Fresher UN Jobs – Business Support Assistant – Community Engagement and Complaints Management – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:   Business Support Assistant – Community Engagement and Complaints Management (Fresher UN Job Opportunities)

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:   Uganda


About US:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Job Summary:  We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Business Support Assistant- Community Engagement and Complaints Management to be based in Isingiro Field Office. Selected candidates will be employed on Service Contract.


The position is based in the Field Office (FO) and reports to the Programme Policy Officer/ Team Leader or his or her designate. The Business Support Assistant -Community engagement and Complaints Management position holder will coordinate and implement community engagement activities at WFP Field Office Level by providing direction and operational leadership of the organization in relation to marketing, public relations and communication for development in line with the APP.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare weekly and monthly work plans.
  • Responsible for supervising community relations activities and initiatives
  • Oversees community engagement events internally and externally, including unit briefings & presentations to community organizations, and liaisons with community “champions”.
  • Lead in community engagement and communication for development among PoCs and partners.
  • Support in identifying issues arising from/needs of external parties; cooperating partners and other key partners and respond appropriately and escalate to management as applicable.
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance of set standards systems and files, to ensure information is readily and accurate available for the function.
  • Coordinate with Senior communications Associate and Programme Associate on weekly community engagement plans and make travel arrangements for the teams in liaison with the admin unit.
  • Support processing and managing routine administrative in various functional areas, to communicate to the effective and timely management of resources.
  • Work closely with a variety of individuals in community engagement, taking on feed back where appropriate to assist in business support delivery of staff.
  • Manage and keep updated a complaints & Feedback Mechanism (CFM) focal points network, send weekly status reports on complaints received and feedback given.
  • Provide regular updates on complaints and feedback from PoCs and share with the team leader to share with Area Office, focal persons, management, and key partners.
  • Respond to complaints and queries raised and escalate them where appropriate to management to provide timely and accurate feedback to Persons of concern
  • Analyze, categorize, and consolidate information about complaints received and issues raised, interact with relevant units within WFP, and government to follow up on complaints
  • Contribute to strengthening of partnerships at Field Office level by ensuring WFP is represented in community engagements organized by partners (in addition to the WFP organized)


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Business Support Assistant – Community Engagement and Complaints Management job should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education, Rural development or any other related field, obtained from a recognized institution.
  • At least two years of working experience in a Field setting in community engagement and implementation of beneficiary feedback mechanism.



Competences (Technical)

  • Ability to apply various PRA techniques to gather and utilise data
  • Ability to conduct surveys in community settings
  • Highly proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Excel etc.

Competences (Behavioral)

  • Believes in and practices the mission, goals of the program. Ability to work as a positive team leader, facilitating a team environment through personal behaviour, work contributions and the sharing of experience and knowledge.
  • Maintains a constant awareness of the “client” and exhibits recognition and appreciation of their needs with the ability to achieve results with positive outcomes for families accessing the programs.
  • Ability to be energetic, resilient and maintain a sense of humor.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the online portal link below.


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Deadline: 27th May 2022


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