Governance

RNW Media’s vision is to contribute to a world where young people in restrictive settings confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society, and shape a better future.

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.

Management

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.

Personnel

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’).

Staff representation

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)

Annual report

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.

Contact details

RNW Media
Witte Kruislaan 55a
1217 AM Hilversum
T: +31 (0) 35 672 42 11 (general)
E: [email protected]

Code of conduct

RNW Media endorses and follows the Partos Code of Conduct 2012. RNW Media also asks all staff to abide by its own Code of Conduct, with clear agreements regarding integrity, manners, good governance, quality, use of social media and independence. Whistle-blower and Complaints policies are also in place along with a corporate social responsibility policy. RNW Media’s diversity policy is under review in 2019 to ensure it is in line with our current strategic direction. Copies of these policies are available on request, please see contact information below.

GDPR

RNW Media has worked with legal experts to ensure full compliance with European privacy regulations (GDPR). The GDPR focuses on the policies, processes and protection of all data collected, and the use and sharing of this data. Structures are now in place and will be fully operationalised by Q2 2019. Our Data and Digital team is also developing a Responsible Data Framework to ensure our data-related activities meet the highest possible ethical standards.

ISO Certification

RNW Media’s quality management system has been assessed by an accredited certification body and found to meet all the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015. A quality management system that meets ISO standards ensures that we can achieve quality implementation and impact, include our most important stakeholders in our strategy and deliver value for money to both donors and our young target audience. value for money to both donors and our young target audience.

Partos

RNW Media is a member of Partos, the Dutch body for organisations working in international development. Partos brings together a membership of more than 100 Dutch development NGOs. Through defending the interests of its members, Partos enables them to work successfully towards a just and sustainable world for everyone.

ANBI Status

RNW Media has been recognised as a Public Benefit Organisation (ANBI, ‘Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling’) by the Dutch Tax Administration. Natural and legal persons making donations to an ANBI organisation may deduct their gifts from their Dutch income tax or corporate income tax. This status requires RNW Media to publish certain data on its website.An ANBI does not have to pay inheritance tax or gift tax on inheritances or gifts that it allocates to the general good.

RNW Media was originally set up as Stichting (foundation) Radio Nederland Wereldomroep on 15 April 1947. It is now registered by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce as Stichting RNW Media.

RSIN or fiscal number: 001940612
Commercial Register number: 32022621

Bank Account Number: IBAN NL13INGB0675810523

Connect with us

RNW Media has an ambitious vision and is always looking for ways to partner with like-minded organisations. We already have a great network of partners and donors. Be sure to contact us if you want to be a part of it.