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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

Home 5 JOBS 5 Senior Research Fellow – Midwifery

Senior Research Fellow – Midwifery

Burnet Institute |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Remote / Work From Home | VIC
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The Opportunity

Do you have strong expertise in midwifery and maternal and newborn research? Would you like to join a not-for-profit, values driven organisation? Then this could be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Research Fellow to join our Maternal & Newborn Health team at Burnet. We are a dynamic and experienced group of researchers working to improve the health and well-being of women, newborn and families in the Asia-Pacific region.

You will play a leading role in the team’s international maternal and newborn health research program, especially the midwifery research agenda. You will also have opportunities to engage with international organisations, supervise higher-degree research students, and advance their research track record. You will also identify new opportunities to grow the Institute’s global maternal and newborn health research program.

You will also be responsible for research project oversight, implementation and management, including day-to-day management of staff, execution of projects inclusive of budget & contracts management, stakeholder engagement, development of study protocols and operations manuals, ensuring milestones and timelines are met, reporting and problem solving.

This is a full time position, initially for a 3 year period with the possibility of extension. Refer to the attached position description for full details. Flexible working hours and working from home options will also be provided.

Let’s talk about you
The following criteria are essential requirements:
• Midwife registered to practice in Australia
• A PhD qualification in the health sciences, public health, maternal or newborn health, or a relevant field
•Technical, scientific or clinical background in maternal and newborn health
•An emerging national and/or international track record in midwifery and maternal and newborn research
•A record of research achievement quality and productivity and/or translation into practice that is outstanding by international standards commensurate with your field of research
•Demonstrated ability and track record in proposal writing and attracting competitive peer review donor funding, including from international and/or national grants
•Demonstrated experience in independently conceptualising, designing, conducting and analysing quantitative and/or qualitative research in an international development setting following high quality standards
•Demonstrated ability to set priorities, undertake multiple tasks and work in a flexible, productive and pro-active manner in a busy environment, individually and as an effective team member
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively on sensitive issues with a culturally and professionally diverse range of stakeholders
•People management skills including teamwork, capacity building, collaboration and communication
•An understanding of the global midwifery architecture, global reports and current recommendations and issues

The following experience is preferable but not essential:
•Research experience in resource-limited countries, especially in the Asia Pacific region
•Demonstrated experience in teaching and supervising postgraduate students (honours and masters, and PhD level desirable)

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. Hear from some of our talented staff about their career journeys at Burnet here!

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

Closing Date: Mar 5, 2023