According to Part III, Article 6 of the AFRALO Operating Principles, the responsibilities and terms of the AFRALO Officers are:
PART III: MANAGEMENT
The officers of AFRALO are: a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson and a Secretariat.
6.1. The Chairperson shall be elected by the Members of AFRALO. He or she shall act as Chairperson at all AFRALO Meetings, coordinate the AFRALO activities and represent the AFRALO in its dealings with outside entities.
6.2. The vice-chairperson shall be elected by the Members of AFRALO. He or she shall assist the Chair and replace him/her where he/she is unavailable.
6.3. The Secretariat shall be elected by the Members of AFRALO. He or she shall deal with all questions concerning the administration of the Organization.
He or she shall particularly prepare the AFRALO meetings agenda in close collaboration with the Chairperson and deal with application for membership.
He or she shall also manage actively AFRALO mailing list(s), and disseminate AFRALO and "ICANN related news, requests for comments on any policy development issues" to AFRALO members through the mailing list(s) in a timely manner.
6.4 Each AFRALO officer shall serve a term of two years and may be re-elected only once. For the first election of the AFRALO secretary, the term will be for only one year to permit an overlap of one year between the term of the Chair and Vice Chair, and the term of the secretary.
6.5. All the officers of AFRALO should work close with ICANN staff to achieve AFRALO objectives.
6.6 The election of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson, and the Secretariat of AFRALO shall be held simultaneously to the process of election of the
AFRALO Representatives on the ALAC.
6.7 The selection process of AFRALO representatives to ALAC is as provided in the Memorandum of Understanding between AFRALO and ICANN and as
provided by the Bylaws of ICANN.
6.8 The duties of the Officers of the AFRALO shall be as determined by the Members as they may decide from time to time by the majority of a quorum.
6.9 If a vacancy occurs amongst those positions referenced in this Part III a replacement shall be elected to fill the remainder of the term by a simple majority of a quorum of the Members of AFRALO.