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Trade & Economic Development

Our extensive experience working with trade-focused clients, economic development organisations and international funds has given us an unrivalled understanding of what makes these organisations tick, and the type of people needed to drive forward ambitious agendas.

We’ve identified, appointed and supported leaders across the myriad of roles within complex multi-national organisations, from Technical Specialists to Chief Finance Officers and Executive Directors.

We understand that our clients in this space operate in multiple geographies on multifaceted development issues, which is why our geographically diverse and multilingual team are expertly placed to advise on leadership recruitment and development.

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Our recent placements include:

We have an impressive track record of finding and supporting executives in strategic positions

These include CEOs, VPs and Directors in trade, agribusiness, regional integration, private sector development, market systems development, financial inclusion, social enterprise, impact investment, sustainable livelihoods initiatives, and other social and environmental impact vehicles/institutions.

Oxford HR has established and continues to maintain long-term working relationships with; The African Development Bank, TradeMark Africa, Gatsby Africa, BRAC International, SNV, The Green Climate Fund, SEforALL, Better Cotton Initiative, Bonsucro, Ethical Tea Partnership, AsDB, IFAD and leading INGOs, including Care International, Save The Children, Practical Action, PLAN, and the African Capacity Building Foundation.

African Development Bank (AfDB)

  • Vice President – ICT, Corporate
  • Senior Director Nigeria
  • Director Compliance Review and Mediation Unit
  • Director, Strategy and Operational Policies
  • Chief Infrastructure Investment Officer
  • Director Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Director of African Natural Resources Centre
  • Director Non-Sovereign Operations and Private Sector Support Departments
  • Director Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development
  • Director, Country Economics
  • Director, Financial Management
  • Director, Syndication and Financial Technical Services
  • Head of Unit, Ethics Office
  • Manager, Operation Office Implementation

IFAD: Economic Development in Agriculture

  • Vice President of Finance
  • General Counsel
  • HR Director
  • Deputy Director of Audit and Control
  • Country Program Manager – Nigeria

Sustainable Energy For All

  • Communications Director
  • Regional Director of Asia
  • Regional Director of Asia
  • HR Consultancy – Skills Audit


  • Director, Knowledge Leadership
  • Donor Reporting & Compliance Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Country Director Tanzania
  • Country Manager Mozambique


  • Business Development Manager
  • Senior Business Development Officer
  • Budget Officer
  • Global Head of Risk and Compliance
  • Global Nutrition Lead
  • Global Safeguarding and Inclusion Advisor
  • Global Youth Employment Lead


  • Board Members
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Chief Executive Officer

Gatsby Africa

Over 60 roles including:

  • Country Directors
  • Forestry Programme Director
  • Cotton and Textile Programme Directors
  • Investment Director
  • People Director
  • Communications Director
  • Many operational and technical roles

Ethical Tea Partnership

  • Chair and Board Review
  • Executive Director
  • Strategy Lead, Africa
  • Head of Programmes
  • Head of Communications
  • Head of Finance
  • Business and Innovation Lead
  • Livelihoods and Gender Lead


  • CEO
  • Director of Engagement and Markets
  • Director of International Programmes
  • Interim HR Manager
  • Impact Funding Manager
  • Standards and Assurance Director
  • Data Manager
  • Standards Manager
  • Regional Head Asia Pacific

Better Cotton Initiative

  • CEO
  • Standards and Assurance Director

Green Climate Fund

  • General Counsel
  • Deputy General Counsel
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Chief Administration Officer
  • Deputy Chief Finance Officer
  • Head of Risk Management and Compliance
  • Risk Manager
  • Internal Audit Specialist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Fiduciary Compliance Specialist
  • Evaluation Specialist
  • Deputy Director, Division Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Human Security, Livelihoods and Well-being Sector Specialist
  • Senior Agriculture and Food Security Specialist
  • Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, DMA
  • Senior Renewable Energy Specialist, DMA
  • Climate Impact Area Lead (Energy and Industry)
  • Climate Impact Area Lead (Land, Forests, and Ecosystems)
  • Climate Impact Area Lead (Wellbeing of People)
  • Climate Impact Area Lead (Built Environment)

iDE Global

  • CEO
  • Vice President Asia
  • Vice President, Africa and Business Development
  • Vice President, Operations
  • Country Director Nepal
  • Country Director Bangladesh
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Our team has diverse expertise across this sector, from identifying and recruiting talent, to appraising leaders and developing Boards.

We work closely with key stakeholders to ensure that our projects are as comprehensive as possibleso our clients are able to focus wholly on their mission at hand. Regardless of where you are based, Oxford HR’s global capabilities can help further organisational impact and use leadership to create a more prosperous, resilient and inclusive world.

Some of our current roles

Oxford HR
Posted 1 year ago

Status: Open

We are fully committed to our work on gender and diversity, so if you’re from an under-represented group we are particularly keen to hear from you.

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