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Request for Proposals from Executive Hiring Firms: Recruitment of Executive Director (2022-2025)

Deadline: February 18, 2022 5:00pm

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective executive hiring firms to carry out the search for its next Executive Director, a US national.

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, the United Mexican States (Mexico), and the United States of America (United States) through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a side agreement concluded in connection with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The CEC is led by a Council comprised of the highest cabinet-level environmental officials from Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and receives administrative, operational and technical support from a Secretariat located in Montreal, Canada.

As of 2020, the CEC operates in accordance with the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation among the Governments of the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (ECA), which entered into force at the same time as the new trade agreement known as CUSMA, T-MEC and USMCA. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

Deadlines for Proposal Submission and Decision

The proposal, including all relevant attachments, must be received by the CEC Secretariat offices by 17:00 EDT on 18 February 2022. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to hong.nadtya@epa.gov. Proposal format may be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Once the proposal has been submitted electronically, a confirmation of receipt will be sent within three business days. If receipt is not confirmed by e-mail within this time, applicants may contact Ms. Hong directly.

The CEC intends to select the consultant and notify the applicants by 17:00 EDT on 25 February 2022.

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About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, the United Mexican States (Mexico), and the United States of America (United States) through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a side agreement concluded in connection with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As of 2020, the CEC operates in accordance with the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force at the same time as the new trade agreement known as CUSMA, T-MEC and USMCA in each of these three countries, respectively. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States through the Environmental Protection Agency.

We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies occurring during that time.