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Policy Support Coordination

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organised, non-profit corporation that has global responsibility for preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing technical policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

ICANN has an immediate job opening for a Senior Officer Policy Support Coordinator. The key purpose of this role is to support the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council in the development and updating of technical policies and to facilitate co-ordination of policy processes between all of ICANN's Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees.

Reporting to the Vice President Policy Development Support, the Senior Policy Officer will assist in the co-ordination of technical policies or other issues under consideration in the specific areas within the overall ICANN structure of Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees. They will maintain close relationships with the private sector, civil society, and governmental stakeholders involved in the development of the technical policies.

The incumbent will furthermore assist the Council of the GNSO in their technical policy development processes, including the drafting of issue reports, specific research of Internet technical policy issues under consideration, provide guidance on all steps and timeliness of the policy development processes, and support related activities. The incumbent will also co-ordinate with relevant ICANN staff on aspects of emerging policies as they relate to aspects related to implementation, operations and to the legal interpretations of ICANN bylaws.

The successful incumbent will have a bachelors degree (preferably in political science, communications or information technology) or equivalent experience. He/she will possess excellent verbal communication and written skills, specifically in report preparation and policy construction. He/she will have at least five years experience in developing policy in an environment with conflicting stakeholder views, and have experience in liaising with senior management in large corporations and with senior government officials. Highly developed people and project management skills are essential. Ideally the incumbent will be multi-lingual with experience in the international, high technology arena. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate strong team skills, creativity, a tolerance to stress, creative, and comfortable in dealing with multiple cultures and time zones.

The role will require International travel on a regular basis, and despite ICANN HQ being located in Los Angeles, this role could be located in either of ICANN�s current offices in North America (Los Angeles) or Europe (Brussels), or any other suitable future office location pending the applicant�s circumstances. Aside from a competitive remuneration package, the successful incumbent will face a fascinating challenge in the further development of the global Internet.

To apply please send your resume to in strictest confidence.


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