The Secretariat functions under the direction of the Bureau and the supervision of the Rapporteur. It has been established to provide substantive, professional, administrative, and logistical support to the Board. Specifically, the Secretariat organizes all meetings of the Board and the Bureau. It maintains registry of all documents and correspondence of the Board, and renders a general record-keeping function relating to its activities. It also provides the necessary technical support to Board Members in the achievement of their missions.
The Secretariat is managed by an Executive Secretary. Its organizational structure, which conforms to the general policies and guidelines of the African Union is designed and staffed by professional, technical and administrative personnel. The current Executive Secretary is Mrs. Charity Nchimunya (Zambia).
Senior Policy Officer Political and Legal Matters
Senior Policy Officer Economic and Statistical Matters
Finance and Administration Officer
Documentalist and Office Assistant