Project Managers Against Poverty, mentoring project managers in the developing world

Code of Conduct

Project Managers Against Poverty (“PMAP”) is a non-profit organisation. Its mission is to fight global poverty by building capacity in project management expertise through a sustainable Mentoring Programme. This Code of Conduct sets out the roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees who participate in the Mentoring Programme, and it is a condition of participating that you agree to this Code of Conduct.

Mentors and Mentees

As a participant in the PMAP Mentoring Programme, I agree:

for Mentors

As a mentor within the PMAP Mentoring Programme, I also agree:

  • not to use any ideas, products or materials that a mentee has, or may develop, to further my business or financial interests;
  • to maintain the confidentiality of all ideas, products or materials that have been entrusted to me by my mentee;
  • to encourage my mentee to maintain the highest ethical standards;
  • to maintain a high standard of personal and professional conduct with my mentee;
  • to always communicate in a truthful manner;
  • to support the goals of my mentee;
  • to avoid the intent or appearance of unethical or compromising practice in relationships, actions and communications;
  • to accept only assignments for which I am qualified by my experience and competence;
  • to immediately acknowledge any influences on my objectivity to my mentee;
  • to refer my mentee to PMAP for issues or questions for which I feel unqualified; and
  • that my role is to respond to the mentee’s development needs and agenda and not to impose my own agenda.

for Mentees

As a mentee within the PMAP Mentoring Programme, I also agree:

  • to put effort and energy into getting matched with a mentor;
  • to create relevant, specific, detailed and clear mentoring requests;
  • to maintain the confidentiality of my mentoring relationships;
  • to proactively build my mentoring relationships;
  • to communicate regularly and openly with my mentor;
  • to honour my commitment to my mentor;
  • to hold all sensitive information provided through the mentoring relationship in strict confidence;
  • not to rely on information from my mentor but to seek other sources; and
  • that if I am not in an active mentoring relationship or I do not log in to my account for six months then I may lose access to the service.

This Code of Conduct was last updated on 23 March 2018. An extra line was inserted at the end of the "for Mentees" section.