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ICANN: Request for Proposal: NomCom Review

ICANN logoICANN is seeking a provider to conduct an independent assessment of its Nominating Committee (NomCom).

The Nominating Committee (NomCom) is an independent committee tasked with selecting members of the Board of Directors as well as other key positions within ICANN‘s structure.

It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The objective of this RFP is to identify an independent assessor to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the NomCom including (but not limited to) the continued purpose of the NomCom within the ICANN structure; how effectively the NomCom fulfills its purpose and whether any change in structure or operations is needed; and the extent to which the NomCom as a whole is accountable to the wider ICANN community.

The Review is scheduled to take place from 17 April 2017 through 31 May 2018.

For a complete overview of the RFP including the timeline, please see here [PDF, 548 KB].

Indications of interest are to be received by emailing NomComReview-RFP@icann.org. Proposals should be electronically submitted by 23:59 PST on 17 February 2017 using ICANN‘s sourcing tool, access to which may be requested via the same email address above.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-01-19-en

Apply Now for ICANN Leadership Positions: Deadline Is 21 March

ICANN logoThe ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites interested individuals to submit applications and/or recommend candidates for ICANN‘s key leadership positions. Selected individuals will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to help shape the Internet’s technical coordination and policy development.

We are inviting applications and recommendations for the following positions:

  • Two members of the ICANN Board of Directors
  • Three representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one each from Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands and Latin America/Caribbean regions
  • Two members of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
  • One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

Currently, the eight NomCom-selected Board members are: Maarten Botterman, Cherine Chalaby, Steve Crocker, Asha Hemrajani, Rafael Lito Ibarra, Khaled Koubaa, George Sadowsky and Lousewies Van der Laan.

Guided by the broad public interest, those selected will work to fulfill ICANN‘s mission to coordinate the global Internet’s systems of unique identifiers, and in particular, to ensure its stable and secure operation. They will gain valuable insights and experience from working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility, culture and geography. They will make a valuable public service contribution toward the functioning and evolution of this essential global resource.

Qualifications

Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions.

Other qualifications, skills and time commitments vary depending on the position. For information, visit the NomCom webpage.

Application Deadline and Process

For full consideration, ICANN must receive applications by 21 March 2017, 23:59 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

All applications are confidential. Selections will be announced in August or September 2017. Successful candidates will assume their positions after ICANN‘s Annual General Meeting, to be held from 28 October to 3 November 2017.

Meetings, Travel, Reimbursement and Compensation

These positions require regular participation in teleconferences and may involve significant international travel, including travel to ICANN‘s three annual Public Meetings. Meetings during 2017 will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark (1–16 March); Johannesburg, South Africa (26–29 June); and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (28 October – 3 November).

Reasonable direct expenses incurred in the course of service will be reimbursed.

Each Board Member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 30 July 2014, but is not required to do so. (See Board Member Compensation.)

Background

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN‘s structure.

It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.

NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.

For More Information

Learn more by visiting the 2017 NomCom website. If you have any questions or comments, email nomcom2017@icann.org.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2017-01-11-en

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2017 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

ICANN logoICANN is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2017 Nominating Committee (NomCom) – that of the 2017 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

In September 2016, the ICANN Board appointed Stéphane Van Gelder as the 2016 Nominating Committee Chair and Hans Petter Holen as the 2016 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2015-09-28-en#2.g.)

Article VII, section 3.4 of the Bylaws states, “[i]t is anticipated that upon the conclusion of the term of the Chair-Elect, the Chair-Elect will be appointed by the Board to the position of Chair.” While it is anticipated that the 2016 NomCom Chair Elect will become the 2017 NomCom Chair, in support of continuous improvement in its accountability and transparency, the NomCom will evaluate the performance of the current NomCom leadership, and the results of that evaluation will be available to the Board Governance Committee before it makes a recommendation to the full Board on 2017 NomCom leadership. These reviews will be conducted by an independent third party provider and will consist of interviewing other NomCom leadership, NomCom members, and designated NomCom staff. The Board Governance Committee (BGC) will utilize the outcomes of these reviews in their processes leading up to the Board’s formal appointment of the 2017 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

The NomCom Chair is responsible for organizing the NomCom in its activities to select certain ICANN Board members and individuals who will serve in key leadership positions within ICANN‘s supporting organizations (SOs) and advisory committees (ACs) in accordance with ICANN‘s Bylaws. The Chair is a non-voting member of the NomCom selected by ICANN‘s Board to serve until the conclusion of the next ICANN Annual Meeting.

