Associate Consultant, Asia

Oxford HR

Asia and MENA
Posted 1 year ago

About Oxford HR

Oxford HR is an international, expanding and forward-thinking Executive Search firm leading the way in the appointment of executives and non-executives in the “for-purpose” sectors.

With impressive leadership, and a core team with a strong track record already in place, we have an ambition to become the leading Executive Search firm with offices in the key locations in both the Global North and South to allow us to be where our clients are. We advise clients for roles in the following areas:

  • Board and Advisory
  • Non-executive, trustee or advisory committee roles
  • Health (medical research, health programmes, service delivery and health strategy)
  • Government and International Institutions
  • Higher Education and Research
  • INGOs
  • UK-based charities
  • Philanthropies and foundations

To achieve this ambition, Oxford HR is excited to be in a period of expansion. We are looking to make a number of key strategic hires to cope with increasing demand and create a strong foundation for future planned growth.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding and well-respected Executive Search firm. The new Associate Consultant, Asia will have the chance to work closely with seasoned Consultants and assist them in project delivery for at least 5-6 assignments at one time.

Oxford HR operates in three main regions with a team focused on each of these: Asia and MENA, Africa, and Europe, with consultants and researchers specialising in a region. The Associate Consultant, Asia will carry out a mix of executive search and research into potential clients and candidates for each assignment, working closely with the Client and Senior Consultants to define and execute search strategies and ensure that the very best candidates and sources are aware of the opportunity. Depending on the assignment, they will work with Researchers and Project Administrators to ensure effective and timely project delivery.

This is a tight-knit, collaborative team and while each post-holder will have specific work areas assigned to them, from time to time they will have to cover each other’s work. This offers the opportunity to gain insight the entire recruitment process, from start to finish, and to learn from experienced consultants.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

  • Experience conducting search and selection with qualitative desk research, ideally in executive search, although other paths are considered, such as academic research, marketing research, etc
  • Demonstrable interest and broad knowledge of current affairs and geopolitical issues, namely international development and humanitarian contexts in Asia and overseas
  • Fast and accurate research and administrative skills and experience
  • Facility with the suite of Microsoft Office tools and the ability to learn to use new software
  • Knowledge of databases, data and communicating the salient points of complex information

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills with keen attention to detail and the confidence to liaise with senior candidates and clients
  • Calm under pressure, with a good understanding of cultural diversity
  • Exemplary organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage conflicting deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent project management skills with a ‘completer – finisher’ attitude
  • Ability to work within a small, close-knit team and respond quickly and efficiently to requests for support
  • Fluency in English and a relevant Asian language.

Personal Style and Behaviour

  • Collaborative and inclusive working style, able to reach decisions in a collegial and congenial manner
  • Able to foresee and mitigate problems – proactive approach to problem solving
  • Keen eye for detail, consistency and quality
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed
  • Empathy with the vision and values of the business and those of our clients
  • A positive, supportive attitude towards colleagues, candidates and clients
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuous learning and professional development.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Prior experience with research, preferably Executive Search.
  • Fluent in English and an Asian language.
  • The right to work in the country where you are based.


Job Features

Job CategoryInternal
LocationAsia (Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, flexible)
SalaryCompetitive, depending on experience
Closing DateApplications being reviewed on an ongoing basis

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Job Features

Job CategoryInternal
LocationAsia (Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, flexible)
SalaryCompetitive, depending on experience
Closing DateApplications being reviewed on an ongoing basis

Apply Online

Ana Fernandes

Director - Asia