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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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Executive Administrator

Quaker Service Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW
Sub location(s): Preferably Sydney based

Executive Administrator
Quaker Service Australia
A permanent part-time position (60%) preferably based in Sydney.

Who are we?
Quaker Service Australia (QSA) is the aid and development agency of the Religious Society of Friends in Australia. We partner with community groups overseas to support projects promoting food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods.

We also partner with Australian First Nations communities to enhance culture and community well-being, and support refugee initiatives in Australia and overseas.

QSA is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
Code of Conduct and has full accreditation with the Australian Government’s
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The position:
To lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the organisation, under the governance of the QSA Board.

What does the role involve?

  • Organising board meetings and AGM, implementing the decisions of the board, and reporting back to the board
  • Ensuring that QSA policies are developed, implemented, reviewed regularly, and comply with current standards in the sector.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day administration of QSA
  • Building a supportive workplace culture, including line management, and supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Ensuring all legal responsibilities and external compliance standards are met, including the requirements of the ACFID Code of Conduct, DFAT, and ACNC.
  • Facilitate efficient and sustainable financial planning and management, including ensuring that the requirements of the ATO and other government departments are met.
  • Engaging with partners, supporters, and relevant networks, including engagement with Church Agency Network, ACFID, and Friends (Quakers).
  • Promote and integrate gender equality, non-discrimination, and disability inclusion into day-to-day work.
  • Carry out all duties in the manner of Friends (Quakers).

Essential Criteria:

  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience managing a team.
  • Experience in compliance with DFAT accreditation and ACNC standards or similar processes.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in international development or related discipline.
  • Track record in project management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard software applications.
  • Commitment to the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Earthcare.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience managing overseas development projects, including project cycle management.
  • Understanding of a technical area relevant to QSA partners
  • Experience engaging with Quaker committees, groups, initiatives or organisations.

Our commitment to safeguarding:
QSA 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.

For more information about the role, please contact [email protected]
Please submit your resume with a cover letter responding to the selection criteria to [email protected] by 15th August using the subject Executive Administrator.

Closing Date: Aug 15, 2023