As part of the Regional Programs Team within the Regional Support Office (RSO) for RI’s Middle East Region, the Regional Program Manager (RPM) will support Program and Portfolio Management across the Middle East region and be responsible for program and grants management backstopping for the Middle East portfolio. The RPM works with the Regional Program Director to provide ongoing support to country program teams and ensures close coordination with the Global Award Management Unit (AMU), the Global Program Development (PD) Team, the global Technical Assistance Department (TAD), and other departments at the Global Support Office (GSO). The RPM 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 program and grants management.
This position will undertake key tasks and deliverables for the Middle East program portfolio, currently consisting of humanitarian and development programs across the five countries as assigned to by the Regional Program Director. Periodic field travel will be expected, to provide direct support, gap filling, monitoring and serve as surge support in response to humanitarian crises.
The RPM will execute the following 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:
This position demands a highly dynamic, proactive, autonomous, and flexible individual with solid and effective, quality project cycle and 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 and who is at ease working in a highly diverse team, capable of adapting communication styles to different audiences.