The implementation of the Strategic Plan is facilitated by the Secretariat management and technical staff under the leadership of the General Secretary. The Secretariat has been structured into three departments supported by MER unit;
• Health Services
• Institutional & Organisational Development /Health Systems Strengthening
• Financial Management and Administration
• Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Information Management Unit
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), Research and information management activities are coordinated by the M&E and Information Management Unit which is under the leadership of the MERL Advisor. The HMIS, M&E and ICT functions are coordinated under this unit to provide services to all CHAK departments, projects. A Business Development (BDU) unit will be established under the office of the General Secretary to coordinate new business development and ensure effective start-ups. An Internal Audit & Compliance unit has been established to support governance towards ensuring effective statutory and donor compliance monitoring.
Each department is led by a Head of Department (HOD) responsible for staff supervision, mentorship and provision of leadership towards achievement of set targets. It is recognized that CHAK Secretariat cannot afford to maintain in its establishment all professional competencies required to drive implementation of of its’ mandate hence engaging short-term external consultancy services for defined assignments assists to fill gaps or serve specific needs. However, there exists space and flexibility to expand CHAK’s human resource capacity to cope with new project demands provided the necessary resources are available. CHAK may also draw technical assistance from partners and can join partnerships for relevant joint health projects implementation.