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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 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.
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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 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.
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 email@example.com 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.