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ACFID Business Director

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Business Director – Australian Council for International Development

  • 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 Manager 1 ($124,013) – Manager 3 ($145,534) per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This includes a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 11.5% superannuation.
  • Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements
  • 1 FTE, permanent
  • Applications close midnight Sunday 28th July 2024.
  • View the position description

The Role 

Are you passionate about human rights and international development?

Are you committed to working for the greater good?

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the peak body for Australia’s international humanitarian and development NGOs.

The Australian Council for international Development (ACFID) is Australia’s peak body for NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.

We are seeking a highly experienced candidate to fill a permanent full-time position.

The Business Director will lead ACFID’s business services to ensure strong financial management; a safe, productive, rewarding and technology enabled workplace; compliance with applicable laws and regulations and contracts; planning and governance that meets the CEO and Board’s expectations; responsive organisational risk management; and business development support.

The successful candidate will have strong management skills, 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 as outlined in our Strategic Plan. An understanding of the context of ACFID members’ work and experience working in a not-for-profit is desirable but not essential.

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 21 affiliates operating in more than 79 developing countries. The total revenue raised by ACFID’s membership from all sources amounts to $1.26 billion (2021 – 22), $773 million of which is raised from over 1.1 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 

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 Sunday 28th July 2024

Interviews can be conducted remotely at the candidate’s preference, though the successful candidate must be based in ACFID’s office in Canberra.

ACFID’s preference is for the Business Director to work full time (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 contact the CEO Marc Purcell [email protected] or 0450 961 561.

Closing Date: Jul 28, 2024