[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN Extends Call for Expressions of Interest
for 2012-2013 NomCom Chair-Elect
annerachel at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 21:23:19 SAST 2012
23 June 2012
ICANN is extending the Call for Expressions of Interest for the 2012-2013
Nominating Committee Chair-Elect, announced on 16 May 2012, at
Those interested in serving in the position now have through 6 July 2012 to
submit an Expression of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential.
Expressions of Interest should be sent to NomComChairElect2013 at icann.org.
Information on the Chair-Elect Position:
The Chair-Elect is a position created within the Bylaws as an outcome of
the independent review of the NomCom. The Chair-Elect position is not a
replacement of the Advisor to the NomCom Chair, and is not intended to fill
an advisory role. Rather, the Chair-Elect will receive the benefit of
training while serving alongside the Chair, gaining skills and knowledge to
be applied for the Chair-Elect's anticipated succession into the role of
the Chair. Candidates for Chair-Elect should possess the same skills as
candidates for the Chair.
For more information about the NomCom see: http://nomcom.icann.org/
Position Description – Nominating Committee Chair
This position blends time management and negotiation skills with the
practical aspects of conducting a world-wide search for individuals to fill
various ICANN leadership positions. The NomCom Chair will be called on to
schedule, organize and lead numerous in-person and telephonic meetings with
a large committee of community members. The NomCom Chair is also
responsible for managing the candidate identification and statement of
interest process, with other committee members, and for managing the due
diligence to be performed on nominated candidates, in cooperation with ICANN's
General Counsel and any retained outside firm(s). Throughout all NomCom
activities, the Chair is responsible for ensuring that all NomCom operating
rules and procedures are followed, and that all required documentation and
reports are prepared in a timely fashion and provided to the proper parties
Skills and Experience
To properly serve as the NomCom Chair, the selected individual must have:
(i) adequate time available to undertake the role;
(ii) excellent communication and negotiation skills to manage a committee
of 20-21 members;
(iii) a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each
position for which the NomCom is selecting candidates;
(iv) experience on or with a Board of Directors of organizations with
similar scale, scope and diversity as ICANN;
(v) strong organization and leadership skills;
(vi) ability to remain unbiased;
(vii) no conflicts of interest, and
(viii) a thorough understanding of, and satisfy, all criteria set forth in
ICANN Bylaws relating to the NomCom (*see*
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
1. Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required, including ensuring
posting schedules for public review. Please see attached for a Listing of
the NomCom activities.
2. Appoints non-voting Associate Chair if so desired.
3. Reports to ICANN Board and the community on status of the NomCom.
4. Prepares and publishes the NomCom report.
5. Ensures that NomCom operating rules and procedures are followed.
6. Manages NomCom Selection Process, including:
1. Approves outreach/advertising methods for attracting candidates.
2. Conducts outreach with ICANN Constituencies, ACs and SOs (with
Chairs of those groups), ICANN Board, and others.
3. With other committee members, reviews and evaluates candidate
Statements of Interest (SOIs) and references submitted during
4. Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation
with ICANN's General Counsel and any outside firm(s) retained to
perform due diligence activities.
7. Approves posting of NomCom announcements and schedules on ICANNwebsite.
8. Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained and
No person who is an employee of or is a paid consultant to ICANN (including
the Ombudsman) shall simultaneously serve as a member of the NomCom,
including the post of Chair or Chair-Elect.
All reasonable travel expenses and administrative costs incurred as a
result of performing the duties as NomCom Chair or Chair-Elect in
accordance with ICANN's policies will be reimbursed by ICANN upon the Chair
or Chair-Elect's submission to ICANN of valid receipts and invoices.
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