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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 International Program Officer (2yr fixed term contract, part time (0.8 FTE))

International Program Officer (2yr fixed term contract, part time (0.8 FTE))

Tearfund Australia |
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Location: VIC
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Tearfund is looking for an International Program Officer

(2yr fixed term contract, part time (0.8 FTE))

Use your superb international development skills to nurture respectful and effective working relationships with local partners in South Asia as they work with communities to address poverty and injustice. An opportunity to work with one of Australia’s most-loved international development agencies.

About Tearfund:


Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. We work in partnership with local Christian agencies to end poverty, challenge inequality and build sustainable communities. We go where the need is greatest, acting with courage to tackle injustice so that all may experience fullness of life.

To work at Tearfund is to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. Tearfund offers you the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most. As part of the Tearfund team, you are part of a movement which works toward a just and compassionate world in which all people can achieve their God-given potential.

Tearfund offers a friendly and flexible work environment, generous salary packaging benefits, and the challenge to grow and explore in your faith and justice journey.


About the role

When you are successful in this role, you’ll have the joy of ….

  • Developing a strong and supportive relationship with staff of Tearfund’s Christian partners working in often extremely challenging situations.
  • Participating with local Christian partners as they develop their own capacity to work effectively in bringing about positive change in communities living with poverty.
  • Seeing growth in your own skills and practice as you are challenged to support partners in a constantly changing operating environment.

This part time (0.8) fixed 2 year term role will play a critical part in Tearfund’s mission to support community based Christian organisations working to see an end to poverty and injustice.

Is this you? To be successful in this role, you will have;

  • Good development practice
  • Excellent project administration skills
  • Experience working with project management systems.
  • Skills in program design and implementation including management of compliance obligations and related systems.
  • Ability to engage with multiple partners and stakeholders and work collaboratively.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple competing demands.
  • Experience living in a developing country.
  • Experience working effectively across cultures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to create reports.
  • A sound understanding of Tearfund and commitment to working towards ending poverty, challenging inequality and building sustainable communities.
  • Willingness to travel up to eight weeks per year to sometimes challenging locations.
  • Relevant qualifications.

For the full Position Description including the closing date, please refer to the listing on our careers page here.



How to apply:

To apply, send us your CV to [email protected]

In a short cover letter, tell us:

  • Why Tearfund? How do your values align with ours?
  • Why the role resonates with you.
  • How your experience aligns with the role requirements in the position description.


Position Location:   Blackburn, Melbourne (ideally)

COVIDSafe office requirements apply


Enquiries: Please contact Paul Hansen on Ph: 03 9264 7000

NOTE: Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

Tearfund Australia’s recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, such as a National Police Check and/or a Working With Children Check.

We seek to be a diverse workplace, in which people of different backgrounds, genders and ages work together and are equally appreciated and respected. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for Tearfund roles.

Tearfund Australia collects and retains the information you provide us through your application for use in connection with recruitment activities. We manage information provided to us in line with Australian Privacy Principles. Our Privacy policy contains further information on how we deal with your personal information and how to contact us if you have queries about this.

Closing Date: Mar 31, 2023