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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

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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

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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Consultant/Contractor – Disability Inclusion project

Union Aid Abroad -APHEDA |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | NSW | Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s): APHEDA offices in Sydney and Melbourne

Purpose of this consultancy:
The purpose of this Consultancy is to support Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA (APHEDA) in strengthening the systematic nature, rigour and quality of its disability inclusive development through:
(a) a review of its current implementation of policy commitments and practice;
(b) provide recommendations to strengthen the policy of APHEDA;
(c) professional development for APHEDA personnel in disability inclusive development, with a view to strengthening the support those personnel can provide to partner organisations to meet APHEDA/national government obligations on disability policy;
(d) assist in developing tools, training materials and resources that APHEDA personnel can use for disability capacity building of partner organisations.
More information on each of these components is outlined under Deliverables below.

The scope of this Consultancy focuses on Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA in terms of its practices internally as an organisation and its work with partner programming.
It is intended that the training materials and resources provided by the consultancy can be adapted by APHEDA’s International Team to provide support to their partners, which needs to be tailored for each partner organisation depending on their cultural and political context and their existing level of capacity.

The deliverables of this Consultancy include:
1. A desk assessment of Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA’s practices in implementing it’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy, to be based on following documents:
Diversity and Inclusion Policy, internal Periodic review of disability inclusion practices, relevant section in International program manual, Partner capacity assessment, appraisal and reporting documents. The assessment should:
(a) consider the degree to which Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA’s Policy is being implemented and the ongoing quality of its practices.
(b) make recommendations for strengthening the quality of the Diversity and Inclusion Policy and disability inclusion procedures.

2. Develop a professional development training for APHEDA personnel working in the International Team aiming to strengthen:
(c) understanding of disability inclusive development
(d) ability to support and advise partners regarding disability inclusive development through understanding of good systems, tools and practices
(e) a toolkit of resources that APHEDA staff can use to provide a consistent standard of introductory training on disability inclusion to partner organisations.

Payment milestones:
50% payment on commencement of assignment
50% on completion of all outputs and delivery of training – this is payable based on the approval by Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA of the deliverables

Expressions of Interest should include:
• A timeframe for undertaking the assignment
• A quote / costing for completion of the work
• CVs for any consultants who will be involved in delivering the assignment

Application deadline: Until filled.

Enquiries regarding this consultancy should be directed to:
Catherine Middleton, International Program Quality Manager, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA
[email protected]

Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA takes the prevention of fraud and the protection of sexual misconduct, harassment, and child protection seriously. Engagement of the consultant/contractor is conditional upon the outcome of relevant background checks. Strict adherence to our Codes of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Privacy Policy is mandatory.

Closing Date: Aug 11, 2023