Internet Governance Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG)

Expressions of Interest and Nominations Invited – Independent Chair for Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG)

Nov 3, 2015.

You are invited to present nominations for an Independent Chair for CSCG, to replace Ian Peter whose term expires shortly. Ian has indicated he will not be renominating.

The Independent Chair facilitates the work of CSCG in providing a consolidated nomination process for civil society representatives to outside bodies. Current members are representatives of Association for Progressive Communications, Best Bits Coalition, Internet Governance Caucus, Just Net Coalition, and Non Commercial Stakeholders Group of ICANN.

Nominations are now open and will close on Sunday, November 22. The new Independent Chair will be chosen by a consensus process of the current member representatives.

The successful candidate will need to have skills in facilitating and leading selection processes in a timely and efficient manner. The person will need to be able to work beyond their immediate opinions on issues to ensure that all civil society voices are heard and considered in selection processes. They will also be expected to further assist the development and consolidation of CSCG during their two year tenure. The work involves 3-4 selection processes per annum, often with very tight deadlines requiring short periods of fairly intensive work.

Expressions of Interest or confirmed nominations should be forwarded to no later than midnight UTC, Sunday November 22. The new Independent Chair will be announced shortly thereafter.