About

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Annual Report 2022-23

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability

ACFID

ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.

Our PARTNERSHIPS

ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.

GOVERNANCE

ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.

Members

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Conference 2023

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT 2.0
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.

PSEAH

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

Compliance

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 Media and Policy Advisor

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Senior Media and Policy Advisor – Australian Council for International Development

A unique opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs.

  • Classification level of this role is Senior Officer 1 – 4 ($82,544 -$96,055) based on skills and experience. This includes a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 11% superannuation.
  • Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements (home or office) and around carer needs
  • 0.8-1 FTE, 2 years fixed term
  • Applications close midnight Sunday 16th June 2024.
  • View the position description

The Role 

Are you a seasoned communications and media professional?

Are you passionate about international development and social justice?

Do you enjoy a dynamic environment to bring your communications skills to work every day?

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the peak body for Australia’s international humanitarian and development NGOs.

The Australian Council for international Development (ACFID) is Australia’s peak body for NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action. We are seeking an experienced candidate for a two year fixed term position.

The Senior Media and Policy Advisor will help maintain ACFID’s position as the authoritative and reliable peak body of international development and humanitarian action in Australia. Using the media, this position will advocate for ACFID to be the go-to voice in the sector. The role will develop proactive and reactive media stories to maximise ACFID’s reach and influence, and support the Media and Government Relations Advisor through mentorship on technical media skills.

The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude, the ability to take initiative and be flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment. They will value diversity in the workplace and commit to ACFID’s values as outlined in our Strategic Plan. An understanding of the context of ACFID members’ work and experience working in a not-for-profit is desirable but not essential.

About ACFID  

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian action. Our vision is of a world where all people are free from extreme poverty, injustice and inequality and where the earth’s finite resources are managed sustainably. Our purpose is to lead and unite our members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world.

Founded in 1965, ACFID currently has 126 members and 20 affiliates operating in more than 90 developing countries The total revenue raised by ACFID’s membership from all sources amounts to $1.89 billion (2021-22), $773 million of which is raised from over 1.149 million Australians. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community-based groups, with a mix of secular and faith-based organisations.

ACFID is a Public Benevolent Institution and has salary packaging which allows employees to use a proportion of the salary using tax-free dollars. The end result is an increase in your take-home pay. Employees have a total of approximately $15,899* per Fringe Benefit Tax year to salary package. In addition, ACFID’s PBI status enables you to salary package a further approximate $2,650 per year for personal meals and accommodation on top of the normal salary packaging amount. *You can find more information about Salary Packaging here: https://www.cbb.com.au/discover-salary-packaging/

We value diversity in the workplace and model our commitment to the values outlined in our strategic plan.  ACFID is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability status or national origin. Applicants will be considered based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Individuals of diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply 

Taking into account ACFID’s core competencies and the required functional competencies of the role as detailed in the position description please send a covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form.  The covering letter, including your response to the selection criteria, should be no longer than two A4 pages.

Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 16th June 2024

Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews can be conducted remotely at the candidate’s preference, though the successful candidate must be available to commence as soon as possible and be based in ACFID’s office in Canberra.

ACFID’s preference is for the role to be 0.8-1 FTE with exact days to be negotiated with the successful applicant. Applicants are asked to provide their preferred working arrangements within the provisions outlined, and all applicants and their preferred working hours will be considered.

Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check. To be eligible for this position you must have a legal right to work in Australia.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact ACFID’s Chief of Policy and Advocacy Jocelyn Condon, [email protected]

Closing Date: Jun 16, 2024
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