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  • Technical Engagement Specialist at ICANN

  • Posted on: 28 August, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination, we wouldn't have one global Internet.

    ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It helps promote competition and develop policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

    Technical Engagement Specialist


    Position Summary

    Reporting to the Vice President for Technical Engagement, the successful candidate will support Technical Engagement activities at a regional level in coordination with other regional engagement functions of ICANN, particularly the Global Stakeholder Engagement and Government Engagement teams. While working closely with the entire CTO’s Office team, this role implies active involvement in the delivery of technical training and capacity building program across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Relay and support Technical Engagement opportunities in the MEA region in coordination with Regional Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) and Government Engagement (GE) teams.
    • Promote the Security, Stability and Resiliency best practices for the Internet’s systems of unique identifiers in the region.
    • Coordinate, plan and deliver training and capacity building programs across the region in line with the regional engagement strategy.
    • Monitor published technical documents, blogs, social media postings, etc., and relay relevant and significant content to the regional community.
    • Contribute to processes for consulting and collecting inputs from internal and external technical stakeholders at the regional level. This includes contributing to regional strategy development processes.
    • Maintain all necessary equipment and materials relevant to effective delivery and measurement of training and capacity building activities.
    • Liaise with Regional Communications, Global Stakeholders Engagement (GSE) and Government Engagement (GE) teams to identify capacity building needs and effectively communicate key ICANN technical messages.
    • Follow-up on the execution of technical cooperation agreements with partner organizations or third parties.
    • Monitor regional technical events calendars and identify events where ICANN technical mission/work can be promoted, and coordinate with Speaker Bureau to secure participation as appropriate.
    • Contribute to the regular and consolidated Technical Engagement reporting process.
    • Relay technical topics that need close attention and/or a formal position from ICANN to Vice President for Technical Engagement.
    • Support any other activities as identified by the Vice President for Technical Engagement.
    • Study publications, periodicals, mailing lists, and other news sources to stay informed of relevant changes in the Internet industry and apply that knowledge to work.
    • Ensure the production of a report after every training event within four (4) weeks after the conclusion of the event.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

    • Excellent understanding of the Internet Protocol (IPv4 & IPv6) technology and associated services such as DNS, DNSSEC, WHOIS, and other relevant protocols and technologies.
    • Be a seasoned facilitator and trainer capable of imparting knowledge and skills to meet ICANN technical capacity building objectives.
    • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts, particularly those related to the operation of the Internet.
    • Good understanding of ICANN’s technical ecosystem.
    • General understanding of the Internet Governance ecosystem.
    • Sound judgment, diplomatic skills, and tact when interacting with various stakeholders.
    • General project management skills including the ability to effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks.
    • Self-motivated, ability to work independently.
    • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills, including the ability to work and interact in a highly diverse, multi-cultural, and globally distributed team.
    • Ability to remotely coordinate project/work with team members using online tools.
    • Ability to clearly communicate complex and sometimes controversial information, concepts, policies or positions, both verbally and in writing, to internal and external audiences.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and Google Apps services.
    • English language fluency (writing and speaking).
    • Fluency in a second MEA language is an advantage but not a requirement.
    • Ability to travel extensively within the region and internationally.

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field required.
    • A minimum of 5 - 8 years working experience in a technology-driven organization.
    • A minimum of 3 years of operational experience in Internet services delivery.
    • Experience in delivering technical training.
    • Prior international experience is strongly preferred along with working for a Community-driven Organization
    • Experience within an Internet Technical Coordination organization strongly preferred.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to ICANN career website on cho.tbe.taleo.net to apply

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