Employment

Job Openings

COL HEADQUARTERS (Burnaby, Canada)

Adviser: Skills

The Adviser: Skills will assist in the management and implementation of programme initiatives aimed at improving livelihoods by expanding and creating learning opportunities and increasing access to skills training for employment and entrepreneurship using open and distance learning (ODL). The Adviser will focus on planning and policy development, capacity building, research and innovation related to ODL and open educational resources (OER). The Adviser is expected to develop and implement activities in support of the Strategic Plan which aims to promote access to quality education across the Commonwealth. S/he will work in partnership with diverse stakeholders in Member States as well as with regional and international partners to advance COL’s outcomes and impact.

This is a three-year appointment.

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: https://opportunitiesatcol.applytojobs.ca/programme/17418. Interested applicants must apply online here: https://opportunitiesatcol.applytojobs.ca/programme/17418/apply at the latest by November 27, 2022.

 

CEMCA OFFICE (New Delhi, India)

Head: Administration & Finance

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. COL is seeking a Head: Administration & Finance to manage CEMCA’s strategies and operational capabilities in the areas of finance and administration including infrastructure and human resources.

The person must: be an Indian national with the 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 CEMCA’s interests internally and externally.

To Apply: A full job description is displayed on the link here: https://opportunitiesatcol.applytojobs.ca/administration%20and%20finance/17321. Interested applicants must apply online here: https://opportunitiesatcol.applytojobs.ca/administration%20and%20finance/17321/apply at the latest by November 20, 2022.

 

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, those who have not been contacted by December 31, 2022, should consider that there will be no follow-up to their application for the above positions.

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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