Call for Volunteers for HIC-MENA Electoral Committee
current term of HIC MENA will expire at the end of June 2014. The next
four-year term will run from July 2014 through June 2018. The mandate started
in July 2010 of your current representative at the HIC Board, Ms Rajaa Kassab
(Right to Water Forum in Arab Region, Morocco) and alternate Mr. Yahia
Khawaldeh (Dana and Qadisiyah Local Community, Jordan), will expire on June
order to have representation at the Board, an election will take place under
the coordination of an Election Committee composed of volunteers. The EC will
receive full support of Mr. Rabie Wahba, HIC-MENA Global program officer and
from Marie, HIC-GS Membership Coordinator.
To be a HIC member of MENA region
A minimum of 3 persons with gender/geographical
Dedication estimated to 2 hours/week from March 17 to
June 30, 2014 (15 weeks)
Ability to communicate and read English or Arabic
No member of the EC is eligible to stand for HIC MENA
representative Election. Nor is any employee of his/her organization eligible.
will find in attachment the first draft of the Electoral Process that was
prepared to facilitate the EC’s task.
you are willing to volunteer and to contribute to this Electoral Process, send
an email as soon as possible at Mr. Rabie Wahba (firstname.lastname@example.org) and HIC General
and GS Team
of Representative to the Board – MENA
the HIC Constitution and to the current bylaw, the procedures for the elections
in MENA Region could be as follows:
of the EC: 3 MENA members volunteers with gender/geographical diversity,
they cannot be candidates
of electoral process by Call for nominations
and verification of candidates -3 steps:
1- Each candidate shall be nominated by at least one
organizational Member of the Coalition other than the one to which s/he is
2- Reception of written acceptance of the nomination
by the candidates and their organizations
3- Reception of a bio with motivations from each
to vote to be redacted and sent to voters by EC
process –members sending votes by
e-mail to EC–,
counting and verification
of the electoral results to HIC Board members
Profile of the
or woman, member of MENA Region, engaged with Human, housing, land rights
and human settlements; interested to combine local, national and regional
contexts with the global approach; interested to represent housing social
processes from a global perspective in international forums.
Board members are not elected as representatives of their organizations;
rather they are elected as persons willing and able to carry out the work
candidates to Board positions shall be HIC members.
should also speak English (or French)
and tasks to be assumed by the elected HIC Board members:
to and act in accordance with the objectives of the Coalition.
of HIC on a solidarity basis, with no retribution (they are not paid).
to HIC Board Meetings and HIC global events with network financial support
for travel and accommodations (10 days once a year).
representatives appointed for a four-year term.
members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms.
should be nominated by at least one member of MENA Region.
candidate has to send a note of acceptance of the nomination.
Board representative and alternate has to be gender alternate.
members with right to vote.
voter has the right to ONE vote.
email to the EC, in AR or EN