Gender equality in the workplace is a human right and critical to the performance and effectiveness of DNDi.

Equality and diversity

DNDi will take all reasonable steps to ensure that individuals are treated equally and fairly and that decisions on recruitment, selection, training, conditions of work, promotion, career management, termination and every other aspect of employment are based solely on objective and job-related criteria.

The Board of DNDi and Executive team are sponsors of gender equality and geographic diversity. Standards being adopted as much as possible for recruitment, include a commitment to having a gender balanced shortlist for all senior positions.

Staff conduct

DNDi staff are expected to contribute to building a harmonious workplace and working relationships based on team spirit, dignity, caring, fairness, respect, tolerance, equality and understanding.  All are equally expected to uphold the dignity of all persons with whom they come into contact, especially those who are vulnerable, by ensuring that their personal and professional conduct is always of the highest standard. 

Implementing our commitments

As of November 2018, 56% of DNDi’s total staff are women and 44% are men. Women make up a third of DNDi’s Executive Team and 44% of its leadership.

We are committed to ensuring that gender equality is weaved and measured into HR policies and practices such as compensation and benefits, recruitment, performance management, training and development processes.

In 2018, we established a Gender Equity Working Group to guide actions towards achieving our vision of a workplace that is equally enabling for women and men. We have also issued Guidelines on the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct, including sexual harassment.