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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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Volunteer Coordinator

ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid | VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne VIC 3002

About the role

Reporting to the Program and Operations Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator will effectively engage and mobilise new and existing RACS Global Health specialist medical volunteers to provide pro-bono clinical support, training and mentoring to RACS clinical partners across the Indo-Pacific region. A further responsibility is to lead the development of a range of RACS Global Health communications, such as the quarterly program newsletter.

This role will be offered on a fixed term, three-year contract.

Skills and experience

• Previous experience in volunteer recruitment and overseas mobilisation
• Previous experience in a communications role involving social media updates, development of e-newsletters and website management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with confidence and tact with a range of professional staff and clinical volunteers and partners
• Highly developed organisational skills to maintain robust information management, logistics, compliance, personnel and administrative systems and procedures
• Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work within a team in a flexible and co-operative manner
• Ability to work autonomously and with a high level of initiative and sound judgement
• Ability to coordinate tasks, set priorities and work to timelines
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy


At our organisation, we are proud to have a positive impact on improving health outcomes in the community. Our people are especially important to us, we treat everyone fairly and are mindful of our colleagues and their wellbeing. Working at RACS, you will thrive in our environment where we recognise that we are all one team. Our employees are at their best when they have balance in their lives, so by joining our team you will have:

· flexibility to combine working from home with time spent in the office

· RACS Professional Development Framework (Grow at RACS)

· Access to a wellbeing app

· annual wellbeing reimbursement

· additional, gifted leave at the end of the year

· access to online learning portal THRIVE with a catalogue of 89,000+ courses

· access to an Employee Assistance Program which includes counselling for personal and work-related issues, support for family members, legal support, career development and planning, nutrition & lifestyle advice as well as financial counselling

We genuinely care about our employees’ health and wellbeing and encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work.

About the company

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a not for profit, membership-based organisation leading the way in surgical performance, professionalism and patient care in Australia and New Zealand.

With service to our members at the forefront of our business, we support ongoing learning and development for our surgical workforce of more than 7,000 surgeons and 1,300 surgical trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates.

RACS is on an exciting journey to transform the way our members engage with us by making improvements across many aspects of the College – from learning and development to technology and governance. We are focusing on collaboration and innovation to better serve our members and to enhance the contribution of surgeons to the community.

Our Global Health Program focuses on strengthening health systems and building capacity of health workforce to improve the quality and accessibility of health, surgical treatment and post-operative care. We work across 15 countries in the Indo-Pacific Region with the support of multiple institutional and philanthropic donors.

Closing Date: Oct 28, 2023