Technical Engagement Specialist
Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers
Kenya
2h ago

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 an 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 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 technology driven organization.
  • A minimum of 3 years operational experience in Internet services delivery.
  • Experience in delivering technical trainings.
  • Prior international experience is strongly preferred along with working for a Community driven Organization
  • Experience within an Internet Technical Coordination organization strongly preferred.
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