[802SEC] Needed - Iraq Standards Expert
Dear EC Members,
I am circulating the below request for an Iraqi Standards Expert to build a
standards infrastructure in Iraq on behalf of Judy Gorman and NIST.
> Dear Jim, June, Frank, Judy, Jim, Art, and Ray,
> NIST is looking for the following expert to respond to an urgent request
> from the White House. If you know of anyone in your organization or
> elsewhere in government or the private sector who might be interested,
> please let me know ASAP (COB Monday at the latest). If you can think of
> other organizations whom I should contact, please also let me know. ANSI
> is circulating the announcement today; we are circulating it within NIST
> today as well.
> Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or
> Iraqi Standards Expert
> Opportunity - Standards expert to take on the challenge of a
> one-year assignment in Baghdad to build a coherent standards
> infrastructure in Iraq.
> Position: The incumbent would work with the COSQC (national standards
> body), the Ministry of Housing and Construction, the Ministry of
> Civil Defense (fire protection, intelligent signaling) and other
> standards setting or “consuming” ministries to increase capacity,
> build a functioning and coherent infrastructure for standards and
> conformity assessment in Iraq, and promote the development of modern,
> open, consensus standards.
> Justification: The current Iraqi system is a disaggregated mix of
> elements of various standards and standards systems from various
> countries. There is no system for developing and using standards by
> either government agencies or the private sector, or for assessing
> conformity to standards. Iraq is looking to develop a uniform
> standards system and is interested in interacting with U.S. SDOs,
> NIST and the private sector.
> Logistics: The incumbent would be located in Baghdad, in the central
> Green Zone and work with the U.S. embassy. He/she would receive 170%
> of his/her current salary. The position is envisioned as a 12-month
> effort. Provision would be made to return home on a periodic basis
> to meet with NIST/TS and private sector standards experts and visit
> family. The incumbent would be a NIST employee, either current or
> term hire.
> Thanks much! - Belinda
> Belinda L. Collins, Ph.D.
> Director, Technology Services
> National Institute of Standards and Technology
> 301-975-4500 (tel)
> 301-975-2183 (fax)
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