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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

disruptive dynamics, inspired ideas

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.


Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

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 Gender Equality, Social and Disability Inclusion (GEDSI) Specialist

Gender Equality, Social and Disability Inclusion (GEDSI) Specialist

Oxfam in Timor Leste |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: International
Sub location(s): Dili - Timor Leste

Re-advertisement-GEDSI Specialist

Oxfam in Timor-Leste has a vacancy, open for creative, passionate, and enthusiastic people to join our team!

Application is now open for the role of GEDSI Specialist

We offer:

  • competitive salary and medical allowance, monthly phone, and data allowance
  • generous annual leave, sick leave, compassionate & and cultural leave entitlements
  • study and learning funding, and support for career pathways.
  • Medical allowance for residence staff and medical insurance as per Oxfam Australia policy for non-residence staff.
  • flexible work hours, substantial paternity, maternity, and carers leave, and family-friendly work arrangements.

Join the Oxfam team, expand your career opportunities, and together make a difference for a Timor-Leste that brings rights, equality, and prosperity to all people.


The purpose of the position is to support the equity of access, inclusion, and participation across the planning, and implementation of activities under all the Oxfam programs, with a focus on gender equality, and social and disability inclusion. The GEDSI Specialist offers expert advice and support on inclusion that is informed by the Feminist Leadership for Transformative Change that guides the gender justice work in the Oxfam Confederation. She/he offers critical analysis, stakeholder engagement, and advice to ensure alignment of program activities with back donor policy frameworks and guidelines on disability inclusion and gender equality. This work seeks to influence changes at the community and organizational level, as well as changes in policies, understanding, and practices at the national level.

Type of employment

  • Position base in Dili, Type of contract is Fixed term, 2-year contract with possibility for extension based on performance and funding.
  • The maximum salary package of this position is up to US$ 2,134.46 gross per month (including the 10% wage tax deduction, pro-rate of the 13th-month bonus & 10% Social Security contribution from Oxfam, and medical allowance pro-rate). Oxfam reserves the right to offer the salary as per the experience and skills of the applicant.

Skills and Experience required.

  • Proven experience in strategy development, including taking an inclusive and practical approach that promotes meaningful participation of communities and networks from local-regional levels.
  • Solid knowledge and analytical skills related to Gender Equality, Gender Justice in programming, and commitment to gender equity principles.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills and ability to communicate to a variety of audiences, including the media, the public, government officials, NGOs, and other Oxfam forums.
  • A demonstrated understanding of GEDSI and safeguarding and how to apply best-fit practices for contextually appropriate OI TL programming.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills including the preparation of reports, briefs, and policy analysis for government and key stakeholder audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and relationship management skills with proven results in working with senior leaders, external stakeholders, and officials to achieve outcomes.
  • Extensive experience and understanding of community development, advocacy, inclusion, gender programming, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, with a demonstrated ability to develop and implement relevant strategies.
  • Experience in supporting and actively participating in developing funding proposals.
  • Experience and skills in influencing and stakeholder liaison, including with government and in public policy influencing and research.
  • Demonstrated organizational and capacity development and training experience using participatory approaches.
  • Excellent time management, coordination skills, and an ability to work across thematic areas. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deliver quality outputs with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills including fluent or very high written and spoken competency in English, fluency in Tetum is desirable.
  • To Apply

Applicants can request a detailed position description from Benigna Martins in the People, Learning, and Development Coordinator, by emailing [email protected],

Applicants shall submit application letters outlining experience related to the role (no longer than 2 pages) and a CV (no longer than 4 pages). No certificates, copies of qualifications, or testimonials are required at this stage of application, and these will not be included in the consideration of candidate suitability.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by 15 March  2024, 5 p.m. Dili Time.

It is required that applicants must submit valid Bom comportment from the Ministry of Justice if applicants are successful in the recruitment process.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation, abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct; and is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Oxfam is a child-safe organization and successful applicants will be required to sign the Oxfam International Employee Code of Conduct and submit a Criminal register certificate from their home country or Bom Comportamentu from the Ministry of Justice for Timorese before signing the employment contract with Oxfam.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only Short-Listed Applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: Mar 15, 2024