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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 Knowledge Management Advisor

Knowledge Management Advisor

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid | NSW | VIC
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• Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness!
• Full time, Permanent Role based in Sydney or Melbourne
• Flexible work from home arrangements available, no mandated days in the office!

The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

The Foundation is also proud to announce that we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards.

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to both, work independently, as well as in and across teams. You will possess strong interpersonal skills, with proven experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders. This Is a global role communicating and engaging with our global programs staff. Further you will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills,
with the ability to think creatively about how to leverage the resources at your disposal. You will be an excellent project-management skills including attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to multiple manage complex projects.

Additionally, you will also have the ability to analyse information from multiple sources and identify and synthesis themes or commonalities and identify gaps. Finally, you will possess critical thinking and analysis skills to identify where there are connections and opportunities for success.

The Knowledge Management Advisor is responsible for ensuring Programs staff:
• Have access to, and clear understanding of program strategy, policies and guidelines.
• Understand the programming expertise that exists across The Foundation and when and how to access this expertise.
• Effectively share program insights and experiences through a range of knowledge exchange activities and mechanisms.
• Develop and execute effective project communications, engagement and knowledge translation plans that ensure the right audiences are engaged effectively in projects and project outcomes are effectively shared with stakeholders and used to inform new innovations in programming.

• Developing, implementing and periodic review of FHF’s expertise finder – set up, promote across FHF and support staff engagement with a platform designed to link staff up with one another.
• Coordinate development and distribution of Program Insights Periodical – a publication that showcases program highlights, and innovations to a broad range of internal and external audiences.
• Coordinate and support development of technical guidance and tools – ensuring availability of the right guidance, in the right format to support project planning and implementation
• Coordinate and support a range of Learning Networks – ensuring FHF has the right learning networks established and that they function effectively.
• Coordinate (in partnership with Internal Communications team) Eye Openers – a key internal forum for knowledge exchange and communications of key programming activities and innovations.
• Coordinate development and oversee implementation of review of Annual Knowledge Management Plan – which sets out the key knowledge management improvement initiatives for the year ahead, and associated timelines, responsibilities, and budget.
• Knowledge translation capacity development – ensure The Foundation has effective written guidance to support teams to develop effective project communication and engagement plans and execute knowledge translation activities and processes effectively. In addition to supporting the development of knowledge translation guidance, the Knowledge Management Advisor will also support teams to build skills in this area.
• Management and further development of FredNet Knowledge Hub (Intranet)– oversee the further development and ongoing management of the intranet knowledge hub as a repository of key programming guidelines and resources.
• Support the Head of Program Strategic Communications and Director of Research, Evidence and Program Strategy to source content for other key organisational communications and reporting outputs.
• Coordinate key annual knowledge exchange forums and events, as required

• Understanding the different knowledge needs of diverse audiences.
• Experience working with teams on learning-related activities.
• Experience collaboratively developing knowledge products,
• Experience gathering, assessing, synthesising, and presenting evidence from different information sources.
• Experience managing projects across a range of teams.
• Professional experience in the public health sector and ideally eye health.

How we recognise your contribution
Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you. Including:
• Generous salary packaging – we provide access to not-for-profit salary packaging options, which will increase your take home pay, we also offer 17.5% annual leave loading
• Flexible work environment – we focus on output, not hours and enable you to prioritise your health and wellbeing
• Generous leave allowances – we offer Paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”; and time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave
• Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to Linkedin Learning and focused development conversations.

To find out more about our benefits click here

Please apply directly via the “Apply” Button. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.

Applications Close: Thursday the 25th of May 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment. The Foundation is also committed to protecting the health of our beneficiaries, donors and partners and require incumbents of this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where medical conditions may make vaccination harmful to their health).
Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.

Closing Date: May 25, 2023