Employment

Job Openings

COL HEADQUARTERS (Burnaby, Canada)

1. Adviser: Technology-Enabled Learning

The Adviser: Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL) develops and implements activities in support of COL’s Strategic Plan which aims to promote access to quality education across the Commonwealth. S/he will work across the sectors to achieve programme outcomes as well as implement externally funded projects with a focus on planning and policy development, capacity building and research and innovation related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and open educational resources (OER). The job holder provides technical expertise in eLearning to Commonwealth governments, institutions and civil society organisations and with staff internally to promote the use of eLearning solutions.

The person must: be a citizen of 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 and diplomacy; and be able to work in a team while representing COL’s interests internally and externally.

To Apply: A full job description is displayed on the link here. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter highlighting their professional background and how it aligns with this position along with a current resume. Applications must be submitted by email with a single file attachment to opportunities@col.org  with the subject: Adviser: Technology-Enabled Learning at the latest by August 26, 2022.

 

2. Adviser: Open Schooling

The Adviser: Open Schooling will develop and implement activities to promote secondary education using open, distance and technology-based approaches in accordance with COL’s Strategic Plan. This involves providing technical advice to institutions and organisations on policy and supporting the development of models, capacity and content to ensure that more boys and girls have access to quality secondary schooling. The Adviser will help develop creative models and work in partnership with diverse stakeholders in Member States to advance COL’s outcomes and impact

The person must: be a citizen of 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 and diplomacy; and be able to work in a team while representing COL’s interests internally and externally.

To Apply: A full job description is displayed on the link here. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter highlighting their professional background and how it aligns with this position and a current resume. Applications must be submitted by email with a single file attachment to opportunities@col.org  with the subject: Adviser: Open Schooling at the latest by August 26, 2022.

 

3. Adviser: Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth

The Adviser: VUSSC develops and manages activities related to the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) to enable small states to strengthen existing tertiary institutions, develop a cadre of professionals with the skills and expertise to implement virtual and blended education systems, improve the quality of education leading to better learning outcomes, and equip learners for employability and entrepreneurship.

The person must: be a citizen of 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 and diplomacy; and be able to work in a team while representing COL’s interests internally and externally.

To Apply: A full job description is displayed on the link here. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter highlighting their professional background and how it aligns with this position and a current resume. Applications must be submitted by email with a single file attachment to opportunities@col.org  with the subject: Adviser: VUSSC at the latest by August 26, 2022.

 

CEMCA (New Delhi, India)

1. Programme Officer: Educational Technologies

The Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) was established by COL as a regional centre to promote the meaningful, relevant and appropriate use of media and technology to serve the educational and training needs of the Commonwealth Member States of Asia. CEMCA is seeking a Programme Officer: Educational Technologies to plan, organise, and implement gender-sensitive and gender-responsive activities through the application of appropriate Educational Technologies, in the areas of Teacher Education, Higher Education, Skill Development, Women’s empowerment and Grassroots-level learning to support Open and Distance learning (ODL) and Technology-Enabled Learning, which lead to sustainable development outcomes.

Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in in ODL and technology design and delivery, with significant exposure to project management. The position requires proficiency with office technology and a readiness to travel in the region. 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: A full job description is displayed on COL’s website here and on CEMCA’s site at www.cemca.org. 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 with a single file attachment to opportunities@col.org marked ‘Attention: Programme Officer: Educational Technologies’ latest by August 26, 2022.

Placement at a Senior Programme Officer level may be considered dependent on skills and experience.

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Women are encouraged to apply for all opportunities at COL and CEMCA.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants for these positions in COL and in CEMCA, those who have not been contacted by September 30, 2022, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application for the above positions.

Women are encouraged to apply for all positions.

Please view COL’s Strategic Plan 2021-2027 for information on COL’s and CEMCA’s work.

Principles of Hiring Practices

COL adheres to the principles of non-discrimination and affirms in policy and practical terms the requirement for equal opportunity for all citizens of the Commonwealth. COL specifically endorses:

  • Professional merit as the primary consideration in the hiring, promotion and compensation of its staff;
  • Within the limits of its size, and in the context of its location and financial resources, the need for an appropriate balance in its staffing complement in terms of regional and national backgrounds for international positions; and
  • The principle of gender equity in recruitment and staffing, consistent with the overall goal of equal opportunity for all.

Enquiries

All enquiries concerning employment and consulting opportunities may be directed to the Director: Finance, Administration & Human Resources

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