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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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Brand and Communications Advisor

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid | NSW | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Sydney
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness
  • Full time, Permanent Role with flexible work arrangements based in Sydney
  • Closing Date: Tuesday, 13th February 2024



The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight.  We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.


The Foundation is also proud to announce that we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards.


You bring excellent written communication and proofreading skills to the table. Your ability to translate technical information into clear, straightforward English ensures effective communication. With a strong organisational aptitude, you consistently deliver multiple tasks and projects on time. You embody self-drive and initiative, proactively identifying and solving challenges. Furthermore, you thrive in collaborative and teamwork environments, contributing to a cohesive and productive work culture.



The Brand and Communications Advisor is accountable for strategic planning, design and operational delivery of internal communications and engagement-related projects that are aligned to The Foundation’s strategic framework.



Support implementation of the Internal Communications Strategy.

  • Provide strategic and operational support to implement the Internal Communication Strategy to align with the strategic direction of The Foundation ensuring a systematic approach to Internal Communications across The Foundation in Australia and internationally.
  • Ensure consistency, quality and timely delivery of communication materials used for different purposes and events.
  • Provide support to research, develop and promote any new internal communications tools required.
  • Provide support to monitor, research, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of The Foundation’s internal communications, making appropriate improvements and recommendations.

Support delivery of high-quality communications and provide well-considered communications advice to project teams.

  • Develop communications material to support internal and external opportunities, including internal staff emails, event briefs for spokespersons, and run sheets.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of communications approaches, and drive improvement.
  • Assist with management of internal communications channels (Connect, FredNet, Yammer).
  • Provide administrative support to the Communications team, such as liaising with suppliers and raising invoices through The Foundation’s internal systems.

Support with delivery of thought – leadership opportunities for emerging and senior leaders to ensure effective communication with their divisions and across the organisation.

  • Support the planning, coordination, running and facilitation of events including internal staff meetings with executive leaders and The Foundation’s community engagement opportunities.
  • Produce stories and articles for our channels based on leader and organisation priorities and reflecting the diverse communication requirements of our country and programming offices.
  • Assist with the delivery of CEO and Exec communication, including CEO updates and all staff meetings.
  • Build strong relationships across The Foundation to collaborate on shared initiatives and offer ideas to enhance communication outcomes.

Effectively communicate and deliver engagement activities across the organisation.

  • Act as a bridge between Brand and Comms and other internal teams to drive the development of a global communications strategy enabling us to tell sophisticated, data and research driven stories.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of communications to drive continuous improvement.
  • Support all internal communications including ad hoc, BAU and priority projects including day-to-day operational support for the Brand and Comms team to streamline internal processes.
  • Support internal branding by bringing to life our common purpose, strategy, values and behaviours across communications channels as appropriate.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a communications related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience developing high quality written communication materials and plans.
  • Proficiency with using multiple systems and processes (including internal comms and administrative systems).


How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you including:

  • Generous salary packaging – we provide access to not-for-profit salary packaging options, which will increase your take home pay, we also offer 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output, not hours and enable you to prioritise your health and wellbeing
  • Generous leave allowances – we offer Paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”; and time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave
  • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to LinkedIn Learning and focused development conversations.


To find out more about our benefits click here



Please apply directly via the “Apply” Button. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.


Applications Close: Tuesday, 13th February 2024


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.


The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Please note: We will not be accepting CVs via agencies for this role.

Closing Date: Feb 13, 2024