technology/media, environmental education, gender and development, planning and management, research and evaluation, etc. The form is available for download through the link on the right.

Also available for download on the right is a document that provides further information on COL's use and selection of consultants.


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