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CONSULTANTS Use and Selection

Employment and Consulting Opportunities  

Vice President – COL

Location: Metro Vancouver, Canada
Closing date: 30
June 2015

COL is seeking an eminent open and distance learning /ICT for Development professional for the post of Vice President to assist the President & CEO in the effective management of the organisation and be responsible for:

  1. providing thought leadership in ‘learning for sustainable development’;
  2. directing and implementing COL’s programme to achieve planned outcomes and impact;
  3. raising funds and additional resources.

Applicants should have a minimum of 15 years of experience in senior management position(s) in international settings and must possess excellent communication skills – both written and oral.

This three-year initial appointment is renewable for a further term(s) by mutual agreement.

The person must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country, with the ability to work with governments, multilateral organisations and with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Link to Job Description

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: Vice President - COL position

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 national and international partners to facilitate learning in support of development goals.



All inquiries concerning employment opportunities may be directed to:

Commonwealth of Learning
4710 Kingsway, Suite 2500
Burnaby, BC V5H 4M2

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.