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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 Executive Assistant to the National Director, UnitingWorld

Executive Assistant to the National Director, UnitingWorld

UnitingWorld |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Sydney CBD

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with a values-driven, high-impact, international aid organisation? Are you eager to unleash your top-notch organisational prowess in a role brimming with variety and immersed in a people-focused culture? If so, this role may be for you!

We’re seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Executive Assistant to support our National Director (CEO) and Board.

Based in Sydney, it is a part time role at 0.6 FTE, and can be tailored to suit flexible working hours across the week, with hybrid working from our CBD office and home.

ABOUT US: UnitingWorld is more than just an international aid organisation – we’re catalysts for transformation, working with partners across Asia, Africa, and the Pacific to combat poverty, injustice, and violence. We are a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and accredited with the Australian government to access Australian Aid funds. We are an Agency of the Uniting Church in Australia.

ABOUT THE ROLE: As Executive Assistant, you’ll play a key role in our operations, providing invaluable administrative, tactical, and logistical support to our National Director, Board, and Committees. From managing diaries, coordinating travel, arranging events and meetings, no two days will be the same as you navigate engagements with Australian stakeholders, international partners, and governance functions.

  • Comprehensive executive assistance to our National Director
  • Secretariat support for our Board and Committees
  • Office management and HR support, fostering a dynamic and inclusive workplace culture

See the Position Description for further details.

  • Embrace hybrid working arrangements in our CBD location
  • Unlock NFP salary packaging options and meal/entertainment benefits
  • Enjoy a generous gifted leave entitlement and Employee Assistance Program
  • Immerse yourself in a creative environment that nurtures growth and contribution

We’re committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, welcoming applications from individuals of all ages and genders, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. You don’t need to be Christian, but you must be happy to work within the ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Ready to embark on this exhilarating adventure? Apply now and be part of a team that’s shaping a brighter tomorrow for communities around the globe!

Please direct enquiries regarding the role to Suzanne Urquhart at [email protected] using the subject line: Executive Assistant to the National Director, UnitingWorld

Closing Date: Apr 30, 2024