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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

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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

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Emergency Aid

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Climate Change

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Civil Society

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Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive 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

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

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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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Policy and Advocacy Lead: Pacific Friends of Global Health

Australian Global Health Alliance |
ACFID Member: 0
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne

The Nossal Institute for Global health aims to improve the health of all people globally by deepening our collective understanding of how multiple systems operate and interact to shape health through applied research, learning and partnership.

Hosted by the Australian Global Alliance Australia (the national peak body for global health institutions and organisations) under the auspices of Nossal Institute Limited, the Policy and Advocacy Lead will work closely with current Pacific Friend Advisory Board and Alliance leadership to manage the Pacific Friends secretariat function and activities. The secretariat function is also supported by a part-time Project Officer.

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a high performing self-starter to lead on policy and advocacy efforts at Pacific Friends of Global Health. Activities and objectives over this period will be guided by two key global health financing moments in 2024 and 2025: both Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will be seeking renewed and strong pledges from the Australian Government via their respective replenishment processes.


This is a part-time (0.6 FTE), maternity leave cover appointment, for a fixed-term period of 14 months, with the possibility of extension for the right candidate.

About You
The successful candidate will have the chance to make the most of their skills and experience in advocacy, government relations, policy analysis, communications, project management and stakeholder management to raise political and public awareness of key global health issues facing the Indo-Pacific Region, and work to improve regional health outcomes through Australian Government investment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and other health programs.
You have / are

  • Excellent communication skills : written and verbal
  • Diplomatic stakeholder management
  • Creative strategic thinker


  • Base salary of $100,00 to $110,000 + 11% superannuation
  • Access to NFP salary packaging
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements
  • Free and subsidized health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Access to professional development
  • Suite of practical training tools and materials available to all employees
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health plus across the University of Melbourne and the wider global health community

Further details can be obtained from the attached Position Description or by contacting Selina Namchee Lo, Executive Director ([email protected])

Join Us
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit a CV (maximum 4 pages), covering letter, and a separate statement addressing each selection criteria outlined in the position description (including the desirable criteria). Applications are to be forwarded to [email protected] with “Application – Policy and Advocacy Lead” included in the subject line.


Applications close – 11:59pm on 23 June 2024.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The Nossal Institute values equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and work-life balance. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, including people with diverse cultural backgrounds, gender identities and people with disability. We aim to remove barriers and apply the principles of reasonable accommodation in recruitment and more broadly in our work.


Only those with work rights in Australia need apply.


Relevant background checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.


**Please No Agencies**

Closing Date: Jun 23, 2024