System

Organizational Structure

    DASTAR has a democratic, transparent and participatory governance structure, which best assures an independent organisation that is efficiently and effectively managed on scientific lines. The Memorandum of Association recommends a three-tier governance structure, comprising a 15 member General Body, a Board of directors comprising of 5 members and an Executive Council headed by the Executive Director. Significant features of the governance structure are its system of checks and balance.

    Board of Directors:

    The 5-member Board controls and manages the affairs of the organisation and is elected every year from among the members of the General Body and board of director elect executive director after every 4 years.

    Operational Core:

    The level of management comprise Executive Director, Head of Program, HR Manager, Finance Manager, Procurement & logistic Manager, M&E Manager, Project Managers and Team Leaders who provide overall technical assistance and guidance to the field team to facilitate them in the quantitative and qualitative achievements of program objectives at the field level.

    The DASTAR has following key documents and operational policies:

    • Finance and Accounting Policies and Procedures

    • Monitoring, Evaluation policy

    • Internal audit Manual

    • Procurement Manual

    • Grants Management Manual

    • Human Resource Policies and Procedures

    • Administrative Policies and Procedures

    • Conflict of Interest Policy

    • Child Protection Policy

Financial management

It is a back bone of any organization and keeping the documents maintained in a transparent manner is an added value to the credibility and rapport of the organization. DASTAR has a very transparent and credible financial management system. All the financial documentation is well maintained and is as per the international standards.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation

DASTAR has developed its own M&E Strategy, which encompasses the overall program through various effective tools. DASTAR has the following strategy for M&E:

Internal M&E:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Department of DASTAR, designs monitoring tools separately for each project. Staff appraisal is done every year and promotion of the staff is done accordingly.

External M&E:

We encourage our partners to monitor all our activities and guide us for further improvement. Such monitoring and evaluation is done by the donors, line departments, cluster groups, and community. Community impact surveys are conducted at the end of each program.

 

 

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management and development is a noteworthy segment of DASTAR. From selection to recruitment the whole process is kept transparent and based on merit. DASTAR ensures that the staff is given all the opportunities of capacity building in the skills required for project development to project implementation.

 

accountability & transparency

Improved evidence generated, synthesized, and communicated/championed to political leaders

AAWAZ Programme will encourage knowledge base and understanding of programme impact through independent monitoring and evaluation of all partners organisation. The programme will expand the circulation and dissemination of relevant, evidence-based knowledge on development issues; and advocacy efforts to use Response fund and PAAR facility.