This code of conduct defines the principal obligations the expert is required to do in order to be worthy of the title he wants.
- The expert recruited / called on by the ATCT to conduct a technical assistance mission, must in no circumstance use his/her name or title to abusive commercial or advertizing purposes for his/her own account.
- The expert in mission abroad must respect and implement all the legal and administrative regulations of the State in which he carries out his mission.
- The expert, if he/she is part of an Order or professional organization, must at the same time apply the code of ethics of his/her profession and this code, which can only be complementary.
- The expert must fulfill the mission with the strictest impartiality disregarding one’s opinions, tastes or relationships with third parties.
- The expert should not yield to pressure or influence that may affect the achievement of the objectives of the mission entrusted to him.
- The expert is the exclusive responsible for the studies and works of which he is the author.
- The expert is responsible for any documents or materials entrusted to him for the performance of his/her mission.
- The expert observes the utmost courtesy to all those who are part of his/her mission. However, he/she still enjoys complete independence and shall give his/her opinion conscientiously particularly in his/her report.
- The expert adopts and preserves fair and courteous attitude towards his/her colleagues and keeps off any act of unfair competition and fraudulent maneuver.
- The expert has the duty not to doubt about the quality of the work of a precedent colleague.
- If the expert, within his/her mission, is facing opposition or unjustified refusal of the people he is called to work with and that such acts may distort the results of his work, he is entitled to interrupt his intervention without prejudice to any contrary contractual stipulation.
- The expert must give the ATCT a report of his mission, which includes :
- The purpose of the mission
- The name of the beneficiary
- The duration of the mission
- The progress (in short)
- The recommendations and conclusions.
When the expert, after the final engagement, is prevented for a serious and legitimate reason from performing or continuing his/her mission, he/she must inform the ATCT, in writing, (e-mail accepted) specifying the reasons for his absence.