COL is seeking an eminent
and senior professional to join as an Education Specialist–Higher Education to
manage programme initiatives aimed at
policy development at both national and institutional levels to
in Commonwealth countries. The job holder is expected to provide advice to
ministers, university presidents and other senior government officials and act
as COL’s expert in open and distance learning (ODL).
Extensive hands-on experience in the use of ODL is required.
The applicant must be committed to development and be able to respond creatively
to the challenges related to higher education. A minimum of 10 years of
professional experience in the use of ODL is required. The position requires
proficiency with office technology, and a readiness to travel internationally.
This 3-year initial appointment is renewable for a further term(s) by mutual
The person must:
be a Commonwealth citizen, 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
A full job description is displayed on the COL web site at
Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter highlighting their
professional background. Applications must be submitted by email to
with the subject: Education Specialist–Higher Education position, at the
latest by August 31, 2010. While we appreciate the interest of all
applicants, those who have not been contacted by October 31, 2010, should
consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.
Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.
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