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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

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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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Communications and Marketing Specialist – ACFID Code of Conduct Committee (voluntary)

Australian Council for International Development |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Australia | National
  • A unique opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative committee and contribute to the development and promotion of high ethical standards and effectiveness in the Australian international development sector. 
  • Code of Conduct Committee members participate in a voluntary capacity, with all reasonable costs covered by ACFID. 
  • 4 meetings a year, virtual and face-to-face. 
  • Applicants from all locations in Australia are encouraged to apply. 
  • Applications close 5pm (AEDT) Friday 27 January 2023. 
  • View the position description 

The Role 

Are you passionate about supporting high ethical standards and effectiveness in the international development sector? 

The ACFID Code of Conduct Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, administering and promoting the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice for the Australian international development sector.  

The Communications and Marketing Specialist is one of four specialist positions on the Committee and contributes valuable expertise in the areas of ethical storytelling, use of images, and fundraising management. Successful applicants will have at least ten years’ experience in communications, marketing, and / or fundraising. Applicants with an understanding of international development issues, particularly in ethical communication, are encouraged to apply.  

Code of Conduct Committee members are expected to participate in quarterly meetings, complaints handling investigations and additional working groups as required. The successful candidate will be interested in working in a collaborative committee context. 

The Committee welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.  

About ACFID and the Code of Conduct Committee 

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian action. ACFID’s purpose is to lead and unite its members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. 

ACFID has 130 members and 21 affiliates operating in more than 93 countries delivering over 2,700 international projects worth $1.27bn. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community-based groups, with a mix of secular and faith-based organisations.   

The ACFID Code of Conduct (the Code) is a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice. It was developed in 1997 and comprehensively revised in 2010 and 2016. The Code aims to improve international development and humanitarian action outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of ACFID’s members. All full members of ACFID are signatories to the Code and are committed to full adherence to its principles and commitments.  

The Code is independently governed on behalf of the ACFID Board and ACFID Council by the Code of Conduct Committee. The Code of Conduct Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, administering and promoting the Code in accordance with the Rules and Objects of ACFID and the Committee’s Terms of Reference. 

The Committee is made up of: 

  • An independent honorary chair 
  • Six members elected by and from the Council of ACFID members; 
  • One appointed representative of the Australian community 
  • Up to three specialist-based appointed positions, with skills and experience in accordance with current requirements of the Committee. 

Committee members serve three-year terms and can serve up to two terms. 

How to Apply 

Please send a covering letter and your resume by filling in this online Application form. 

In the covering letter please outline (1) why you are applying for the role and (2) how your competencies and experiences align with the desirable skills and experiences described in the Position Description. The covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages. 

ACFID values diversity in the workplace and models our commitment to the values outlined in our strategic plan.  ACFID is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability status or national origin. Applicants will be considered based on qualifications, merit, and business need. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply. 

Applications will close 5pm (AEDT) Friday 27 January 2023.

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Code of Conduct Committee. Any interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom. The successful candidate will begin their term on 1 February 2023. 

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact ACFID Standards and Code Lead, Emily Moreton, at [email protected] 

Closing Date: Jan 27, 2023