Sangtani Women Rural Development Organization (SWRDO) is a Non-profit, non- political, non-religious and non-government organization struggling to provide a peaceful environment to all human beings where they can utilize their potentials for sustainable development. It involves general public, organizations and individuals and operates without discrimination on the basis of religion, race, colour, nationality and ethnicity. The organization has two main sections, which works in close coordination for sustainable development, SWRDO registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Act 1961 with Social Welfare Dept on September 1997, Registration Number: DDSW(DGK) 97 / 181 of 1997
SWRDO is also registered with Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 on 3rd April 2013, Registration Number 01 / RP of 2012-2013 on National level, working in the rural areas of Punjab and Sindh, Pakistan.
SWRDO is working for the promotion of human rights, quality education, WASH, health services, rehabilitation of marginalized and poor families through capacity building, research, awareness raising, advocacy and service delivery in different districts of Southern Punjab and Sindh.
Organizational Governance and Management
SWRDO has a general body of 25 members and an executive board of 7 members elected on biannual bases. General body meets twice a year to review the overall progress. Board controls the governance, policy and decision making which guide the strategic framework of the organization and on the ground operations. SWRDO has a Projects Management Committee for overseeing projects implementation. The board designates the Coordinator/Executive Director who is responsible for the operations and achieving the organization objectives through program development and operations management. Organization comprises three main sections:
- Admin, Finance and Procurement Section;
- Technical and Social Section
- Program Development Section.
Each program at SWRDO is being implemented by the concerned program coordinator through proper implementation of activities according to the work plan. However, the head office regularly monitors field activities, review meetings, field visits and progress reports.
SWRDO Staff and Volunteers :
SWRDO has 30 permanent staff members. It hires project staff for the implementation of development projects. As of Jan 2013 the total project staff strength is 30. Additionally organization has a cadre of 200 professional volunteers who provide technical and professional services as and when required.
Strategic Principles :
Strategic principles are the underlining approaches that guide action planning and implementation of all humanitarian and development interventions of SWRDO projects and programs.
- Research, awareness and policy advocacy
- Non discrimination and protection of extremely vulnerable
- Social Community mobilization and empowerment
- Behavior change communication
- Human and Institutional Development
- Improved governance
Transparency and Accountability :
SWRDO implementing all the projects according to sphere standards and HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Principals). SWRDO established a complain mechanism in all their working community and ensure the accountability and transparency system in community level and office level.
All the community complains registered through proper way according to organization policy, project manager, monitoring & evolution officer solve complain with the participation of complainer and community.
Organization Structure :
SWRDO is working according to the following structure
- General Members total 25
- Executive Board (7 Members)
- Management Committee
- Projects Management Committees (3 Members)
- Coordinator/Executive Director
Organizational Competencies and Capacities:
SWRDO has experienced and qualified human resource which possesses demonstrated skills to handle the projects technically as well as financially according to set TORs and to the complete satisfaction of funding partners. SWRDO keeps with continuous process of capacity building of staff in field work, monitoring, data entry, finance procedures, report writing and making presentations. The organization believes that human development is the key for sustainable development and since its inception, SWRDO has been involved in various kinds of projects concerning research, advocacy, social mobilization WASH, Health and Education,DRR/DRM, awareness and capacity building with gender sensitivity as cross cutting theme. SWRDO competency is capacity building Social mobilization, research and analysis, while documentary making is also additional skill of the organization.
Financial Management System:
SWRDO has Financial Accounting System (FAS) Online registered Software with approved financial policy and has registered Management Information System (MIS). All the organizational matters are guided by the policy manual which is recently revised & still ready to incorporate further improvements with the help of consultants, professionals and board members. Regular audit of accounts is conducted by renowned external auditors QCR registered company.
- 3rd party program and financial projects audits by Ferguson Audit Company Islamabad
- Annual Audit Crowe Horwath (Chartered Accountants) Rawalpindi Pakistan
- CPAAI Isb, NASIR JAVAID MAQSOOD IMRAN (Chartered Accountants) Islamabad
- AvaisHyderLiaquatNauman Chartered Accountant Islamabad (3rd Party Audit company haired by UNHCR
- NazirChaudhari& CO Chartered Accountant Multan(QCR Registered firm)