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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 International Development Expert (Voluntary Board)

International Development Expert (Voluntary Board)

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City
Sub location(s):

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is seeking an international development expert for a vacancy on its board. This position is for an appointed expert as outlined in the constitution and contributes at board meetings in a non-voting capacity. The expertise of this role is highly valued by the organisation. The board meets four times a year in March, June, September and November. The AGM is in December annually.

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience at senior level in development practice for several years, preferably in the Australian context
  • Experience working at senior level with an accredited Australian International Development aid organisation is highly valued
  • Commitment to the Australian union movement and its values
  • Commitment to participatory values and principles in medium to long term international development
  • Ability to attend and contribute at four board meetings annually, one AGM and provide advice from time to time outside of board meetings
  • Relevant qualifications

About Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA:

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is the global justice organisation of the Australian union movement founded in 1984 by the ACTU President Cliff Dolan and an Australian nurse, Helen McCue. We work in solidarity with trade unions and community organisations in low-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region, South Africa and the Middle East, to build strong movements for justice across thematic areas of workers’ rights, women’s rights, climate change and Just Transition and rights for migrant workers and refugees.

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is accredited with DFAT and is a signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct.

Women, First Nations peoples and people of colour are encouraged to express interest.


Queries or Expressions of Interest with a CV can be sent to the Executive Officer, Kate Lee via email [email protected]

Closing Date: Mar 18, 2023