Asia and MENA

Delivering Bespoke Solutions to Unique Challenges

Our highly experienced Asia and MENA team effectively addresses the HR needs of this vast region, which contains some of the world’s most challenging environments. About two-thirds of the world’s poorest populations can be found here. Many are now experiencing rapid economic growth while others continue to be ravaged by long-term conflict and humanitarian crises.

Leadership issues continue to be the top HR trends in Asia and MENA, with many organisations prioritising management and talent acquisition in order to support and implement their objectives. With a younger demographic continuing to form a large part of the workforce, the advancement of digital technology and innovation is taking an ever more critical role in organisations staying competitive and retaining the best possible talent. It is becoming increasingly important for forward-thinking organisations to look at innovative leadership models, organisational redesign and employee-centred cultures.

Oxford HR has the necessary insight of the sector’s priorities, and experience of the region’s unique challenges, to implement effective bespoke solutions to leadership needs, organisational challenges and changing management requirements.  Our core values are aligned with those of the sector, and we are consistently trusted to appoint leaders who are not only technically competent, but who are also ideally suited to the organisation’s culture, and committed to delivering measurable results on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the priorities set out in the UN’s 2030 Agenda.

Our Asia and MENA Team

“On the whole I have been impressed with the quality and calibre of candidates Oxford HR have presented us with and their ability to cast a wide global trawl that wrings out candidates who may not be currently looking, giving us a more solid pool of individuals to consider. I wholeheartedly recommend their services”

Ola Fajobi

Director - Global Human Resources & Organizational Development

Oxford HR
2019-10-23T08:53:58+00:00

Ola Fajobi

Director - Global Human Resources & Organizational Development

“On the whole I have been impressed with the quality and calibre of candidates Oxford HR have presented us with and their ability to cast a wide global trawl that wrings out candidates who may not be currently looking, giving us a more solid pool of individuals to consider. I wholeheartedly recommend their services”
"Thibaut is a very experienced and focused HR professional. He is very passionate and committed to what he does which makes him a pleasure to work with.

Thibaut's ability to source and match client needs with high calibre candidates is certainly noteworthy. He is open and transparent in his communication throughout the recruitment process which helps in managing expectations."

Deeply Khanna

Senior Director, Smart Power for Rural Development

Thailand, Rockerfeller Foundation

Oxford HR
2018-10-02T07:34:44+00:00

Deeply Khanna

Senior Director, Smart Power for Rural Development

Thailand, Rockerfeller Foundation

"Thibaut is a very experienced and focused HR professional. He is very passionate and committed to what he does which makes him a pleasure to work with. Thibaut's ability to source and match client needs with high calibre candidates is certainly noteworthy. He is open and transparent in his communication throughout the recruitment process which helps in managing expectations."
"We found Oxford HR’s role throughout the process extremely useful. They took on board our recommendations and then crafted a recruitment strategy that enabled us to hire a strong Head of Programmes.

The calibre of candidates overall was strong. And the level of communication, candidate insight and advice offered was highly beneficial. Given that we had previously tried to recruit to this role, unsuccessfully, we were incredibly pleased with the result of our relationship with Oxford HR."

Derek Bardowell

Senior Head of UK Portfolio, Big Lottery Fund

Oxford HR
2018-10-02T07:40:08+00:00

Derek Bardowell

Senior Head of UK Portfolio, Big Lottery Fund

"We found Oxford HR’s role throughout the process extremely useful. They took on board our recommendations and then crafted a recruitment strategy that enabled us to hire a strong Head of Programmes. The calibre of candidates overall was strong. And the level of communication, candidate insight and advice offered was highly beneficial. Given that we had previously tried to recruit to this role, unsuccessfully, we were incredibly pleased with the result of our relationship with Oxford HR."
"I had a fantastic experience with Oxford HR, particularly with Ana Filipa Fernandes. The first interview conducted by Oxford HR allowed me to understand the Big Lottery Fund and how I could potentially contribute my skills, knowledge and experience to the organisation.

Oxford HR went out of its way to ensure that as a candidate, I was valued and respected as a professional and as a human being and this meant a lot to me. The experience is the best I have ever had with recruitment companies."

Asayya Imaya

Appointed Candidate, Big Lottery Fund

Oxford HR
2018-10-02T07:41:49+00:00

Asayya Imaya

Appointed Candidate, Big Lottery Fund

"I had a fantastic experience with Oxford HR, particularly with Ana Filipa Fernandes. The first interview conducted by Oxford HR allowed me to understand the Big Lottery Fund and how I could potentially contribute my skills, knowledge and experience to the organisation. Oxford HR went out of its way to ensure that as a candidate, I was valued and respected as a professional and as a human being and this meant a lot to me. The experience is the best I have ever had with recruitment companies."
"Congrataulations for your appointment as the group CEO for Oxford HR - one of the most respected and successful recruitment agencies of our times that serves the civil society sector.

