Qatar Charity’s external and internal work environment is underpinned by a set of
adopted by the Board of Directors that provide guidance in all pertinent matters and define a clear, ethical, and lawful course of action for any situation affecting directly or indirectly the work of the organization.
The Board of Directors oversee the independent and specialized committees in risk management, compliance and audit with clear roles and responsibilities taking into consideration RACA’s legislations and Qatar Charity’s internal regulations. The Board undergoes an annual self-evaluation process as stipulated by the Qatar Charity’s Board of Directors’ Self Evaluation Policy and Self-Compensation Policy and Conflict of Interest Policy.
Qatar Charity worked with Refinitiv to develop a joint risk management system that is specifically adapted to the high-risk work of NGOs and that allows the organization to identify, anticipate and mitigate any risks that may arise before, during and after the delivery of aid.
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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) manages the day to day activities of the organization with the support of a team of Executive Directors. The current team includes the Chief Governance Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Global Programs Officer and the Chief Local Programs Officer.Organizational chart
The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect Qatar Charity’s best interest when entering into any transaction, arrangement or decision where personal competing interests can potentially influence the thereof transaction, arrangement or decision.
The internal audit policy sets the guidance, scope and mechanisms for internal auditing practices being an inherent component of Qatar Charity’s governance system and helping ensure effective and efficient operations, ensure the reliability of financial reports and promote compliance with regulatory requirements.
The external audit is essential to assess internal control systems and ensure the accuracy of internally issued financial information. The external audit policy established a framework for the conduct of the annual external audit process to ensure full integrity and transparency of public financial records.
Humanitarian and development NGOs are often contending with ever-increasing and intensified risks to their personnel, operations and organization. The purpose of the risk management policy is to provide an organization-wide risk management framework to identify and anticipate potential risks and mitigate their impact.
NGOs often operates in volatile environments where there may be a risk of their funds being diverted to finance terrorist activities and are also considered to be “subjects at risk” in the money laundering framework. Qatar Charity implements a comprehensive AML/CFT policy adapted to the specific threats, risks and vulnerabilities facing NGO to safeguard the organization, its donors, partners, staff and beneficiaries from becoming a victim of, or an unintended accomplice to AML and TF activities.
The security and safety policy provides the guidance to protect staff from security and safety risks and to safeguard Qatar Charity’s life-saving resources and funds, as well as property in all the countries where the organization undertakes development programs and responds to emergency crises.
Child protection and welfare is at the core of Qatar Charity’s work. The child protection policy is a cornerstone in providing a safe enabling environment for children and young adults in our programs and projects. The policy unlocks rigorous child protection protocols and mechanisms for reporting incidents, preventing abuse and safeguarding the child’s dignity in all communication materials related to fund-raising, campaigning or policy.
The safeguarding policy aims to protect protect beneficiaries, particularly children and at-risk adults from any harm or abuse that may be caused due to their coming into contact with Qatar Charity.