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 Statement against the Selection Criteria.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please send your full application for the available role to [email protected] by the nominated time and date outlined in the job vacancy announcements below.

Current Vacancies

Data Management and Analysis Lead

  • A unique short-term opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs to do data for good and lead key data projects
  • A salary of $75,706.77- $82,844.54 (depending on the skills and experience of the candidate) pro-rata per annum, which can include a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 9.5% superannuation. 
  • Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements
  • Non-ongoing 0.5FTE until 1 April 2022
  • Applications close on 28 May 2021
  • View the position description: PDF

The Role 

Are you a passionate data professional committed to working for the greater good? This is an exciting short-term opportunity to lead key data management and analysis functions and projects at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

Australia’s peak body for NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action seeks a candidate to fill a short-term vacancy until 1 April 2022. The Data Management and Analysis Lead is part of the Business Operations and Services Team. The position leads and delivers ACFID’s Annual Statistical Survey Project, which collects data from all ACFID’s members on their international development and humanitarian activities. This includes collecting, cleaning, verifying, analysing and presenting the data and developing data visualisations for various stakeholders and publications. The role will also implement and enforce the policies, processes and techniques for effective data management created during the recently completely Digital Transformation Project (migration to Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM/O365).

The successful candidate will be a motivated and experienced data professional. They will have strong data management and analysis skills, including experience in developing and implementing data management processes. They will also have a strong understanding of managing data projects and demonstrate proficiency in turning data into data visualisations using Tableau and/or Power BI. They will have a can-do attitude and the ability to take initiative and be flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment. They will value diversity in the workplace and commit to ACFID’s values outlined in the Strategic Plan. An understanding of the context of ACFID members’ work and experience working in a not-for-profit is desirable.

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 130 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. 

How to Apply 

Taking into account ACFID’s core competencies and the required functional competencies of the role as detailed in the position description, 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.

Applications will close COB 28 May 2021.

Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews can be conducted remotely at the candidate’s preference, though the successful candidate must be available to commence as soon as possible and be based in ACFID’s offices in Canberra.

ACFID’s preference is for the Data Management and Analysis Lead to work part-time hours over 4-5 days (actual hours per day 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.

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact ACFID’s Business Director at [email protected] in office hours. 

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.


Operations and Performance Coordinator 

  • A unique opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs to primarily lead the logistics of our National Conference and support the development of our Learning & Performance Framework
  • A salary of $75,706.77-$82.844.54 (depending on the skills and experience of the candidate) pro-rata per annum, which can include a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 9.5% superannuation. 
  • Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements
  • Non-ongoing 0.5FTE until 30 June 2022
  • Applications close on 28 May 2021
  • View the position description: PDF

The Role 

Are you a passionate events and project coordinator committed to working for the greater good? This is an exciting opportunity to lead the logistics of ACFID’s National Conference that attracts over 400 people and support the development and implementation of key operational projects.

Australia’s peak body for NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action seeks a candidate to fill a short-term vacancy until June 2022. The Operational and Performance Coordination is part of the Business Operations and Services Team. The role will plan, manage and lead ACFID’s National Conference logistics working with the Project Manager and the Conference Steering Group. The Conference will be held virtually in 2021 and face-to-face in 2022 and attracts over 400 people from the international development sector.

The position will also support and coordinate the development and implementation of ACFID’s new Learning & Performance Framework (MEL), working under the guidance of the Business Director and with our Learning and Performance Partner.  

The successful candidate will be a motivated and experienced event and project coordinator. They will have strong event management skills, a can-do attitude and the ability to take initiative and be flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment. They will also have experience in supporting the development and implementation of a monitoring, performance and learning framework. They will value diversity in the workplace and commit to ACFID’s values outlined in our Strategic Plan.  An understanding of the context of ACFID members’ work and experience working in a not-for-profit is desirable.

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 130 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. 

How to Apply 

Taking into account ACFID’s core competencies and the required functional competencies of the role as detailed in the position description, 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.

Applications will close COB 28 May 2021.

Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews can be conducted remotely at the candidate’s preference, though the successful candidate must be available to commence as soon as possible and be based in ACFID’s office in Canberra.

ACFID’s preference is for the Operations and Performance Coordinator to work part-time hours over 4-5 days (actual hours per day 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.

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact ACFID’s Business Director at [email protected] in office hours. 

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. 


Data Support Officer

  • A unique short-term opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs to support ACFID’s Digital Transformation Project
  • Non-ongoing 0.4-0.6FTE (14-21 hours per week depending on needs and availability) until 30 June 2021 (it is possible this might be slightly extended pending budget)
  • Commencing ASAP
  • A salary of $57,395.03 pro rata plus 9.5% superannuation.  Any accrued leave will be paid at the end of employment.
  • Canberra-based, Deakin
  • Applications close on 21 May 2021 or as soon as a suitable candidate is found
  • Position Description: PDF

The Role 

Are you wanting to gain work experience in a not-for-profit supporting a Digital Transformation Project? This is an exciting short-term opportunity to support data functions at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

Australia’s peak body for NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action seeks a candidate to start immediately to fill a short-term vacancy until 30 June 2021. The Data Support Officer will work on the Digital Transformation Project (migration to Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM). The role will support the project’s data management functions to ensure the accuracy of the data that will be migrated to the new CRM. The position will be responsible for data verification, data entry and other data administration tasks on a need basis for the project. The role requires the Data Support Office to work with accuracy and navigate different spreadsheets and platforms to complete datasets. 

