As part of establishing the institutional aspect of the Commission, two departments were set up. The departments are:
- Programmes; and
- Finance, Administration and Human Resources
These departments are headed by two directors: a Director of Programmes heading technical units, and a Director of Finance responsible for support units of Finance, Human Resources and Administration.
The Secretariat is headed by a Chief Executive Officer who is accountable for assisting the Commission through the initiation and implementation of Strategies to promote and protect gender equality.
The approved establishment of the Commission stands at 46 members of staff and is at full secretariat.
Of the 46, nine are commissioners and thirty-seven being secretariat inclusive of the Chief Executive Officer.