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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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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

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NGO Aid Map

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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

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Emergency Aid

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Climate Change

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Civil Society

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Supporting NGOS

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Inclusive & locally led development

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Elevating Development

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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

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About the Code

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Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

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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

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Manager, Projects and Grants

Deakin University |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City
Sub location(s): Geelong & Burwood

Flexible location
Full time, fixed term contract for 5 months
HEW 8 – $105,612 – $120,918 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

The Project and Grants Manager leads the management of all Centre for Humanitarian Leadership grant projects, budgets and activities and ensures effective project implementation, training and socialization of project management approaches in the Centre. The role supports the design of new proposals and initiatives, including prospecting for new grant opportunities and works with internal and external stakeholders to achieve effective partnerships, project and grant management throughout the project life cycle. The role is a member of the Centre Leadership Team and attends as an ex officio member of the Centre Executive Committee.

In 2015, Save the Children and Deakin University launched the CHL, which aims to bring together academic rigour and humanitarian practice to transform and disrupt the humanitarian system. CHL’s mission is to lead and influence change within the humanitarian system through critical analysis, transformational and disruptive education and research, and meaningful contributions to policy and practice. CHL envisions a diverse humanitarianism that embraces the agency of affected people and promotes distributed power, social justice, and equity.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Investigating, helping secure, and leading the management of commercial opportunities through tenders for education, research commissions, professional development courses/ workshops/ conferences/ seminars and other entrepreneurial activities.

Working across teams to support the development of high-quality donor proposals, in collaboration with CHL’s Director, Deputy Director and other stakeholders. Support fundraising activities as required (e.g., updates on current projects, contextual information and support to writing grant proposals as required)

Developing, maintaining, and using a variety of systems, processes, diverse range of people and sources to establish effective project management methodologies for the CHL context, build capacity of the Centre staff and deliver project milestones according to agreed project plans.

Planning for and managing risks and ensuring timely delivery of programs and services of key project activities, including drafting budgets, overseeing their implementation, and attending presentations and/or project meetings as required.

Undertaking effective project management oversight of all programs and projects as required, including monthly reports, resource scheduling, GANTT charts, project risk management and the coordination and finalisation of donor and other internal and external reports.

Providing advice on donor compliance, lead on donor relations strategies, identify leveraging opportunities, strengthen CHL and partner awareness on donors’ expectations as required.

Establishing systems and procedures to guide work and track progress and strive for excellence and continually evaluate progress and effectively overcomes barriers to achieve outcomes, ensuring effective award management and compliance for all CHL grants and awards.

To be successful, you’ll have:

Qualifications and experience

A post-graduate qualification in international development, public policy, business or commerce, or progress towards such a qualification with extensive relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training preferred

Project Management Accreditation

Substantial and demonstrable experience in international organisations in multi-disciplinary project management / programme management

Understanding and experience of humanitarian work and humanitarian environments and knowledge of associated educational and research funding environment

Experience managing institutional and philanthropic donor awards

Experience with donor compliance, log frames and fundamentals of monitoring and evaluation

Experience overseeing project budgets over $1 million annual funding

Proficiency in a second language (French, Arabic or other)

Experience working with project management tools, or certified with Agile, PRINCE or PMP methods

Ability to work in an environment that is jointly managed by two organisations; to work independently; to be flexible and be able to quickly adapt to shifting priorities and to change work arrangements
Specific knowledge of institutional or foundation donor regulations such as USAID, DFAT, Gates Foundation and IKEA Foundation

Experience or knowledge of adult or vocational education, capacity building in an NGO setting, or teaching in higher education

For a copy of the position description, please see our careers page: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/949/cw/en/job/540579/manager-projects-and-grants

Applications for this position close on Tues 4th of July at 11.55pm.


Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
Infrequent work outside business hours is required
Infrequent travel may be required, including overseas
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Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Joshua Hallwright (Director, CHL) on [email protected].

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

Closing Date: Jul 4, 2023