I thought I had posted this last week but it does not seem to have gone - so my apologies.
Attached is a draft of the DNSO Secretariat position description as discussed in Yokahama:
As I understand it, key issues we need to address and finalise include the following:
1. Secretariat job description and selection criteria;
2. Contractural arrangements: Roger was going to check with ICANN staff about the feasibility of ICANN acting for the Names Council in this matter. Progress?
3. Advertising and selection process: Post job requirement on web sites? Establish a small committee to review and rank proposals and to report to the names council with recommendation for appointment?
4. Funding: NSI has volunteered to put in up to $US100 on a dollar or dollar basis with other sponsors. We would need to have a firm promise of at least $US100k in total sponsorship before we could make any appointment. How is this to be achieved? (I understand we only have about $US20k in the kitty.)
I look forward to your comment - and I hope this email works!.
Dr Erica Roberts
Manager, Corporate Relations
Level 2,120 King St
Tel: 613 86242416