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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.


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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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Chief Executive Officer

Oaktree Foundation Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne

WHO ARE WE?     

Oaktree is Australia’s largest youth-led International Development agency with over 250,000 supporters across the country. We are young people leading, creating and demanding a more just world. We invest in young people to build their capacity, and influence to create a more just world.

Through the Oaktree Youth Solidarity Fund (OYSF), Oaktree partners with youth-led organisations from across the Asia-Pacific who are working on incredible projects to address a concern they see in their community. This way we are able to support sustainable, locally-led development initiatives.


A just and sustainable world, where every young person has an equitable chance to reach their potential.


Oaktree is a youth-led movement, supporting young people to shape a better world.


Hungry to Learn


As a CEO you will lead and inspire a compelling vision and see it come true. You will work alongside political, industry and public leaders; corporate sponsors; and international development partners. You will build culture, inspire teams to pull off the ‘impossible’, and have fun while doing it. You will make hard decisions. You will build lifelong friends. You will learn more than you imagine, with the support of the Oaktree Board and mentorship from leading experts in the sector. Best of all, you will play a part in building a better world where all young people can reach their potential.

As CEO you will play an important role in helping to build a new strategy for Oaktree, and with it, a fit for purpose operating model. You will use your leadership to interrogate Oaktree’s vision and mission, working to understand whether our impact is meeting a true need amongst youth-based international development organisations. With the support of the Board, as well as pro-bono strategy and operations consultant assistance,  you will harness the skills of our talented volunteer team to rebuild and relaunch Oaktree to a generation of future leaders.

8 FTE (part time – 30 hours per week).
Hybrid working, with a minimum of one day in the office per week. Our office space is located in West Melbourne.
12-month fixed term contract with the option to extend (dependent on personal and organisational performance).


Strategic Leadership and Change Management
Team Leadership
Oaktree Youth Solidarity Fund
Enhancing Oaktree’s External Profile
Stakeholder Management

*Please refer to the position description (located on Oaktree’s website) for a full list of key responsibilities.



Completed or studying a Bachelors Degree or have equivalent work experience,
Experience in implementing strategic change and leading an organisation through a period of change,
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders,
Well-developed leadership and relationship management skills with the ability to manage a large team of both paid staff and volunteers,
A fast learner, who responds to new challenges with agility and curiosity.


International development experience (relevant study, program design, implementation, or monitoring and evaluation),
Previous experience in a leadership role within a non-profit (experience in a youth-led non-profit will be favourably looked upon).
Political and community advocacy experience.

Behavioural Traits

We’re seeking a young individual that is passionate about empowering and engaging young people both in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region and has a passion for leading innovative solutions in the international development space. The traits we value in a CEO include:

Valuing diversity,
Acting with integrity,
Building a cohesive and successful team,
Delivering high quality, impactful outcomes reliably,
Adapting proactively,
A strong attention to detail.


Hybrid working, minimum one day in our office per week.
0.8 FTE (4 days per week).
12 month fixed term contract.
Minimum 5.1 Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award – $44.92 p/h (dependent on qualifications and experience).

Applications close at 5pm AEDT 2nd February and should be submitted via the form linked below.  If you need reasonable adjustments when applying please reach out so we can ensure the application process is accessible for you.


Application Link: https://form.typeform.com/to/IVDtZ1YF

Closing Date: Feb 2, 2024