Fresher Business Support Assistant (Administration) UN Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Business Support Assistant
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Area
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 (Administration) will deliver standard business support
processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective
service delivery. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The
    jobholder will gather information with clear direction to support the
    drafting of documents and preparing reports by other staff.
  • Respond
    to queries and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely
    and accurate service to clients.
  • Support
    processing and managing routine administrative and financial tasks in
    various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely
    management of resources.
  • Provide
    revision and proof-reading services for standard documents, to contribute
    to the development of accurate documentation.
  • Take
    responsibility for the maintenance of set standard systems and files, to
    ensure information is accurate and readily available for the function.
  • Identify
    simple discrepancies in statistics and data, such as missing information,
    and report to senior staff in order to support clients to deliver their
  • Take
    responsibility for data integrity to facilitate availability of accurate
    information in corporate systems.
  • Provide
    guidance on routine business support methods and practices to junior
    colleagues to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the
    required standards.
  • Work
    closely with a variety of individuals, taking on feedback where
    appropriate to assist in business support delivery for staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Business
    Support Assistant (Administration)-job opportunity should hold a University
    degree in Secretarial, Development studies, Social Sciences or any related
  • Highly
    proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages,
    such as Microsoft Word.
  • Knowledge
    of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal
  • The
    jobholder 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.
  • Ability
    to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
    Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official
    language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their
applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 20th February 2018
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