RWARRI's policies and procedures

Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative (RWARRI) has an expansive set of principles that guide our employees, board of directors, and all other stakeholders with step-by-step actions to ensure continued success in running the organization. These policies and their procedures include Protection from Exploitation and Abuse on Children and Vulnerable Adults, which guides our actions while implementing programs or organizational activities while not causing harm to children and vulnerable adults we are serving.

Our Anti-harassment policy provides no toleration on anyone intimidating, humiliating, or sabotaging others and applies to all staff, contractors, Board of Directors, donors, and anyone else whom employees come into contact with at work. Protection from unwanted sexual advances, a guide on reporting incidents, handling of claims, and punishing sexual harassment are all demonstrated in our Sexual Harassment policy.

Recently inducted is our Coronavirus (COVID-19) policy which guides and includes the measures to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus, general hygiene rules, and working from home arrangements.

The Equal Employment Opportunity policy builds around preventative and affirmative actions to promote fairness in all aspects of employment, such as hiring, training, and evaluating performance, administering compensation and benefits, and termination of employees’ contracts.

Our Whistleblowing and Complaint policy is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of openness, integrity, and accountability within the organization. It also features the important aspect of accountability and transparency as a mechanism to enable staff and other members of RWARRI to voice concerns responsibly and effectively. The policy guides individuals who believe they have discovered malpractice or impropriety, not designed to question financial or business decisions taken by the organization. This policy also protects those employees who disclose concerns as stipulated under Law nº44bis/2017 of 06/09/2017 of the Republic of Rwanda.

Our Transparency and Accountability policy guides RWARRI’s delivery of activities and services according to accountability, transparency, and openness, as these enhance public trust.

The Conflict of Interest policy considers an activity or interest, which may cause bias for or against a particular transaction being reviewed by the staff and Board of Directors.

Our Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption policy raises awareness of corruption and fraud risks set out by RWARRI’s position and standards expected by all employees and gives all employees concrete and practical advice on detecting and preventing all incidences of corruption and fraud. The policy applies to our partners, vendors, and other third parties, where it is included or referenced in the relevant bid or tender documents, agreements, memorandums, purchase orders, and contracts.

Last but not least, our Open Door policy encourages open communication, feedback, and discussion about any matter of importance amongst all employees.