UN Business Support Assistant (Logistics) Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Business Support Assistant
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda
Grade: SC4
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 (Logistics) will primarily deliver standard business support
processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective
service delivery. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The
    incumbent ensures accurate daily and weekly reports on food and NFIs are
    shared by the EDPs and ensure that internal control systems are
    functioning and that all relevant records are maintained;
  • Reports
    timely any anomaly encountered from/by transporters in the delivery of
    cargo from the CDPs to EDPs and finally to the FDPs.
  • Ensures
    utilization of WFP documents for all warehouse transactions as per WFP
    rules and regulations (waybills, LTI, stock reports, loss reports etc.).
  • Ensures
    daily and monthly reconciliation of stock reports with the
    commodity-tracking unit.
  • Ensures
    Storekeepers in-charge are prompt in effecting segregation of damaged food
    consignments/stocks and these are stacked separately for immediate
  • Conducts
    regular inspection of commodities under storage and report any anomaly.
  • Carries
    out inventory and collate monthly inventory reports.
  • Responds
    to queries on commodities in the field and elsewhere within the programme,
  • Institutes
    loss mitigation measures, loss analysis and reporting,
  • Follows
    up spoilt food disposal authorizations, execution and ensure the documents
    are kept for audit purposes.
  • Participates
    in training staff at EDPs on storage procedures and practices as
  • Ensures
    that food and non-food items (NFI) are controlled and accounted for
    according to WFP warehouse procedures.
  • Monitors
    and supervise the activities of storekeepers, tally clerks and casual
    labourers at the CDP.
  • Performs
    any other duties as deemed necessary.
  • Conducts
    regular inspection of commodities under storage and report any anomaly.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Business
    Support Assistant (Logistics) job placement should hold a University Degree in either of the
    following fields: Accounts, Procurement & Logistics, Computer Science,
    Statistics or any other related field obtained from a recognized
    Institution Or a Diploma in Accounts, Procurement & Logistics,
    Computer Science, Statistics or any other related field obtained from a
    recognized Institution, coupled with longer relevant working experience;
  • A
    minimum of three years relevant working experience in a relevant field
    gained from a reputable organization;
  • 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
  • Uses
    tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of
  • 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:
    General Service (Headquarters): 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
  • Excellent
    command of both written & oral English is essential;
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: 18th March 2018
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