Having recruited through Oxford HR, I have spent 3 years with Hivos. It has been a great experience for me with Hivos in Jakarta and being part of the global management team overseeing the change process."

Biranchi

 

Oxford HR
2018-10-02T07:43:01+00:00

Biranchi

 

"Congrataulations for your appointment as the group CEO for Oxford HR - one of the most respected and successful recruitment agencies of our times that serves the civil society sector. Having recruited through Oxford HR, I have spent 3 years with Hivos. It has been a great experience for me with Hivos in Jakarta and being part of the global management team overseeing the change process."
“We received excellent and timely support from Oxford HR throughout the entire process. Each step was simple and clear, and it was evident from the outset that it was a real team effort. From the time taken to explore and understand our recruitment brief to keeping us informed about progress, supporting the interview process and through to post-appointment advice, we found it a comprehensive and invaluable service.”

Tim Woodfine

Board member, Sahara Conservation Fund

Oxford HR
2020-06-22T08:39:22+00:00

Tim Woodfine

Board member, Sahara Conservation Fund

“We received excellent and timely support from Oxford HR throughout the entire process. Each step was simple and clear, and it was evident from the outset that it was a real team effort. From the time taken to explore and understand our recruitment brief to keeping us informed about progress, supporting the interview process and through to post-appointment advice, we found it a comprehensive and invaluable service.”
Hasin highly recommends Oxford HR, for their ability to utilise their strong network of candidates to forge and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.

Hasin Jahan

Country Director Bangladesh, Practical Action

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:32:31+00:00

Hasin Jahan

Country Director Bangladesh, Practical Action

Hasin highly recommends Oxford HR, for their ability to utilise their strong network of candidates to forge and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
"Our organisation is a little unusual, and our requirements can be challenging to meet. But Oxford HR is a trusted partner who is able to represent and sell GFP to attract the right talent. The proof of Oxford HR’s approach is evidenced by the qualities of each new team member they have helped us to recruit, and the significant contribution they are able to make to our mission"

Mark Clark

CEO, Generations for Peace

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:33:56+00:00

Mark Clark

CEO, Generations for Peace

"Our organisation is a little unusual, and our requirements can be challenging to meet. But Oxford HR is a trusted partner who is able to represent and sell GFP to attract the right talent. The proof of Oxford HR’s approach is evidenced by the qualities of each new team member they have helped us to recruit, and the significant contribution they are able to make to our mission"
"The search expertise that the Oxford HR team have demonstrated through each recruitment for us is consistently generating a higher standard of applications, from directions GFP alone could not reach, and with nuanced filtering tailored to Oxford HR’s deep understanding of our technical needs and organisational culture."

Mark Clark

CEO, Generations for Peace

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:35:02+00:00

Mark Clark

CEO, Generations for Peace

"The search expertise that the Oxford HR team have demonstrated through each recruitment for us is consistently generating a higher standard of applications, from directions GFP alone could not reach, and with nuanced filtering tailored to Oxford HR’s deep understanding of our technical needs and organisational culture."
"I needed a lot of confidence and assurance and Oxford HR helped me through this process"

Syon Niyogi

Corporate Services Director, IWMI

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:37:33+00:00

Syon Niyogi

Corporate Services Director, IWMI

"I needed a lot of confidence and assurance and Oxford HR helped me through this process"
“They [Oxford HR] were very encouraging in their approach, giving very positive vibes about the recruitment process ahead, instead of recruitment firms who think it’s good to keep candidates in the dark and be pessimistic in their communication.. once I started moving to the next rounds they were always there to advise and guide me giving me the necessary visibility, transparency, guidance & prompt feedbacks which as a candidate, were so important for me.”

Angshu Sengupta

Director of Finance, IRRI

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:39:09+00:00

Angshu Sengupta

Director of Finance, IRRI

“They [Oxford HR] were very encouraging in their approach, giving very positive vibes about the recruitment process ahead, instead of recruitment firms who think it’s good to keep candidates in the dark and be pessimistic in their communication.. once I started moving to the next rounds they were always there to advise and guide me giving me the necessary visibility, transparency, guidance & prompt feedbacks which as a candidate, were so important for me.”
"Toby's HR expertise gives him the confirmation whether a candidate is right or not for the role.”

Muna Eltahir

Country Director Sudan, Practical Action

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:41:40+00:00

Muna Eltahir

Country Director Sudan, Practical Action

"Toby's HR expertise gives him the confirmation whether a candidate is right or not for the role.”
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