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
 

Development Practice Advisor
 

  • An exciting opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs to contribute to the improved practice of staff and organisations in the Australian international development sector. 

  • A salary ranging from Senior Officer 1 ($78,583.63) - Senior Officer 4 ($91, 446.38) 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


The Role


The Development Practice Advisor is responsible for leading or supporting a range of initiatives across different modalities and content areas that:

  1. Contribute to improved practice within ACFID’s member organisations and across the broader Australian international development sector.

  2. Deliver on our identified priorities in ACFID’s Strategic Plan, particularly those under the High Performing Sector and the International Development Standard domains, the organisational Enablers, and the Climate Change and the Civil Society domains.


The position reports to the Learning and Innovation Lead and is part of the Effectiveness and Engagement Team (EET) and works closely within this team, with the Standards and Code team, and the Membership and Stakeholder Engagement Lead and development practice leaders.


Key responsibilities for the role are:
 

  1. Provide secretariat support and workplan delivery to ensure leadership and effective advice to the membership of ACFID, including from ACFID’s Development Practice Committee (DPC) regarding development practice issues.

  2. Support the delivery of projects across different modalities, particularly peer learning and participatory learning.

  3. Contribute to the ongoing development of ACFID’s learning framework, program, and modalities.


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 purpose is to lead and unite our members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. ACFID members must comply with the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice. Further information about ACFID is available via the ACFID website.

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 which can be downloaded 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 28 January 2022. 

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

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 would like to let ACFID know how the application and interview process can be made more accessible for you, please contact [email protected]

 

Campaign Coordinator – Australian Council for International Development
 

  • A unique opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs 

  • A salary of $78,583.63- $91,446.38 (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 10% superannuation.  

  • Flexible location 

  • Non-ongoing 0.4FTE for initial six months from the starting date, with the opportunity for extension

  • Applications close on 15 December 2021  

  • View the position description here


The Role   


This is an exciting opportunity to implement the public engagement and campaigning strategy for the Public Engagement Campaign Committee (PECC) at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). The PECC serves as the key mechanism for ACFID’s members to run public-facing campaigns on Australian development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. 
 

Australia’s peak body for NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action seeks a candidate to fill an initial six-month contract, with the opportunity for extension. The PECC Campaign Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of the PECC Public Engagement Strategy in the lead up to the next federal election and bring together members of the PECC to create a new long-term campaign for the sector. This includes developing and maintaining campaign collateral, managing relationships with key PR and Creative Agencies, mobilising PECC member organisations and key stakeholders, and ensuring a cohesive strategic direction for all campaign activities to achieve a high impact campaign, in consultation with the PECC Chairs and Committee. 
 

The successful candidate will be an experienced campaign professional with strong problem-solving skills, and ability to manage competing demands. They will have strong communication and design skills, experience in developing digital assets, campaign tools, timelines, and templates. They will also have experience in managing budgets and will work with ACFID in maintaining PECC expenditure. 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 129 full members and 23 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 92 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 the online Application for Employment Form you can find here. The covering letter, including your response to the selection criteria, should be no longer than two A4 pages. 


Applications will close COB 15 December 2021.  


Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview in early 2022. Interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom. 


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 Policy and Advocacy Director, Tim Watkin, at timwatkin@acfid.asn.au 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