ACFID jobs

Working at ACFID is much more than just a job - it’s a chance to join a community of like-minded individuals working together to end world poverty and injustice.

All applications should consist of a completed Application for Employment Form, Resume and Cover Letter addressing any criteria identfied in the Position Description or Job Advertisement.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications must be submitted via the online Form associated with the relevant role. Applications not submitted in this manner will not be considered. Any enquiries can be sent to [email protected] (but please note that job applications sent to this address will not be considered.).

Current Vacancies
 

Standards and Code Advisor

 

  • An exciting opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs to contribute to the development and promotion of high ethical standards and effectiveness in the Australian international development sector.
  • A salary ranging from Senior Officer 1 ($75,706.77) - Senior Officer 4 ($88,098.63) per annum, pro rata and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This includes a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 10.0% superannuation.  
  • Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements 
  • 0.7-0.8 FTE, permanent
  • Applications close COB 12 November
  • View the position description here: Word Document
     

The Role

We are seeking a motivated individual with strong communication skills to join ACFID’s Effectiveness and Engagement Team. 

The Standards and Code Advisor contributes to all aspects of the design, management and promotion of the ACFID Code of ConductIn collaboration with team members, the successful candidate will support the implementation of key priorities in ACFID’s Strategic Plan, most notably those under the High Performing Sector and International Development Standard domains and organisational Enablers. 

The position is responsible for coordinating ACFID members’ reporting against the Code, improving compliance and promoting good practice through the standards in the Code of Conduct. This includes assessing members’ compliance, providing tailored advice and developing resources to support members.  

The position also provides secretariat support to the independent Code of Conduct Committee and contributes to the promotion of the Code to external stakeholders. 

About ACFID

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian action. Our vision is of a world where all people are free from extreme poverty, injustice, and inequality and where the earth’s finite resources are managed sustainably. Our purpose is to lead and unite our members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world.  

Founded in 1965, ACFID currently has 129 members and 22 affiliates operating in more than 90 developing countries. The total revenue raised by ACFID’s membership from all sources amounts to $1.86 billion (2018-19), $701 million of which is raised from over 1.26 million Australians. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community-based groups, with a mix of secular and faith-based organisations.  

ACFID members must comply with the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice that aims to improve international development and humanitarian action outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of signatory organisations. Covering 9 Quality Principles, 33 Commitments and 91 compliance indicators, the Code sets good standards for program effectiveness, fundraising, governance, and financial reporting. Compliance includes annual reporting and checks. The Code has an independent complaint handling process. 

We value diversity in the workplace and model our commitment to the values outlined in our strategic plan.  ACFID is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminateon the basis ofrace, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability status or national origin. Applicants will be consideredbased onqualifications, merit, and business need.Individuals of diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How toApply

Please send a covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form.  

The covering letter should take into account ACFID’s Core Competencies (referenced in the position description), and discuss (1) why you are applying for the role and (2) how you would use your competencies and experience to deliver on the key areas of responsibility. The covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages. 

Applications will close COB 12 November 2021.

Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted remotely via video conference (Zoom).

The Standards and Code Advisor role is part time (0.7-0.8 FTE, flexible work arrangements to be negotiated). Applicants are asked to provide their preferred working arrangements within the provisions outlined, and their preferred working hours will be considered.  

Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check. To be eligible for this position you must have a legal right to work in Australia.   

If you wish to discuss the role further, please email [email protected] in office hours.  

 

Media Relations and Advocacy Advisor 
 

  •  A unique opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs in a leadership role and influence foreign policy and international development 

  •  A salary ranging from Senior Officer 1 ($75,706.77) - Senior Officer 4 ($88,098.63) per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This includes a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 10.0% superannuation. 

  • Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements

  • 0.8-1.0 FTE, 12 month contract with a view to become permanent and ongoing 

  • Applications close COB Monday 11th October 2021

  • View the position description: PDF

Purpose of the Position

The primary purpose of the Media and Advocacy Advisor is to lead ACFID’s media and advocacy communications. 

Through media engagement and advocacy communications, the role-holder will help build ACFID’s reputation as ready, credible, trusted and valued.

In supporting the implementation of ACFID’s External Relations strategy, the role-holder will work with our partners and seek to influence targeted change-makers (policy decision-makers) through media and advocacy communications. 

  • The role-holder will implement strategies that share the expertise, insights and thought leadership of ACFID and its members with the media and targeted change-makers;
     
  • The role-holder will support the diversification of voices speaking in the media and to targeted change-makers on international development from within the ACFID Secretariat and the ACFID membership. 
     
  • The role-holder will create new methods and mediums for reaching the media and change-makers and increase the use of multimedia from within the Secretariat. 
     
  • The role-holder will chair discussion and coordination meetings with media and advocacy staff from within ACFID’s membership.  

About ACFID 

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian action. Our vision is of a world where all people are free from extreme poverty, injustice, and inequality and where the earth’s finite resources are managed sustainably. Our purpose is to lead and unite our members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world.  


Founded in 1965, ACFID currently has 129 members and 22 affiliates operating in more than 90 developing countries. The total revenue raised by ACFID’s membership from all sources amounts to $1.86 billion (2018-19), $701 million of which is raised from over 1.26 million Australians. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community-based groups, with a mix of secular and faith-based organisations.  

