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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

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Policy and Communication Manager

Transparency International Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid
Sub location(s): Melbourne

Policy and Communication Manager

Transparency International Australia


Transparency International is the world’s leading anti-corruption movement, united by a shared vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

TI Australia has been operating as an accredited Transparency International chapter since 1995, focusing on ways in which government and Australian-based organisations can address corruption issues. An exciting opportunity now presents for a highly skilled, energetic and individual to take the helm as our Policy and Communication Manager.

The Role

The full-time role is for an initial one-year contract with a strong likelihood of ongoing employment.

The Policy and Communications Manager will lead TIA’s research, policy and communications work for world free of corruption.

The role will work closely with the CEO, members of the TIA team, the TIA Board and external stakeholders to advance TIA’s policy and advocacy work across TIA’s strategic work streams of political integrity, accountable mining and infrastructure.

The position includes the management of TIA’s communication platforms through the website, media, social media, digital campaigns, supporter engagement, events and support for fundraising.

The position requires internal communication and occasional collaboration across the TI Movement, including Chapters, regional teams, and the TI-Secretariat.


key competencies

To be successful in this role, the Policy and Communications Manager will need to have:

  • relevant professional qualifications in communications, PR, journalism, politics or a related field or experience in a similar role
  • 5+ years of directly relevant work experience
  • demonstrated experience in producing successful digital content for different platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • be a skilled communicator with a passion for distilling complex issues into easily understandable and accessible language to share with a broad ranging audience
  • demonstrated experience in undertaking research, policy analysis and linking this to a strong communications and advocacy strategy
  • a demonstrated history of building and maintaining strong networks
  • demonstrated experience of engaging/ working with the media
  • fluency (written and spoken) in English required, with other languages being an asset

Melbourne is the preferred location with other locations considered. Hybrid working arrangements are available. The position may require interstate or international travel.

The successful candidate will start end of January/start of February 2023 with interviews taking place in the weeks commencing 12th and 19th of December.

Applications close7th December 2022.

To apply: Please send a short CV and cover letter addressing the key competences to [email protected] by 5:00 PM AEDT, 7th Dec 2022


TI Australia is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information on the work of the Transparency International Australia please visit: www.transparency.org.au

Closing Date: Dec 7, 2022