For over ten years NGO Recruitment has been recruiting Asia Pacific focused roles for a range of INGO’s including Oxfam, ActionAid, Plan, Christian Blind Mission, World Animal Protection, Opportunity International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Asia Pacific Forum, Greenpeace, WWF and UnitingWorld among others.

The roles range from emergency response, communications, country director, training, project management, microfinance, advocacy and fundraising with in-country and expatriate candidates based in China, Cambodia Thailand, Indonesia, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand.

NGO Recruitment has recently expanded its offering in the region with the appointment of Damian Penston. Damian has over ten years of experience recruiting in the Asia-Pacific region and has sourced candidates for international development programs in education, trafficking in persons, gender, governance, infrastructure and private sector development. Damian has recruited team leaders, program and operation managers, human resources, social workers, gender advisers, IT and M&E professionals in Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Timor-Leste, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.

Recruiting for NGO’s in the Asia-Pacific requires specialist knowledge and insight into the particularly nuanced environments in which candidates operate. We understand that NGO’s must demonstrate a high level of ethics and accountability to supporters, customers, funding bodies and clients alike, and our knowledge and understanding of the sector makes our service a preferred option for many international NGO’s.

Roles Recruited in the Asia Pacific region

  • Campaign Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Communications Manager Disaster Response
  • Country Director
  • Disaster Response Team Leader
  • Fundraising Director
  • Gender advisers
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Lobbyist
  • M&E
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Managers
  • Social workers
  • Team leaders
  • Veterinarian

Countries Recruited In

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Lao PDR
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vietnam

Asia Pacific Client List

  • ActionAid
  • AIDS Trust of Australia
  • Amnesty International Australia
  • Anglicord
  • Animal Welfare League
  • Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
  • Australia for UNHCR
  • Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
  • Catholic Mission
  • Christian Blind Mission
  • Fundraising Institute Australia
  • Greenpeace Australia Pacific
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Legal Services NSW
  • National Association of Community Legal Centres
  • National LGBTI Health Alliance
  • Operation Eyesight
  • Opportunity International
  • Oxfam Trading
  • Plan International
  • Room to Read
  • The Climate Institute
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • The Wilderness Society
  • UnitingWorld
  • WaterAid
  • World Animal Protection (ex WSPA)
  • WWF


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For a confidential discussion on your Asia Pacific recruitment needs and the services we provide please call Damian Penston on +61 2 8243 0570 or email Damian.penston@ngorecruitment.com with your enquiry.