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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 Pacific Ecosystem Restoration Technical Advisor

Pacific Ecosystem Restoration Technical Advisor

Live & Learn Environmental Education |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne


We are currently hiring an innovative technical advisor, based in Melbourne, who can strengthen Live & Learn as a regional leader on nature-based solutions and provide rapid support of the implementation of community-led ecosystem restoration.



  • You are committed to localizing development and ‘doing development differently’. You are innovative, cross-disciplinary, and are committed to keeping up to date with new ways of working.
  • You understand best practices around ecosystem management and restoration in the Pacific and are familiar with international nature-based solutions principles and standards.
  • You have at least five years of experience providing technical support on ecosystem restoration activities in the Pacific, as well as a tertiary qualification in a relevant area.
  • You can rapidly adapt your technical training to best suit the on-the-ground needs of local teams, communicating specialist knowledge in practical ways to non-specialists.



  • You will be part of a grassroots, community-led program that is doing something about climate change.
  • You will contribute to the localization of development in the Pacific by strengthening the technical knowledge of our local teams so that they can lead restoration activities in the future.
  • You will shape the nature-based solutions activities that Live & Learn do as it continues to grow rapidly.


  • Review the information and reporting about ecosystems in Climate Resilient Island communities to support local teams to better understand the condition of ecosystems that they are working with.
  • Work alongside local teams to help communities plan and implement restoration-based actions so that communities are more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
  • Promote Climate Resilient Islands approaches to government counterparts and regional organizations so that community ecosystem actions are sustainable in the long term.
  • Adapt existing monitoring and evaluation methods so that they are suitable in specific community contexts and in ways that allow communities themselves to monitor the condition of their ecosystems beyond the implementation timeframe.
  • Strengthen the Climate Resilient Islands approach in response to best practices and lessons learned from field implementation, as well as emerging ideas and developments from the sector.
  • Work with colleagues in the network support office to develop community-based restoration guides that can be used in future programs.
  • Evaluate ecosystem actions against international standards and frameworks, represent Live & Learn at sector events, collaborate with internal experts to develop communications materials, to support Live & Learn as a regional leader in nature-based solutions.

For a full view of the Position Description please download on these link

Closing Date: Jun 7, 2023