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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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Chief People Officer

Burnet Institute |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne

• Research Institute & International NGO dedicated to health equality
• New key Executive leadership role and advisor to CEO
• Elevate the people and culture strategy in a growing organisation.

About the organisation
Burnet Institute is an Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, independent organisation that combines medical research with practical action to address health issues globally. Generated by brilliant minds in the lab and in the field, the point of difference is their technical breadth – from laboratory-based discoveries to public health and field research, commercialisation and international development programs, they are working towards better health for all people.

About the role
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and working closely with the executive team, the Chief People Officer is responsible for building out and delivering Burnet’s people strategy in alignment with the Burnet 2030 strategy. This includes enhancing the employee experience across the employment lifecycle, and ensuring excellence in service delivery by the human resources team. In this highly visible position, the appointee will act as a trusted adviser to the CEO, other Executives, the Board and governance committees providing leadership to ensure that the organisational and workforce capacity, capability and culture are in place to support growth and development. Critical to success in this role will be strategic and tactical thinking to support a significant change agenda, including building culture and engagement with targeted initiatives across career and succession planning, leadership, diversity and gender equity, staff and student development and well-being, people services, employee relations, performance and reward. Enabling a workplace culture of opportunity and inclusion is at the centre of this role.

About you
You are a progressive, business minded, strategic and highly regarded human resources executive who has led the people function in a complex environment and are seeking the chance to employ your strategic mindset and pragmatic action orientation in a leadership position. With creative ideas and curiosity, you are an architect of human resources strategy designed to enhance employee experience and build culture. Your reputation as a trusted adviser to the executive is underpinned by your credibility, collaborative style, and exceptional influencing and interpersonal skills. A proven, naturally engaging and authentic leader, you inspire high-performance and connect people to purpose. Harness your strategic expertise and hands-on approach to make a real contribution through the people agenda of this critical health research and international development organisation.

For more information, please contact Annie Healy at SHK on +61 3 8620 8025 or go to the SHK link below to apply.
Please submit your resume in Microsoft Word format. Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK.

Closing Date: Jun 30, 2023