Our International Management Team (IMT) is responsible for the daily operations and overall performance of War Child. It is made up of managers representing our programme countries and key coordinating departments.
Performance is measured against the goals and objectives stipulated in our 2025 global strategy as well as our departmental annual plans. The team meets regularly to review the organisation’s performance against our set goals and guide the rest of the organisation accordingly. It also feeds back regularly to our Supervisory Board on decisions regarding strategy, policy and budget.
In the event of a crisis - for example, the Gaza escalation in violence in the Spring of 2021 - the IMT is also responsible for convening an emergency task force.
The team is chaired by our CEO Ramin Shahzamani with support from Executive Assistant Zaki Qaraghuli.
Our vision is to provide everyone in the organisation with the means to shape our decision-making processes - something we are working towards through our Works Council. This body is made up of five to seven employees from across the organisation.
The Works Council serves to canvass opinion from everyone who works for War Child and report back to our CEO. It is also required to be involved and consulted in key governance issues - ensuring our staff are meaningfully consulted in our decision-making processes.
In 2021, the Works Council continued to have an active say in the policies and procedures surrounding the organisational change process. They also gathered feedback on the new hybrid ways of working. In future years, the Works Council will make it their mission to include more representatives from across the organisation beyond the Netherlands.