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Code of Conduct

 Code of Conduct for paribartan Nepal, NGO engaged in Humanitarian Action, Reconstruction, and Development

 

Every people, organization, society, government and many more sector have been bounded their own, rule, code of conduct for regular activities. Like this paribartan Nepal has been bounded under some code of conduct following:

Definitions:

 

The Code of Conduct is a set of shared norms, principles and values that aims to enhance the conduct and reputation of NGO

Non-Governmental Organizations are voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent organizations or associations engaged in serving the public good. NGO, paribartan Nepal will be nationally secular as well as 'faith-based', and of membership and non-membership categories.  "Voluntary" denotes free will on the part of the NGO as well as community partners. "Not-for-profit" means that an NGO cannot distribute its assets, earnings or profits as such to any person. However, there may be paid employees or activities generating revenue which will be used solely for the stated purposes of the organization.

Non-partisan and independent indicates that the NGO is controlled and directed by its governing body, in keeping with its mandate and not by any other power or group.

Signatories are NGO whose duly accredited representative has signed and accepted this Code of Conduct.

We refer to all signatories to the Code of Conduct.

Civil Society includes all formal and informal groups and associations that are not of the public and business sectors. NGOs are a part of civil society.

Gender equality means that the different behavior, aspirations, needs and rights of women and men are considered, valued and favored equally. It does not mean that women and men have to become the same, but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female.

Gender equity means fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations and opportunities.

Capacity building is the process by which individuals, groups, organizations, institutions and societies increase their abilities to:

1) Perform core functions, solve problems, define and achieve objectives; and 2) understand and deal with their development needs in a broad context and in a sustainable manner.

Humanitarian action includes those activities taken to prevent and alleviate human suffering arising out of conflict, crisis, and calamity, including any situation involving:

1) Damage to or loss of lives of non-combatants in a conflict situation or

2)  Patterns of (gross) human rights or humanitarian law violations against civilians in conflict and/or ongoing political crisis.

NGO Mission Statement

Our general mission as NGO operating in Nepal is to address humanitarian, reconstruction and sustainable development needs in Nepal, with a special focus on the rights of those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in partnership with each other, the government, donors, and communities.

Purpose of the Code:

The Code of Conduct will promote:

- Improved understanding of NGO, our purposes, and our accomplishments among the general public, government, donors and the media;

- Transparency, accountability and good management practices in the operation of paribartan Nepal by voluntary self-regulation; and

- Improved quality of services provided by our organization by raising standards of conduct.

I. Principles of Conduct

1 Our Organization is People-Centered and every decision made by our evacuative board members in our organization will be valid in all purpose and official activities.

1.1 Focus on the people we serve: Our primary loyalty, accountability, and responsibility are to the people we serve. Our programs are designed and developed in response to the needs of the people.

1.2 Self-reliance and ownership: We seek to help people and communities to solve their own problems. We encourage and enable the development of self-reliance and advance the right of people to fully participate in decisions that affect their lives.

1.3 Human rights: We endeavor to respect, protect, and promote the fulfillment of the human rights and obligations of all Afghans in accordance with international law.

1.4 Trust: We work to build the trust of the communities with which we work.

1.5 Participation and non-discrimination: We involve men, women, youth and children of our target communities to the greatest possible extent, engaging them in the conception, implementation and evaluation of projects and programs. We strive to ensure the participation of marginalized groups in communities where we work.

1.6 Respect for local values: We respect the dignity and identity of the individual, and acknowledge indigenous knowledge, culture, religious faith and values. This does not mean that we support practices that undermine the human rights of any individual or group.

2 Our Organizations Are Committed To Sustainable Positive Impact

2.1 Effectiveness: We are committed to effectiveness and to maximizing the positive impact of our programs. We avoid duplication of services.

2.2 Sustainability: Whenever possible, our programs seek durable solutions that are cost effective, that build Nepal ownership and capacity, and that are driven by the long-term development goals of communities.

2.3 Environmental impact: We exercise a responsible and responsive approach to the care of the physical, natural environment and to the proper management of Nepal’s eco-systems in all our activities.

