Work with Us


All inquiries concerning employment and consulting opportunities may be directed to:

Director: Finance, Administration & Human Resources

Fax: +1 604 775 8210
E-mail: opportunities[AT]col[DOT]org


Job Opportunities

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 Member States to facilitate learning for sustainable development. It is financed by voluntary contributions from Commonwealth governments.

Current Openings

COL invites applications for the following position:

The Applicants: Must have citizenship in a Commonwealth country, with ability to network across multilateral organisations and to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds; have the ability to exercise professional judgment, diplomacy and be able to work in a team, while representing COL’s interest internally and externally. Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.


To Apply: A full job description for the position is available as a PDF download at the job link above. Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter highlighting their professional experience and why they would like to work with COL. Applications must be submitted to COL by email to indicating in the subject line the title of the position that the application is to be considered for.

Consulting Opportunities

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 strategic plan.

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.

A consultant who is assigned a contract for service must be qualified to carry out all terms of reference assigned and be accountable for completing the job satisfactorily. To achieve this aim, COL may select individual consultants, firms or consultancy teams to undertake an assignment using the selection framework outlined below. Individual consultants should hold citizenship from a Commonwealth country. When COL is not able to locate a suitable consultant from within the Commonwealth, it will use a consultant with citizenship from outside member countries.

Information on the Selection Framework is contained in the file below where requests for Expressions of Interest in consulting opportunities will generally be advertised on the COL Website on this page.