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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 People and Culture Advisor

People and Culture Advisor

CARE Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: ACT | Australia | Any Major City | Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s):

– Work with a team dedicated to supporting women around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice
– Flexible working environment, based in Melbourne or Canberra
– Permanent, Full Time

CARE Australia works to defeat global poverty by supporting women to create lasting change in their communities around the world.

About the role

Our People and Culture team is on a path of redesign and evolution – the newly created role of People & Culture Advisor plays a key role in supporting the organisation to manage day to day HR and employee relations needs while also contributing to projects focused on process improvement, change management, strategy implementation and organisational development.

This role is connected to our teams and our people, supporting engagement with people from recruitment, onboarding, induction and onwards throughout the entire employee lifecycle including performance, learning and development, wellbeing and engagement. It is a true generalist role that provides wide exposure to our teams and a broad range of challenges and opportunities.

As a small but integrated function, the People & Culture team has to strike the balance between operational support and future focus; this is a role for someone who is equally comfortable working with the naturally administrative and technical aspects of HR as they are supporting change initiatives. You will have sound judgement and the ability to advise and coach through tricky or complex issues, while being consultative and flexible in your thinking and approach. Ideally you will also be someone who can bring their own flair and fun to upholding a great work environment and strong culture!

All of our staff demonstrate our commitment to the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and the protection of children in our work. Especially for our People & Culture team, we expect role models who consistently demonstrate professionalism and commitment to our values of Courage, Ambition, Respect and Equality.

Key responsibilities:

– Work closely with our People & Culture Coordinator to ensure seamless and effective recruitment, contracting, onboarding and induction processes and experiences; this may include both administrative, operational and strategic activities
– Provide advice, support, interpretation and practical application of our policies and procedures, and in consultation with Head of P&C, actively address outdated policies or those that are no longer fit for purpose
– In conjunction with the Head of P&C, provide advice, support and guidance to people leaders on issues, challenges and implementation of our P&C processes
– Support our Country Offices and regional HR teams where input or assistance is required
– Be an approachable, practical sounding board and support to our team members, maintaining a modern and contemporary approach to employee relations
– Assist with data management, reporting and tracking of key information
– Administer and develop expertise in our online training systems, HRIS and other related systems; assist us in better utilising and enhancing their functionality to support our strategic P&C vision
– Assist in the communication of and compliance with HR legislative/ statutory requirements, codes, standards, guidelines including WHS and workers’ compensation
– Assist in the design and implementation of activities that support a compelling Employee Value Proposition, Wellbeing and Professional Development for our people
– Work closely with the Head of P&C on the change agenda for the P&C function and processes, in addition to being part of projects or activities that support organisational wide change

Ideally you will have:

– Demonstrated experience in a HR Advisor role in a generalist capacity across the employee lifecycle
– Experienced in supporting attraction, recruitment and retention
– Strong communication and relationship management skills
– Highly skilled in personal organisation, time management and planning
– Previous experience supporting change or HR improvement projects is ideal
– Strong skills in the administration and application of HRIS, training and related HR systems
– Demonstrated knowledge of Australian employment legislation and frameworks, experience in working in an international context advantageous but not essential
– Ability to operate effectively during change and ambiguity; adaptability and flexibility in mindset and behaviours
– Awareness of contemporary approaches to People & Culture and willingness to solve problems, implement change and think creatively
– Experience in the Not for Profit sector is desirable but not essential
– Qualifications in business, human resources or psychology are desirable

What we can offer you:

– A flexible and supportive working environment
– Generous salary packaging benefits
– 17.5% leave loading
– Professional development and training opportunities

CARE Australia will seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer. By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply?

Please review the Candidate Information Pack available on our website and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’ via the portal on our website. Please ensure you attach your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 2 pages). After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt. Only applicants who fully address the criteria will be considered.

This will be conducted as a rolling recruitment process, with shortlisting and interviews being completed as applications are received. Please submit your application ASAP if you are interested in the role. More information can be found at careaustralia.connxcareers.com/Job/ViewJobs

Questions about the role?

Please contact Sue Cunningham on [email protected] using the subject line “Head of People and Culture enquiry”. Please do not email applications to this address.

Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEDT), Wednesday 15th February 2023.

Closing Date: Feb 15, 2023