The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a federal Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization in Canada. Located in Ottawa, SCC has a Governing Council comprised of up to 13 members and a staff of approximately 90. The organization reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry and oversees Canada’s national standardization network.
The IEC Standardization Management Board member is responsible for the management and supervision of the IEC's standards work including but not limited to, establishment and disbandment of committees, appointment of chairs, and allocation of committee secretariats.
Key Responsibilities and activities
Reporting to SCC management, Standards Solutions Branch, the Standardization Management Board member is responsible for the following:
- Actively participate and contribute to meetings, review and respond to vote documents / correspondence and ensure that all positions and views (at meetings and by correspondence) are given equal treatment;
- Commit to actively participate on a minimum of one other working group(s);
- Leadership, management and supervision of the standards work, including the approval of Directives and other rules;
- Ensuring that the priorities for the technical work based on Strategic Groups, Advisory Committees and Technical Committee recommendations are set;
- Supervising the timeliness of the work and taking the necessary corrective actions;
- Coordination of the work of the technical committees by assigning work to them while seeking advice from Strategic Groups and Advisory Committees;
- Allocation of standards work, setting-up, restructuring or disbanding of technical committees;
- Approval of and review of titles, scopes and strategic policy statements of technical committees;
- Appointment of secretariats and chairs of technical committees;
- Preparation and revision of the Directives and other rules for the standards work, in cooperation with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO);
- Reviewing the need for, and planning for, IEC work in new fields of technology;
- Consideration of matters raised by National Committees on technical questions submitted for approval to the National Committees under the relevant voting procedures and of any problems arising from the voting on technical documents;
- Comply with SCC’s Code of Conduct.
- Relevant professional experience with standardization;
- Understanding of international and national standards development processes;
- Understanding and ability to speak the standards business terminology;
- Operation of national and international standards organizations, including the written rules, procedures and directives;
- Relevant professional experience or experience as a board member;
- Ability to travel and attend meetings in accordance with the approved meeting schedule;
- Working knowledge and the ability to apply the rules, procedures and processes:
- Standards Council of Canada’s Act, mandate, structure, plans and priorities;
- Understand the nature of international standards organizations’ work and its resulting benefits;
- Be fully knowledgeable of the subject and market needs;
- Project management principles, practices and techniques.
- High proficiency to communicate, verbally and in writing in the English language;
- Active listening skills;
- Develop solutions through innovative and creative thinking in a consensus environment;
- Advanced time management, prioritization and planning skills;
- Advanced computer skills and the ISO/IEC/SCC web-based IT tools and applications.
- Ability to think strategically to promote and to position the ISO/IEC/JTC initiatives and work activities;
- Ability to lead and inspire delegates and experts from the sector towards consensus;
- Ability to commit time and resources to the role;
- Ability to act proactively and communicate diplomatically;
- Ability to foster and value cooperation with other ISO and IEC Committees and partners including those from regulatory bodies;
- Ability to ensure that all positions and views (at meetings and by correspondence) are given equal treatment;
- Ability to manage projects according to agreed target dates in accordance with the project plan from preparation to completion;
- Ability to propose decisions to progress or to stop work on the basis of its market or global relevance.