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CONSULTANTS Use and Selection

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Education Specialist – Healthy Communities

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 Vancouver, COL promotes innovation and works with national and international partners to facilitate learning in support of sustainable development goals.

The Position: COL is seeking an eminent and senior professional to join as an Education Specialist – Healthy Communities to lead and manage a portfolio of activities around the Commonwealth in the use of mass media and other appropriate technologies in support of community health leading to sustainable development. This involves advising governments, institutions and organisations on policy and the use of appropriate technologies for developing skills in community health.

Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience working in open, distance and technology-mediated learning and training related to community health. The position requires proficiency with office technology and a readiness to travel internationally.

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

The Person: Must be a Commonwealth citizen, with ability to network across multilateral organisations and to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds. An ability to exercise professional judgment, diplomacy and work in a team, while representing COL’s interest internally or externally, is paramount to this role.

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To Apply: Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter highlighting their professional background. Applications must be submitted by email to marked Attention: Human Resources and Contracts Manager, latest by November 25, 2014.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by January 31, 2015, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.

Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.

Posted 15 October 2014



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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