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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 Project Officer

Burnet Institute |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity is now available for a Senior Project Officer to join the Vector-Borne Diseases and Tropical Public Health team at Burnet!

In this role you will work closely with the Project Managers, the finance and administration teams, as well as in-country team members and technical staff, providing essential support and coordination to a range of VBDTPH projects and linked activities delivered in the Pacific. Working in an experienced team of development professionals, you will contribute to project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as grant, contract, and financial reporting of VBD projects within the VBDTPH Working Group.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Collecting staff reporting inputs and project data, collating data, and formatting reports, briefs and other deliverables.
  • Coordinating project activities, such as workshops, and conference attendance.
  • Coordinating contracts and sub-contracts and ensuring contract compliance
  • Supporting writing and managing of grant applications
  • Providing back up budget management when other Project Managers are on leave
  • Liaising with Burnet HR teams in Melbourne and PNG on matters that affect staff members.

This is a full time (open to 0.8 – 1.0 FTE), 12-month contract with possibility of extension. You will have flexible working hours as well as part time working from home options. Refer to the attached position description for full details.

This is an exciting chance to contribute to impactful global health research projects. You will also be provided with ongoing training and access to mentorship to help grow your skills in project management, international development, and public health!


Let’s talk about you

The following criteria are essential requirements:

  • Qualification in International Development, Public Health or equivalent relevant experience for 1-3 years at a senior project coordination level
  • Highly developed organisational and administrative skills supporting complex projects or programs.
  • Experience and understanding of project related finances, e.g. Budgeting, forecasting, acquittals and payment processing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and understanding of cultural sensitivity, including the ability to engage with a diverse range of people.
  • Strong judgement and problem-solving skills.

The following criteria are preferable but not essential:

  • Experience with contract management or writing grant applications.
  • Experience applying a GEDSI (Gender Equality, Disability & Social Inclusion) analytical lens to international development or public health activities.
  • Experience in supporting the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects.


The Burnet experience…

We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – achieving a more equitable world through better health.

We offer:

  • A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Opportunities for career and professional development


Who are we?

Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation passionate about social justice, equality and evidence-based research.

Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues.  Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Disease Elimination, Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness, and Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.

Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).


Bring your whole self to work

At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet holds an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award from Science in Gender Equity (SAGE). If you have a reasonable adjustment, support, or access requirement at any stage of the recruitment process, we encourage you to let us know by emailing [email protected].  


Sounds great! How do I apply?

Apply here and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria as outlined above and in the position description

Applications not including responses to the selection criteria will not be considered. Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT on Monday 8th April 2024.

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a National Police Check and/or Working with Children. Current Australian working rights are required for all applicants.

Closing Date: Apr 8, 2024