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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

Home 5 JOBS 5 Emergency Management Director

Emergency Management Director

ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW
Sub location(s): WAHROONGA

ADRA Australia is seeking a qualified and experienced Emergency Management (EM) Director to join our senior management team.

About us 

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  As part of the global ADRA network which reaches into more than 120 countries, we are motivated by our faith, to enable people and communities in Australia, the South Pacific, Asia and Africa to improve their health and livelihoods and assist people to prepare for and recover from disasters around the world.

What will you do? 

Some of the duties include:

  • Provide direction and oversight of the Emergency Management operations of ADRA Australia
  • Drive EM strategy, develop in-house and partner country office EM staff capacity
  • Ensure EM best practice is implemented and efficiently measured
  • Grow the Emergency Management program internationally and in Australia

Selection Criteria

  1. Willingness to work within a Christian ethos with conduct that is respectful of the beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when in the workplace or otherwise representing ADRA Australia and the desire to promote ADRA’s ministry to the Seventh‐day Adventist Church constituency and leadership.
  2. At least seven years’ experience within the humanitarian sector in senior leadership roles with a demonstrated cross-cultural expertise after working and living in international settings for at least five years.
  3. Master’s degree in Disaster/Emergency or International Development with Disaster Response emphasis.
  4. Demonstrated people skills to grow team engagement, culture, and continuous team capacity development.
  5. Demonstrated Emergency Management strategic planning skills.
  6. Demonstrated Emergency Program Management Cycle, including risk assessments, reporting, monitoring, financial acquittals, and evaluations.
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement National Emergency Management Plans (NEMPs).
  8. Demonstrated expertise on Logalto, Kobo Toolbox and other Humanitarian software.
  9. Demonstrated Emergency Business Development skills including proposal/grant writing and relationship development with DFAT, Australian Embassies, French government, the United Nations agencies, the European Union, etc.
  10. Demonstrated capacity in leading an Emergency Command Centre (ECC) and Emergency Response Teams (ERT) in natural and/or man-made disaster response and recovery.
  11. Demonstrated capacity in the development and delivery of Disaster-Ready Church Programs in the Pacific and Australia.
  12. Demonstrated church, donor, consortium, and government relationship building and networking skills, e.g. the Church Agency Network, ADRA Network Emergency Management Advisory Committee, Australian Humanitarian Partnerships.
  13. The ability to work and effectively communicate and adapt to a diverse team of professionals across the organisation.
  14. Ability to be deployed to a large ADRA network response, Pacific and Australian responses.
  15. Ability to travel extensively to the Pacific, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as necessary.

How to Apply

The Job Description that will give you more specific information on this exciting and challenging role can be found at https://www.adra.org.au/work-with-us/

To apply, candidates should address the selection criteria in their application letter providing examples of past experiences and qualifications. Please forward your application letter, resume and the completed Employment Application form – along with the names of three work related referees to: [email protected].

If you have questions or need further information, please contact:
Gianina Coutts, Human Resources Coordinator for ADRA Australia,
Phone +61 2 9473 9525 or email: [email protected]

ADRA Australia is a child safe, PSEAH committed and inclusive EEO employer.

ADRA Australia reserves the right to fill this position at its discretion at any time.

Closing Date: Mar 31, 2024