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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.


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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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Program Accountant

Australian Volunteers International |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s):

Exciting opportunity to join AVI as a Program Accountant on a DFAT funded program!

  • Full-time permanent position
  • Fitzroy office (or remote) with flexible work arrangements
  • Competitive remuneration with salary packaging benefits available

AVI supports the implementation of the Australian Volunteers Program on behalf of the Australian Government (DFAT). Th Australian Volunteers Program is a five-year program with a budget of up to $130 million. It supports skilled Australian volunteers to work alongside organisations to sustainably support capacity development of people, organisations and communities in 25 countries across the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

Role overview

The Program Accountant role will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of accountability and transparency of the finance function on the Australian Volunteers Program. This includes supporting the Finance Manager with all finance processing activities as well as monthly reporting and annual budgeting/reforecasting.  Key to this role is providing advice and support to our overseas teams on finance processing and cash management. The role also manages volunteer allowance payments in Salesforce and supervises three Regional Finance Coordinators and one Assistant Accountant remotely.

Position Requirements

This role will suit someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in accounting or relevant experience in a similar finance or accounting role
  • Experience in the analysis, interpretation, evaluation and dissemination of large volumes of financial and other business information to support business decision-making
  • Proven ability to apply accounting concepts and principles
  • Demonstrated experience processing month and year-end financial transactions
  • Relevant experience working in a similar finance or accounting role
  • Cross-cultural awareness, including an ability to work with stakeholders from varied cultural backgrounds
  • Understanding of contractual and financial management principles
  • Advanced Excel skills (Essential)
  • Experience with NetSuite is highly desirable or similar ERP
  • Salesforce experience would be preferred.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, child protection and privacy principles.

In return, you will:

  • Join a long-standing not-for-profit organisation with a rich history and a team of passionate individuals
  • Have the best of both worlds with our inner-city office in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne, and flexible work arrangements for remote work if based interstate
  • Be offered a competitive remuneration package (including superannuation) with access to a generous salary packaging of up to $15,900/year and $2,650 for meal/entertainment expenses.

Application Procedure:

  • For a full outline of the position and applicant requirements please see the Position Descriptions on the AVI website  and submit a cover letter and a current resume 
  • Application Closing date: 21 July 2023  (this will be conducted as 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)

AVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVI actively encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity. AVI will provide reasonable workplace adjustments for applicants with disability.

Your privacy is important to AVI.  It is the policy of AVI to respect the confidentiality of information and privacy of individuals. Personal information provided by you as part of your application (whether oral, electronic, or written) will be collected and processed for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. In order to carry out this purpose, your information may be disclosed to appropriate persons in our offices. Any information we hold will be governed by the most current version of the AVI Privacy Policy which is available upon request.

AVI has a strong commitment to the safety, wellbeing and protection of children and youth. We therefore have robust screening procedures for personnel who are expected to have contact with children in their roles. This will include criminal record check and referee checks.

Closing Date: Jul 30, 2023