#CANADA - Commonwealth of Learning Vacancy: Education Specialist – eLearning, Vancouver

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Education Specialist – eLearning
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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 Vancouver, COL promotes innovation and works with international partners to facilitate learning in support of development goals. It is financed by voluntary contributions from Commonwealth governments.

The Position: COL is seeking an eminent and senior professional to join as an Education Specialist–eLearning to develop and manage information and communication technology (ICT) based activities focused on policy development, capacity building in the use of innovative learning technologies, and development of models and learning materials. This work will include both formal and non-formal education contexts.

The job holder will be required to provide technical expertise in eLearning externally to Commonwealth governments, institutions and civil society organisations and internally to COL staff. Extensive hands-on experience in the use of open and distance learning (ODL) and Open Education Resources (OER) is required.

The applicant must be committed to development and be able to respond innovatively to the application of learning technologies. A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the use of ODL and technology for development 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 agreement.
The person must: be a Commonwealth citizen with the ability to network with a wide range of stakeholders and to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds; have the ability to exercise professional judgment, diplomacy and be a team player, while representing COL’s interests internally and externally.

To Apply: A full job description is displayed on the COL website 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 with the subject: Education Specialist–eLearning position, at the latest by June 06, 2014. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by September 30, 2014, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application.

Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged.