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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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Bids and Impact Funding Lead

Caritas Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW
Sub location(s): Sydney

About Caritas Australia
At Caritas Australia, we have a vision to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity for all. We partner with the most vulnerable communities to help them build better outcomes by improving access to sustainable livelihoods, clean water, sanitation and education.

Why work for us?
– Flexible working arrangements, to support your work/life balance.
– Advance your career in the direction you choose with professional development and learning opportunities.
– Access to free on-site gym and other health & wellbeing benefits.
– Annual remuneration and benefits reviews, ensuring you are fairly compensated for the work you do.
– Not-for-Profit salary packaging, reducing the tax you pay and increasing your take-home pay.

Why is this an exciting opportunity?
The Bid and Impact Funding Lead will support Caritas Australia’s growth and impact through researching, designing and activating innovative approaches to income generation.

What does the role involve?
Reporting to the Impact Director, the Bid and Impact Funding Lead will partner with technical experts across Caritas Australia to research, analyse and activate innovative approaches to income generation, including impact investment, social enterprise, cross-sector partnerships and shared value projects. Other key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
– Identifying DFAT and multilateral grant opportunities for Caritas Australia across strategically aligned technical and geographic portfolios.
– Managing assessment of grant opportunities, pre-solicitation / pre-proposal activities, proposal coordination and submission.
– Research, analyse and activate innovative approaches to income generation, including impact investment, social enterprise, cross-sector partnerships and shared value projects
– Managing and coordinate agreements, oversight of technical design and costing, capacity statements, internal review / quality control processes.
– Representing Caritas Australia’s business development interests at relevant meetings and events.

Who are we looking for?
For this role, we are seeking a pro-active and interpersonal individual, with a mix of the following qualifications, skills and experience:
– Extensive experience with Australian Government bid and tender processes and solicitation; substantive experience in proposal development.
– Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
– Ability to effectively communicate with, and coordinate activities of multiple partners, including field-based staff.
– Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications.
– A willingness and ability to travel internationally, sometimes with little notice.

All applicants must have full Australian working rights and be available to work from our Sydney Office at least two days per week.

Our commitment to safeguarding – Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of all people, especially children and vulnerable adults. As part of your employment, you will be required to undergo relevant background checks (Police Checks, Working with Children Checks, Reference Checks), abide by our safeguarding policies and sign our Code of Conduct including Professional Behaviour Standards for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults.

Our commitment to diversity – At Caritas Australia, we support an inclusive and diverse workforce. In particular we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Our commitment to safety and wellbeing – Depending on your role, Caritas Australia may require you to undertake health checks or receive vaccinations to ensure your safety and wellbeing at work.

Closing Date: Nov 25, 2022