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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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Director, CAN DO Secretariat

Caritas Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | Hybrid | NSW | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s):
  • Lead collaboration between high-caliber NGOs tacking global humanitarian crises.
  • Be part of a team making a profound difference to people impacted by disasters.
  • Flexible position can be part-time or full-time.

Join us in crafting success at CAN DO – play a pivotal role in delivering humanitarian responses and building disaster resilience across the globe.

Who is CAN DO? The Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations

CAN DO is a consortium of nine experienced Australian church based aid agencies who collaborate on delivering humanitarian aid and disaster preparation and resilience programs. CAN DO is a member of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership with the Australian Government.

The CAN DO Independent Secretariat facilitates the interaction between CAN DO members in finding, winning and distributing new funding, and ensuring donor satisfaction through timely, high quality reporting.

CAN DO members share a strategic vision to support the development of community resilience to disasters and conflict through localised action undertaken with and through church networks.

Who is Caritas Australia?

Caritas Australia is the lead member of the consortium and the host of the CAN DO Secretariat. Secretariat staff are employed by Caritas Australia and supported by their management systems.

What does the role involve?

Reporting to the CAN DO Governance Committee, the Director | CAN DO Secretariat is responsible for facilitating the interactions between the CAN DO members.

Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Deliver the mission and purpose of the CAN DO Consortium in line with the strategy and approach set by the CAN DO Governance Committee.
  • Drive forward business development initiatives to secure new funding opportunities, while ensuring the delivery of outstanding grant proposals and exceptional reporting.
  • Foster cooperative and influential working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with DFAT accreditation standards, ACFID Code of Conduct, and other required standards.

Who are we looking for?  

For this role, we are seeking a highly organised and dynamic individual, who is committed to making a difference in the world. The successful candidate will have a mix of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Over five years’ experience in senior leadership roles within the humanitarian sector, government relation or diplomacy, ideally within faith-based organisations.
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within and support the Christian ethos of the member organisations.
  • Proven track record in securing grants through competitive processes and crafting winning proposals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation and mediation.

Please note, to be considered for this position you must live in Australia with working rights.

For any further questions and to see the full position description, please contact the recruitment team at [email protected].

Please submit you CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria through the relevant links.

Our commitment to safeguarding – CAN DO and Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of all people, especially children and vulnerable adults. As part of your employment, you will be required to undergo relevant background checks (Police Checks, Working with Children Checks, Reference Checks), abide by our safeguarding policies, and sign our Code of Conduct including Professional Behaviour Standards for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults.

Our commitment to diversity – CAN DO and Caritas Australia encourages and supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. We consider applications regardless of race, sex, gender, age and disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of minority groups, non-binary people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Our commitment to safety and wellbeing – Depending on your role, CAN DO/Caritas Australia may require you to undertake health checks or receive vaccinations to ensure your safety and wellbeing at work.

Closing Date: Jun 10, 2024