The Chair-Elect is a position created within the Bylaws as an outcome of the independent review of the NomCom. The Chair-Elect 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.

Position Description

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 as necessary.

Skills and Experience

To properly serve as the NomCom Chair, the selected individual must have:

  1. adequate time available to undertake the role;
  2. excellent communication and negotiation skills to manage a committee of 20-21 members;
  3. a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each position for which the NomCom is selecting candidates;
  4. experience on or with a Board of Directors of organizations with similar scale, scope and diversity as ICANN;
  5. strong organization and leadership skills;
  6. ability to remain unbiased;
  7. no conflicts of interest, and
  8. a thorough understanding of, and satisfy, all criteria set forth in ICANN Bylaws relating to the NomCom (see http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#VII).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required, including ensuring posting schedules for public review.
  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 Stakeholder groups, Constituencies, Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations (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 the NomCom process.
    4. Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation with ICANN‘s General Counsel’s office and any outside firm(s) retained to perform due diligence activities.
  7. Approves posting of NomCom announcements and schedules on ICANN‘s website.
  8. Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained and archived.

Eligibility Exclusion

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.

Expenses

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.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential, should be sent to NomComChair2017@icann.org no later than 10 June 2016.

For more information about the NomCom see nomcom.icann.org/.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-24-en

Apply Now for ICANN Leadership Positions: Deadline is 20 March

ICANN participants logoICANN‘s Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites interested individuals to submit applications and/or to recommend candidates for ICANN‘s key leadership positions. Applications are invited for the following positions:

  • Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
  • Two At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the Europe and North America regions)
  • One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
  • One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

Individuals selected by the NomCom will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe and help shape the Internet’s technical coordination and policy development.

Those selected will also gain valuable insights and experience from working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility, culture and geography. They will be making a valuable public service contribution towards the functioning and evolution of this essential global resource. Guided by the broad public interest, those selected will work to fulfill ICANN‘s mission to coordinate the global Internet’s systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure its stable and secure operation.

Current NomCom-selected Board members include: Cherine Chalaby, Steve Crocker, Asha Hemrajani, Rafael Lito Ibarra, Bruno Lanvin, Erika Mann, George Sadowsky and Lousewies Van der Laan.

Please submit applications for the positions described above through the on-line application request form at (http://nomcom.icann.org/apply) or by emailing nomcom2016@icann.org.

For more information, please visit the 2016 NomCom website. If you have any questions or comments, please email: nomcom2016@icann.org.

Candidate recommendations are encouraged and can be submitted through an on-line form at http://nomcom.icann.org/suggest.

All applications are confidential and should be received by 20 March 2016 (23:59 UTC) for full consideration. Selections will be announced in August or September 2016. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN‘s Annual Meeting in October 2016.

Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions.

These positions require regular participation in teleconferences and may involve significant international travel, including travel to ICANN‘s three annual Public Meetings. Recent ICANN Public Meetings were held in Singapore, Buenos Aires and Dublin. Meetings during 2016 will be held in Marrakech (5 – 10 March 2016), Panama City and San Juan.

Reasonable direct expenses incurred in the course of service will be reimbursed.

Each Board Member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 30 July 2014, but is not required to do so. (See https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-07-30-en#2.b.)

Background:

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN‘s structure.

It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.

NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-17-en

ICANN 2015 Nominating Committee Announces Selections

ICANN logoThe ICANN 2015 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce its selections for nine leadership positions within ICANN. (See alphabetized list for each ICANN body below)

ICANN Board of Directors

Rafael Ibarra

Rafael Ibarra
Latin America/Caribbean Islands

George Sadowsky

George Sadowsky
North America

At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Timothy Denton

Timothy Denton
North America

Kaili Kan

Kaili Kan
Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands

Leon Sanchez

Leon Sanchez
Latin America/Caribbean Islands

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Dahmani Wafa
Africa

Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

Hsu Phen Valerie Tan

Hsu Phen Valerie Tan
Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands

Council of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

Christelle Vaval

Christelle Vaval
Latin America/Caribbean Islands

Those selected will take up their positions after the end of ICANN‘s Annual General Meeting, which will take place during the ICANN Public Meeting scheduled for 18-22 October 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

The NomCom is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN‘s leadership. The NomCom is mandated to ensure that ICANN‘s overall leadership is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience and perspective. The basic criteria is that selectees are people of integrity, objectivity, sound judgment, support decision-making within groups, work effectively in English, understand ICANN‘s mission and operation, are committed to its success, have experience in world affairs, contribute to cultural, professional and geographic expertise, and can work long and hard, generally as volunteers, for the global public trust.

