Structure and Organization of the HIDR
The operational modality of the HIDR is organized as shown in the following chart. The Board of Directors is the highest-level body with all policy decision authority. The Executive Chairperson is the chief executive officer who runs the HIDR and takes all administrative and program decisions. For smooth functioning the HIDR, its functions are broadly divided into two units named as (i) Program Unit, and (ii) Finance and Administration Unit. Each of them is headed by the Program Coordinator and the Administration & Finance Officer respectively with the functions of program management of the company. Similarly, services like of secretarial, legal, finance and accounting, production, logistics, marketing and business promotion (domestic and international), personnel and training are handled by respective units. The unit of Administration & Finance provides necessary support services to the program unit for the smooth operations and successful completion of the programs.
The team is comprised of senior and experienced experts in the program management, which includes program designing, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation & quality Control. Conducting training in various development related issues such as gender, child rights, education is a part of regular program of the HIDR. It also conducts various surveys, research & study; reviews and publishes reports; and engages in advocacy activities. The HIDR is currently focusing its working priority in the fields of development, peace, democracy, constitution making, constitutional discourses, legal constitutional education, gender empowerment, and child right issues.
The Directors (members of the Board of Directors) of the company have gained in-depth experiences in designing and implementing policy advocacy plans and working with legislative parliament, constituent assembly (CA) along with the government authorities and political parties of Nepal. They also have extensive experiences in the areas of policy analysis on women, children, and overall development issues. In addition, the proven work experience of its team members with UNICEF, UNDP and other UN agencies along with the international organizations on issues related to women and children has further strengthened the quality and capacity of its Directors.
The engagement of actors on the issues of policy analysis, advocacy, capacity building on child rights, capacity building on women rights, and mainstreaming various other development issues are critical for the improvement of the overall situation of children and women in Nepal. These issues and challenges are central to the work and core objectives of the HIDR. The majority of the board of directors is engaged as the key contributor in the various advocacy and policy analysis activities, particularly in gender justice, education, child rights, and management related issues in Nepal. The team members are also regularly writing in the national newspapers and making presentation at different forums on different policy issues.