Client Director – Asia

Full Time
Bangkok, Thailand
Posted 2 months ago


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About Oxford HR

Formed in 1995 by an international development leader, it has grown in size and scope. We now work with national, multilateral, and bilateral donors, international NGOs, private foundations, across the public sector, in the education and health sectors and with individual non-profits to source and appoint exceptional leaders who will deliver their mission on the ground. We promote positive change by ensuring that our clients have the people they need to lead and manage their organisations successfully.

We have the breadth of senior level international networks across the sector to ensure a successful outcome. We genuinely care about the quality of our work, the impact that our appointments have, and we have robust systems in place to monitor and maintain high standards of service, while remaining flexible to accommodate individual client needs and to mitigate risks.

Oxford HR is committed to gender and diversity representation in every search assignment. 67% of our global projects in 2020 resulted in women being appointed and 30% came from a diverse ethnic background. With many years of experience and extensive global networks, we have a track-record of promoting diversity in its broadest possible sense whilst identifying suitable and relevant candidates with the necessary managerial and leadership skills and specific technical expertise.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to position Oxford HR as a credible leader in executive search and leadership consultancy in the region within the international development and ‘for purpose’ sector.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategy, Analysis and Business Planning
  • Business Development
  • Leading Executive Search Assignments
  • External & Internal Representation
  • Manage finance & budgets
  • Internal communication and relationships
  • Manage the SE Asia office when implemented
  • Recruiting a Team of Associates across the Region

Person Specification

  • Experience in executive search, leadership or management consultancy or as an established leader in a relevant for-purpose sector
  • Proven track record of business development in a relevant for-purpose sector
  • Experience working internationally
  • Entrepreneurial outlook
  • Strong client management skills
  • Confidence in operational delivery: security, internal staff management, managing budgets & finances, policies & procedures, operational risk
  • Excellent networks in the for-purpose sector across Asia; networks in the public and private sectors would be advantageous
  • Excellent cross-cultural and distance communications skills
  • Strong people management skills, including coaching, mentoring and performance management
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent influencing, negotiating, relationship building and networking skills
  • IT literacy

Qualifications and Personal Attributes


  • Excellent written and spoken fluency in English
  • Working competency in any other relevant local languages is desirable


  • Hands-on and motivated to work in a start-up environment
  • Initiative and personal drive
  • Commitment to international development, the broader Asian landscape, and ensuring gender and diversity representation
  • Alignment with Oxford HR’s values
  • Analytical, critical thinking, logical and systematic in approaching issues, considering alternatives and making decisions
  • Collaborative, diplomatic, pragmatic, tactful, non-confrontational but able to get a point of view across
  • Adept at dealing with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Strong awareness and understanding of external issues that are likely to impact Oxford HR
  • Awareness of risk management and its importance to Oxford HR
  • Able to balance working independently and collaboratively
  • Willingness to learn how to use a database
  • High levels of personal organisation, stamina and resilience: ability to work under pressure and manage a fluctuating workload
  • Able thrive in a growing and fast-paced environment

Job Features

Job CategoryNafeesa
LocationBangkok, Thailand
SalaryA competitive package - commensurate with experience is offered.
Closing dateMonday 13th December 2021
InterviewsJanuary 2022

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Job Features

Job CategoryNafeesa
LocationBangkok, Thailand
SalaryA competitive package - commensurate with experience is offered.
Closing dateMonday 13th December 2021
InterviewsJanuary 2022

Apply Online

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