Fadi Chehadé, CEO of ICANN recently announced to the public that he would be resigning from his position in March 2016. Following this revelation, ICANN’s Board of Directors have established a committee to source and assess potential candidates.
ICANN requires a public interest-minded leader with a combination of business, diplomatic and organizational skills to assume the leadership of a successful multi-stakeholder organization. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate to the highest degree possible the following experience and skills. These have been grouped in no particular order under several headings that embody the multi-faceted nature of the role:
ICANN seeks candidates motivated to increase the effectiveness of the global Internet for the benefit of all.
Management and Operational Experience
Solid record of achievement in respected public, corporate, academic service, NGOs, foundations, and/or other public service institutions
Proven record of strengthening, fostering and consolidating operational excellence
Previous experience working with and/or on Boards of non-profit and/or profit organizations
Ability to foster consensus-building
Significant experience of, and achievements in, a multi-stakeholder environment, and an understanding of policy development processes.
Experience in fostering diversity
Strong operational experience running an established organization of substantial size, with ultimate responsibility for all key functions
Success in managing the continued evolution of a dynamic organization, with complex legal issues and significant contractual relationships
Experience in resource allocation and the management of competing priorities
Experience in establishing, strengthening and consolidating business systems and processes
Good negotiator who would be able to represent ICANN and present it well in potentially adversarial environments
Understanding of relevant political and policy processes, with awareness of current Internet issues around the world
The candidate will be expected to work at ICANN’s United States headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Substantial travel will be required.
(For a more detailed job specification please see the link below)
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter specifically linking their background and abilities to the candidate profile above. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to:
Attachments should be submitted in RTF, Word, or PDF format.
The period for acceptance of applications closes on 20 September 2015.
For Further information contact:
Odgers Berndtson Assignment Team
Bernard Tobin, Senior Partner, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Webber, Partner, email@example.com
Article Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-07-20-en