Researcher, Asia

Oxford HR

Asia and MENA
Posted 1 week 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
• 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

The researcher’s main role is to work closely with the Consultants and assist them in executive search (head-hunting) for 5-6 assignments at one time. The Researcher, Asia will carry out research into potential clients and candidates for each assignment efficiently and accurately so that information is readily accessible to the lead Consultants. This will involve an amount of administration for each assignment, which will be supported by the Project Administrator.

Occasionally, there might be a need for overall administration of the assignments.
S/he will also research information on organisations and ensure that database is up-to-date and
readily accessible by Consultants.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge
• Experience conducting qualitative desk research, ideally in executive search, although other paths are considered, such as academic research, marketing research, etc
• 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
• Demonstrable interest and broad knowledge of current affairs and geopolitical issues, with a
focus on Asia.

Skills and Abilities
• Excellent written and oral English language 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
• Comfortable using an Asian language to a professional level.

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 Date11th January, noon, UK time

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Job Features

Job CategoryInternal
LocationAsia (Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, flexible)
SalaryCompetitive, depending on experience
Closing Date11th January, noon, UK time

Apply Online

Maria Grigore

Head of Research