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Education Specialist - Media

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Last Date: January 15, 2007

Job Posting: Education Specialist

Education Specialist - Media

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) helps governments and institutions use technology to expand the scope, scale and quality of learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, 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. It is financed by voluntary contributions from Commonwealth governments.

The Position: COL is seeking an Education Specialist to manage and coordinate a portfolio of work in the educational use of mass media for health, welfare and community development. Extensive hands-on experience with the use of video and radio to achieve development impacts in health and community development is essential.

Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience of working in open distance and technology-mediated learning including five years of related international work experience. The position requires proficiency with office technology, ability to train others in the use of media and a readiness to travel internationally.

This 3-year initial appointment is renewable for a further term by mutual agreement.

The Person: Must be a Commonwealth citizen, with ability to network across multilateral organisations and with people from different cultural backgrounds. An ability to exercise professional judgment, diplomacy and work in a team, while representing COLís interest internally or externally, is paramount to this role.

To Apply: A full job description is displayed on the COL web site at www.col.org/opportunities  Interested applicants must provide a resume and cover letter highlighting their professional background. Applications must be submitted by email to opportunities@col.org  marked Attention: Human Resources and Contracts Manager/DevNetJobs.org, latest by January 15, 2007. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by March 31, 2007, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.

Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.

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