Objectives of the organisation
We are a value-driven organisation. We aim to be:
Aspirational—we strive to give our best for the next generation in restrictive areas by awakening their aspirations.
Honest—integrity is our point North. We’re the best example of what we stand for; always respecting the context that we work in.
Inclusive—we believe that together is the only way forward. We are an inclusive organisation working to build and maintain user-owned digital communities that are a safe place to talk about sensitive topics.
RNW Media is led by a CEO, Jacqueline Lampe. The CEO bears final responsibility for the organisation and is overseen by the Supervisory Board. The CEO leads RNW Media’s Management Team (MT) which consists of the CEO, the Director of Digital Programmes, the Director of Development and Global Networks, the Director of Finance and Operations and the Director of Business Development.
Strategic, financial and operational decisions are prepared in multi-disciplinary teams and include consultations with two youth representatives to ensure that the opinions of young colleagues, both in the Netherlands and the regions, are considered. Youth representative is a voluntary role open to staff members under the age of 30.
RNW Media employs a core staff in the Netherlands who function as a centre of expertise. The Netherlands staff are responsible for strategic planning, programme management, business development and data and digital processes. They manage, coordinate and support the local teams and partners based in the target countries who are responsible for programme implementation. On January 1 2019, RNW Media had 160 staff members, 80 women and 80 men. Fifty-five staff are based in the Netherlands and 105 in the target countries. All staff, including the CEO and senior management, are paid in line with benefit standards of the NGO sector in the Netherlands. All salaries are below that of a director-general in government service (the ‘DG norm’).
RNW Media has a structure in place to organise the voice of the employees and ensure representation of its global team – Umoja/PVT. Three employees representing staff in the Netherlands form the PVT (Personeels Vertegenwoordiging), Personnel Representation group, which has certain rights under Dutch labour law). They are joined by two additional colleagues based in our implementing countries to form Umoja (a Swahili word meaning ‘unity’). Umoja/PVT meets on a quarterly basis with the CEO and on an ad hoc basis as needed to address strategic issues, such as improving communication between the teams and the inclusion of all colleagues. Umoja/PVT is considering the formation of a formal Works Council (Ondernemings Raad)
Every year, RNW Media publishes its Annual Report on its website. You can read the latest Annual Report here. You can read previous reports here. The RNW Media Annual Reports include an overview of activities as well as information about RNW Media’s financial accountability.
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