INHURED International is a registered non-governmental organization under the Nepal Organization Registration Act 1977 Clause (4). It has Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.
Decision-making within the organization is made by the President in consultations with the Board members together with Executive Director and Administrative and Financial Manager and the heads of the departments within INHURED. This is done through regular bi-monthly meetings of the Steering Committee, which discusses and decides on administrative and programmatic issues. The Steering Committee is constituted by the Executive Director and the team under the Monitoring and Documentation, Legal Research and Advocacy, and Administrative and Financial Departments.
INHURED also formulates ad-hoc committees within the organization for the decision-making and the implementation of specific programmes or activities within the organization. It encourages teamwork but also has clear lines of responsibility and accountability. INHURED has developed systems and structures within the organization that allows for the professional and efficient implementation of tasks, and INHURED has developed internal democratic processes to allow for the contribution and participation of its staff in the different activities of the organization. Monthly meetings are held with the whole staff to report on activities achieved, challenges encountered, and crafting future activities. Staff also discuss organizational issues of concern to them and put forward their needs and opinions.
The financial procedures are transparent and the
staff of the Administrative and Financial Department is in charge of managing the transactions and approving the expenditures.
Additionally, the President signs all agreements with donors and partners and is given the responsibility by the Board members to revise contracts and grant letters, undertake necessary amendments if needed, and sign on behalf of INHURED. The President also co-signs cheques with a member of the Board (alternatively, two appointed members of the Board can sign cheques) and regularly reviews INHURED’s budget.
INHURED has Board members made up of seven well-known figures with different experiences in the field of law, human rights, and legislation, that plays the role of a policy board. The board is entrusted with the responsibility of adopting policies and ensuring the well-being of the organization, both financially and programmatically. The Board members appoints a Executive Director who reports regularly to the board, to which s/he is accountable.
The board also approves INHURED’s strategic plans, annual working plans, staff appointments, and budgets. Two members of the board are appointed to sign on cheques; at least one of the members of the board is required to sign with the Executive Director on all cheques and transfers issued by the organization. The board meets at least three times annually to address issues and make decisions relevant to their mandate.
The GA is the supreme body of the organization which approves the constitution of the organization, elects the new governing body and renders overall direction to the organization.
A Project Steering Committee consisting of the Executive Director and the heads of the three departments meet weekly to discuss programmatic issues and administrative issues related to INHURED’s work and activities in the field of human rights. The Project Steering Committee usually works by consensus in decision-making, and makes recommendations to the Executive Director regarding human resource matters, and deals with financial matters as per the need basis.
INHURED International (UN ECOSOC Approval Document)
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