Code of Conduct
The Solomon Islands
The Code of Conduct clarifies the standards of behaviour that are expected of you in the performance of your duties. It gives guidance in areas where you need to make personal and ethical decisions.
Duty to client and authority
You shall carry out the assigned work with due care and diligence in accordance with the specified requirements and in collaboration with the client. If your professional judgement is overruled you must indicate the likely risks and consequences. In this event you are encouraged to seek advice and guidance from a peer or colleague on how best to respond.
You shall avoid any situation that may give rise to a conflict of interest between you and your client or authority. You shall make full and immediate disclosure to them if any conflict is likely to occur or be seen by a third party as likely to occur. You shall endeavour to complete work undertaken on time to budget and shall advise the relevant authority as soon as practicable if any overrun is foreseen.
You shall not misrepresent or withhold information or take advantage of the lack of relevant knowledge or inexperience of others.
Monitoring and evaluation
The director of Media Progress is responsible for monitoring and evaluating your compliance with this policy.