The Regional Program Officer, Asia will support Program Management in the region and be responsible for grants management backstopping for the Asia portfolio. A member of the Asia Regional Support Office (RSO), the Regional Program Officer works with the Regional Program Director to provide ongoing support to country program teams and ensures coordination with the Global Grants and Contracts Unit (GCU) and other departments at the Global Support Office (GSO). The RPO will also liaise with donors, working with country, regional and global team members to ensure that RI is accurately and promptly complying with donor requests related to grant management.
This position will undertake key tasks and deliverables for the Asia program portfolio, currently consisting of humanitarian and development programs in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, Philippines and Pakistan, as required and assigned to, by the Asia Regional Program Director. Periodic field travel will be expected, to provide direct support, gap filling, monitoring and in response to humanitarian crisis.
The RPO will execute this common set of duties and practices related to portfolio management, contributing excellent writing, analysis and communication skills and exhibiting initiative, flexibility, creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
Under the supervision of the Regional Program Director, provide in-person and remote guidance and support on implementation of sound project cycle management:
This position demands a highly dynamic, pro active and flexible individual with a good foundation of project cycle and/or grant management skills who is ready to provide substantive contributions and explore advancing their leadership capacity for achieving results in a demanding and fast paced environment. An excellent communicator and team player with fluency in English, at ease working in a highly diverse team, capable adapting communication to different audiences.