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Business Support Assistant
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The United Nations World Food Programme 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.
These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders typically provide administrative support to team(s) and/or support a specific business stream, and report to the relevant Associate. At this level, work is carried out under close supervision or immediately available assistance. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate work.
JOB PURPOSE: To deliver a range of routine business support tasks, to ensure that staff are effectively supported.
Why work with us?
WFP provides food assistance to more than 86 million people in 83 countries, including Cameroon. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.
You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have an opportunity to exchange your experiences with your colleagues and continuously learning from each other.
WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through international mobility opportunities.
Our team is growing nationally and internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better!
Join us to make a difference, watch this video to know more about us!!
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collect, sort and disseminate correspondence, reports and other material to meet the required demands of staff to time standards.
Respond to routine queries received and escalate where appropriate, to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.
Proofread written documents, such as standard reports and correspondence, to contribute to the accuracy of written information developed by staff.
Provide a set of standard business support activities, where required, to contribute to the effective functioning of business operations.
Make travel arrangements and support events, etc., to support staff to work effectively.
Support the maintenance of office files, documents, and records in accordance with established systems and processes so that information is current and readily available for staff.
Undertake standard data entry tasks in accordance with defined systems, to ensure information is organised and readily available for the business team.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Completion of secondary school education. A certificate in the related functional area with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Three or more years of experience in general administrative work.
Technical Knowledge & Skills:
Ability to use standard office equipment such as photocopiers and scanners.
Knowledge of standardized business support work routines and methods.
Knowledge of standard office software packages, e.g. Microsoft word.
Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information with a variety of individuals.
Good attention to detail in order to identify data discrepancies.
Ability to work to deadlines and follow clear instructions.
Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
30th September 2022
Ref.: VA 172932
Kindly note the only documents you need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter****. Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc may potentially be requested at a future time.
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All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.