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[rpd] Recruitment of AfriNIC CEO

Douglas Onyango ondouglas at
Fri Nov 21 09:13:16 UTC 2014

While internal  knowledge of the community is key, I think it may confines
our search team to only the community, which may or may not deliver the
very best candidate.
Couple this with admin & and logistical requirements needed to look for
executive candidates in a short period of time and think involving an
agency would be more efficient.

My suggestion is to engage a competent agency which can take care of the
logistics  and initial vetting of candidates, they can then forward the
cream to an internal team for a final round of interviews.

This path gives us the best of both worlds  with the shortest  turn around

On 20 Nov 2014 11:46, "Mark Tinka" <mark.tinka at> wrote:
> On Thursday, November 20, 2014 09:44:57 AM Bill Woodcock
> wrote:
> > Speaking from my own experience on the ARIN board when we
> > had a similar transition to make, I'd say that
> > "recruitment professionals" are an unmitigated disaster.
> >  They'll find you a set of generic and mediocre
> > candidates, none particularly prepared for the task.
> > After two false starts using "recruitment professionals"
> > we gave up on them and hired someone we knew was capable
> > of handling the job, and who wouldn't flake out.  And
> > that's worked out really well for us.
> I'd tend to agree, in this case.
> We know the community, and that's an advantage worth
> exploiting.
> Mark.
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