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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 Learning and Impact Advisor

Learning and Impact Advisor

ACFID Member: 1
Location: ACT
Sub location(s): Canberra


  • 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 

The Role  

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. 

About ACFID   

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]


Closing Date: Jan 23, 2023