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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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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

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Climate Change

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Civil Society

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Supporting NGOS

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Inclusive & locally led 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

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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

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This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

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Other Standards

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Personal Assistant to the Australian Program Director

Tearfund Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
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Are you seeking a rewarding role that uses your extensive administration expertise and all round ‘can do’ attitude to see positive change in some of the world’s hardest places?

You could be Tearfund’s new Personal Assistant to the Australian Program Director.

It’s an opportunity to;

  • Work with a much-loved international development agency to dismantle the cycle of poverty in some of the world’s hardest places.
  • Use your superb administration and interpersonal skills to help bring the best out of the Tearfund team.
  • Outwork your deep personal faith commitment, energy, and imagination through the work that you do.


Play an integral role within the team in helping to dismantle the cycles of poverty in some of the world’s hardest places.

About Tearfund:
Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. We work in partnership with local Christian agencies to end poverty, challenge inequality and build sustainable communities. We go where the need is greatest, acting with courage to tackle injustice so that all may experience fullness of life.


To work at Tearfund is to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. Tearfund offers you the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most. As part of the Tearfund team, you are part of a movement which works toward a just and compassionate world in which all people can achieve their God-given potential.
About the role:
As someone whose faith and passion fuels their everyday tasks, you will work alongside the Australian Program Director (APD) who oversees Tearfund’s supporter engagement work in Australia including; fundraising, church engagement, communications, education, marketing and advocacy.


The PA forms a strong working partnership with the APD and supports them through management of a portfolio of administrative responsibilities, including supporting the Australian Program Leadership Team (APLT). The role spans regular administration, relationship management and communication, reporting and data management, events and external stakeholder management within a Christian discipleship framework. You will be energised by working both directly with the APD as well as the wider leadership team in helping ensure the success of Tearfund’s supporter engagement work in Australia.

This part time (21 hours per week – flexible) role will play a critical part in Tearfund’s supporter engagement strategy and offers you some flexibility to choose your work hours.

Tearfund offers a friendly and flexible work environment, generous salary packaging benefits, and the challenge to grow and explore in your faith and justice journey.

Position Location:  Blackburn, Melbourne (in the Tearfund National office).

What you’ll need:

  • A track record showing how highly organised you are – able to manage multiple tasks and prioritise, and work efficiently to deadlines in a calm and flexible manner
  • Active Christian faith and strong commitment to Tearfund’s Christian mission, values and ethos
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, negotiate well and build strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment and practice of integrity and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and employ initiative to help problem solve
  • A track record indicating strong ability to pre-emptively anticipate administrative needs and priorities at a senior professional level, and to schedule with foresight
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, that is reflected across all levels of administrative work and practice
  • Excellent at managing workflows and keeping others informed of progress
  • High-level competence with MS Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), email software, project management software, databases, and Adobe tools


For the full Position Description please refer to the listing on our careers page here.
How to apply:
To apply, send your CV to [email protected]

In a short cover letter, tell us:

  • Why Tearfund? How do your values align with ours?
  • How your administration experience meets the role selection criteria in the Job ad and position description.

Recruitment timeline: This advertising period has an initial closing date of Mon 8th July. Short-listing and interviews may commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

Enquiries: Please contact Greg on Ph: 03 9264 7000

Tearfund Australia’s recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, such as a National Police Check and/or a Working With Children Check. You also need to have the right to work in Australia and the ability to speak English well.

We seek to be a diverse workplace, in which people of many cultural and linguistic backgrounds, genders, ages and abilities work together and are equally appreciated and respected. People with disabilities and neuro diverse abilities, are encouraged to apply for Tearfund roles and can receive assistance with aspects of the recruitment process, by contacting our People and Culture Partner, Stephanie via [email protected] or on 03 9264 7000.

Tearfund Australia collects and retains the information you provide us through your application for use in connection with recruitment activities. We manage information provided to us in line with Australian Privacy Principles. Our Privacy policy contains further information on how we deal with your personal information and how to contact us if you have queries about this.

Closing Date: Jun 12, 2024