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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

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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.


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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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Advocacy Campaigns Lead

Tearfund Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Blackburn

Are you seeking an engaging role that uses your advocacy service skills for good?

You could be Tearfund’s next Advocacy Campaigns Lead.

  • An opportunity to build upon and grow the strong advocacy tradition of one of Australia’s most-loved Christian international development agencies.
  • Use your campaigning expertise to inspire and mobilise Christians to take action to end poverty and injustice.
  • Contribute leadership, strategy and creativity to campaigns as part of a global movement.

About the role

This part time role will play a critical part in Tearfund’s advocacy and campaigning, which exists to bring about large-scale Christ-centred change on issues that affect people who are living with poverty and marginalisation.

Position Location: A mix of in office at Blackburn, Melbourne or remote, depending on any State based restrictions and business needs.

When you are successful in this role, you will create and contribute to the delivery of advocacy campaigns and communications that mobilise Christians and influence decision-makers to act. You’ll collaborate with a talented and dedicated group of communication and community organising professionals across Tearfund’s Australian Program Team and amongst our national and global coalitions, providing advice and training on campaign issues and tactics. You’ll also be supported to continue to grow in your professional skills and expertise through Tearfund’s learning and development program.

What this role will require

  • Campaigning, movement building and content expertise
  • Sophisticated advocacy and political nous, campaigning and communications skills and biblical literacy
  • Strong relationship-building and negotiation skills for collaboration and the ability to lead others and initiatives.

Is this you? To be successful in this role, you will have;

  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy campaigning, campaign strategy development and campaign communications
  • Sound understanding of the Australian political system and policy, ideally relating to poverty alleviation and environmental issues
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, think analytically and strategically synthesise complex policy issues
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills for communications across different channels
  • Familiarity with, an active involvement in, and a broad understanding of the evangelical church and community
  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field including politics, law, economics, communications, journalism, public relations, development or theology.

For the full Position Description including the closing date, please refer to the listing on our careers page here.

About Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. We work in partnership with local Christian agencies to end poverty, challenge inequality and build sustainable communities. We go where the need is greatest, acting with courage to tackle injustice so that all may experience fullness of life.

To work at Tearfund is to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. Tearfund offers you the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most. As part of the Tearfund team, you are part of a movement which works toward a just and compassionate world in which all people can achieve their God-given potential.

Tearfund offers a friendly and flexible work environment, generous salary packaging benefits, and the challenge to grow and explore in your faith and justice journey.

How to apply:

Send us your CV to [email protected]

In a short cover letter, tell us about:

  • Why Tearfund? How do your values align with ours?
  • Why the role resonates with you
  • How your experience aligns with the role requirements in the position description.

NOTE: The closing date for applications is 8 Jan 2024. Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.


Please contact Emma Wyndham Chalmers on Ph: 03 9264 7000

Tearfund Australia’s recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, such as a National Police Check and/or a Working With Children Check. COVIDSafe office requirements also apply. You also need to have the right to work in Australia and the ability to communicate in English well.

We seek to be a diverse workplace, in which people of many cultural and linguistic backgrounds, genders, ages and abilities work together and are equally appreciated and respected. People with disabilities and neuro diverse abilities, are encouraged to apply for Tearfund roles and can receive assistance with aspects of the recruitment process, by contacting our People and Culture Partner, Stephanie via [email protected] or on 03 9264 7000.

Tearfund Australia collects and retains the information you provide us through your application for use in connection with recruitment activities. We manage information provided to us in line with Australian Privacy Principles. Our Privacy Policy contains further information on how we deal with your personal information and how to contact us if you have queries about this.

Closing Date: Jan 8, 2024