ACFID members must comply with the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice that aims to improve international development and humanitarian action outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of signatory organisations. Covering 9 Quality Principles, 33 Commitments and 91 compliance indicators, the Code sets good standards for program effectiveness, fundraising, governance, and financial reporting. Compliance includes annual reporting and checks. The Code has an independent complaint handling process. 

We value diversity in the workplace and model our commitment to the values outlined in our strategic plan.  ACFID is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability status or national origin. Applicants will be considered based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Individuals of diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

Please send a covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form. 

The covering letter should take into account ACFID’s Core Competencies (referenced in the job description found here), and discuss (1) why you are applying for the role and (2) how you would use your competencies and experience to deliver on the key areas of responsibility. The covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages. 

Applications will close COB Monday 11th October 2021.

Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted remotely via video conference (Zoom).

ACFID’s preference is for the Media Relations and Advocacy Advisor to work full time (0.8-1.0 FTE, flexible work arrangements to be negotiated). Applicants are asked to provide their preferred working arrangements within the provisions outlined, and all applicants and their preferred working hours will be considered. 

Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check. To be eligible for this position you must have a legal right to work in Australia.  

If you wish to discuss the role further, please email [email protected] in office hours.  
 

Australian Community Member – ACFID Code of Conduct Committee 
 

  • A unique opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative committee and contribute to the development and promotion of high ethical standards and effectiveness in the Australian international development sector. 

  • Code of Conduct Committee members participate in a voluntary capacity, with all reasonable costs covered by ACFID.  

  • 4 meetings a year, virtual or face-to-face.

  • Applicants from all locations in Australia encouraged to apply.

 

The Role

The ACFID Code of Conduct Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, administering and promoting the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice for the Australian international development sector. 


The Australian Community member provides a valuable independent voice on the Code of Conduct Committee. Drawing on their experiences outside the international development sector, the Australian Community member will contribute a unique perspective to support the achievement of high ethical standards and effectiveness by the sector. 

Code of Conduct Committee members are expected to participate in quarterly meetings, complaints handling investigations and additional working groups as required.

The Committee welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Experience in the broader not-for-profit sector, ethics, complaints investigations or other industry standards or codes of conduct is desirable. 

The successful candidate will be interested in working in a collaborative committee context.

About ACFID and the Code of Conduct Committee

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian action. Our vision is of a world where all people are free from extreme poverty, injustice, and inequality and where the earth’s finite resources are managed sustainably. Our purpose is to lead and unite our members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world.   

Founded in 1965, ACFID currently has 129 members and 22 affiliates operating in more than 90 developing countries. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community-based groups, with a mix of secular and faith-based organisations.   

The ACFID Code of Conduct (the Code) is a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice. It was developed in 1997 and comprehensively revised in 2010 and 2016. The Code aims to improve international development and humanitarian action outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of ACFID's members. All full members of ACFID are signatories to the Code and are committed to full adherence to its principles and commitments.  

The Code is independently governed on behalf of the ACFID Board and ACFID Council by the Code of Conduct Committee. The Code of Conduct Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, administering and promoting the Code in accordance with the Rules and Objects of ACFID and the Committee’s Terms of Reference.

The Committee is made up of:

  • An independent honorary chair

  • Six members elected by and from the Council of ACFID members; 

  • one appointed representative of the Australian community

  • up to three specialist-based appointed positions, with skills and experience in accordance with current requirements of the Committee.
     

Committee members serve three-year terms and can serve up to two terms.

How toApply

Please send a covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form.  

In the covering letter please outline (1) why you are applying for the role and (2) how your competencies and experiences align with the desirable skills and experiences described in the Position Description. The covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages.  

Applications will close COB Friday 22 October 2021. 

Applicants will then be shortlisted by the Code of Conduct Committee. Any interviews will be conducted remotely via video conference (Zoom). The successful candidate will begin their term on 1 January 2022. 

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact ACFID’s Standards and Code Lead, Emily Moreton, at [email protected]

Part-Time Program Officer, Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence (AP4D)

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for Australian NGOs (non-government organisations) involved in international development and humanitarian action.

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. The program is led by a Program Leader and is hosted by ACFID.

The part-time Program Officer position will provide project management and communications support to the Program Lead and the Shaping a Shared Future program.

How to Apply

Taking into account ACFID’s core competencies and the required functional competencies of the role as detailed in the position description (found here), please send a covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form. The covering letter, including your response to the selection criteria, should be no longer than two A4 pages.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm (AEST) Sunday, 10 October. 

ACFID may close applications earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

ACFID’s preference is for the Program Officer to start immediately. Working hours can be negotiated. Applicants are asked to provide their preferred working arrangements in their covering letter and all applicants and their preferred working hours will be considered. 

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact [email protected] 

Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check. To be eligible for this position you must have a legal right to work in Australia. 

 

Casual Register

Are you interested in working with ACFID? From time to time we have a requirement for casual staff for short-term administrative work in our Secretariat in Canberra. If you would like to be contacted about future opportunities, please complete the ACFID Employment Application Form and send it with your resume to recruitment@acfid.asn.au