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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

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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

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Strategic Plan

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Emergency Aid

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Climate Change

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Civil Society

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Supporting NGOS

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Inclusive & locally led development

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Humanitarian Action

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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

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Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

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This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

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Other Standards

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Communications & Marketing Director | Mary MacKillop Today

Mary MacKillop Today |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW
Sub location(s): Balmain

Transform lives through education & life skills in marginalised communities
• Values-based environment in North Sydney | Four or five days a week
• Develop a new strategy, lead a small team, oversee all comms & marketing channels

Your impact

You’ll find creative, new ways to tell the Mary MacKillop Today story, amplify the voices of those who are on the margins and grow support for MMT’s programs in Australia and internationally. Build the brand of the organisation to create engagement and partnership with external stakeholders.

The role

Reporting directly to the CEO, The Communications and Marketing Director is responsible for the development and implementation of Mary MacKillop Today’s strategic communications and media engagement, including website content and development, and social media for a range of audiences. Specifically, you will:

• Develop and execute a revitalised Communications strategy and an annual business plan
• In collaboration with the Fundraising Director, oversee the design, delivery and measurement of multi-channelled engagement campaigns and events
• Oversee the research, planning, writing and design of compelling content
• Increase the visibility of MMT through existing and innovative channels
• Lead and inspire a team of two to extend the reach of MMT’s story.

The organisation

Mary MacKillop Today is an international community development organisation. They work with vulnerable individuals and communities regardless of their faith, ethnicity or gender and are committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas they work around the world.

Working to their values of Faith, Courage, Accountability, Respectfulness and Excellence, Mary MacKillop Today helps create generational change through the teaching of practical life skills to women, men and children in Australia and beyond.

For further details regarding Mary MacKillop Today please visit https://www.marymackilloptoday.org.au/

What you bring

You are currently operating at a senior level in a similar role leading external communications and marketing, issues management and developing community engagement. Via your already successful career you are able to demonstrate:

• Proven track record in developing and implementing successful campaigns and messaging
• People leadership and knowledge of communications and marketing metrics
• Advanced writing, editing and verbal communication skills with expertise in crafting engaging content for a variety of channels and audiences
• An interest in international humanitarian affairs and domestic community social services issues
• Tertiary qualifications or higher in communications, journalism, PR, marketing or equivalent

How to apply

We’d love to see your current CV and cover letter addressing the skills required section of the advertisement. Please submit your application using the portal where you see this job.

We may begin interviewing and close advertising once we have received enough relevant applications. As long as the advertisement is live, we are accepting applications. If you feel you meet most of the skills under the “what you bring” section above, please don’t delay and submit as soon as you can.

Social Compass Group specialise in recruitment for organisations that make a positive impact. Please review the advertisement and client website and if you have specific questions please forward those to [email protected] As we have been retained to recruit this role, all third party and indirect applications will be forwarded to Social Compass Group.


We believe a diverse workplace is a happy workplace and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CALD backgrounds and people with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital or parental status. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to be made for your application to be assessed we are more than happy to discuss how that can be arranged.

Closing Date: Oct 4, 2023