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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

Home 5 JOBS 5 Child Safety & Child Rights Technical Advisor (Global Health)

Child Safety & Child Rights Technical Advisor (Global Health)

Murdoch Children's Research Institute |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | VIC
Sub location(s): Parkville

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Global Health Strategic Initiative is part of a global effort to place children and adolescents at the centre of sustainable development and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our research has global reach, with program implementation focused in the Indo-Pacific region.
We collaborate with the World Health Organisation, governments in the Indo-Pacific, research institutes, universities, health care services and non-government organisations to contribute to child and adolescent health.
We’re looking for a Child Safety and Child Rights Technical Advisor (Global Health). In this role, you’ll play a crucial part in providing technical guidance and strengthening policies, procedures, and systems for child safety within our Global Health Strategic Initiative.
Your responsibilities will include:
Championing Child Safety: Be a voice for the rights of children and adolescents, ensuring child safety and child rights are embedded in our collaborations, research, and programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Policy Implementation: Lead the way in translating our commitment to child safety into actionable policies and procedures.
Global Impact: Work with us on a pilot project designed to actively engage children, young people, and their families and communities in research priority setting in an LMIC.
Key Accountabilities:
• Provide technical guidance and implement high-quality child safety policies, procedures and systems to ensure compliance with DFAT accreditation standards and ACFID Code of Conduct requirements
• Undertake child safety risk monitoring, management, reporting and review activities within the Global Health Strategic Initiative. This includes supporting research and program teams to conduct child safety risk assessments to identify potential risks in project activities and work with teams to develop mitigating measures and actions
• Support research and program teams to mainstream child safety in research and program design, monitoring, evaluation and learning within the Global Health Strategic Initiative
• Support MCRI’s People & Culture, Legal, Finance and Communications Teams to implement safeguarding policy and procedures in activities under the Global Health Strategic Initiative
About you:
• Relevant Masters-level or higher qualification in Public Health, International Development, Social Work or other relevant area of study

• At least 5 years’ experience in the design and implementation of safeguarding policy, procedure and systems within international development organisations operating in the Indo-Pacific
• Strong child protection technical knowledge and skills with familiarity with child safeguarding and prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH) standards and approaches desirable
• Experience in facilitating and delivering in person and virtual training and establishing a learning culture
Who we are
At Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries We are renowned for our cutting-edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention, and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health Murdoch Children’s is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, equity and respect that celebrates and values the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our people. We strive to foster a positive working environment that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and consideration for the diverse voices of our people and the communities we serve. Murdoch Children’s is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability and is a committed subscriber to Science Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and its principles.

Closing Date: Oct 18, 2023