Assisi has a range of policies that outline Assisi’s position on important issues, specifically:

  • Code of conduct
  • Non-development activity
  • Gender equality
  • Disability inclusiveness
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Child protection
  • Counter terrorism
  • Conflict of interest
  • Equal opportunity
  • Staff safety and security
  • Anti-fraud and anti-corruption
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Cash holding
  • Value for money.

These policies guide the organisation to ensure consistency in decision-making and operational procedures.

Each policy contains a purpose, scope, outline, and clarifies any roles and responsibilities that are specific to that policy. In addition, the following responsibilities apply for all policies:

Responsibilities of the Committee of Management:

  • Review and approve all policies every three years or more frequently if required.
  • Identify opportunities for policy improvement.
  • Maintain a risk register that identifies risks in relation to policy areas and details strategies in place for mitigating these risks.

 Responsibilities of the Executive Officer:

  • Provide leadership in the implementation of policies across the organisation.
  • Identify and improve organisation procedures to support policy implementation.
  • Support partners to implement policy-consistent procedures in the implementation of all projects supported by Assisi.
  • Ensure policies comply with Australian laws, ACFID Code of Conduct, and DFAT program and funding guidelines (where applicable).
  • Ensure program and project proposals comply with policies.
  • Ensure all Assisi personnel – including paid staff, volunteers and consultants – are aware of policies and have the necessary knowledge, understanding and resourcing to perform their duties in compliance with policies.
  • Lead policy revisions. 

Assisi’s current child protection policy can be found here: Assisi Child Protection Policy 2017