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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

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Senior Community Partnerships Executive

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW | Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s): Sydney, Melbourne
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness. 
  • Full time, Permanent Role based in Sydney (we would be open to considering applicants based In Melbourne)  
  • Flexible work from home arrangements available, no mandated days in the office!  

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 had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. Over 30 years The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as in Australia. 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.

The Senior Community Partnerships Executive is accountable for leading and managing the growth and development of The Foundation’s community fundraising channel, delivering on The Foundation’s flagship peer to peer virtual and physical events as well as supporting our portfolio of individual fundraisers. You will work with the team to develop new initiatives and ideas enhancing The Foundation’s community fundraising portfolio. This role will draw on extensive experience in project management, strategic planning, event organisation and online marketing.

You will have the ability to motivate and lead a small team with strong time management skills. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills with a proven record of building successful relationships with donors and a diverse range of other internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, you will have the ability to connect the hearts and minds of fundraisers and donors on scale through compelling storytelling and case studies, together with evidence, research, data, and impact. Additionally, you are a good listener and able to engage, negotiate, and influence across a broad range of diverse stakeholders, including leadership and teams across the Public Affairs division. Finally, you will have high level of attention to detail, process driven, outcomes focused. You will be motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude with a problem-solving approach to work.

Project Management and Event Organisation 

  • Leading the delivery and implementation of successful fundraising events and partnerships program, by supervising a small team of staff and volunteers to service all fundraising activities.
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with event partners, agencies, consultants and other key suppliers, as well as internal with the Corporate Partnerships and Public Affairs division, to deliver against shared outcomes for The Foundation and partners.
  • Oversee the technical development of all online fundraising platforms and its integration with event registration, and multiple other fundraising platforms and payment gateways, in conjunction with the IT team and the online marketing team.


Relationships Management – Event Participants, Stakeholders, Donors 

  • Effective fundraising communications and liaising with events fundraisers and donors to generate significant income and maximise the participant and supporter experience.
  • Assist with developing the digital and social media marketing of Community Fundraising initiatives.
  • Collaborate closely with the Communications and Brand team to develop media and ambassador opportunities for Community Fundraising events.


Corporate Sponsorship Development 

  • Work closely with the Corporate Partnerships team to acquire and secure new corporate partners for The Foundation’s events.


Cross-team projects and communications 

  • Work closely and collaboratively with Public Affairs on implementation of events online and e-communications, in consultation with external agencies.
  • Manage cross-divisional relationships for all CF Events working with the Corporate Partnership, Donations and Database, Finance and Communications and Community Education teams.


Reporting, analysis, evaluation and data management

  • Develop and provide regular CF events analysis and reporting, identify gaps and develop successful strategies to drive income growth opportunities for improved retention and communication.


Compliance and planning 

  • Actively participate in the preparation, implementation and reporting of plans and forecasts in line with agreed measures and timeframes.


  • Proven experience in partnerships building and strong project management and problem-solving skills and ability to prioritise competing deadlines.
  • Proven experience prospecting new opportunities for a business and proven success in onboarding a partnership.
  • Experience across the systems, processes, code of ethics and operations that underpin best practice fundraising.
  • Knowledge of Australian and global philanthropic and corporate giving trends and experience applying this to successful fundraising initiatives.
  • Extensive experience working with diverse database and fundraising platforms.
  • Excellent Excel and general Microsoft knowledge.
  • Experience in delivering and managing logistics for a successful mass market event.


How we recognise your contribution 

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 Paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”, birthday leave; and time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave.
  • 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, please include a CV and Cover Letter. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected]  for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.


Applications Close: Thursday the 11th of April 2024


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.


Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role. 

Closing Date: Apr 11, 2024