- A unique opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative committee and contribute to the development and promotion of high ethical standards and effectiveness in the Australian international development sector.
- Code of Conduct Committee members participate in a voluntary capacity, with all reasonable costs covered by ACFID.
- 4 meetings a year, virtual and face-to-face.
- Applicants from all locations in Australia are encouraged to apply.
- Applications close 5pm (AEDT) Friday 6 October 2023.
- View the position description
Are you passionate about supporting high ethical standards and effectiveness in the international development sector?
The ACFID Code of Conduct Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, administering and promoting the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice for the Australian international development sector.
The Program and Partnership Specialist is one of four specialist positions on the Committee and contributes valuable expertise in the areas of impact and effectiveness, partnerships, business models and financing beyond the NGO sector and/or programming in the international development and humanitarian sector. Applicants with an understanding of international development issues and experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors are encouraged to apply.
Code of Conduct Committee members are expected to participate in quarterly meetings, complaints handling investigations and additional working groups as required. The successful candidate will be interested in working in a collaborative committee context.
The Committee welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
About ACFID and the Code of Conduct Committee
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian action. ACFID’s purpose is to lead and unite its members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world.
ACFID has 126 members and 22 affiliates operating in more than 79 countries delivering over 2,700 international projects worth $1.87bn. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community-based groups, with a mix of secular and faith-based organisations.
ACFID members must comply with the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice that aims to improve international development and humanitarian action outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of signatory organisations. Covering 9 Quality Principles, 33 Commitments and 92 compliance indicators, the Code sets good standards for program effectiveness, fundraising, governance and financial reporting. Compliance includes annual reporting and checks. The Code has an independent complaint handling process.
The Code is independently governed on behalf of the ACFID Board and ACFID Council by the Code of Conduct Committee. The Code of Conduct Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, administering and promoting the Code in accordance with the Rules and Objects of ACFID and the Committee’s Terms of Reference.
The Committee is made up of:
- An independent honorary chair
- Six members elected by and from the Council of ACFID members;
- One appointed representative of the Australian community
- Up to three specialist-based appointed positions, with skills and experience in accordance with current requirements of the Committee.
Committee members serve three-year terms and can serve up to two terms.
How to Apply
Please send a covering letter and your resume by filling in this online Application form.
In the covering letter please outline (1) why you are applying for the role and (2) how your competencies and experiences align with the desirable skills and experiences described in the Position Description. The covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages.
ACFID and the CCC values diversity in the workplace and models our commitment to the values outlined in our strategic plan. ACFID is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability status or national origin. Applicants will be considered based on qualifications, merit, and business need. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.
Applications will close 5pm (AEDT) Friday 6 October 2023.
Applicants will be shortlisted by the Code of Conduct Committee. If required, any interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom. The successful candidate will begin their term on 1 January 2024.
If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact ACFID Standards and Code Lead, Emily Moreton, at [email protected].