The organisation has five business units, each headed by Executive Heads and Chief Financial Officer reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. The business units are as follows:
By virtue of the Delegation of Authority (DOA) framework, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the Accounting Officer and custodian of the IDT’s corporate strategy, performance management, policy development, stakeholder relations, risk management, compliance, governance, institutional and operational integrity.
The IDT operates on a hybrid devolved organisational model that links its network of regional offices with the centre at the Head Office in Pretoria. This hybrid model fosters innovation and operational flexibility while maintaining alignment with the organisation’s core mandate, Shareholder Compact and national development priorities as outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP).
Corporate Services Unit integrates all of the support services for the core business of the IDT. The business unit is accountable for recruitment, staff development, polices and processes to advance a conducive working environments for staff members in the organisation, employee relations and employee wellness, communication, information and document management, information technology, legal services, administration and facilities management.
The Corporate Services Unit is comprised of the following sub-units: Human Resources, Information Technology, Administration and Facilities Management, Communications and Stakeholder Management, Records Management, Legal Services
The Financial Services Unit (FSU) assumes a critical role in any organization as it is responsible for a variety of essential functions. Specifically, the FSU is accountable for the financial planning, management, controls, and variance reporting that enable the organization to achieve its financial objectives effectively. This responsibility involves developing a comprehensive financial plan that identifies the financial resources required to meet the organization’s goals and objectives, establishing a budget that is aligned with the plan, monitoring and controlling spending to ensure that it stays within budget, and reporting variances to senior management.
The Programme Management Services Unit is also the national operations unit which is responsible for strategic leadership, coordination, benchmarking, setting and monitoring of adherence to standards and norms, as well as provision of strategic operational support to regional operations. Furthermore, the office is accountable for spearheading continuous improvements, innovation, incubation, piloting and mainstreaming innovative approaches in the operations arena thus enhancing operational effectiveness and efficiency, leading to enhanced organisational impact. The Unit also generates plans, manages and monitors the delivery of the core business including client management.