An independent body at the community’s service

Discussing the 2015 Nominating Committee results, Stephane Van Gelder, the Chair of the 2015 NomCom, shared the following:

“As Chair, it is my honor, pleasure and duty to report that the 2015 Nominating Committee has completed the task assigned to it by the ICANN Community and made the selections shown above.

By the close of the application period on 15 March 2015, the 2015 Nominating Committee had received 81 applications for the nine positions it was tasked with filling.

Once this work was completed, the 2015 Nominating Committee was then called upon to select a replacement for the position of North American ALAC representative, following the resignation of its previous selectee to that position and received nine applications for that position.

I want to thank the Nominating Committee members for working diligently through these two separate processes. It is rare that a NomCom gets called back to reselect for another position once its main slate for the cycle has been decided. This year’s members had to withstand the added pressure of this late selection, whilst continuing to work as a group fully independent of ICANN‘s SOs, ACs and the Board. They rose to this challenge and completed their assigned tasks with aplomb and integrity.

Throughout the year, the Committee has reported on its processes through Report Cards, video updates and documents published on its webpage (https://www.icann.org/nomcom2015).

During this year’s Annual General Meeting in Dublin in October, the Committee will present the ICANN Community with a Final Report detailing its work and providing in-depth data on the applications received.”

Regional Breakdown

As noted above, the 2015 NomCom received 81 Statements of Interest from candidates all over the world (12 female and 69 male) during its open nomination period from 8 December 2014 to 15 March 2015.

The regional breakdown of this year’s candidates is:

22 from Africa
10 from Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands
19 from Europe
22 from Latin America/Caribbean Islands
8 from North America

ALAC North America Region Selection Process

9 Candidates from Canada and the United State of America
1 female
8 male

For more information about the NomCom, please visit nomcom.icann.org/

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-25-en

ICANN: Apply Now to Be the ALAC Representative, North America Region

ICANN logoICANN‘s Nominating Committee (NomCom) was recently notified that the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) North America region representative, appointed by ICANN‘s 2014 NomCom has resigned.
The NomCom invites interested individuals from the North America region to apply to become an ALAC representative for the remainder of the current term, starting at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October 2015 in Dublin, and ending at the ICANN AGM in 2016.

The ALAC is the ICANN body responsible for representing the voice of the end user in policy and operational discussions. For more information on the work of the ALAC see: http://www.atlarge.icann.org/.

North American citizens who submitted applications in 2014, will be invited to update their applications and have them considered by the NomCom.

This position requires regular participation in teleconferences and may involve international travel, including travel to ICANN‘s three annual Public Meetings.

Fluency in English is a requirement for this position.

More information about criteria and time commitment for this position is available on the 2015 NomCom webpage at: https://www.icann.org/nomcom2015

Please submit applications for the position described above through the on-line application request form [PDF, 35 KB] or by emailing nomcom2015@icann.org.

All applications are confidential and should be received by 12 August 2015 (23:59 UTC) for full consideration. The selection will be announced in September 2015. The successful candidate will take up the position following ICANN‘s AGM in Dublin, Ireland in October 2015.

ICANN‘s geographic regions are explained in this document: http://archive.icann.org/en/meetings/montreal/geo-regions-topic.htm.

More information regarding the Nominating Committee can be found at: http://nomcom.icann.org/.

Background:

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN‘s structure.

It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.

NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-27-en

ICANN: Call for Expressions of Interest for 2016 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

ICANN logoICANN is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2016 Nominating Committee (NomCom) – that of the 2016 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

In September 2014, the ICANN Board appointed Stephane Van Gelder as the 2015 Nominating Committee Chair (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-09-09-en#1.). In October 2014, the ICANN Board appointed Ron Andruff as the 2015 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-10-11-en#1.a.).

