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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.


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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

Home 5 JOBS 5 Consultant – Pacific Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Technical Advisor

Consultant – Pacific Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Technical Advisor

CARE Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: ACT | Australia | Any Major City | Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s):

CARE has been working in the Pacific region since 1989, with established Country Offices in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, and projects implemented together with partners in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Key programs in the Pacific focus on resilience and reducing the risk posed by disasters and climate change as well as advancing gender equality through activities to empower women and girls, increase women’s access to economic opportunities, and reduce gender-based violence. CARE has been actively responding to the largest natural disasters in the Pacific including Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu in 2015, Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji in 2016, Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga in 2018, Tropical Cyclone Harold in 2020, the 2022 volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. CARE’s programs in the region are implemented in partnership with a diverse range of local NGOs and civil society organisations.

The Consultant(s) will work closely with the Gender and Inclusion team and other PPU team members. While the consultancy will have a primary focus on providing the GEDSI specific responsibilities outlined below and supporting the capability strengthening of partners, the Consultant(s) will need to have a flexible approach and understand that specific roles and responsibilities may change as the Pacific program portfolio and team changes.

Key responsibilities include:

  • In close consultation with the CARE Gender and Inclusion Senior Adviser and relevant partners, draw on existing training packages within CARE to develop GEDSI training modules for delivery for partners in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu and Kiribati;
  • Support partners to deliver GEDSI training modules. This may also include in person and/or remote leading and delivery of training;
  • Support organisational gender strengthening of partners, which may include conducting gender audits, gender capacity analysis or gender action plans remotely with partners;
  • Support the research and development of specific GEDSI analysis products, like GEDSI in Briefs, Guidance notes, and/or a Rapid Gender and Disability Inclusion Analysis;
  • Support integration of GEDSI approaches within existing projects through the development of work plans, remote mentoring, advice and ongoing coaching and;
  • Support other GEDSI related project management and engagement tasks as required or directed by the Pacific Gender & Inclusion Senior Adviser.

Selection Criteria

  • Understanding of, and preferably lived experience of, working in the Pacific Islands context.
  • Strong GEDSI technical skills and experience in the Pacific context.
  • Understanding of, and experience and skills in adult learning  and facilitation methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating gender equality and/or disability and social inclusion approaches into humanitarian and development programming.
  • Demonstrated experience working with national partner organisations in a respectful and equitable manner.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.

Steps for submission of expressions of interest

If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest in short term consultancies with CARE, please provide the following information:

  • Details of your relevant skills and experience in GEDSI, research, training and facilitation
  • Specific availability over the cyclone season (December 2022 – June 2023)
  • Daily rate
  • Languages
  • Countries you have worked in
  • Resume detailing three referees and their contact details and provide your confirmation for approaching referees
  • Ability to complete a police check

Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference for more information, and submit the above information to Shirleen Ali on [email protected] by Friday 6th January 2023.

Closing Date: Jan 6, 2023