Finance/ Admin and Procurement Policies
ECARDS-Dolakha are organized institutions that not only deliver services but also manage staff personnel, oversee administration and maintain cash funds. As recipients of grants from various doners and project holders of welfare activities, they are required to uphold principles of accountability and transparency. One of the strong indicators of these principles is keeping policies and manuals in place, based on which the day-to-day operations of the organization are to be carried out. And we should have hiring the staffs and their facilities and staff Daily Allowancea and other things. We should need concrete decision that's why we have Finance and Admin Policies in our organization.
- Ensuring the sound eco system during implementation of any program relating to construction.
- To specify relationships between environmental norms and values and forest conservation behaviors in protected.
- To evaluate outcomes of self-reported forest conservation behaviors with objective measures of forest management and change and,
- To develop policy recommendations on protected area buffer zone management based on research findings.
Child Right Policies
- Recognizing that child protection is our responsibility, whether or not our individual roles involve working directly with children and youth.
- Actively holding ourselves and other Right to Play Team Members accountable to Right To Play child protection standards.
- Acting as role models of child-friendly behaviors and practices.
- Treating all children and youth equally with respect and fairness regardless of age, culture, caste, nationality, creed, ethnicity, health status (e.g. AIDS), physical and psychological ability, family situation, sex, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and /or sexual orientation.
- Ensuring that children are supported to practice their right to express views on all matters which affect them and their surroundings. Their views will be adequately taken into consideration.
- Prohibiting corporal punishment, offensive or abusive language (including teasing and taunting), and the use of gestures or symbols that could be interpreted as insulting or provocative. We encourage positive strategies to manage children.
- Keeping details of the victims of abuse in reported cases of abuse confidential.
- Working in partnership with governments, communities, partner agencies, children and families to promote the welfare, health and development of children, and to protect them from harm, and
- Ensuring adequate funding is available to realize our child protection Commitments.
Gender Equality Policies
The Gender Equality Policy is based on the international human rights framework, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It reflects the application by the Office of international human rights standards, norms and principles, which include gender equality and non-discrimination.
- Placing women’s rights and gender equality as one of the Office’s priorities at the highest level.
- Promoting gender equality at the regional and country level.
- Strengthening collaborations on promoting women’s human rights and gender integration with partners.
- In order to be effectively implemented, the Gender Equality Policy requires that gender equality be institutionalized in the Office culture, structure and processes, while a gender perspective be tackled as a cross cutting issue in all fields of ECARDS-Dolakha mandate.
- Capacity building and/or strengthening staff's capacity and competency in gender analysis is essential to the successful mainstreaming of a gender perspective into policies and program.
- The Women’s Human Rights and Gender Section is responsible for the provision of substantive and operational guidance on the implementation of the Gender Equality Policy by all organizational entities.
Livelihood and Food Security Policies
- Sufficient food needs to be available: there needs to be enough production and food in the market to feed everyone.
- Food supply needs to be stable and reliable: there must be enough food throughout the year.
- People need to be able to access food if they don’t produce it themselves: they need to have enough income and social networks.
- People need to use the right food in the right way: they need knowledge on how to ensure a healthy diet and how to prepare their food hygienically, and
- Food supply must be sustainable: it should be possible for people to be food secure in the future as well.
Human Right Policies
- We conduct our business in a manner that respects the rights and dignity of all people, complying with all legal requirements.
- We respect internationally recognized human rights, as set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
- We recognize our responsibility to respect human rights and avoid complicity in human rights abuses, as stated in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
- We treat everyone who works for ECARDS-Dolakha fairly and without discrimination. Our employees, agency staff and suppliers are entitled to work in an environment and under conditions that respect their rights and dignity.
- We respect freedom of association. We will cooperate in good faith with the bodies that our employees collectively choose to represent them within the appropriate national legal frameworks.
- We respect the rights of people in communities impacted by our activities. We will seek to identify adverse human rights impacts and take appropriate steps to avoid, minimize and/or mitigate them.
While there is no specific assessment framework for anti-corruption policies there are some key elements as anti-corruption policies on the part of ECARDS-Dolakha which are as following:
- Corruption on the part of any ECARDS-Dolakha employee, board member or volunteer or any third party (consultant, vendor, partners, etc.) in their engagement with ECARDS-Dolakha entities, is prohibited.
- Payments otherwise prohibited should be considered only if there is immediate threat to personal safety in which case the payment must be immediately reported to management and clearly identified in the accounting records as such.
- All ECARDS-Dolakha entities will perform a corruption risk assessment to inform the development of a corruption aware workforce and foster an organizational culture in which corruption is never acceptable.
- All ECARDS-Dolakha entities will ensure employees, board members, volunteers, and third parties that engage with ECARDS-Dolakha are made aware of the anti-corruption Policy.
- All ECARDS-Dolakha entities will implement a “whistleblower” policy and procedures to provide employees, board members, volunteers, and third parties with a mechanism to report evidence of misconduct, including corruption, and to encourage such reporting.
- All ECARDS-Dolakha entities will develop a corruption response plan documenting how incidents will be investigated, reported and closed.
- Employees of ECARDS-Dolakha who commit a corrupt act, fail to report knowledge of corruption or fail to manage the risk of corruption will be subject to disciplinary.
Zero Tolerance Polices
All ECARDS-Dolakha members, staff and Volunteer will follow Zero Tolerance Violence Activities; Workplace safety is one of those better-safe-than-sorry areas of management where prevention is critical. Although an organization's hiring and supervision policies appear to preclude violent behavior in the workplace, early intervention helps prevent more serious acts. Instituting a zero tolerance for workplace violence policy sends a clear message to all involved that in your nonprofit there are consequences for violent actions. Following action is strictly prohibited.
- Disruptive behaviors include yelling, using profanity, waving arms or fists, verbally abusing others, and refusing reasonable requests for identification
- Threatening behavior includes physical actions short of actual contact or injury (moving aggressively into another's personal space), general oral or written threats to people or property ("You better watch your back." "I'll get you."), and implied threats ("You'll be sorry." "This isn't over.").
- Violent behavior includes any physical assault, with or without weapons; behavior that a reasonable person would interpret as being potentially violent (throwing things, pounding one's fist on a desk or door, or destroying property), or specific threats to inflict physical harm (a threat to shoot a specific person: "I'm going to shoot you, Eustis.")