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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 opportunities@col.org 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.

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Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA)
Location: New Delhi, India

Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) was established by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in 1994 as a regional centre with a mission to promote the meaningful, relevant and appropriate use of information and communication technologies to serve the educational and training needs of the Commonwealth member states of Asia. CEMCA provides advice and expertise relating to the competencies required for the effective use of open, distance and technology-mediated learning. CEMCA’s services are available to all developmental and educational institutions and agencies in the eight member states in Commonwealth Asia.

COL helps governments and institutions use technology to expand the scope, scale and quality of learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, COL promotes policies to make innovation sustainable and works with international partners to build systems and applications that facilitate learning in support of development goals.

The Position

The Director of CEMCA, reporting to the Vice President of COL, will be based in New Delhi, India and is expected to:

  • conceptualise and develop a programme of work fitting within COL programme sectors of Education and Learning for Livelihoods for Commonwealth Asia;
  • manage relations with key stakeholders and ensure a high profile for CEMCA as well as COL in the region;
  • seek additional funding sources to support the CEMCA programme; and
  • manage the CEMCA office and its staff.

See full JOB DESCRIPTION

Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience including 5 years of international development work experience. The position requires proficiency with office technology and a readiness to travel extensively.

This 3-year initial appointment is renewable for a further term by mutual agreement.

The Person

The applicant must be a citizen of an Asian Commonwealth country, with ability to network across the region with multilateral organisations and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. An ability to exercise professional judgment, diplomacy and teamwork, while representing CEMCA’s and COL’s interest internally or externally, is paramount to this role.

To Apply

Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter highlighting the professional background and experience relevant to the post. Applications must be submitted by email to opportunities@col.org marked ‘Attention: Director CEMCA position’, latest by August 31, 2014. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by October 31, 2014, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.

Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.

 

 Inquiries

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
E-mail: opportunities@col.org

 

 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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