The Board of Directors

HRC is governed by a board of directors. The majority of the board members are female human rights defenders and this is the main organ that runs the organization. It sets the long and short term objectives of the organization, prepares strategies and courses of action for developing the objectives forming policies, procedures, and rules to implement strategies and plans.


The Chairperson

The Chairperson plays a leadership role and is responsible for coordination, fundraising, communication, and ensuring that the organization is performing its mission. The Chairperson reports to the Board of Directors.


The Executive Director (ED)

The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. The ED carries out the organizational management including human resources, financial management, day-to-day duties, and overall operations. The ED reports to the Chairperson.


The Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all the projects of the Centre. The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director. The staff and volunteers work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator.



Finance and Administrative Officer (FAO)

The FAO performs all accounting tasks as well as a wide range of complex professional accounting duties in the analysis, preparation, and maintenance of financial records and reports. The FAO makes complex and difficult accounting analyses and reports and performs related duties as assigned. The FAO is responsible for providing staff and volunteers with administrative support and managing their queries. Main duties include managing office stock, preparing regular reports (e.g. expenses and office budgets), and organizing records. The FAO reports to the Executive Director.


The Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee brings unique knowledge and skills which augment those of the Board of Directors in order to more effectively guide the organization. The Advisory Committee provides the organization with their professional expertise, diverse knowledge, connections to local, national, or international resources, colleagues or peers, their philanthropic support, or other forms of needed assistance. The Advisory Committee has no governing function within the organization.