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Maria Grigore

Director of Research

Maria Grigore

Maria joined us in 2015 after volunteering with Amnesty International Spain. She holds an LLM in International Law, Globalisation and Development. Her master thesis focused on Cities as personalities of international law instead of states, and the duties they would carry.

This was followed by an assignment with UNDP IICPSD in Istanbul, where she worked on gender mainstreaming in skills development with case studies from India and Turkey. Maria has extensive experience in delivering search assignments with multilateral and global international globalisations such as IFAD, GCF, ActionAid, MSF, The Syria Campaign, CARE, BRAC, Action Contre La Faim, Doctors of the World, IWMI/CGIAR and ILEP. She speaks English, Spanish, Catalan and Romanian, and has lived in Mexico, Turkey, Spain, the UK and Romania.

Oxford HR represents the world I want to live in and fight my best for: freedom, openness, care, cooperation, resilience, malleability, development and genuine being-in-the-world.

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The team at Oxford HR have been outstanding. Right from the first discussion they strike the perfect balance between running a professional process and taking the time to truly understand our business and the requirements of the search. They have expert knowledge of the Environmental Sustainability sector, a significant network of highly skilled contacts to call upon and the commitment needed to deliver a successful outcome. I am delighted with the candidates they have helped us to recruit and would recommend them without hesitation.

Manufacture 2030

Stuart Whinney

Chief Commercial Officer, Manufacture 2030

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2021-09-20T08:40:19+00:00

Stuart Whinney

Chief Commercial Officer, Manufacture 2030

Manufacture 2030
The team at Oxford HR have been outstanding. Right from the first discussion they strike the perfect balance between running a professional process and taking the time to truly understand our business and the requirements of the search. They have expert knowledge of the Environmental Sustainability sector, a significant network of highly skilled contacts to call upon and the commitment needed to deliver a successful outcome. I am delighted with the candidates they have helped us to recruit and would recommend them without hesitation.
"Oxford HR asked the right questions and listened deeply from the outset of the recruitment process grasping rapidly the type of special individuals we were looking for to complete our International Board. Their search processes were thorough and a number of truly outstanding candidates were identified. From the initial contact right through to the interview and hiring phase, we were supported by a team of friendly professionals. We would not hesitate working with Oxford HR again."

WWF

Kay Richiger
Manager Governance, International Board and Council, WWF International

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2020-11-02T16:31:23+00:00

Kay Richiger
Manager Governance, International Board and Council, WWF International

WWF
"Oxford HR asked the right questions and listened deeply from the outset of the recruitment process grasping rapidly the type of special individuals we were looking for to complete our International Board. Their search processes were thorough and a number of truly outstanding candidates were identified. From the initial contact right through to the interview and hiring phase, we were supported by a team of friendly professionals. We would not hesitate working with Oxford HR again."
"Thank you for all of your incredible work and guidance throughout the entire search. I really feel you went above and beyond in terms of learning about Malala Fund's work and making sure we got this extremely important hire just right. Our conversations felt very much like we were speaking to a colleague versus an outside recruiter."

Malala Fund

Amanda Cosby

Chief Operating Officer, Malala Fund

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2021-07-19T11:53:16+00:00

Amanda Cosby

Chief Operating Officer, Malala Fund

Malala Fund
"Thank you for all of your incredible work and guidance throughout the entire search. I really feel you went above and beyond in terms of learning about Malala Fund's work and making sure we got this extremely important hire just right. Our conversations felt very much like we were speaking to a colleague versus an outside recruiter."


I am writing to thank you and the team at Oxford HR for all the work done, and guidance given, on our search for a chief executive for Rwanda Action.

I know that we could not have found such an impressive candidate with such an excellent fit with our organisation, without you and the team at Oxford HR. I also know how much work has gone on behind the scenes to make this appointment possible: the preparation of the initial brief, discussions with candidates, the collating of all the information and the reporting back to the board


Rwanda Action

Deborah Clayton Hatfield

Chair, Board of Trustees, Rwanda Action

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2022-02-01T11:12:36+00:00

Deborah Clayton Hatfield

Chair, Board of Trustees, Rwanda Action

Rwanda Action
I am writing to thank you and the team at Oxford HR for all the work done, and guidance given, on our search for a chief executive for Rwanda Action. I know that we could not have found such an impressive candidate with such an excellent fit with our organisation, without you and the team at Oxford HR. I also know how much work has gone on behind the scenes to make this appointment possible: the preparation of the initial brief, discussions with candidates, the collating of all the information and the reporting back to the board
"I think I'm in love with Oxford HR"

Ghada Ammar

Communications Director GFP

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:50:13+00:00

Ghada Ammar

Communications Director GFP

"I think I'm in love with Oxford HR"
"I have never experienced this level of support from any recruiter.”

Audrey Ahwan

Director for Programme Development, BRAC International

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:54:44+00:00

Audrey Ahwan

Director for Programme Development, BRAC International

"I have never experienced this level of support from any recruiter.”
"The Oxford HR process yielded fruitful discussions and I have had further great follow-up discussions with them, both during the interview processes and even after taking up my post"

Susanne Pederson

Assistant Director General, GGGI

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:58:09+00:00

Susanne Pederson

Assistant Director General, GGGI

"The Oxford HR process yielded fruitful discussions and I have had further great follow-up discussions with them, both during the interview processes and even after taking up my post"
"International Alert partnered with Oxford HR for a critical interim appointment to our Executive Team. The timeline was very compressed and over the Christmas/New Year period too! Throughout the process, I found the Oxford HR team to be dedicated, hard working and professional - and they delivered an excellent longlist of candidates that resulted in Alert having a choice of two eminently appointable professionals after interviews. Their recruitment materials and web portal were also top notch - I will certainly be planning to work with Oxford HR again for both interim and substantive key senior positions."

Michael Young

CEO, International Alert

Oxford HR
2021-01-14T15:32:22+00:00

Michael Young

CEO, International Alert

"International Alert partnered with Oxford HR for a critical interim appointment to our Executive Team. The timeline was very compressed and over the Christmas/New Year period too! Throughout the process, I found the Oxford HR team to be dedicated, hard working and professional - and they delivered an excellent longlist of candidates that resulted in Alert having a choice of two eminently appointable professionals after interviews. Their recruitment materials and web portal were also top notch - I will certainly be planning to work with Oxford HR again for both interim and substantive key senior positions."
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