Call for Expressions of Interest for Board Appointments

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There are currently two casual vacancies in the AFRINIC Board:

Western Africa (seat 2)

Eastern Africa (seat 6)

The Board intends to fill the casual vacancies according to the following process.


Phase 1 - Call for expressions of interest

The AFRINIC Board hereby calls for expressions of interest from persons who wish to be considered for appointments to fill casual vacancies in the Board, in terms of article 13.14 of the AFRINIC Bylaws.  Any appointments to these vacant seats will be for a period until the next regularly scheduled AFRINIC AGMM, in June 2019.


If you would like to be considered for one of these vacant seats, please complete the form at <https://registration.afrinic.net/elections/board-express-of-interest-201811 <https://registration.afrinic.net/elections/board-express-of-interest-201811>, no later than 23:59 UTC on 9 January 2019.

Anyone who expresses interest shall:

Have at least five (5) years professional experience in an area relevant to AFRINIC activities, such as Internet Resource Management, ICT, policy development, finance, audit, or HR management;

Be available and committed to participate in Board meetings and other AFRINIC activities (face-to-face and online).

Candidates will be required to provide a reference of two AFRINIC resource members in good standing supporting their EOI. A member in good standing cannot support more than one candidate irrespective of the region.

Candidates will be required to consent to their information being published.

The following requirements from Article 13.10 of the AFRINIC bylaws will be strictly observed:

13.10. No person shall be appointed or hold office as a Director if he is a person who:

(i) is under 18 years of age;

(ii) is an undischarged bankrupt;

(iii) would, but for the repeal of Section 117 of the Companies Act 1984 of Mauritius, be prohibited from being a Director or promoter of, or being concerned or taking part in the management of, a company within the meaning of that Act;

(iv) is prohibited from being a director or promoter of or being concerned or taking part in the management of a company under Sections 337 or 338 of the Act;

(v) is not a natural person; or

(vi) has been adjudged to have been of unsound mind.

The Board further intends to apply the guidelines from Article 13.12 of the AFRINIC Bylaws, to the extent that they consider appropriate:

13.12 [...]  the following additional conditions for the eligibility of candidates to the position of Board Directors:

(i) previous Board or organisational leadership experience;

(ii) skills in business management and leadership;

(iii) fundraising for not-for-profit organisations experience;

(iv) network operations and Internet services experience; and

(v) international Business development experience.


Phase 2 - Public consultation

The Board shall provide the opportunity to get community feedback.

Those that meet the eligibility requirement as per section 13.10 of the AFRINIC bylaws, shall be identified from those who have submitted EOI.

Candidates will be required to provide a reference of two AFRINIC resource members in good standing supporting their EOI. A member in good standing cannot support more than one candidate irrespective of the region.

Candidates will be required to consent to their information being published.

Information about candidates will be published for public comment, for a one week period.


Phase 3 - Selection

The Board shall proceed to select the appointees from the pool of candidates, to fill the vacant positions on the Board. The following criteria will be considered:

Feedback received from the community (as per phase 1 of the process);

Section 13.12 of the AFRINIC Bylaws;

A vote of the Board on each region seat will be conducted;

This phase shall be concluded within 1 week after the public consultation ends;

The appointees will be announced to the community.


Sincerely,

Christian D. Bope, Ph.D
Chair, AFRINIC Board of Directors

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