Professional Code of Conduct

In our efforts to improve the quality of Canadian International Development Professionals in the eyes of the world, CAIDP has created a Professional Code of Conduct which we as an organization, and all our members abide by. These rules are used to guide our actions and ensure the quality of our work is never questioned.

Note that CAIDP members are obliged to have read the Professional Code of Conduct and must adhere to it at all times!

Any issue raised would be discussed by the Ethics, Governance and Privacy Committee. If action is deemed necessary, this will be brought to the attention of the Executive Committee, and will include options for dealing with the issue. If the Executive Committee agrees with the Ethics Committee, the recommended action will be submitted to the Board for a final decision.

Canadian
 Association
 of 
International 
Development
 Professionals


(CAIDP)



 


Professional 
Code of Conduct


 

Purpose


The
 purpose
 of
 this
 Code
 is
 to
 identify
 the
 elements
 of
 professional
 conduct
 to
 which
 members
 of
 CAIDP commit
 themselves.
 
 These
 are
 intended
 to
 protect
 the
 client
 in
 particular
 and
 the
 public
 in
 general.
 The
 Code is 
also 
designed
 to
 identify 
clearly 
the 
expectations 
of 
members
 with 
respect
 to 
other 
members 
and 
the
 profession.


Responsibilities


Members
 will
 maintain
 the
 highest
 standards
 of
 professional
 conduct
 and
 personal
 integrity
 in
 all
 their
 dealings 
with 
their
 clients 
and
 in 
all 
assignments 
they 
carry 
out. 


In 
particular,
 they
 will:


  1. Compete
 with 
fairness 
and 
integrity,
 respecting
 the 
competence 
and 
work
 of 
others;


  2. In
 promoting
 their
 qualifications,
 avoid
 inaccuracies
 or
 misleading
 statements
 and
 refrain
 from
 adopting
 any
 method
 of
 obtaining
 business
 that
 detracts
 from
 the
 professional
 image
 of
 CAIDP
 or
 its
 members;


  3. Before
 accepting
 an
 assignment,
 reach
 a
 mutual
 understanding
 with
 the
 client
 as
 to
 the
 assignment
 objectives,
 scope,
 duration, 
work
plan, 
costs
 and 
expected 
outputs;


  4. Give
 the
 client
 a
 clear
 understanding
 of
 the
 effect
 their
 other
 commitments
 and
 variables
 that
 may
 have 
an
 impact
 on 
their 
ability 
to 
carry 
out 
their 
obligations 
to 
the 
client;



  5. Not
 undertake
 assignments
 or
 make
 statements
 which
 may
 involve
 conflict
 of
 interest
 or
 which
 may
 compromise
 professional 
integrity 
or 
the
 interests
 of 
the 
client;


  6. Accept
 only
 those
 assignments
 that
 they
 know
 they
 are
 competent
 to
 perform,
 being
 forthright
 in
 making
 clear
 to 
clients 
any 
limits 
of 
their 
experience, 
capacity 
and 
knowledge
 in 
the 
area
 concerned
 or
 any
 interests 
which
 could 
have 
an 
impact 
on 
the 
performance
 of 
the 
assignment;


  7. Provide 
the 
contracted
 services 
at 
the 
best 
level 
of 
their
 abilities;



  8. Give 
the 
interests 
of 
the 
client 
highest 
priority, 
providing 
prompt,
 honest, 
objective 
and 
timely 
service;



  9. Not 
make 
recommendations 
for 
the 
procurement 
of 
goods 
or 
services 
to 
a 
client 
from 
which 
they 
may
  knowingly 
benefit
 directly;


  10. Treat 
all 
client 
information 
as 
confidential
 where 
necessary;


  11. Obey
 all
 laws
 and
 accept 
total 
responsibility 
for 
their 
actions;



  12. Undertake
 work
 without
 bias
 as
 to
 race,
 religion,
 sex,
 sexual
 orientation,
 disability,
 age
 or
 national
 origin;


  13. In
 carrying
 out
 any
 assignment,
 accept
 to
 have
 their
 performance
 evaluated
 according
 to
 an
 appropriate
 process
 and
 by
 a 
qualified
 person
 or 
persons.


 

You can download a copy of the Professional Code of Conduct here.