Accountability

38 tonnes of Oxfam aid containing crucial water and sanitation equipment arrived at Cebu International airport for typhoon Haiyan survivors (Photo: Sophie Bowell/Oxfam)

As a sign of our commitment to transparency, Oxfam in the Philippines is registered under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since 1988 with the primary purpose of "to relieve poverty, famine or distress". It is also been reviewed, validated and certified as a Social Welfare and Development Agency (SWDA) under the Department of Social Welfare and Development which aims to better monitor and coordinate among members the implementation of social welfare and development programmes and services for the disadvantaged and vulnerable sectors.

 

Our Partners

Partnerships are at the crux of our work.  We believe that the only way we can achieve our commitment of elevating the dialogue on gender and reducing injustice often committed to those who live in the periphery of society is by working through partners – organizations that can ensure Oxfam’s works and programs are translated into meaningful action.  This vision is shared by all Oxfam affiliates, regardless of locality and specificity of action, to be able to be effective and achieve the greatest impact in the lives of those that Oxfam wish to transform. The following is the list of Oxfam in the Philippines' partners for the Fiscal Year 2018 - 2019. More details on Partnership can be viewed on our Partner with Us Page.

Al-Mujadilah Development Foundation, Inc.
A Single Drop for Safe Water - Communities United Through Water
Center for Disaster Preparedness 
Community Organizers (CO) - Multiversity
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - Philippine Country Program
Disaster Risk Reduction Network Philippines (DRRNetPhils)
Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute (GZOPI)
Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC)
Initiatives for Development and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services, Inc. (IDEALS, Inc.)
Metro Ormoc Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative (OCCCI)
PayMaya Philippines, Inc. (PAYMAYA)
Philippine Business for Social Progress, Inc. (PBSP)
People's Disaster Risk Reduction Network, Inc. (PDRRN)
Pinay Kilos (Pink!), Inc.
Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan, Inc. (PKKK)
Philippines Legislator's Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD)
Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) 
Regional Climate Change Research and Development Center - Visayas State College of Agriculture (ViSCA) Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Development, Inc. (RCCRC-ViFARRD)
Rural Development Institute of Sultan Kudarat, Inc. (RDISK)
Sentro para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc. (SIKAT)
SIAD Initiatives in Mindanao Convergence for Asset Reform and Regional Development, Inc. (SIM-CARRD Inc.)
Tarbilang Foundation, Inc.
United Youth Of the Philippines-Women, Inc. (UnYPhil-Women) 
UP Public Administration Research and Extension Service - Center for Local and Regional Governance (UPPAF-CLRG)
VISA Worldwide Ltd.  
WE-ACT 1325
 

Code of Conduct

Oxfam Joint Code of Conduct

As one Oxfam we are strategic network of organisations working together internationally to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We share a common vision 

As one ‘Oxfam’* we are a strategic network of organizations working together internationally to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We share a common vision, common philosophies and, to a large extent, common working practices. We all have the same brand values, the same passion and commitment. We have joined forces as an international confederation because we believe we will achieve greater impact by working together in collaboration with others.

Together we are working towards a world in which people can live with dignity, have their basic needs met and their basic rights respected, and have the ability to control their own lives.

As we work to achieve our ambition and vision of ‘a just world without poverty’ we should always remain true to our core mission, aims and values. This Code of Conduct will help you live by them by providing guidance in the face of ethical dilemmas you may experience. It shows you what to do when a situation is complex by providing standards and values for you to follow and how to protect against situations that may damage you or Oxfam. It also seeks to ensure that employees avoid using possible unequal power relationships for their own benefit.

(Read the whole document on the file attached)

Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy

At Oxfam, we believe all people recognise that there are unequal power dynamics across the organisation and in relation to those we serve, and that we face an inherent risk of some staff exploiting their position of power for personal gain.

Oxfam will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants, partners or any other representatives associated with the delivery of its work carrying out any form of sexual harassment, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation.

It is the responsibility of all representatives of Oxfam to raise any concerns you have or those which are reported to you according to this policy. It is not your responsibility to decide whether or not sexual harassment, abuse, or exploitation has occurred.

It is the responsibility of all Oxfam GB managers to ensure the delivery of this policy and to promote it as relevant in all aspects of their work, to hold themselves and others to account and to help create a safe environment for all.

This policy will automatically apply in the UK and in all geographies where Oxfam GB is the Executing Affiliate and must be used in conjunction with Oxfam’s PSEA Procedures.

This policy does not form part of an employees' terms and conditions of employment and may be subject to change at the discretion of management.

(Read the whole document on the file attached)

Safeguarding Children Policy

At Oxfam, we believe all children regardless of age, gender, disability or ethnic origin have a right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Oxfam will not tolerate the abuse of children (defined as under the age of 18) in any form.

It is the responsibility of all representatives of Oxfam to raise any concerns you have or any concerns which are reported to you according to this policy. It is not your responsibility to decide whether or not child abuse has occurred.

It is the responsibility of all Oxfam managers to ensure the delivery of this policy and to promote it as relevant in all aspects of their work, to hold themselves and others to account and to help create a safe environment for all.

(Read the whole document on the file attached)

Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing: Independent confidential hotline

Oxfam offers an independent, third party whistleblowing hotline and case management system for use by anyone connected to our work: this includes people we work to support, staff, volunteers, partners and supporters. Anyone using this system can remain anonymous. This is in addition to our current internal safeguarding system.

1. Dial the following direct access number:

PLDT - Tagalog Operator - 1010-5511-00

Globe, Philcom, Digitel, Smart - 105 - 11

2. At the English prompt dial 844-855-9522

For online reports: www.oxfam.ethicspoint.com