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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 Operations Team Leader

Operations Team Leader

Burnet Institute |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: International
Sub location(s): Papua New Guinea

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for an Operations Team Leader to join our Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science team, based in Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.
The main purpose of this role is to manage the day-to-day operations functions of the Daru office. This is inclusive of managing finances, human resources, safety and security and stakeholder relationships for Burnet programs based in Western Province. You will be part of an experienced team of managers, clinicians and public health professionals based in Melbourne and Daru, providing inputs in Western Province.

In this role, you will:
•Manage the project budget and contribute to donor reporting.
•Oversee all financial reporting and liaise with the Burnet finance manager
•Manage the procurement process with the Project Manager
•Oversee asset management including project registers, asset review, asset incident reports and manage necessary equipment replacements
•Oversee workplace health and safety
•Manage security incidents in Western Province within delegation
•Risk management of project field visits, activities, workshops and other events
•Manage HR issues with the support and guidance of HR as needed
•Oversight of the recruitment, selection, and retention of staff in Western Province

This is a full-time contract until 31 December 2023 with possibility of extension.
Remuneration package includes accommodation in Daru, mobilisation and demobilisation expenses (visa, return airfares, additional luggage, transit accommodation), medical and emergency evacuation insurance while in PNG or when travelling for work, and access to project vehicles in Daru.

Let’s talk about you

The following criteria are essential requirements:
•Qualification in business, management, or a related field or equivalent relevant experience for 3-5 years in a leadership position
•Prior experience in office management and financial/administrative/human resources management
•Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Excellent relationship management and communication skills, including counterpart agencies and colleagues
•Demonstrated capacity to work independently exercising strong judgement, decision-making and problem-solving skills
•The ability to respond rapidly and practically to a demanding environment, proactively identifying issues and working to develop and lead solutions
•Demonstrated cultural competency and effective and collegial cross-cultural communication skills
•Experience in report writing, monitoring and evaluation, health program design or research
•Strong organisational and time-management skills, including the ability to manage own workload
•Honest and hardworking with strong integrity and accountability

The following experience is also desirable but not essential.
•Previous work experience in PNG or the Pacific
•Previous work/living experience in low-resource settings

The Burnet experience…
We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – achieving a more equitable world through better health.

Closing Date: May 29, 2023