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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

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Standards and Code Lead

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Standards and Code Lead

  • Come and join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs and support high ethical standards and effectiveness across the sector.
  • Classification level of this role is between Senior Officer 1 – 4 based on skills and experience.
  • Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements (home or office) and around carer needs
  • 1 FTE, 12 month contract
  • Applications close 5pm (AEST) Monday 8 April 2024
  • View the position description

The Role
Come and join a passionate and supportive team at the peak body for Australia’s international humanitarian and development NGOs.

The Standards and Code Lead is a key role within the Effectiveness and Engagement Team, and leads ACFID’s work in the design, implementation and promotion of the ACFID Code of Conduct (ACFID Code). The ACFID Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice that aims to improve outcomes and increase stakeholder trust.

This is an exciting time to be joining the team, as the ACFID Code has recently been updated to reflect current best practice in the international development and humanitarian sector. As the Standards and Code Lead you will have the opportunity to lead the implementation of the revised ACFID Code and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to support the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of ACFID’s 126 member organisations.

This role manages a small team that coordinates all aspects of the design, implementation and review of the ACFID Code. The position also supports the governance of the ACFID Code by the independent Code of Conduct Committee and has a key role in promoting the ACFID Code with external stakeholders, including DFAT, ACNC and international civil society partners.

The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, who is willing to take the initiative and work collaboratively with colleagues and ACFID member organisations. They will be willing to adapt and learn and commit to ACFID’s values as outlined in our Strategic Plan.

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 5pm (AEST) Monday 8 April 2024.

Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews can be conducted remotely at the candidate’s preference.

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.

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Director Effectiveness and Engagement, Emily Moreton, at [email protected].

Closing Date: Apr 8, 2024