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Education Specialist -
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Location: Vancouver, Canada
December 21, 2006
Job Posting: Education Specialist
Education Specialist - Governance
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
The Position: COL is seeking an Education Specialist to
develop and manage initiatives related to good governance in the public
sector, the educational system and NGOs. Knowledge and expertise in open
and distance learning (ODL) and in its applications to achieving the
Millennium Development Goals in governance and education is essential.
Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of
professional experience including 5 years of related international work
experience. The position requires proficiency with office technology 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
Interested applicants must
provide a resume and cover letter highlighting their professional
background. Applications must be submitted by email to
marked Attention: Human Resources
and Contracts Manager/DevNetJobs.org, latest by
December 21, 2006. While we appreciate
the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by
January 31, 2007, should consider that
there will be no follow-up to their application.
Applications from women candidates are particularly
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