Article VII, section 3.4 of the Bylaws states, “[i]t is anticipated that upon the conclusion of the term of the Chair-Elect, the Chair-Elect will be appointed by the Board to the position of Chair.” While it is anticipated that the 2015 NomCom Chair Elect will become the 2016 NomCom Chair, in support of continuous improvement in its accountability and transparency, the NomCom will evaluate the performance of the current NomCom leadership, and the results of that evaluation will be available to the Board Governance Committee before it makes a recommendation to the full Board on 2016 NomCom leadership. These 360 degree reviews will be conducted by an independent third party provider and will consist of interviewing other NomCom leadership, NomCom members, and designated NomCom staff. The BGC will utilize the outcomes of these reviews in their processes leading up to the Board’s formal appointment of the 2016 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

The NomCom Chair is responsible for organizing the NomCom in its activities to select certain ICANN Board members and individuals who will serve in key leadership positions within ICANN‘s supporting organizations (SOs) and advisory committees (ACs) in accordance with ICANN‘s Bylaws. The Chair is a non-voting member of the NomCom selected by ICANN‘s Board to serve until the conclusion of the next ICANN Annual Meeting.

The Chair-Elect is a position created within the Bylaws as an outcome of the independent review of the NomCom. The Chair-Elect 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.

Position Description

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 as necessary.

Skills and Experience

To properly serve as the NomCom Chair, the selected individual must have:

  1. adequate time available to undertake the role;
  2. excellent communication and negotiation skills to manage a committee of 20-21 members;
  3. a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each position for which the NomCom is selecting candidates;
  4. experience on or with a Board of Directors of organizations with similar scale, scope and diversity as ICANN;
  5. strong organization and leadership skills;
  6. ability to remain unbiased;
  7. no conflicts of interest, and
  8. a thorough understanding of, and satisfy, all criteria set forth in ICANN Bylaws relating to the NomCom (see http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#VII).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required, including ensuring posting schedules for public review.
  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 Stakeholder groups, Constituencies, Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations (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 the NomCom process.
    4. Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation with ICANN‘s General Counsel’s office and any outside firm(s) retained to perform due diligence activities.
  7. Approves posting of NomCom announcements and schedules on ICANN‘s website.
  8. Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained and archived.

Eligibility Exclusion

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.

Expenses

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.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential, should be sent to NomComChair2016@icann.org no later than 30 June 2015. A suggested form for submitting an Expression of Interest is available here [PDF, 935 KB].

For more information about the NomCom see nomcom.icann.org/

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:

ICANN is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2016 Nominating Committee (NomCom) – that of the 2016 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

In September 2014, the ICANN Board appointed Stephane Van Gelder as the 2015 Nominating Committee Chair (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-09-09-en#1.). In October 2014, the ICANN Board appointed Ron Andruff as the 2015 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-10-11-en#1.a.).

Article VII, section 3.4 of the Bylaws states, “[i]t is anticipated that upon the conclusion of the term of the Chair-Elect, the Chair-Elect will be appointed by the Board to the position of Chair.” While it is anticipated that the 2015 NomCom Chair Elect will become the 2016 NomCom Chair, in support of continuous improvement in its accountability and transparency, the NomCom will evaluate the performance of the current NomCom leadership, and the results of that evaluation will be available to the Board Governance Committee before it makes a recommendation to the full Board on 2016 NomCom leadership. These 360 degree reviews will be conducted by an independent third party provider and will consist of interviewing other NomCom leadership, NomCom members, and designated NomCom staff. The BGC will utilize the outcomes of these reviews in their processes leading up to the Board’s formal appointment of the 2016 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

The NomCom Chair is responsible for organizing the NomCom in its activities to select certain ICANN Board members and individuals who will serve in key leadership positions within ICANN‘s supporting organizations (SOs) and advisory committees (ACs) in accordance with ICANN‘s Bylaws. The Chair is a non-voting member of the NomCom selected by ICANN‘s Board to serve until the conclusion of the next ICANN Annual Meeting.

The Chair-Elect is a position created within the Bylaws as an outcome of the independent review of the NomCom. The Chair-Elect 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.

Position Description

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 as necessary.

