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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

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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

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Design, Impact and Effectiveness Intern

Good Return |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid
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Company Description

Good Return’s mission is to enable those living in poverty to achieve economic empowerment through responsible financial inclusion and capability development. We do this by engaging with partners across the Asia Pacific, where two-thirds of the world’s poor live. We help them deliver better financial services and economic opportunities to those living in poverty.

Our work focuses on promoting responsible inclusive finance, building financial capability & consumer empowerment, and providing access to credit through our micro-lending platform and impact investment programming to support SMEs in the agricultural sector.

Good Return is the registered business name of World Education Australia, an Australian Aid accredited agency and member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). We hold Australia Financial Services License granted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Visit www.goodreturn.org.au for more information.


We have been working in partnership with various Financial Service Providers across the Asia Pacific Region since 2010. Our current partners are located in Cambodia, Indonesia, PNG, Nepal, Philippines, Myanmar, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, and Australia.

Our partnerships are based on a shared mission to provide responsible and inclusive financial services to people living in poverty as well as build the financial capability of consumers.

Our microfinance partners are committed to improving their social performance management systems, which include implementing the seven client protection principles.

Please visit our website (www.goodreturn.org.au) for further information on our partners.

Job Description
Scope of position

Good Return is looking for an intern who is passionate about learning and growing in the space of impact and measurement. This is an opportunity to work with an organisation focussed on empowering women entrepreneurs and changing lives in the Asia-Pacific region. You will have a hands-on role getting to know our projects firsthand through insights from impact data, and working with colleagues from different countries. You will see how our data is collected and be part of the analysis and reporting. You will be guided by a team with rich experience, and you will have an opportunity to explore projects and social interests that tap into your passions.


1. Support data analysis, data review and work on reporting with the team (50%)

All the projects that have completed data collection are analyzed with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team.
The analysis after careful review with the team is turned into a report as per the format and guidance of the MEL team.
2. Support designing of questionnaires as per the project design; support piloting and data collection as needed (25%)

Support MEL in designing of the questionnaire and also piloting as needed for the Design, Impact and Effectiveness team.
also support data collection and training as and when needed.
3. Literature review and desk research (25%)

conduct desk research and literature review as and when required by the Design, Impact and Effectiveness team.
4. Other Duties as required



A commitment to Good Return’s vision of a world without poverty
Appropriate graduate qualification with data analysis, review, presentation and visualisation skills
Good writing skills in the English language, and ability to review and edit documents
Flexibility and patience to work with teams across different cultures and with varying degrees of understanding
You must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency to apply for this position. Applicants not meeting this requirement will not be considered.


Experience in working with Google Suite & Google Studio
Have an understanding of M&E
Understanding of the development sector and financial inclusion
Additional Information
Applications can be submitted by selecting the ‘I’m interested’ link below. Provide your Cover Letter and CV addressing how you meet the criteria for the position. Cover letters can be written in the message section or uploaded together with a CV file.

For further information about Good Return, visit: www.goodreturn.org

Please indicate how you heard about this position.

Enquiries can be directed via the Good Return website https://goodreturn.org.au/contact/

Applications close: Please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed continually.

Location: Remote

Level of effort: minimum 20 hours per week, up to full-time, and for a minimum period of 3 months

Additional notes:

Good Return is an inclusive organisation. We strive to build a team that truly represents our diverse society and those of the Asia-Pacific communities we operate in. We actively encourage all applicants, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality, to apply. If you require adjustments to the recruitment or interview process to accommodate your specific needs, let us know and we will try to provide them.
Good Return is a child-safe organisation. Our recruitment processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse; successful candidates will need to comply with our Child Protection Policy and undergo pre-employment checks.

Closing Date: Jan 31, 2024