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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 Climate Change and Environmental Protection Lead

Climate Change and Environmental Protection Lead

Caritas Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW
Sub location(s): Sydney
  • Innovative role and team environment
  • Engage with external networks to deepen our impact and knowledge
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote work/life balance

Drive strategies and innovation to strengthen Caritas Australia’s climate change and environmental protection impact.

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 Caritas Australia? 

  • Opportunity to join a truly diverse and essential organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of the most marginalised people in the regions we support.
  • Advance your career within the International Aid & Development sector with a focus on professional development and on the job learning opportunities.
  • Hybrid working arrangements, to support your work/life balance.
  • Access to free on-site gym and other health & wellbeing benefits.
  • Not-for-Profit salary packaging offered

What does the role involve? 

Working in our Impact Team, the Climate Change and Environmental Lead will drive strategy, innovation and learning in relation to climate change, ecological justice, and environmental protection. Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Driving whole-of-agency climate justice strategy and impact measurement in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Building climate change and environmental protection capabilities of internal staff and partners through the development of learning and practice improvement strategies.
  • Providing technical input into the design and evaluation of programs, and support the mainstreaming of climate change and environmental protection across Caritas Australia’s development and humanitarian programming.
  • Providing technical support across the organisation for the development of funding proposals, research reports, policy position papers or other advocacy efforts in relation to climate or environmental issues.
  • Representing Caritas Australia on relevant Caritas Internationalis working groups and maintaining strategic relationships with key actors within the sector.

This role is based in our Mascot office and will work a hybrid model, including two days in the office per week.

Who are we looking for? 

For this role, we are seeking an influential and interpersonal individual, with a mix of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Advanced degree in international development, environment, climate change or other related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Technical/Program Management experience in climate change and environmental protection programming, preferably in humanitarian or development contexts.
  • Experience in enabling capacity sharing or providing technical program support, including fostering positive remote working relationships.
  • Flexibility and willingness to contribute to a positive, dynamic and results-oriented team.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, and ability to communicate complex subject matter in accessible and culturally safe ways.

For any further questions or enquiries, please contact the recruitment team at [email protected] or call (02) 7208 7847 Otherwise, please submit you cover letter and CV through the relevant links.

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 – Caritas Australia encourages and supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. We consider applications regardless of race, sex, gender, age and disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of minority groups, non-binary people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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: Dec 22, 2023