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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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The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

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State of the Sector

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Federal Budget 23-24 Analysis

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

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Home 5 JOBS 5 Senior International Gender and Inclusion Specialist

Senior International Gender and Inclusion Specialist

Australian Federal Police |
ACFID Member: 0
Location: ACT
Sub location(s): Canberra

Did you know?
The mission of the Australian Federal Police is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.

Working for the AFP provides you with a diverse and rewarding career. Whether you immerse yourself in a position on the frontline, or provide critical operational or professional support, the work you do makes a big impact to the people of Australia.
What is the role?
Applications are sought from suitably qualified applicants wishing to be considered for the role of Senior International Gender and Inclusion Specialist in the AFP’s international Strategy, Design and Evaluation (SDE) team.

Are you passionate about learning facilitation and gender equality and inclusion initiatives? If this role appeals to you but your CV does not align with all aspects of the position description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the candidate we’re looking for.
​What will you do?
The International Gender Team engages closely and cohesively with the three other teams, and the successful candidate may be required to be agile in support of their work.

  • SDE Strategy provides strategy development and advice, driven by strategic and geopolitical intelligence, to inform International Command’s situational awareness and decision-making around AFP police diplomacy efforts.
  • SDE Design shapes our international programs and projects within our forward presence
  • SDE Evaluation and Learning manages and delivers monitoring and evaluation services for AFP’s international policing initiatives.

The Specialist will design, develop and deliver gender-related training to Australian and international law enforcement personnel. Trainings range from compulsory short sessions, through to multi-day selective programs. This will include facilitating discussions among experienced adult participants. delivering difficult or culturally sensitive content, and adapting content to different contexts and feedback. You will also be required to identify and realise opportunities to bring in guest speakers and presenters, or otherwise adapt content to best suit the needs of the audience. The role may include travel internationally, depending on the needs of the audience.

The Specialist will be required to work collaboratively as part of the team via flexibly taking up a range of work types relating to the promotion of gender sensitivity and gender equality in AFP’s international engagements, deployments, and programs. This will include delivery of policy and briefing materials; review and contribution to policy and program design, management, and evaluation; and collaboration with a range of AFP, Australian Government, non-government, and international stakeholders.

You will also be required to contribute to the achivement of outcomes in accordance with the regulatory framework, the AFP Code of Conduct and the AFO Governance Instruments. It is expected that the successful applicant will deliver on the core responsibilities and meet any requirements of the position as outlined below.
Essential Requirements

  • You must be an Australian Citizen at the time of application.
  • A Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • Commitment to a positive team working environment, and to AFP values
  • Demonstrated capability in building cross-cultural working relationships, and drawing in expertise from stakeholders to deliver deliverables
  • A good understanding of issues related to gender equity, intersectionality, and social inclusion
  • Ability to work in politically and culturally sensitive environments, whilst aligning messaging to government policy objectives
  • Flexibility to manage multiple tasks and meet changing deadlines with minimal supervision

Desirable Requirements
The following skills and/or experience would be highly regarded:

  • Ability to design and deliver impactful learning experiences for diverse adult participants. Experience working with diverse and/or senior and experienced audiences is highly valued.
  • Ability to undertake short term (1-2 week) international travel if required, (including the ability to coordinate logistical arrangements to a deadline, and ability to pass pre-deployment gateways including integrity checks, medical and psychological assessments)
  • Relevant qualification(s) or experience in policing / corrections / justice / adult learning / teaching / gender / social sciences.
  • Familiarity with project or program management, especially in international development or training sectors. This might include designing initiatives, planning delivery of a set of activities, managing finances, monitoring results, evaluating success, or involvement in governance of various initiatives.
  • Experience living, working or studying offshore, especially in Asia, Pacific, or developing contexts.
  • Proficiency in an Asian or Pacific language.

Additional Information
This position is and AFP Band level 6

The role is located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

This advertisement is to fill current vacancies and create a merit pool for future ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies arising over the next 12 months.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion is an operational priority for the Australian Federal Police (AFP). To be an effective police force, we must be reflective of the community we serve, working across languages, cultures and transnational borders. The 2023-26 Diversity & Inclusion Strategy is the guiding framework for delivering the AFP’s diversity and inclusion goals and reflecting our commitment to being an employer of choice, incorporating diversity and inclusion principles in day-to-day practice and building a psychologically and culturally safe workplace. This includes hiring people from diverse backgrounds who bring their lived experience to contribute, and add value, to the AFP. Find out more about how the AFP embraces diversity and inclusion.
Contacts and Closing Information
Contact Officer – Jessica Avalon,

Contact Officer Email:  [email protected]

Applications Close: 11:59pm (AEDT) 31/03/2024

Apply via: https://careers.afp.gov.au/job-invite/12798/

Closing Date: Mar 31, 2024