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WEST AFRICAN MONETARY AGENCY CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STAFF

The West African Monetary Agency’s (WAMA) reputation as the key organ of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) responsible for fostering monetary integration depends on the ability of its staff to uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior at all times and in all of their dealings. The application of strong ethical standards should support the strengthening of the credibility of WAMA and thus contribute to the discharge of its mandate of working towards achieving a single currency for the ECOWAS Region.

This Code of Conduct outlines the standards of behavior expected of WAMA staff. It provides guidance to assist staff members to understand their responsibilities and obligations, and to be able to identify situations that may reflect negatively on WAMA, undermine its operations or result in conflicts of interest.

The Code compliments other WAMA rules and regulations and does not cover every possible situation of misconduct. If staff members are unsure of what course of action to take in any particular situation, they should seek guidance from their immediate supervisors or from the Administration Unit.

This Code of Conduct shall apply to all WAMA staff members on permanent appointment, temporary appointment as well as staff members on secondment, on a leave of absence with or without pay or on any course of training. This Code shall also apply to consultants on assignment within the Agency.

Staff members are encouraged to report any observed or suspected violation of the Code. They are also required to cooperate with any investigation under the Code. A violation of the Code will result in disciplinary action, including demotion and/or dismissal.

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