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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

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.


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


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 Officer – Immunisation & Health Systems Strengthening

Senior Research Officer – Immunisation & Health Systems Strengthening

Burnet Institute |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: ACT | Australia | Any Major City | Hybrid | International | NSW | NT | QLD | Remote / Work From Home | TAS | VIC
Sub location(s): X

The Opportunity 

Are you a researcher with a track record in immunisation research and expertise in the field of health system strengthening? Then this could be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity now exists for a Senior Research Officer to join Burnet. You will play a key role within Burnet’s Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health Working Group. This role will have a focus on the planning and implementation of immunisation and health systems strengthening projects with a focus on the identification of zero-dose children, service provision and workforce development in the Indo-Pacific region.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide expertise and technical support in immunisation and health system strengthening at a national and regional level
  • Foster the development and implementation of immunisation and health system strengthening projects with partner organisations (i.e., Ministries of Health, local health authorities, WHO and UNICEF)
  • Support the development of evidence-based programming, policy, and advocacy in the areas of immunisation and health systems strengthening
  • Contribute to the development of projects, proposals and funding submissions
  • Disseminate the findings of research and development activities
  • Indirect supervision and mentoring of junior staff
  • Mentoring of students

Refer to the attached position description for full details. This is a full time, parental leave cover position, initially for a 1-year period with possibility of extension. Fully remote working is an option, so we are open to applicants based anywhere in Australia. You will also be provided flexible working hours to manage your own start and finish times.


Let’s talk about you

The following criteria are essential requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a related area (health system strengthening, immunisation, public health, international development)
  • An emerging national and/or international track record in planning and implementation of public health projects, particularly in limited-resource settings
  • Significant expertise and experience in the field of health system strengthening
  • People management skills including teamwork, capacity building, collaboration, and communication

The following experience is preferable but not essential:

  • An emerging national and/or international track record in planning and implementation of immunisation research and development with a focus on service provision, scale-up and workforce development
  • An understanding of how new vaccine technology may be scaled up in local communities
  • An understanding of the global vaccine/immunisation architecture (i.e., Gavi, WHO, UNICEF)
Closing Date: May 28, 2023