The successful candidate will be a motivated individual with a willingness to learn. The role is well suited to a student or recent graduate that would like to gain work experience in a not-for-profit organisation or someone with experience seeking a temporary part-time role. The successful candidate will have experience working with Excel (at least intermediate level is desirable). They will have an excellent attention to detail and good computer literacy. They will have a can-do attitude and the ability to take initiative and be flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment.

How to Apply 

Taking into account the required functional competencies of the role as detailed in the position description, please send a short covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form. The covering letter should be no longer than one A4 page.

Applications will close COB 21 May 2021. ACFID may close applications earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

ACFID’s preference is for the Data Support 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 ACFID’s Data & Operations Lead at [email protected] or 02 8123 2250.
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. 


AP4D-ACMC Partnership Team Leader

Team:  Policy and Advocacy Team (PAT) 

Location:  Canberra Secretariat 

Employment Status:  0.8-1.0 FTE; non-ongoing (with potential for extension subject to funding)

Salary:  Range of $115,000.00 to $125,000.00 FTE (depending on the skills and experience of the candidate) plus 9.5% superannuation. Superannuation could be increased to 10%, subject to legislation. Under current taxation laws, a portion of the base salary may be taken as a tax-free fringe benefit.

Duration: To 30 June 2022 (with potential for extension subject to funding)

Background

The Asia Pacific Development, Diplomacy, Defence Dialogue (AP4D)

AP4D was founded in November 2019 by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Institute for Regional Security (IRS), the Australian National University (ANU) and the International Development Contractors’ Community (IDCC). AP4D aims to advance Australian interests by increasing understanding and collaboration between these three distinct international relations communities.

The Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC)

The ACMC is committed to promoting more effective and integrated civilian and military capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond to conflicts and disasters. In addition to a focus on international stabilisation and domestic interoperability, this includes an emerging focus on identifying the evidence base and policy enablers required to achieve a more integrated approach to the pursuit of Australian interests in the Indo-Pacific. 

The Partnership

AP4D and ACMC have formed a strategic partnership to generate more effective approaches to advancing Australia’s regional interests through improving the integrated application of development, diplomacy and defence perspectives and policy tools.

Over 2021–22, the Partnership will be focused on delivering its inaugural applied research program focused on deepening Australia’s influence in Southeast Asia and the Pacific through integrated approaches to statecraft. The Southeast Asia component will be delivered from July to December 2021 and the Pacific component will be delivered from January to June 2022. For each component, the program will convene and engage with the three policy communities to produce shared diagnostics, prioritise key issues, develop and refine joint policy options, and engage with policy and decision makers on these options.  

The Position: Team Leader

The Team Leader is responsible for delivering the program’s goal.  They will galvanise the collaboration needed to set strategic directions and ensure they are pursued with energy and expertise.  The Team Leader will catalyse value-adding cooperation and facilitate the delivery of productive new insights and ideas that are feasible and achieve widespread backing amongst the three communities.

The Team Leader will be a person of significant standing in Australian international relations, with credibility and networks to convene high-level groups and assist them reach conclusions of consequence.  They will have high-level international relations qualifications and substantial international policy experience.  They will have a proven track record communicating complex ideas succinctly, creatively and successfully.  They will have the ability to build and articulate positions that reflect a consensus between the communities, regardless of their individual expertise and views.  They will also have significant program management experience, including human, financial and risk management. 

Application

Please provide a CV, including details of three professional referees, as well a two-page pitch against the position specific competencies by 11.59pm Wednesday, 12 May.  You can download the Position Description here.

Applications should be sent to: [email protected].

For more information, please contact the AP4D Co-convenors, Bridi Rice and Richard Moore, at [email protected]  


External Relations Coordinator – Australian Council for International Development

  • A unique opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs to implement a new external relations strategy for the organisation
  • A salary between $75,706.77 to $88,098.63 pro-rata per annum, which can include a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 9.5% superannuation. 
  • Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements
  • On-going 0.8-1 FTE
  • Applications close on 7 May 2021
  • View the position description: Word | PDF

The Role 

This is an exciting opportunity to rollout a new external relations strategy for ACFID which aims to raise the reputation and influence of the peak-body and its members. The primary purpose of this new role is to implement and coordinate the strategy, with a key start-up phase being to implement new systems, processes and to upskill staff.

The role will require being responsive to ACFID’s internal and external stakeholders (such as, the ACFID Secretariat, ACFID’s members, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, sector stakeholders and the Australian Parliament); supporting staff in meeting their communication goals; coordinating communications between and across teams in ACFID; and ensuring the external relations strategy is delivered to a high-standard and ACFID’s reputation and perception increases by meeting the needs of our audiences.

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 130 members and 22 affiliates operating in more than 86 developing countries. The total revenue raised by ACFID’s membership from all sources amounts to $1.615 billion (2018), $846 million of which is raised from over 1.5 million Australians (2018). 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 90 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. 

How to Apply 

Taking into account ACFID’s core competencies and the required functional competencies of the role as detailed in the position description, please send a covering letter and your CV to [email protected]; and complete and attach the Employment Application Form, available here.  

The covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages.

Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. The application process will also include a short task associated with the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of the position. Applications close on 7 May.

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

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