CHAE is run by a professional board of Advisors which comprises experienced people with a touch of the community. The members are selected by the secretariat and approved by the CHAE National Council. The board comprises of 10 members 1 Executive Secretary, 1 The National Director and 8 Members selected by the Chae National Council (CNC). The board is renewed for a period of three years upon agreement by the CNC.
The Board is responsible for overall governance of the organization, for developing new policies, and for approval of plans and strategies. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Board are as below:
- Make, promote and interpret policies or rules that govern practices deemed expedient for the management of the affairs of the organization; and provide guidelines to the director for the implementation of the policies.
- Provide guidance and direction on the development of the strategic plan; approve the strategic plan, annual operating plans, and budgets.
- Monitor and maintain oversight of the management and implementation mandate of the director; receive and review technical reports/proposals relating to programs/studies and operations, and make policy decisions, and direct or advise the director as appropriate.
- Establish and delegate duties to sub-committees of the Board as need arises. Oversee the preparation of the AGM and ensure the director adequately coordinates the implementation of the policies sanctioned by the members at the AGM or Special AGM.
- Monitor, appraise and advise the services of the Director; and determine his/her remuneration
- Approve appointment and termination of senior management team members and determine their remuneration.
- Protect and preserve the integrity of the organization.
- Appoint standing committees, technical task forces, ad-hoc committees or specialized committees as need arises.
- Approval of admission of new members
- Receive and approve audited accounts before submission to the Annual General Meeting.
The Board will discharge its operations through four (4) standing committees namely: Policy and Strategy Committee; Finance and Accountability Committee; Resource Mobilization Committee; and Audit and Risk Committee. In addition, the Board may, from time to time, appoint technical task forces, ad-hoc committees, or specialized committees for a specific purpose from among its members and any other co-opted expertise. Such technical task forces, ad-hoc committees, or specialized committees so appointed shall be given a clear mandate and period within which to undertake the assigned tasks and shall stand dissolved upon the finalization of their tasks. In constituting technical task forces, ad-hoc committees, or special committees, the Board shall have the power to draw the membership from among its voting and non-voting members and may co-opt professionals as deemed appropriate.