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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

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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

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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

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Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

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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

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NSW Lead

Literacy for Life Foundation |
ACFID Member: 0
Location: NSW
Sub location(s): Remote/WFH

About the Literacy for Life Foundation
Literacy for Life Foundation is a dynamic, Aboriginal-run organisation achieving grass-roots change.

We work to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults have the literacy, learning and digital skills necessary to achieve community-wide improvements in health, wellbeing, education, justice, employment and to achieve genuine self-determination.

Operating since 2012, we continue to build a comprehensive evidence base supporting First Nations adult literacy in First Nations hands.

Highlights include:

  • More than 15 communities, across QLD, NT and NSW have led community-based training that has delivered genuine improvement in reading, writing and digital skills
  • 100+ local Aboriginal staff trained and employed – contributing to the development of a local adult education workforce.
  • 400+ students have completed training.
  • Retention rates are at least 30 x better than existing adult literacy training results for First Nations learners in other programs.
  • Strong support from communities and other First Nations organisations.
  • 10+ year track record of independent evaluation and research – illustrating the effectiveness of Aboriginal Community Control.
  • Delivering improvements in health, wellbeing, education, employment, justice and increased self-determination.

Position Brief
The New South Wales Lead will oversee the implementation of the Literacy for Life Foundation’s Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaigns in communities across New South Wales.
Candidate Profile
Community is at the heart of what we do. To be a successful member of the Literacy for Life Foundation you will be committed to advancing positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the transformative power of literacy for people’s lives, communities and broader social equity. You will be a passionate changemaker and advocate for social justice and the rights of First Nations people.

To be successful in this position, you will be an adept community development professional who has significant management experience and a track record working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You will be able to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders and can effectively build local leadership and agency. You will be comfortable working autonomously as well as collaboratively and your excellent communication and organisation skills will ensure you can juggle multiple priorities and problem solve on the go.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of the Literacy for Life Foundation’s Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaigns in NSW;
  • Recruit, train and support Campaign Project Officers to deliver the three phases of the Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign;
  • Provide hands-on, face-to-face support for each Campaign team in the region as required (this involves travel to NSW Campaign communities);
  • Engage with stakeholders in each Campaign community and across the region to build awareness of low adult literacy and its impacts as well as the capacity and capabilities to lead literacy Campaigns in their communities. This will include supporting the establishment/identification and ongoing involvement of local Campaign governance groups in each community;
  • Work as part of a team to support the strategic direction of the Literacy for Life Foundation by helping to identify and scope new Campaign sites and opportunities in the region and develop implementation plans;
  • Contribute to reporting, advocacy and promotion of the work of the Literacy for Life Foundation and the achievement of its goals.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated management experience in community development;
  2. Demonstrated experience working in/with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities;
  3. Strong interpersonal and people management skills and experience;
  4. Experience  managing budgets;
  5. Strong administration, IT, organisation and problem-solving skills;
  6. A C class driver license;
  7. Ability to travel;
  8. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a dynamic team environment, preferably with experience coordinating across locations and/or working remotely.


  1. Tertiary qualifications in education, community development or other relevant discipline;
  2. Experience and/or training in trauma-informed practice.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Closing Date: May 17, 2024