The Area Manager oversees RI’s management of financial and administration functions; the coordination of work between teams and people and with partners, and coherence among programming in the geographical area. Major responsibilities include performance management, capacity development, communication and information sharing both internally and externally; representation and liaising with local authorities, partners and donors; the development of new and innovative program initiatives; and emergency planning and preparedness. The Area Manager also supports the Deputy Country Director with cultivation of potential donors, strategic partnerships and business opportunities. The Area Manager represents RI at field level coordination forums and with local stakeholders including government (and de-facto) authorities, local business leaders, media and civil society leaders. As a member of the Yemen senior management team, the Area Manager is also a key contributor to RIs program strategy and organizational decisions.
Provide leadership, direction, coaching, support and guidance to the staff in Sub Office and Field Offices where appropriate. Responsibilities include but are not limited to writing job descriptions, interviewing and selecting staff, orientating new staff, training, developing individual operating and development plans with staff and completing the annual appraisal and performance planning process, coordinating with Deputy Country Director and Program Director.