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Asia Pacific & international recruitment

NGO Recruitment Asia Pacific and international is the region’s not-for-profit sector recruitment specialist. For over 10 years, we have recruited for a wide range of international non-government organisations looking to source both local and expatriate candidates for roles based in the Asia Pacific region and across the world.

What we do

Our focus is sector specific, role generic. Using executive search and recruitment services, we recruit all roles within an organisation – from country directors, campaign managers and fundraisers, to social workers, team managers and database assistants.

In the Asia Pacific and internationally, we are particularly experienced in the recruitment of country and regional leadership, program management, technical and thematic experts, emergency response, communications, training, research, advocacy and campaigns strategist roles and fundraising/philanthropy roles.

Our consultants have a specialist knowledge of the complex environment in which international NGOs and not-for-profits operate. We understand the necessity for transparency and accountability to donors, funding bodies, clients and other stakeholders. And we deliver tailored recruitment services to match.

Our team

Headed up by NGO Recruitment’s director Richard Green and Manager, Asia Pacific & International Recruitment and Career Transition Services Lead, Lois Freeke, we specialise in partnering with international NGOs to source high calibre candidates across the Asia Pacific region and internationally.

Lois is a conversational Mandarin Chinese speaker with two decades’ in depth Asia Pacific and international experience and has recruited executive and operational roles for organisations including not for profits, across the Asia Pacific Region and globally for more than 18 years.

Divya Parmar is our dedicated Associate Consultant who has more than 12 year’s recruitment experience. Originally a recruiter in India and Asia, Divya works very closely with Lois helping to source candidates for international non-profit roles.

Our reach

NGO Recruitment has placed candidates and sourced candidates in countries and regions including Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Mongolia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Fiji,  Papua New Guinea, South America, Africa, Canada, the US and Australia and New Zealand. Where relevant, we work in partnership with our Australian teams to extend our networks internationally to source the very best global talent for specialist roles.


“Plan International recently used the services of NGO Recruitment, and that of Lois Freeke in particular, for the recruitment of a Pacific Program Director in our Asia Pacific Region.  Based on this experience, I highly recommend Lois and would certainly engage her again in the future. Lois was able to provide a timely and efficient, yet personal service,  that not only was successful, but left all stakeholders feeling very connected to the process.  

She remained in regular contact with me at all stages of the process, so that if I ever had a question or concern, she readily responded.  She was also extremely proactive, and was able to highlight any concerns, before they became an issue. Finally, last but not least, the pool of applicants she was able to provide was outstanding, and exceeded our expectations. All in all, it was an excellent experience, from start to finish, and I would recommend Lois and NGO Recruitment to others. “

Sumant Kumar, Regional Human Resources & Organisational Development Partner, Asia Region, Plan International


“Lois is a very professional recruitment specialist. She followed up closely and organized all interviews effectively.”

Mike Liu, Associate Director of Development, Asia Pacific, The Nature Conservancy


“Thank you Lois! I asked all the candidates about their experience in liaising with NGO recruitment and everyone sang your praises.  It’s always a pleasure working with you. Thanks.” 

Kieren Fitzpatrick, CEO, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions


“WWF Singapore engaged NGO Recruitment to source a number of key roles in our fundraising team, including the head of individual giving, database manager and head of philanthropy, as well as a specialist global palm oil lead. WWF Singapore is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy so having the right talent on board is absolutely critical, but our existing HR team had limited fundraising candidate networks or the time. I would recommend NGO Recruitment for anyone interested in hiring good fundraising talent.”

Luke Heffernan, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, WWF Singapore


Case Study Example


Associate Director of Development, The Nature Conservancy

Some of our clients

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To download our Asia Pacific brochure please click here.

For a confidential discussion on your Asia Pacific or international recruitment needs and the services we provide please call Lois Freeke on +61 408 629 107 or email with your enquiry.