PHF is comprised of the membership, the members form the annually elected Executive Committee and Chair, and the PHF Secretariat. The Executive Committee with the Country Coordinator are mandated to ensure the good governance of the PHF and take decisions, in consultation with the PHF membership, on PHF operations and priorities.
The Secretariat is headed by the Country Coordinator and accountable to the PHF membership, through the elected executive committee for delivery of the planned work of PHF.
The work of the PHF is guided by a five year strategic framework and annual programmes for each PHF service. The Secretariat has dedicated staff supporting the services that PHF delivers: Coordination and Information; Policy and Communications.
The Country Coordinator, Executive Committee and Chair of the Executive Committee are mandated to represent the PHF externally in alignment with PHF positions and priorities.
A General Members Meeting takes place monthly along with regular permanent working groups on advocacy and safety and ad hoc thematic coordination meetings. In addition, specific taskforces are established based on need, and are led by the membership.
In addition to INGO Coordination meetings conducted by the PHF for members, there are other groups which support coordination and coordination fora. Primarily these are the Government of Pakistan, specifically the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs), the United Nations, specifically the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the National Humanitarian Network (NHN), for national NGO coordination.