Skills and Experience

To properly serve as the NomCom Chair, the selected individual must have:

  1. adequate time available to undertake the role;
  2. excellent communication and negotiation skills to manage a committee of 20-21 members;
  3. a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each position for which the NomCom is selecting candidates;
  4. experience on or with a Board of Directors of organizations with similar scale, scope and diversity as ICANN;
  5. strong organization and leadership skills;
  6. ability to remain unbiased;
  7. no conflicts of interest, and
  8. a thorough understanding of, and satisfy, all criteria set forth in ICANN Bylaws relating to the NomCom (see http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#VII).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required, including ensuring posting schedules for public review.
  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 Stakeholder groups, Constituencies, Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations (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 the NomCom process.
    4. Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation with ICANN‘s General Counsel’s office and any outside firm(s) retained to perform due diligence activities.
  7. Approves posting of NomCom announcements and schedules on ICANN‘s website.
  8. Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained and archived.

Eligibility Exclusion

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.

Expenses

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.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential, should be sent to NomComChair2016@icann.org no later than 30 June 2015. A suggested form for submitting an Expression of Interest is available here [PDF, 935 KB].

For more information about the NomCom see:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-06-04-en

 

ICANN: 2015 Nominating Committee Application Period Ends Soon

ICANN logoTime is running out to put your name forward to join the team of global leadership, largely volunteers, who help ICANN coordinate the policies and processes that shape the future of the Internet.

ICANN‘s Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites interested individuals to submit applications and/or to recommend candidates for ICANN‘s key leadership positions. 2015 applications are invited for the following positions:

  • Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors*
  • Three At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands and Latin America/Caribbean Islands regions)
  • Two members of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
  • One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

*Per Article VI, Section 5 of the ICANN Bylaws, “. . . at all times each Geographic Region shall have at least one Director, and at all times no region shall have more than five Directors on the Board (not including the President). As used in these Bylaws, each of the following is considered to be a ‘Geographic Region’: Europe; Asia/Australia/Pacific; Latin America/Caribbean islands; Africa; and North America.”

The graph below shows the current geographic diversity of ICANN‘s Board of Directors (not including ICANN‘s President and CEO):

2015 ICANN Board - Geographic Diversity, Oct 2014 - Oct 2015

The 2015 NomCom improved the application procedure to make it easier to apply. If you are interested in the positions described above, please apply by completing the online Application Request Form at (http://nomcom.icann.org/apply). Candidate recommendations are encouraged and can be submitted through an online form at http://nomcom.icann.org/suggest.

Below are some answers to questions you might have about the application procedure:

Q. I’ve sent off my Candidacy Application Request Form from the NomCom website, now what happens?

A. Providing the Candidacy Application Request Form has been submitted before the deadline of 23:59 UTC on 15 March 2015, staff will acknowledge its receipt and then prepare a personalized and dedicated application form for you to complete within the NomCom restricted ICANN wiki. You will receive a link to your application and login credentials to complete the form. The deadline for providing the NomCom with your completed application form is 23:59 UTC on 22 March 2014.

Q. I have received the link to my application and login credentials but have not yet completed all the form sections. Does this have to be done before 23:59 UTC on 15 March 2015?

A. As long as you have started the process before 23:59 UTC on 15 March 2015, you have until 23:59 UTC on 22 March 2015 to complete your application for full consideration.

For more information, please visit the 2015 NomCom website. If you have any questions or comments, please email: nomcom2015@icann.org.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-02-en

ICANN: Apply Now for Leadership Positions

ICANN logoICANN‘s Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites interested individuals to submit applications and/or to recommend candidates for ICANN‘s key leadership positions. Applications in 2015 are invited for the following positions:

  • Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
  • Three At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands and Latin America/Caribbean Islands regions)
  • Two members of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
  • One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

Individuals selected by the NomCom will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe and help shape the Internet’s technical coordination and policy development.

Those selected will also gain valuable insights and experience from working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility, culture and geography. They will be making a valuable public service contribution towards the functioning and evolution of this essential global resource. Guided by the broad public interest, those selected will work to fulfill ICANN‘s mission to coordinate the global Internet’s systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure its stable and secure operation.

Current NomCom-selected Board members include: Cherine Chalaby, Steve Crocker, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Asha Hemrajani, Bruno Lanvin, Erika Mann, Gonzalo Navarro and George Sadowsky.

