German Doctors e.V. is a charitable organization registered at the Bonn Local Court. Its institutions are the General Assembly, the Steering Committee and the Executive Board, in addition to which there is a Board of Trustees appointed by the directors.
The General Assembly is responsible for laying down the guidelines for the organisation’s work, for adopting the financial statement and the annual report, and for electing the members of the Steering Committee, among other things. The Steering Committee is made up of a Chairman, a Deputy Chairman and observers, all of whom are elected for a 3-year period by a simple majority of votes cast by those attending the General Assembly. The Steering Committee is responsible for implementing resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, in particular on strategies to be pursued by the organization and on the funding principles for its projects. The Steering Committee also appoints and recalls members of the Executive Board, supervises their managerial work, and provides advice on business management. The Executive Board in turn comprises a Secretary General and at least one other person.
Board of directors
The members of the board of directors work full-time for the organization.
Local staff provide the organization's foundation.
The members of the Steering Committee are volunteers. The Steering Committee advises and monitors the Board of Directors in their organizational management.
Board of trustees
The voluntary Board of Trustees advises the Steering Committee and the Board of Directors in questions of publicity, fundraising and development cooperation.