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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 services for Gender, Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) assessment

Consultant services for Gender, Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) assessment

MSI Asia Pacific |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: International | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Papua New Guinea


The Marie Stopes Papua New Guinea (MSPNG) mission is to ensure individuals’ fundamental right to have children by choice, not chance. MSPNG works to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) of PNG to implement national SRH strategies and achieve national maternal health goals through the delivery of a broad range of high-quality family planning (FP) and SRH services and health systems strengthening approaches. MSPNG is part of the MSI global partnership, which works to improve the health and quality of life of communities in 37 countries world-wide.

Since 2017, MSPNG has received funding by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), managed by PNG-Australia Transition to Health (PATH), to implement the Partnering for Stronger Families project. The overarching goal of the project is to contribute to the reduction of maternal, infant, neonatal, and under-five mortality in PNG through the increased coverage and uptake of high-quality FP and SRH services. PSF focuses on reaching women, men, adolescents, people with disabilities, and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) across PNG. PSF supports service delivery, training and quality assurance through various service delivery mechanisms, including National Family Planning and Training Program (NFPTP) providers, MSPNG hospital embedded providers, outreach teams, and MSPNG’s contact centre. This initiative also seeks to enhance partnerships, collaboration, and capacity at national and sub-national levels with government and other stakeholders.

Purpose and objectives

The PSF project is due to end in December 2024, and MSPNG wishes to conduct an assessment of the extent to which GEDSI considerations and approaches have been embedded and actioned within the project from inception in 2017 to date. Findings and recommendations will be used internally to inform proposal development for any further phases of the project, as well as broader programming, and will also be shared with project stakeholders including PATH.

Scope of work

The consultant will be responsible for:

– Developing the protocol and research tools for the assessment as guided by MSPNG
– Conducting the research and analysing the results
– Presenting initial results and conclusions to MSPNG team members through a sense-making workshop
– Integrating feedback from the workshop into a final evaluation report.

Skills and experience 

The consultant/s will need the following minimum qualifications, skills and experience:

– A post-graduate degree in relevant subject (Gender, Public Health, International Development, Evaluation etc.)  
– Experience working in the field of gender equality and social inclusion programming, preferably with expiring in the areas of health, research and/or conducting GEDSI analyses.
– A good understanding of sexual and reproductive health, including family planning
– Demonstrated experience using both quantitative and qualitative methods, including design of GEDSI analyses or similar experience. Experience evaluating DFAT/PATH-funded projects is desirable.
– A good understanding of PNG’s health system, including current strengths and challenges
– A sound understanding of gender, equity, disability and social inclusion best-practice in health programming 
– Fluency in written and spoken English. Tok Pisin desirable.
– Experience delivering presentations and facilitating group discussions
– Experience working in development projects in PNG or Pacific Island Countries
– A pro-choice supporter of sexual and reproductive health rights for all
– Highest level of integrity and ethics including a commitment to protecting the confidentiality of individuals and organisations and to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Submission of proposals and selection process 

Interested individuals / agencies should apply no later than COB 3rd November 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as interviews may begin before the application deadline. Applications should include

– Curriculum vitae for all lead consultants, including references
– At least two samples of a report from a similar evaluation or piece of research conducted by the consultant/s
– Short proposal addressing the above terms of reference, outlining sufficient detail about the methodology to assess whether this will allow for the research questions to be answered
– Budget, broken down by each activity, including travel costs and additional expenses incurred.

Closing Date: Nov 3, 2023