[IRPCoalition] IRPC Steering Committee and Co-Chair Elections, 2019

Internet Rights and Principles Coalition info at irpcharter.org
Fri Dec 6 11:09:04 EET 2019

> Timeline: 
> Nominations: 5 - 15 December 2019
> Elections: 16 - 26 December 2019
> This email is an announcement regarding the upcoming Internet Rights and Principles Coalition Elections. 
> For 2019-21 we have positions for two incoming co-chairs and one steering committee member. 
> Below you will find the nomination and election procedure, which includes ideal criteria (roles and responsibilities, areas of interest and expertise) for each position. 
> (Self) nominations for any of these positions are open until 15 December 2019. All (self-) nominations require a seconder and a brief statement of intent. 
> The voting will be open from 15-26 December, 2019. 
> Procedure and Guidelines for Nominees: 
> ·      Invite (self) nominations for both Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member. Each candidate provides a short profile statement to include a short bio as pertains to their intended role in the Coalition, as well as a short statement of how they will work towards the Coalition’s continued success and development. 
> ·      Set up a survey monkey and hold elections – or a poll to endorse current and incoming officers if nominations not contested - for incoming Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member/s.  
> ·      Both Co-Chairs and Steering Committee Members to be (self)-nominated, a seconder is required.
> ·      IRPC Co-Chairs serve for two years.   
> ·      Steering Committee Members (total of 9) are elected for two years with a nominal maximum of two terms (4 years). After two terms, an SC member either steps down or stands for a renewed two-year term. This criterion applies to the outgoing Co-Chair position-holder on completion of the succeeding two year term.  
> ·      Steering Committee Members and Co-Chair positions are elected independently. 
> ·      The IRPC aims to represent stakeholders of diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds, as well as seeks gender and geographical balance.
> Qualifications: 
> Co-Chair - 
> ·      Experience with the IGF and/or related internet governance consultations and meetings and the IRP Coalition for at least one year. 
> ·      Can demonstrate an understanding and commitment to the IRP Coalition’s Aims (see: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/72-ibr <http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/72-ibr>)
> ·      Preferably, demonstrate knowledge of the procedures of the Internet Governance Forum
> ·      Knowledge of the IRPC’s work and output since 2008 and provide insights into how they envisage taking the IRP Charter forward based on achievements to date. 
> ·      Can provide a vision for how the IRP Coalition can contribute to the future of the IGF and advance the IRPC Charter work within the IGF and beyond. 
> ·      Able to consolidate ongoing collaborations with partners from all sectors and forge new ones. 
> Steering Committee Member - 
> ·      Experience with the IRPC for at least one year. 
> ·      Demonstrate experience and knowledge of IG related themes, human rights and IG Principles in particular. 
> ·      Adherence to the Coalition’s Aims (see: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/72-ibr <http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/72-ibr>)
> ·      Preferably, some knowledge and understanding of the procedures of the Internet Governance Forum.
> ·      Demonstrate a commitment to the aims and objectives of the IRPC Charter of Human Rights and Principles of the Internet
> ·      Indicate what roles and responsibilities they can carry as an SC member
> ·      Able and willing to respond to SC emails and meeting calls in a reasonable time. 
> Timeline and polling: 
> ·      Nominations for new officers will be open for two weeks starting December 5-15. 
> ·      Elections will be open for two weeks starting December 16-26.
> IRPC list members will (i) vote or endorse (if uncontested) nominees using an anonymized online polling tool. 
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