Please submit applications for the positions described above through the on-line application request form at (http://nomcom.icann.org/apply) or by emailing nomcom2015@icann.org.

For more information, please visit the 2015 NomCom website. If you have any questions or comments, please email: nomcom2015@icann.org.

Candidate recommendations are encouraged and can be submitted through an on-line form at http://nomcom.icann.org/suggest.

All applications are confidential and should be received by 15 March 2015 (23:59 UTC) for full consideration. Selections will be announced in August or September 2015. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN‘s Annual Meeting in October 2015.

Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions.

These positions require regular participation in teleconferences and may involve significant international travel, including travel to ICANN‘s three annual Public Meetings. Recent ICANN Public Meetings were held in Singapore, London, and Los Angeles. Meetings during 2015 will be held in Singapore (8 – 12 February 2015), the Latin America/Caribbean Islands region and Dublin.

Reasonable direct expenses incurred in the course of service will be reimbursed.

Each Board Member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 30 July 2014, but is not required to do so. (See https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2014-07-30-en#2.b.)

Background:

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN‘s structure.

It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.

NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-08-en

2014 NomCom Announces Selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter to ICANN Board

Wolfgang Kleinwächter imageThe 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter as a member to the ICANN Board of Directors.

The position became vacant following the recent resignation of Board member Ms. Olga Madruga-Forti, selected by the 2012 NomCom. Wolfgang Kleinwächter will take up Seat No. 2 on the ICANN Board of Directors immediately and will serve for the remainder of the term vacated by Ms. Madruga-Forti. He previously served on the Board in Seat No. 8 after Judith Vazquez resigned from the Board in 2013.


Wolfgang Kleinwächter

Wolfgang Kleinwächter is a Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Sciences of the University of Aarhus in Denmark where he teaches “Internet Policy and Regulation” since 1998.

He has studied Communication, International Law and International Relations at the University of Leipzig (B.A. 1971, M.A. 1974, Ph.D. 1981). His Academic Teaching Experiences includes courses and lectures on Internet Governance at numerous universities around the globe, including, inter alia die School of International Services at American University in Washington D.C. and the Faculty of Journalism at Lomonossow University in Moscow.

He is involved in Internet Governance issues since 1997 and has participated – in various capacities – in 45 ICANN meetings. He served five years in the NomCom (2009/2010 as its chair) and was since 2011 a member of theGNSO Council, elected by the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) where he is a member of the NCUC.

In the WSIS process he was a member of the Civil Society Bureau, co-chaired the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) and was appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as for the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). In the Tunis Summit he was part of the governmental delegation of Denmark. Between 2006 and 2010 he served as Special Adviser to the Chair of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Nitin Desai. In 2011/2012 he was a member of the UNCSTD Working Group on IGF Improvement. In 2012 he joined the German governmental delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) and served in the Informal Expert Group of the World Telecommunication Policy Forum in 2013.

He is a co-founder of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG), the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET), the Summer School on Internet Governance (SSIG) and chair of the ICANNStudienkreis. He served in the Advisory Board of the dotmobi Registry and became in 2010 an International Adviser to CNNIC. In the EU, he was involved in the Safer Internet Action Plan (SIAP), the Task Force on the Internet of Things and the Inter-Regional Information Society Initiative (IRISI). In the Council of Europe he chaired the Expert Group on Cross Border Internet (2009 – 2011).

For more than 20 years he was a member of the Council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and served as the president of the IAMCR Law Section between 1988 and 1998. He was a member of the Program Committee for INET 2002 in Washington D.C. and a Key-Note Speaker, Panelist, Moderator and Rapporteur of numerous international conferences.

His research work includes more than 100 international publications, including 7 books. Since 2011 he is the editor of the publication series MIND (Multistakeholder Internet Dialogue). He also served as member of several advisory boards of scientific journals, including Transnational Data and Communication Report, Computer Law and Security Report, The Journal of Media Law and Practice, Gazette and the Journal for Virtual Reality.

He testified in Hearings in the Deutsche Bundestag and the European Parliament. He is Chair of the Board of Medienstadt Leipzig e.V., a recognized At Large Structure under the ICANN Bylaws and got the “Internet Award” the highest Internet prize in Germany, by the German Internet Economy Association (eco) in 2012.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en