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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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Environmental Protection Program Manager

Live & Learn Environmental Education |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid | VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne



We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic project manager to join our team. Your skills and experience in project administration, diplomatic management of stakeholder relationships and monitoring and evaluation will contribute to the timely delivery of quality projects with meaningful impacts for vulnerable communities across Pacific islands and beyond.




  • You are committed to localising development and ‘doing development differently’. You are innovative, cross-disciplinary and are committed to keeping up to date with new ways of working.
  • You are comfortable working in the context of rapid change and can adapt to emerging challenges of program implementation.
  • You show leadership and initiative, can manage complex workloads independently, but are also collaborative and a rapport builder.
  • Your communication skills and experience with digital tools allow you to work with others even though they may not be in the same office as you.
  • You have four or more years of experience working in the development sector on the implementation of projects in the Pacific and are familiar with the cultural contexts of Pasifika communities.
  • You have previously been responsible for reporting, work planning, budgeting and monitoring and evaluation.
  • You understand principles of community development practice, and you demonstrate an understanding of climate change adaptation and/or nature-based solutions.



  • You will be part of a grassroots, community-led program that is doing something about environmental protection.
  • Each day will present unique challenges and rewards, both big and small.
  • You will contribute to the localisation of development and the revitalisation of environmental protection in the Pacific.
  • You will develop your own career and skills within a growing organisation.




  • Managing work package collaboration through our management platform, tracking and documenting activity, adhering to progress reporting requirements.
  • Supporting the co-ordination of activities in Pacific Island communities and monitoring/managing any risks and updating the risk register.
  • Collaborating with finance to manage the budgets, including drafting, forecasting, checking expenditures and working on budget variations.
  • Overseeing any procurement processes on goods and services, ensuring organisational policies are followed.
  • Identifying, managing and escalating any issue to the program management unit to be resolved, minimising any impact on program and stakeholders.
  • Maintaining good project partnerships with Pacific offices, collaborators, partners and donors; using constructive dialogue to mitigate conflict or miscommunication.
  • Operationalising the MERL process, tracking and reporting achievements and developing interventions for shortfalls or gaps.
  • Developing and leading the monthly program management unit meeting and quarterly country updates with donors.
  • Developing and improving GEDSI strategies that teams can use to monitor the inclusivity of their activities and its impact among diverse groups.
  • Preparing a donor report component explaining progress against GEDSI strategies.
  • Overseeing Live & Learn environmental, health and safety, fraud management, safeguarding and child protection policies across the program.






Live & Learn’s network operates in 11 countries in the Pacific and Asia, working passionately towards an equitable and sustainable world. Each Live & Learn office is autonomous, and the network is bound by a commitment to community development activities on food security, nature-based solutions to climate change, and the safeguarding of water resources. Our approach is collaborative, working to support government strategies whilst meeting community needs. We are a localised, collaborative and courageous organisation working with many stakeholders. We balance compliance needs with flexibility for quick, innovative responses.







Live & Learn Environmental Education offers flexible work hours and supports home-based working based on the capacity. We do travel often to provide support to projects and to our offices in countries where we work. We have an attractive remuneration package including a salary package scheme. Team members receive a rewarding career in the international development sector, working with experienced colleagues across the industry. Live & Learn also supports team member training and personal development.



During our hiring process, we will be collecting and evaluating applications from interested candidates. Additionally, we will be conducting interviews throughout the application period. Should a candidate meet our selection criteria, we will pause the application process and proceed with making our hiring decision.


The position is full-time, with flexible work practice available, on a 1-year contract, with the potential of further work on other projects after end of contract, as funding allows. The role requires a police check, and a Working with Children check, as well as a COVID-19 vaccination. Willingness to travel periodically to South Pacific countries is also necessity. For the full position description please click here.


To apply, please visit this link and submit your CV and cover letter.


Closing Date: Jul 28, 2023