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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.


Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

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 Director

Australian Volunteers International |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City
Sub location(s):

Program Director, Australian Volunteers Program
• Full-time permanent position, Melbourne based
• Remunerated in accordance with DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF), Discipline and Job Level C4

AVI is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to lead the Australian Volunteers Program as Program Director. The Australian Volunteers Program is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and delivered in consortia with DT Global and Alinea International.
The program is an important part of DFAT’s people to people portfolio. Its overarching goal is to support locally led change and the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The program supports the objective of Australia having strong mutual relationships with people and communities across the Pacific, Asia and Africa that contribute to achieving equitable development outcomes.

Role overview:
The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of program implementation, providing high-level strategic leadership and management to ensure that the program is well positioned to achieve its end of program outcomes.

Selection Criteria

We are seeking an experienced program leader with:

Experience, Skills & Attributes
• Extensive experience in senior management roles, including leading diverse teams, managing complex budgets, and providing strategic advice.
• Proven ability to implement successful donor-funded international development programs in the Indo-Pacific region.
• Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to identify complex issues and risks, anticipate barriers, and create innovative and practical solutions.
• Strong stakeholder management skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Thorough understanding of contemporary issues, theories, and approaches in international development, such as locally led development; and ideally an understanding of volunteering and partnership modalities.
• Experience effectively incorporating cross‐cutting development issues, such as GEDSI.

• Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline.

In return, you will:
• Join a long-standing not-for-profit organisation with a rich history and lead a program team of passionate individuals, based in 23 countries.
• Have the best of both worlds with our inner-city office in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne, and hybrid work arrangements. .
• Be offered a remuneration package in accordance with DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF).
• Access to salary sacrifice and purchased leave arrangements.

Application Procedure:
• For a full outline of the position and applicant requirements please see the Position Description on the AVI website [job link from the AVI website] and submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no longer than two pages) and a current resume

Application Closing date: AEST midnight 12 August 2023

AVI is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of all our international development programs.  We are committed to the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and fraud prevention. AVI is proudly an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. Australian Volunteers Program is funded by the Australian Government and managed in consortia by AVI, DT Global and Alinea International.

Closing Date: Aug 13, 2023