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Annual Report 2022-23

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability


ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.


ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.


ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.


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Conference 2023

disruptive dynamics, inspired ideas

18-19 October 2023

Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

Become a member

Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

Membership types & fees

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

State of the Sector

The State of the Sector Report provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of the state of the Australian aid and development sector.

NGO Aid Map

ACFID’s NGO Aid Map allows the Australian public and stakeholders to explore the work of ACFID Members around the world.

Development Practice Committee

The DPC is an expert advisory group of development practitioners leading good practice within the sector.

Our Focus

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Federal Budget 23-24 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

Strategic Plan

ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Climate Change

Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

Civil Society

Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

Humanitarian Action

Taking humanitarian action for those in greatest need.

Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.


Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Code of Conduct

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

The ACFID Code of Conduct is periodically reviewed to ensure it continues to reflect good practice and the needs of ACFID and its members.

Code of Conduct

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

Provides a thematic ‘deep dive’ into each of the nine Quality Principles in the Code


This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Members’ conduct.

Other Standards

Mapping the Code with other professional standards and principles in the humanitarian and aid sector in Australia and internationally

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Act for Peace |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Sydney

This position is one of two key financial management positions, which together span Act for Peace’s financial strategy, budgeting, reporting, business planning, and associated risk and compliance functions.

The Accountant reports to the Finance Manager, and has particular responsibility for:

  • Appropriate receipting and allocation of all revenue (including fundraised donations and institutional grant income)
  • Accounts payable, to contractors, Australian product and service vendors, and international partners
  • Project finance and accounting, enabling the appropriate budgeting, monitoring, and acquittal reporting for our significantly grant-funded programs portfolio, in line with industry and contractual compliance requirements.  This responsibility also sees the role centrally involved in providing support to our Partnerships and Programs Department (PPD), including across budgeting, financial and management reporting, and other related activities.

About Act for Peace

Today, there are more refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people worldwide than at any time since records began. That’s more than 70 million people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and disaster.

It’s a terrible injustice. And one that we can, and must, overcome.

We believe all people are created equal, and we should love our neighbours as ourselves. Yet, right now, we’re living in a world of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Divisions are deepening, conflicts are escalating, and climate inaction is placing lives in peril.

It means every day, more of us around the world are forced from our homes by violent conflict and disaster.

For more than 70 years, Act for Peace has brought people together to respond to this injustice. Meeting urgent needs, advocating for change, and backing displaced people to reclaim control of their lives.

Founded by the Australian churches, we are a diverse collection of people united by a powerful conviction: to create a just and peaceful society, we must work together. It’s both the right thing to do, and the only thing that will work.

That’s why we work in solidarity with long-term local partners; and collaborate with local, regional, and global networks, academics, governments, and the UN; to ensure people uprooted by conflict and disaster have a safe place to belong.

A world where everyone belongs.

To create, together, a world where people uprooted by conflict and disaster have a safe place to belong.
For more information about Act for Peace, including our principles and policies, please visit our website www.actforpeace.org.au

About the Business Services Department

Business Services is responsible for the efficient and effective operations and operational performance of Act for Peace, including development, delivery, evaluation and reporting of strategic and operational planning and policy development across the Human Resources, Finance, Administration, Property Management, Information Technology, Compliance, Governance, Reporting and Risk Management. The team works closely with other Departments and partners to enhance a culture of collaboration, creativity, and trustworthiness. We provide processes, tools, advice, and support to other Departments to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible and identify opportunities and implement solutions for continuous improvement.

Full details including selection criteria can be found in the information pack which can be found here.

Please include a cover letter which addresses the requirements and selection criteria.

Applicants with a background of forced displacement are encouraged to apply.

Act for Peace takes the prevention of fraud, sexual misconduct and harassment, and the protection of children seriously.

  • Employment is conditional upon the outcome of an Australian Police Background check, as well as an equivalent police background check for any country in which the applicant has lived for more than 12 months during the last five years and for each country of citizenship. A working with children check may also be required.
  • Strict adherence to our Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy, Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Policy and the Privacy Policy is mandatory.
  • Copies of our policies can be found at www.actforpeace.org.au/our-policies
Closing Date: Nov 30, 2023