Request for Tender

Upon request, ACFID may list Industry Requests for Tender on behalf of our members and partners.

For Non-Members, the cost of advertising a Request for Tender is $400 + GST for the duration of the tender advertisement. Re-advertising will incur the same cost.


Current RFTs

Consultancy to develop guidance to support a pictorial PSEAH resource 

ACFID seeks a consultant to lead the development of guidance to support a picture-based training resource on prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH) terminology and behavioural standards. This guidance should support ACFID members to safely and effectively use picture-based terminology and standards to:

  1. establish understanding of commonly used PSEAH terminology; and
  2. explain the conduct requirements of organisational staff and associated personnel in a manner suitable for use both within the organisation and with community groups.

Further detail on the opportunity is provided in the Terms of Reference, which can be downloaded here.

Due Date: 17 January 2022 via j[email protected]


RFQ - Australian Volunteers Program - Review of roles, remuneration and benefits for country office staff

The Australian Volunteers Program, managed by AVI,  is conducting a review of the remuneration and benefits provided to its locally engaged staff. This review aims to ensure consistency across similar position descriptions and that they are fair, equitable and consistent with AVI’s obligations under its Head Contract with DFAT as well as AVI’s values as an employer. We are seeking a team of specialists with expertise in human resources with experience in the international development assistance sector.

The Request for Quotation and the Terms of Reference can be downloaded on via this link:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their proposal by 12:00pm AEDT 7 November 2021.


Expressions of Interest Sought: AP4D Editorial Support

October 2021 to June 2022 

The Asia Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence Dialogue (AP4D) creates a new dimension in Australia’s international policy-making by bringing together the development, diplomacy and defence communities. It combines the skills and experience of each to achieve new insights, develop new ideas and promote strategic collaboration around shared interests.

The AP4D’s inaugural research program, “Shaping a shared future — deepening Australia’s influence in Southeast Asia and the Pacific” is funded by the Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC) and will demonstrate the value of an integrated approach to the strategic challenges Australia faces in these two key regions.   

The program will be delivered in 2021-22 and is structured around two six-month components on Southeast Asia and the Pacific, run consecutively as follows:  

  • Collaborate to determine key operational and policy impediments to Australia's influence in Southeast Asia

  • Connect the development, diplomacy and defence communities to look at policy options in priority areas 

  • Create a suite of strategies, policies and tools to enhance Australia’s relationships in Southeast Asia and the Pacific 

The program is led by Program Lead Melissa Conley Tyler and is hosted by ACFID. 

Expected outputs 

Program outputs include options papers, briefings and other publications. The consultant will support the Program Lead and AP4D authors to deliver outputs that: 

  • are stylistically consistent and are in line with program templates and style guidelines  

  • are high-quality, evidence-based and compelling  

  • meet the needs of specific target audiences, including senior decision- makers and program stakeholders 

  • are in line the program’s Communication Protocols 

Expected services

The successful consultant will:

  • Provide editorial support to lead authors of options papers and other publications to ensure high quality outputs that are clear, compelling and consistent with AP4D style and branding guidelines 

  • Work with the Program Lead to advise on the program’s communications objectives 

  • Provide other communications support to the program as required

Expected time allocations

ACFID will contract on the basis of a daily rate daily rate contract. The total allocation of days is approximately 44 days in total to be divided among a panel of available consultants. Consultants might work on just one publication or on multiple publications. 


Remote working, with Zoom and telephone contact as required. 

What are we looking for? 

The successful consultant will possess:  

  • Demonstrated experience and excellence in providing communications and editorial support for research and policy engagement 

  • Have a demonstrated understanding of Australia’s regional environment and the Australian Government’s foreign policy priorities across the three domains    

  • Have a relentless eye for clear and compelling communication, and a practical can-do attitude  

  • Be comfortable facilitating and providing guidance and feedback to senior subject matter experts and program staff 

How to apply

If you are interested in being part of the panel for AP4D editorial support, please do the following:  

  • Email [email protected] with a brief expression of interest including daily rate and approximate number of days available. 

  • Attach a relevant CVs and links/samples of a few pieces of relevant previous work.