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Australian Community Member – ACFID Code of Conduct Committee

Organisation : Australian Council for International Development

Location : Australia

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Other

Sector : Humanitarian, Industry Associations, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 22 Oct, 2021

About the role

  • A unique opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative committee and contribute to the development and promotion of high ethical standards and effectiveness in the Australian international development sector. 
  • Code of Conduct Committee members participate in a voluntary capacity, with all reasonable costs covered by ACFID. 
  • 4 meetings a year, virtual or face-to-face. 
  • Applicants from all locations in Australia encouraged to apply. 
  • Applications close COB Friday 22 October 2021 
  • View the position description: PDF 

The Role 

The ACFID Code of Conduct Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, administering and promoting the ACFID Code of Conduct, a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice for the Australian international development sector.  

The Australian Community member provides a valuable independent voice on the Code of Conduct Committee. Drawing on their experiences outside the international development sector, the Australian Community member will contribute a unique perspective to support the achievement of high ethical standards and effectiveness by the sector.  

Code of Conduct Committee members are expected to participate in quarterly meetings, complaints handling investigations and additional working groups as required.  

The Committee welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Experience in the broader not-for-profit sector, ethics, complaints investigations or other industry standards or codes of conduct is desirable.  

The successful candidate will be interested in working in a collaborative committee context. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Council for International Development

About ACFID and the Code of Conduct Committee 

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 129 members and 22 affiliates operating in more than 90 developing countries. 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.   

The ACFID Code of Conduct (the Code) is a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice. It was developed in 1997 and comprehensively revised in 2010 and 2016. The Code aims to improve international development and humanitarian action outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of ACFID's members. All full members of ACFID are signatories to the Code and are committed to full adherence to its principles and commitments.  

The Code is independently governed on behalf of the ACFID Board and ACFID Council by the Code of Conduct Committee. The Code of Conduct Committee (CCC) is responsible for developing, administering and promoting the Code in accordance with the Rules and Objects of ACFID and the Committee’s Terms of Reference. 

The Committee is made up of: 

  • An independent honorary chair 
  • Six members elected by and from the Council of ACFID members; 
  • one appointed representative of the Australian community 
  • up to three specialist-based appointed positions, with skills and experience in accordance with current requirements of the Committee. 

Committee members serve three-year terms and can serve up to two terms. 

How to apply

How to Apply 

Please send a covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form. 
In the covering letter please outline (1) why you are applying for the role and (2) how your competencies and experiences align with the desirable skills and experiences described in the Position Description. The covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages.  
Applications will close COB Friday 15 October 2021. 
Applicants will then be shortlisted by the Code of Conduct Committee. Any interviews will be conducted remotely via video conference (Zoom). The successful candidate will begin their term on 1 January 2022. 

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact ACFID’s Standards and Code Lead, Emily Moreton, at 


Please quote in application: Australian Community Member – ACFID Code of Conduct Committee via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Other
Sector: #Humanitarian, #Industry_Associations, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights, #Overseas_Aid_and_Development

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