- A unique opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs in a role that supports and enables engagement and positive change in the sector
- Classification level of this role is Senior Officer 1($79,369) to Senior Officer 4 ($92,365) per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This includes a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 10.5% superannuation.
- Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements (home or office) and around carer needs
- 1FTE, Permanent
- Applications close COB 23rd January 2023
- View the position description: PDF
Are you a passionate about human rights and international development?
Are you committed to working for the greater good?
This is an exciting opportunity the peak body for Australia’s international humanitarian and development NGOs.
The Australian Council for international Development (ACFID) is Australia’s peak body for NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.
This is an exciting full-time opportunity for a dynamic and results-driven professional to join the Effectiveness and Engagement Team at ACFID. In collaboration with team members, subject-matter experts and key stakeholders from across the sector, you will work to enable ACFID’s member agencies and their staff to enhance their capabilities, improve their performance and remain adaptive organisations to ensure their ongoing relevance and effectiveness in the fight against poverty, inequality and injustice.
Guided by ACFID’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025, this position will coordinate the delivery of a diverse program of work that is responsive to emerging learning needs across ACFID’s members and wider stakeholders. Through a sound knowledge of monitoring and evaluating learning, they will ensure ACFID’s blended learning and engagement opportunities demonstrate impact and help to improve the sectors overall capacity to deliver sustainable development.
The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude, and the ability to take initiative and be flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment. They will have strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask. They must be committed to ACFID’s vision, mission and values as outlined in our Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 and are expected to contribute towards developing a supportive and inclusive working environment.
Founded in 1965, ACFID currently has 128 full members and 21 affiliates operating in more than 65 developing countries. The total revenue raised by ACFID’s membership from all sources amounts to $1.83 billion (2020 – 21), $721 million of which is raised from over 996,000 thousand Australians. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community-based groups, with a mix of secular and faith-based organisations.
ACFID members must comply with the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice that aims to improve international development and humanitarian action outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of signatory organisations. Covering 9 Quality Principles, 33 Commitments and 92 compliance indicators, the Code sets good standards for program effectiveness, fundraising, governance and financial reporting. Compliance includes annual reporting and checks. The Code has an independent complaint handling process.
ACFID is a Public Benevolent Institution and has salary packaging which allows employees to use a proportion of the salary using tax-free dollars. The end result is an increase in your take-home pay. Employees have a total of approximately $15,899* per Fringe Benefit Tax year to salary package. In addition, ACFID’s PBI status enables you to salary package a further approximate $2,650 per year for personal meals and accommodation on top of the normal salary packaging amount. *You can find more information about Salary Packaging here: https://www.cbb.com.au/discover-salary-packaging/
We value diversity in the workplace and model our commitment to the values outlined in our strategic plan. ACFID is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability status or national origin. Applicants will be considered based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Individuals of diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Taking into account ACFID’s core competencies and the required functional competencies of the role as detailed in the position description, please send a covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form. The covering letter, including your response to the selection criteria, should be no longer than two A4 pages.
Applications will close 23rd January 2023
Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews can be conducted remotely at the candidate’s preference, though the successful candidate must be available to commence as soon as possible and be based in ACFID’s office in Canberra.
Applicants are asked to provide their preferred working arrangements within the provisions outlined, and all applicants and their preferred working hours will be considered.
Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check. To be eligible for this position you must have a legal right to work in Australia.
If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact ACFID’s Member and Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Raewyn Lans, [email protected].