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

Digital Learning Advisor – part-time 0.6 FTE, Canberra based

ACFID is the peak body for Australian non-government organisations 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 has a new and exciting part-time opportunity for a digital learning professional to join a dedicated team of learning and innovation experts. In collaboration with team members, subject-matter experts and key stakeholders, you will lead and/or support a range of learning initiatives across different modalities and content areas that contribute to the objectives of the learning program – enabling ACFID’s member agencies and their staff to remain effective in the fight against poverty, inequality and injustice by enhancing their capabilities, improving their practice, and maintaining adaptive strategies and business models.

In this role you will:

  • Lead on the delivery of the Learning and Innovation team’s digital learning offerings, including webinars, eLearning and online resources
  • Support the broader learning and innovation program, including data collection and analysis, ongoing development of effective and innovative learning approaches, and the development and maintenance of ACFID’s learning policies, procedures and platforms
  • Contribute to the delivery of other learning events, including face-to-face workshops and ACFID’s annual conference

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience with digital learning, including site administration and content development for learning management systems (LMS), webinar or digital classroom coordination, and digital resource management
  • A proven ability to critique and analyse evidence, make data-driven decisions, and contribute to monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement processes
  • Demonstrated qualities of initiative, adaptability, responsiveness, and creative thinking

This position is offered as an initial 12-month fixed-term contract with the potential for permanency.

ACFID offers a base salary of $72,981.92 to $84,927.77 per annum (pro rata), which includes a fringe benefits concession of $15,900, plus 9.5% superannuation.

The Position Description and Application for Employment Form are available at Please send your application including a completed Application for Employment Form, a statement addressing the competencies outlined in the position description and a current resume to [email protected] or post to Private Bag 3, Deakin ACT 2600. Applications will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 8 July. You must be already eligible to work in Australia. For further information, please contact Jessica Smith on 02 8123 2229


Development Practice Committee - Vacancy

ACFID members are invited to nominate a suitably qualified person to the Development Practice Committee (DPC).

The DPC is an expert advisory group where learning and development practitioners from the not-for-profit sector meet to provide advice to ACFID on key issues around development effectiveness.

The DPC meets 4 times a year, rotating meetings between Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Travel expenses associated with committee participation must be covered by the member’s own agency.

In line with the workplan and existing skills base within the DPC membership, the DPC is looking for new members who demonstrate:

  • Experience in program design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation across a range of countries and sectors, including in the field.
  • Experience in developing and socialising program management frameworks, guidelines and tools.
  • Experience in dealing with DFAT requirements
  • Experience in applied research, capacity building, organisational development, policy dialogue, and development practice
  • Experience in and knowledge of ACFID’s thematic focus areas
  • Understanding and knowledge of the not -for -profit development sector
  • Links to institutions or inter/national networks that support the work of the DPC in meeting the objectives of the ACFID Strategic Plan.

Nominations are open to all staff of ACFID member agencies but we also invite ACFID members to nominate other people that they know of with these skills, e.g., a board member.

Nominations are sought to fill two current vacancies that would run from August 2018 until 2021.

Further information regarding the DPC including the current membership and TORs can be found on the ACFID website here.

SUBMISSION: Nominations close c.o.b. 13 July 2018 – please include your curriculum vitae and a short summary (no more than one page) addressing the terms of reference to: Kate Angus, Learning and Innovation Advisor, ACFID at [email protected]



CDC Secretariat calls for NGO representative nominations to the Committee.

Applications are open for the two elected NGO representatives to the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC) for a two-year term beginning in November 2018.

The CDC is made up of eight members – four from the Australian NGO sector, representing the accredited Australian NGO sector and NGO’s seeking accreditation, and four from DFAT. The two Australian NGO sector elected representatives’ terms will expire in November 2018. These representatives sit as individuals on the Committee and represent NGOs in general, rather than a specific organisation.

Nominees for these positions are required to seek approval for their nomination, then forward their curriculum vitae and a short statement addressing the selection criteria (found here) by email to Rebecca Hamilton, CDC Secretariat at [email protected] by 5pm Monday 1st October 2018. Please note that as per the Terms of Reference for the CDC ( , re-election of members is possible without limitation – current NGO representatives are eligible to apply again for another two years of service.

Please direct any queries about the position and/or procedure to:

Rebecca Hamilton

CDC Secretariat

E: [email protected]

P: 02 8123 2243


Using the Terms of Reference (ToR) available from this page, please send an Expression of Interest to Philippa Smales, Network and Partnerships Manager, at [email protected] using the subject line: Consultancy – Effective Approaches to Research Collaboration and Partnerships application via EthicalJobs, by COB May 26 - See more at:
Using the Terms of Reference (ToR) available from this page, please send an Expression of Interest to Philippa Smales, Network and Partnerships Manager, at [email protected] using the subject line: Consultancy – Effective Approaches to Research Collaboration and Partnerships application via EthicalJobs, by COB May 26 - See more at:

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