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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



Opportunity International |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid | NSW
Sub location(s): Sydney

The Organisation

Motivated by the parable of the Good Samaritan, Opportunity International Australia seeks to end poverty in developing countries – one family and one community at a time.

By providing small loans to families in need, Opportunity helps them grow their own businesses and generate sustainable incomes so they can lift themselves out of poverty with dignity.

To break the cycle of poverty for good, Opportunity also increases families’ access to healthcare and quality education, while strengthening communities to reduce the risk of gender-based violence – creating a new future for generations to come.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Programs, this role leads Opportunity’s high impact programs in the Asia region, with oversight of partnerships strategy and engagement, institutional / global fundraising, M&E and impact reporting, and program quality. Additionally, you will ensure all Opportunity’s projects and programs attain the highest standards of best practice as defined by ACFID and DFAT.

The core focus is on active programs in India, Indonesia and Bangladesh, but it also has responsibility for other programs globally, particularly in Asia and Africa more broadly. This role builds on Opportunity’s core microfinance programs, working at the intersection of financial inclusion and health, education, gender-based violence, climate adaptation and other program areas.

Specifically, you will:
Effectively manage your team to manage a growing portfolio of legacy and new projects/partners, and funding streams
Oversee strategic program planning and design with a focus on impact, scale and sustainability
Secure and manage technical and philanthropic funds
Ensure adherence to DFAT accreditation requirements and development best practice around GEDSI mainstreaming
Skills Required

You will be an experienced leader from the international development sector and ideally have a wide range of program experience. Your confident, proactive, mature and professional approach, coupled with the ability to work in alignment with the values of the Christian ethos that motivates Opportunity, will be key to your success.

Additionally you will have:
Tertiary qualifications in international development, public health or a related discipline
At least 10 years of experience in managing international development programs through the project life cycle, with preference given to those with language and cultural fluency in India, Indonesia and Bangladesh
Significant previous experience and technical knowledge of project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
The ability to drive fresh thinking and establish new partnerships with community-based implementing partners
Experience successfully applying for institutional funds and working with institutional donors is a plus
Previous experience working within the ACFID code of conduct is desirable and previous experience with the Department of Foreign Affairs ANCP program will be highly regarded.
A passion for international development to serve the world’s most disadvantaged, and an alignment with Opportunity’s mission, value and purpose, is critical.

How to Apply

If you have a passion for international development to serve the world’s most disadvantaged, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the skills required section above today.

For further details regarding Opportunity International please visit https://opportunity.org.au/

Social Impact Careers specialise in recruitment for organisations that make a positive impact. As we have been contracted to recruit this role, all third party and indirect applications will be forwarded to Lisa Morell. Please direct all enquiries to [email protected]

We are likely to begin the shortlisting and interviewing process before the closing date, so please don’t delay your application. The advertisement will be removed once the position has been filled. Please be assured your application is confidential and we will respond to all candidates.


Opportunity International supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. We consider applications regardless of race, sex, gender, age and disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of minority groups, non-binary people, and people with disabilities are all encouraged to apply. You will not be disadvantaged if you ask for an adjustment when you apply for a role. We want all applicants to perform at their best and compete with other applicants equally.

Closing Date: Jun 20, 2023