2.4 Monitoring and evaluation: We monitor and evaluate the impact of our programs and share findings with relevant stakeholders, including the communities we serve, donors, government and the general public.

3 Our Organizations are committed to Transparency and Accountability

3.1 We are transparent and accountable in our dealings with the government and community partners, the public, donors and other interested parties.

3.2 Accountability: We develop and maintain sound financial policies, audits, and systems in order to manage our accounts. We conform to the constitution, laws, rules and regulations of the government of Nepal and where necessary, lobby for policy change. We are truthful and honest in all matters related to raising, using and accounting for funds. We maintain sound financial, accounting, procurement, transport and administrative systems that ensure the use of resources in accordance with intended purposes.

3.3 Transparency: We disseminate information on our goals and activities to interested stakeholders. We maintain and make available financial and activity reports upon request by relevant and interested parties. We use all available opportunities to inform the public about our work and about the origin and the use of our resources.

4 Our Organizations are committed to Good Internal Governance

4.1 Governing documentation: We have written constitutions or memorandums of association that clearly define our missions, our objectives and our organizational structures.

4.2 Equal opportunity: We develop and apply written policies, rules and procedures that affirm our commitment to equal opportunities in our employment practices and in the promotion of staff.

4.3 Employment Practices: We apply hiring and termination practices that respect the freedom of choice of individuals and the human resource needs of other stakeholders. We offer positions based on merit, pay appropriate salaries, allocate job responsibilities according to individual capacities, and demand adequate notice from employees and provide adequate notice for terminations without cause.

4.4 No conflicts of interest: All our organizational transactions are free of conflicts of personal and professional interest. The services of board members shall be given freely and voluntarily, other than reimbursements for essential costs incurred during service.

5 Our Organizations are committed to Honesty, Integrity and Cost Effectiveness

5.1 Honesty: We are truthful in all our professional activities.

5.2 Integrity: We refrain from internal and external practices that undermine the ethical integrity of our organizations. We do not engage in theft, corrupt practices, nepotism, bribery, or trade in illicit substances. We accept funds and donations only from sources whose aims are consistent with our mission, objectives and capacity, and which do not undermine our independence and identity.

5.3 Cost effectiveness: We utilize the resources available to our organizations in order to pursue our missions and strategic objectives in cost effective ways. We strive to minimize waste and unnecessary expense, and to direct all possible resources to the people we serve.

6 Our Organization is committed to Diversity, Fairness, and Non-Discrimination against Marginalized Groups and to Affirmative Action

6.1 Diversity: We seek to have a workforce that appropriately reflects the gender, ethnic, geographic and religious diversity of Nepal and of the areas where we work.

6.2 Equity: We seek to advance greater balance and to promote equity in all internal relations as well as equitable access to opportunities within our organizations. We seek to include the underserved, the vulnerable, and the disabled and other marginalized groups in all our initiatives.

6.3 Gender equity: We consider and value equally the different behavior, aspirations, needs and rights of women and men. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations and opportunities. Their rights, responsibilities and opportunities do not depend on whether they are born male or female.

6.4 Non-discrimination against marginalized groups: Our human resource policies and practices promote non-discriminatory recruitment, hiring, training and working practices and relationships.

6.5 Affirmative action: We strive to increase the representation of under-represented groups in senior decision-making positions at headquarters, in the field, in boards and in advisory groups. We seek to include the under-served, the vulnerable the marginalized, and the disabled in all our initiatives. We endeavor to strengthen the position of Afghan women both within and outside our organizations.

7 Our Organization is committed to Building rural people Capacity

7.1 Capacity building: We take every appropriate opportunity to help build rural people capacity to understand needs, establish priorities, and take effective action so that ultimately humanitarian, development and reconstruction needs are met by paribartan Nepal.

7.2 Consultation: We design and implement projects in consultation with local communities and the government because we are committed to the long-term sustainable development of Nepal.

7.3 Sustainability: We design and facilitate projects so that services may be taken over by target communities or by government bodies’

8. Women empowerment: we are committed to involve all women in a developmental activities living in rural area of the Nepal.

So we have been following our rule, regulation and code of conduct of Government and paribartan Nepal for doing better in sustainable development.