UN Business Support Assistant (Data) Job Opportunities - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:         Business Support Assistant (Data)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Position Grade: SC4
Reports to: Logistics Officer Operations

About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary: The Business Support Assistant – Data will provide data management administrative support to the field office reporting to the Programme Associate. The Job holder is expected to produce organised and accurate work, undertaking specific business support activities particularly supporting data management at the field office to facilitate effective service delivery. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         The Business Support Assistant (Data) manages Implementing Partners reports i.e. CPDR for General Food Distribution, Cash transfers, Nutrition programmes, etc., in collaboration with Government (OPM), UNHCR, Samaritan’s Purse and other partners in the settlement and transit centers.
·         Updates the Mbarara Field Office Food Release Note (FRN) for General Food Distribution, MCHN, SFP are created in the WFP database (COMET) by the 15th of every month to ensure timely food call forward;
·         Regularly captures General Food Distribution, CBT, MCHN, SFP monthly CPDR into the WFP Database (COMET) for timely clearance or validation by the Head of Field Office or any other delegated authority;
·         The jobholder also captures General Food Distribution report (DDR), MCHN and SFP monthly progress reports into the WFP ProMIS database ready for clearance by the Head of Field Office or any other delegated authority;
·         Keenly monitors and reviews overall commodity movement such as food release, deliveries, returns and distribution at the various settlement FDPs and ensure that all transactions have been properly recorded:
·         Timely updates the GFD and CBT distribution schedules as well as the beneficiary trends at the end of every cycle;
·         Reports any relevant events regarding food management, distribution statistical anomalies and other related issues noted during data capturing and analysis;
·         Mentors and trains cooperating partner staffs in data capturing using the WFP recommended reporting systems;
·         Maintains population statistics for refugees in formats agreed by Field Office and update the Programme Management Information System (ProMIS) and COMET on a regular basis;
·         Updates documentation and keep good records of the Mbarara Head of Field for audit and reference points;
·         The incumbent also submits weekly, monthly and refugee statically updates for the area of operation particularly for southwest region;
·         Perform any other job duties as deemed necessary;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Business Support Assistant (Data) job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Nutrition, Agriculture, Commerce, ICT related or any other related field;
·         Three years of working experience in either of the following fields, agriculture production, relief, humanitarian intervention, statistics, social administration, refugee    operations and community mobilization;
·         Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word;
·         Good knowledge and skills using data management packages;
·         Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals;
·         Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention;

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 10th December 2017

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