Corporate Policies

Corporate Policies


Child Protection Policy

AFAO aims to reduce the risk of our contribution to child abuse or child exploitation through its programs. This policy outlines a risk management strategy and mechanisms for raising, reporting, and responding to issues of child abuse.

The Child Protection Policy can be viewed here.


Code of Conduct Policy

AFAO values and expects the honest, professional and ethical behaviour from its staff, volunteers, contractors (including consultants), grantees and suppliers. The policy sets out AFAO’s Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct Policy can be viewed here.


Feedback and Complaints Policy

AFAO values feedback and complaints and recognises these as an essential part of our quality assurance and accountability to our members, partners, stakeholders and donors. The policy sets out AFAO’s approach to feedback and complaints from members, partners including sub-recipients, external stakeholders and the community.

The Feedback and Complaints Policy can be viewed here.


Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

This policy affirms AFAO’s commitment to human rights, diversity and inclusion and describes how AFAO promotes and embeds these attributes in its work.

The Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be viewed here.


Non-activity Development Policy

AFAO is committed to ensuring we accurately represent our activities to the people we work with, our donors and the public. This policy requires that AFAO and its partners clearly distinguish their aid, development and humanitarian objectives and activities from non-development objectives and activities.

The Non-activity Development Policy can be viewed here.


Partnership Policy

This policy sets out the values and guiding principles for AFAO’s formal and informal partnerships, agreements and collaborations. The policy guides mutually respectful partnerships and enables the participation of primary stakeholders in AFAO’s activities.

The Partnership Policy can be viewed here.


Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsorship Policy

This policy sets out AFAO’s arrangements for agreements and sponsorships with the pharmaceutical industry.

The Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsorship Policy can be viewed here.


Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy

AFAO has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. This policy sets out AFAO’s unambiguous position on these issues and the policy context for AFAO’s response to these issues.

The Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy can be viewed here.


Privacy Policy

This document sets out AFAO’s policy in relation to the protection of personal information, as under the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) (the “Act”) and the Australian Privacy Principles (“APP”). The APPs regulation the handling of personal information. While the Act and Principles are Australian, they are applied by AFAO across its Australian and international operations.

The Privacy Policy can be viewed here.


Recruitment Policy

AFAO is committed to undertaking a thorough and structured approach to recruiting and selecting for vacant positions and/or promotion, to recruit staff with the skills, qualifications, cultural fit, knowledge and experience to successfully undertake the position. AFAO’s Recruitment and Selection Policy helps AFAO achieve this goal.

The Recruitment and Selection Policy can be viewed here.