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Organizational Structure

“Empowering Lives, Building Futures: OPAD’s Commitment to End Poverty”
opad organisational structure

The Office for the Orgeniazation  for Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) is a global organization dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger. The organization is led by an Executive Director, who is supported by five Deputy Executive Directors, each with their own specific areas of responsibility. These areas may include, but are not limited to, strategic planning, program implementation, resource mobilization, partnerships, and monitoring and evaluation.

The Strategic Plan is a key document that outlines the organization’s goals and strategies for a four-year period. The current Strategic Plan, covering the period from 2023 to 2026, is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda is a global blueprint adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, aiming to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

In line with this agenda, OPAD’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan emphasizes the organization’s commitment to ending poverty and hunger in all their forms and dimensions. This includes not only extreme poverty and chronic hunger but also relative poverty and food insecurity, which affect millions of people worldwide. The plan outlines specific strategies and actions to achieve these goals, such as promoting sustainable agriculture, improving access to social services, and strengthening resilience to economic, social, and environmental shocks.

The Strategic Plan also underscores the importance of partnerships in achieving these goals. This includes collaboration with governments, civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders, to mobilize resources, share knowledge, and build capacity for poverty and hunger eradication.


The Senior Leadership at OPAD collaborates intimately, providing strategic guidance and direction. They shoulder the responsibility of ensuring the organization’s compliance with legal and reporting requirements, while also safeguarding OPAD’s financial stability. The Board, with its diverse experience and expertise spanning various fields, is instrumental in propelling OPAD towards its maximum potential. They are held accountable for their leadership and the overall direction of the organization. As trustees, they bear the ultimate legal responsibility for INGO, its assets, and all its undertakings.

…“OPAD is dedicated to transforming lives and creating brighter futures for those living in poverty. We are committed to empowering people and breaking the cycle of poverty.

  • This is the highest governing body of the organization. It includes individuals who are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. They meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization.
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Responsible for overall organizational management, strategic planning, and reporting to the board of directors.
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO): Manages the organization’s finances, budgeting, financial planning, and oversight of financial operations.
  • Chief Program Officer (CPO): Oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of OPAD’s programs and projects.
  • Chief Communications Officer (CCO): Develops and executes OPAD’s communication strategy, including branding, media relations, and public engagement.
  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO): Handles recruitment, talent management, employee relations, and organizational development initiatives.
  • Chief Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (CMEO): Establishes systems to measure the impact of OPAD’s programs, ensuring accountability and transparency.
  • Program Department: Responsible for program design, implementation, and monitoring, working closely with the Chief Program Officer.
  • Finance Department: Manages financial operations, budgeting, and financial reporting, working under the direction of the CFO.
  • Communications Department: Handles media relations, public affairs, marketing, and fundraising communications.
  • Human Resources Department: Manages recruitment, employee development, performance evaluation, and employee relations.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Department: Establishes frameworks and systems to measure and evaluate the impact of OPAD’s programs.
  • OPAD has regional offices throughout different countries or continents, depending on the organization’s reach.
  • Each regional office has a Regional Director responsible for overseeing the implementation of programs, coordinating local staff and partnerships, and reporting to the CEO.
  • Program Managers and Coordinators: Responsible for the day-to-day implementation and management of programs and projects in specific locations.
  • Field Officers: Support the program managers and coordinators, working directly with local beneficiaries and communities.

Volunteers provide their time and skills to support the organization’s work. They may be involved in a variety of tasks, from office work to fieldwork.

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OPAD is dedicated to ending  global hunger and poverty

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