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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 & Development Advisor – Global

People & Development Advisor – Global

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW | Remote / Work From Home | SA | VIC
Sub location(s): Sydney, Melbourne

Full time, fixed term contract of 14 months (maternity leave) role based In Sydney or Melbourne.
Flexible work from home arrangements available, no mandated days in the office!
Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness.


The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight.  We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 2.5 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind, or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

The Foundation is also proud to announce that we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards.


The People & Development Advisor is accountable for supporting the People Partner – Global and the POD team to improve and maintain core People and Development processes, protecting employee data integrity, maintaining confidentiality and providing advice to and administrative support for their client groups.


You possess outstanding organizational and time management skills, coupled with a deep commitment to delivering customer service in a team environment. Your excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills contribute to effective communication within the team. You exhibit a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and Human Resources Information Systems. Your ability to research and stay updated on local labor laws and best practices is a testament to your dedication to compliance. With exceptional attention to detail and a keen understanding of confidentiality and data privacy, you navigate sensitive information with integrity. Your demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness shine through as you proactively identify and solve issues.


The People & Development Advisor will own the outcomes of:

System Administration & Employee Records

Maintaining employee records ensuring information within HRIS is up-to-date, accurate and compliant with data privacy obligations and supporting documents are saved in employee files.
Liaising with Payroll as required to ensure smooth payroll processes and resolve issues as required, escalating as appropriate.
Being responsible for HRMIS to ensure data integrity and prepare regular and adhoc HR reports and audits.

Operational People & Development Support

Building robust relationships as one of the first point of contact for internal and external HR related inquiries or requests.
Ensuring business compliance in providing advice on best HR practice, organisation policies and procedures.
Collaboratively supporting the design and delivery of action plans with each client group that are aligned with the overall People & Organisational Development strategy and work plans.
Proactively supporting the full employee lifecycle including workforce planning, recruitment, learning and development, remuneration and benefits, health and safety, employee engagement, succession planning, information management and offboarding.
Ensuring the employee on-boarding experience of new employees to the Foundation is adhered to and employees are inducted and oriented appropriately (including offer of employment, inductions, engagement survey and probation).

Employee Relations

Supporting the People Partner to resolve employee relations issues including the facilitation of mediation as required.
Completing all letters and file notes necessary to ensure accurate records are kept for employee relations matters.
Undertaking research as required to ensure People Practices remain compliant with local labour laws.

Actively participating and supporting HR projects as required.
Contributing ideas for process improvements ensuring a dynamic and forward-thinking work environment.
Other tasks as requested by your manager


Undergraduate qualifications in Human Resources or demonstrated competency in Human Resources
HR advisor experience, preferably within complex, global organisations with matrix reporting requirements
Demonstrated experience working as part of a team to support diverse and complex stakeholders with a track record of delivering results
Understanding and demonstration of implementing employment law
Demonstrated experience using a global HR Information System

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you. Including:

Generous salary packaging – we provide access to not-for-profit salary packaging options, which will increase your take home pay, we also offer 17.5% annual leave loading.
Flexible work environment – we focus on output, not hours and enable you to prioritise your health and wellbeing.
Generous leave allowances – we offer Paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”; and time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave
Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to LinkedIn Learning and focused development conversations.

To find out more about our benefits click here

How to apply and who to contact

Applications can be made by clicking apply, completing the online application form and attaching an up to date resume and letter of application.

To learn more about this position and life at The Fred Hollows Foundation please visit our Careers page

Alternatively, If you would like to chat further with one of our Talent Acquisition Team member please email us at [email protected]

Applications Close: Sunday the 28th of Janurary 2024

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Closing Date: Jan 28, 2024