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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

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Head of People and Capability

Oxfam Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s):


At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We are a member of Oxfam International, a global confederation working with partners and local communities in 87 countries.

Would you like to join this global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty?


Exceptional opportunity to join Oxfam Australia’s People and Planning Team
Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week
Melbourne based


As part of People and Planning team, you will use your skills, qualifications, lived experience and initiative to tackle inequality and fight poverty. Yes, you read that right, lived experience and initiative, because it is not all about key selection criteria.

Research shows that women will only apply for a job if they meet 100% of the selection criteria, while men will apply if they meet an average of 60%. We understand that life teaches us so much, so if you don’t meet all the criteria but just know that you have what it takes, then please apply.


As the Head of People and Capability you will have a number of main responsibilities:

Strategic and operational management of the people and capability function at domestic and international level. This covers health and safety, industrial relations, recruitment and onboarding, remuneration, the volunteer program, payroll, performance management and learning and development.

Leadership of the people and culture team and cultivation of a high-performing, dynamic and customer-focused team.

Alongside the Culture Lead play a leadership role in Oxfam Australia’s strategic transformation particularly in the area of cultural transformation and the people and culture enablers of that transformation.

Implement and maintain best practice and user-centred people and capability systems, policies and processes and ensure staff across the organisation can use those things.

You will work with others across the organisation to create a contemporary organisational narrative and help to design optimal organisational processes. You will be working with the Culture Lead, staff and volunteers to develop a desired culture for OAU and for designing and initiating the work required to cultivate this culture, with strong appreciation of the value of accountability in leadership and dynamics of power. In this role you, with the leadership group, are responsible for modelling, promoting and facilitating an equitable, respectful and engaged workplace.

Possessing excellent interpersonal skills and judgement, you will hold significant accountability for the safety and security of a complex workforce and will be comfortable with liability, risk and duty related to the role.

Accustomed to performance focussed environments and committed to the value of transparency and clarity of purpose and expectation, you will be enthusiastic, energetic and comfortable with dissent, debate and a learning culture.


To be successful in this role you will have:

Strong leadership capability, particularly in relation to transformation leadership, the changing nature of work and human centred design practice.
Excellent people management and stakeholder engagement capabilities. Demonstrate behaviour that align with organisational values.
Extensive human resources experience covering the following areas: industrial and employee relations (including grievance resolution); change management, employment law and standards; recruitment and performance management; health and safety, learning and development, and volunteer management.
Demonstrated experience delivering strategic support to senior managers and executives


A base salary of $125,780 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.
Cultural leave
Superannuation matching


Complete the online application form, then, as three separate documents, upload:
a cover letter that tells us how your professional history and lived experience makes you the right candidate.
your CV.
your response to the selection criteria outlined in the advertisement.
Applications close on 26 April 2023.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.

We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.

Closing Date: Apr 26, 2023