Nominees Sought for AEA Representative to the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) 2012-2014
Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2011
The International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) is an alliance of regional, national and international evaluation organizations (associations, societies and networks) from around the world that collaborate to:
- build evaluation leadership and capacity, especially in developing countries,
- foster the cross-fertilization of evaluation theory and practice around the world,
- address international challenges in evaluation, and
- assist the evaluation profession to take a more global approach to contributing to the identification and solution of world problems.
AEA's Representative to the IOCE works with IOCE colleagues while representing a stance in alignment with AEA's Mission, Vision, and Values. She or he acts independently, yet brings questions or concerns back to the AEA Board. The IOCE Representative submits a written report to the Board on her or his activities and relevant international evaluation issues each fall. The Representative will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2014.
The person serving in this position is likely a senior member of the evaluation profession, dedicated to the field, and with the breadth and depth of knowledge and practice required to speak authoritatively about evaluation issues in the international context. Individuals seeking to serve need to have a demonstrated range of relevant experience in evaluation, and a commitment to representing the diversity of people and the international perspectives represented in the field and in AEA's membership.
The IOCE Board conducts most of its business through e-mail and periodic Skype conference calls, but also meets face-to-face once per year, usually in conjunction with the conference of one of its member organizations. A virtual Annual General Meeting takes place in mid-December. The AEA Representative would have her or his expenses paid to attend the annual IOCE meeting and would be expected to attend this meeting and participate regularly in IOCE meetings and conversations.
To learn more about the work of the IOCE, please review the IOCE website at http://ioce.net/. Our current representative, Jim Rugh, is completing his term and is available for inquiries if you have specific questions regarding the position. He may be reached at email@example.com.
If you are interested in being considered as AEA's Representative to the IOCE, please compile the following into a single file and submit it by Friday, September 30, 2011:
- A one-page statement of interest telling us why you would like to serve
- A one-page bio reflecting your evaluation background, experiences in international contexts, and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the association
- A one-page letter of support for your nomination from another AEA member
- A current curriculum vita or resume
Please send your submission as a single file via email to the AEA office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The selection of the next IOCE Representative will be made by the AEA President and President-elect, in consultation with the AEA Board.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact AEA President Jennifer Greene at email@example.com.