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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

Home 5 JOBS 5 Consultant – Research Into the Intersection of Ageism and Ableism in Development and Humanitarian Response

Consultant – Research Into the Intersection of Ageism and Ableism in Development and Humanitarian Response

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | NSW | QLD | Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s):

This research is collaboration between CBM Australia and Fred Hollows Foundation.

Globally, older people with disabilities have been identified as experiencing intersectional marginalisation and discrimination. There has been little analysis of how development and humanitarian programming and policy account for and address the intersection of ableism and ageism, and a lack of guidance to inform an intersectional approach to programming and policy.

This research will centre on the intersection between ageism and ableism, elucidating how older people with disabilities may experience marginalisation and discrimination and how development and humanitarian programs and policies may perpetuate this. It will take a rights-based approach – focusing on existing barriers to equal participation and cases of discrimination and exclusion faced by older people with disabilities – and is intended to be generative and provide space for further research and discovery.

The report will be disseminated among development agencies, NGOs and other actors implementing development and humanitarian programs. It will also form the basis for consideration and development of advocacy strategies toward development actors in order to drive more inclusive intersectional approaches and effective development and humanitarian outcomes.

Further details, including a desired timeframe, a contained in the Terms of Reference below.
The consultant will be selected based on provision of a single PDF including their CV and one-page EOI outlining their approach to the research, experience to deliver on the task, and proposed budget. Kindly note that:

  • the maximum budget allocated for this work is 20,000 AUD and the work is estimated to take between 15-20 days.
  • failure to submit a single pdf will disqualify the candidate.

The consultant will be contracted by CBM Australia (CBMA, and the work will be jointly supervised by a small steering committee comprising staff from CBMA and The Fred Hollows Foundation.
This research will be contracted to a consultant who will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • master’s degree in International Development, Disability Studies, Ageing, or Public Health.
  • Demonstrable experience conducting literature reviews and synthesising information from diverse sources as well as conducting qualitative research, including key informant interviews, and analysing qualitative data.
  • In-depth knowledge of disability rights, ageing and related policy frameworks, and an understanding of the intersection between ageism and ableism, as well as other forms of disadvantage.
  • Experience working on development and humanitarian policies and programmes. Familiarity with the development and humanitarian sector, including existing programmes and policies in Australia is highly desirable.
  • Commitment to ethical research practices, including consent, confidentiality and ensuring the voices of older people with disabilities are accurately represented.
  • Ability to facilitate participatory processes that involve stakeholders in the development of recommendations as well as capacity to identify gaps in existing policies and practice and propose innovative solutions to address them.
  • Demonstrable experience writing reports and briefing papers in English tailored to diverse stakeholders, including policymakers, practitioners and community members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and an ability to communicate complex concepts and findings in a clear, concise and accessible manner suitable for a lay audience.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and nuances in disability and ageing experiences across different contexts.
  • For this role, you will need to have your own insurance and Australian candidates will require an ABN.
Closing Date: Jun 21, 2024