Jamii Aid Network has two governance structures:
Board of Directors:--Made up of 5 members; Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and 2 members
Secretariat: --- Made up of; Executive Director and other employees. The secretariat ensures the day to day running of the organization and successful attainment of its objects.
Jamii Aid Network has establishes a close link with stakeholders, whereby we continuously improve
our performance and enhance our individual and collective contribution to improving peoples’ lives and
the environment. We have a responsibility to achieve our stated mission effectively in consistence to
our values. In this, we are accountable to our stakeholders – in particular the people whose lives and
livelihoods we seek to improve. Depending on the way we work, we are further accountable to our
members, supporters, ecosystems, staff, volunteers, donors, partners, or regulatory bodies. In this
regard, we have established accountability guidelines to enhance a proper and effective relationship with
our stakeholders in the following ways:
1. RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP
We ensure our management and governing bodies are accountable.
a). We take internal and external complaints and disputes seriously, creating safe spaces and
appropriate mechanisms to address them.
b). Nurture a culture of accountability where all staff and volunteers feel a strong sense of
accountability for their actions and impacts.
c). Support responsible, visionary, and innovative leadership at all levels.
d). Ensure an independent governing body oversees our strategic direction, legal compliance, risk
management, and performance.
e). Hold governing body and management equally accountable for delivering on our strategic goals
and fulfilling the commitments in this standard.
2. WELL-HANDLED RESOURCES
We handle our resources responsibly to reach our goals and serve the public good.
a). Comply with professional accounting standards and ensure strict financial controls to reduce the risk
of corruption, bribery, misuse of funds, and conflicts of interest.
b). Manage resources responsibly, using them for the causes they were provided for and in ways that
c). Report openly and transparently about who provides our resources and how we manage them
d). Acquire resources in ways that align with our values, independence and goals.
3. EMPOWERED, EFFECTIVE STAFF &VOLUNTEERS
We invest in staff and volunteers to develop their full potential and achieve our goals.
1. Ensure that staff and volunteers share and act in line with our values and professional standards.
2. Put in place recruitment and employment practices that are fair and transparent with value for diversity.
3. Encourage staff and volunteers to constantly improve their skills and provide them with the resources
they need to do this.
4. Involve staff and volunteers at all levels of our organization in our planning and decision-making and
5. Protect the personal safety of people who work with us and create fair and supportive workplaces
4. OPENNESS IN OUR ORGANISATION
We strive to be so transparent about who we are, what we do, and our successes and failures.
a). Provide opportunities for people to question our work and engage in constructive dialogues to reach
a shared understanding where possible.
b). Ensure our communications are reflective of our values and protect people’s dignity
c). Share information on who we are, what we do, how decisions are made, the resources we have, and
the positive and negative impacts of our work.
d). Share information in a timely and accurate manner and in ways that are accessible to all people.
e). Establish and uphold clear procedures in our organization to respect privacy rights and protect
personal data from misuse.
5. PEOPLE-DRIVEN WORK
We ensure that the people we work with have a key role in driving our work.
a). Learn from the people we work with and represent so that we make sure their issues are our goals.
b). Support people in taking active roles to drive the change we collectively want to see.
c). Ensure that people’s views are well reflected in our decision-making processes at all levels of our
d). Invite and act on people’s feedback to improve our performance and collective impact