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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

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Consultant for Developing Scholarships Manual

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne CBD

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a Fellowship-based, non-profit organisation in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. RACS supports the ongoing development, maintenance of expertise and lifelong learning that accompanies the surgical practice of more than 8,300 surgeons and 1,300 surgical trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates.

RACS’ vision is that safe surgical and anaesthetic care is available and accessible to everyone. Through partnerships with Southeast Asia and Pacific neighbours, RACS Global Health (GH) provides specialist medical education, training, capacity development and medical aid to 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and aims to support the local health care systems to develop so they can provide quality medical services into the future. The GH Scholarships and Grants team are the international arm of the wider RACS Scholarships Program.

The purpose of hiring the services of the Consultant is to develop a Global Health Scholarship and Grant Manual (Manual) inclusive of operational procedures to be used by RACS GH staff managing the portfolio. This document aims to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, and contribute towards appropriate internal controls, transparency, and accountability to GH Scholarship program participants, donors, and stakeholders.

The Consultant will work closely with the GH Scholarships Coordinator to design and develop a Manual that improves the current processes.

The key tasks are to:
1. Perform a desk review of all RACS scholarship and grants policies, procedures, and protocols.
2. Map out the Manual contents.
3. Deliver a Manual incorporating all aspects of scholarship operations.

• Relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant field.
• At least five (5) years of progressive experience within the scholarship and grant or international development environment.
• Experience in working in an international development sector. Previous work experience in similar assignments with I/NGOs and/or UN will be given preference.
• Good understanding of scholarship programs and applying for training visas in the health sector.

Please see the Working at RACS webpage for Terms of Reference and a full list of application criteria.

To submit your application, please contact [email protected]

For any enquiries, please contact [email protected] using the subject line: ‘RACS Global Health Scholarships Manual Consultant enquiry via ACFID’.

Closing Date: Oct 10, 2023