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Positive action for Development (PAD) is an Ethiopian resident’s charity organization. The organization has legally registered by Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopian Agency for Civil  Society Organization on June 6/2011, licensed under the registration number 2330 and also re-registered on May 22, 2019 in accordance with Civil Society Organizations Proculamation No. 1113/2019 . Currently, the organization has a significant and active operational presence in the Eastern parts of the country particularly in Dire Dawa city administration, Harari regional state and Oromia regional state. 

Organizational Governance

 General Assembly

PAD general assembly is the highest decision body of the organization. The general assembly has 28 members out of which 17 of them are women. According to organizational bi-low membership to PAD general assembly is possible for any individual above the age of 18 willing to contribute for the fulfillment of the organizational objective. The general assembly annually held its regular meeting.

Organizational Board

Organizational Board is the second highest decision making body of the organization. The Board is selected by the general assembly for a total of 4 years. Accordingly PAD has a board of five standing members. The organizational board quarterly meets and monitors the accomplishment of the organizational executive body.


​​​​​​​Executive Committee ​​​​​​​

PAD organizational Executive body is chaired by the Executive Director of the Organization. The executive body include Program managers, Project managers and other senior core staff. The Executive body is responsible for the day to day routine organizational management and meet on periodic and routine base

PAD Organizational Policy and Procedure

PAD has the following systems and procedures in place that will help to effectively manage its programs and projects:​​​​​​​

Governing Policies and Procedure ​​​​​​​

  • Ethiopia Charities and Societies agency approved organizational Bi-law
  • Human Resource Ranagement  and Administration Policy Manual
  • Organizational Finance management Policy manual
  • Organizational Procurement Manual
  • Organization Anti Fraud Policy
  • Organizational Monitoring and Evaluation Policy manual
  • Organizational Child protection Policy Manual
  • Organization Gender mainstreaming Policy Manual
  • Organizational Communication Policy manual
  • Organizational Sefegarding Policy
  • Computerized accounting system
  • Organizational grant management policy manual

 Working Financial  and Other System ​​​​​​​

  • Updated financial policy & procedure
  • Updated procurement policy
  • Asset Management System     
  • Vehicle Management System
  • Peachtree Accounting System
  • HR Data Base System
  • External Audit (Annually)

Organizational Partnership

PAD is one of few NGO in Dire Dawa capable of establishing a sound working relation with regional, national and international partners including government partners as well as nongovernmental actors. Practically PAD managed to establish a sound partnership with partners

Regional and National Governmental partners ​​​​​​​

  • Dire Dawa BoWCYAs
  • Dire Dawa BoLSA
  • Hareri BoWCYA
  • Dire Dawa Bureau of Education
  • Dire Dawa BoH
  • Harari Labor affairs
  • Harari BOFED


 International and Local Non- Governmental organization ​​​​​​​

  • Fhi360
  • PACT
  • World Bank (FMoLSA)
  • CSSP2
  • US Embassy
  • Ethiopian AID UK
  • CSSP
  • VSO
  • African UNION
  • Mekdonia
  • Ethiopianaid-Australia
  • KNH
  • FC
  • Canadian Embassy