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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.


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

Home 5 JOBS 5 Project Officer

Project Officer

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid | NSW | NT | QLD | Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s): Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.
• 6 month Fixed-term full time or part-time, 4 days per week
• Based in Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane (Flexible work for home arrangements available)

The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person has the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific, and here in Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

The Foundation is also proud to announce that we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience coordinating projects. You will have strong communications skills (written and verbal) with the ability to write effectively for varied purposes and audiences as well as strong stakeholder management skills. Further, you will be process driven, with a drive to standardise processes in order to maximise efficiency. You will be a problem solver, always looking for the best solutions, while showing resilience and initiative when faced with challenging circumstances. You will be deadline driven, able to work within tight timeframes and able to manage competing priorities. You will be highly computer literate able to pick up internal program management and budgeting systems quickly. Finally, you will be a team player, able to adjust to changing circumstances and work within a cross-cultural context.

The Project Officer will provide support for the design and delivery of project activities, through our implementing partners, to achieve the objectives and deliverables within our Indigenous Australia Program (IAP) projects and overarching strategy. The Project Officer will focus on the areas of contract management, project monitoring, reporting and compliance.

• Support the programs team to implement, monitor and report on approved projects activities in accordance with approved Project Design Documents, work plans and annual budgets.
• Participate in partner and project reflections and reviews and adjust project workplans and strategies as required.
• Take part in partnership or coalition meetings when requested, with the intent to provide documentation of meeting content and document outcomes/ action follow ups.
• Work with the finance team and our partners to prepare annual financial budgets, plan and monitor monthly/quarterly expenditure against budgets and ensure submission of timely accurate monthly and quarterly financial returns, and utilisation of project assets and resources.
• Support the Senior Project Officer (SPO) with organising and preparing any areas of work that are required for internal reporting.
• Support IAP and the Senior Project Officer (SPO) to identify and share project case studies.

• Experience within a similar role, preferably in a similar context.
• Knowledge of end-to-end project management principles in a Program context, including budgeting and reporting.
• The ability to work in a diverse work environment.
• Proven ability to implement work systems to plan out multiple concurrent activities, keep on track and manage expectations of internal stakeholders when there are conflicts in timeframes.
• Proven ability to influence and work with multiple internal stakeholders and communicate your needs and context effectively.
• Experience working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health context.
• Experience in working with community-based organisations.
• Previous hands-on experience in project implementation and working through partners.
• Ability to support the development of skills and capacity including training initiatives.

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you. Including:
• Generous salary packaging – we provide access to not-for-profit salary packaging options, which will increase your take home pay, we also offer 17.5% annual leave loading
• Flexible work environment – we focus on output, not hours and enable you to prioritise your health and wellbeing
• Generous leave allowances – we offer time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave, paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; and an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”
• Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to Linkedin Learning and focused development conversations.
To find out more about our benefits click here

Please apply directly via the “Apply” Button. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs received via this email address will not be considered.

Applications Close: Monday the 7th of August 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Closing Date: Aug 7, 2023