Business Support Assistant

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a number of General Services position based in WFP Nigeria. The position is based in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you.



Key Responsibilities (not all inclusive, nor exhaustive)

  • Collate information inclusion in reports, documents and correspondence, to support the effective work of other staff.
  • Respond to standard queries and provide timely and accurate guidance.
  • Process and manage routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources.
  • Manage and maintain records and databases, to ensure information is organised and readily available for staff.
  • Maintain relationship with a range of individuals through provision of business support to assist in information sharing and service delivery to staff.
  • Prof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc; making changes in line with established guidelines where appropriate.
  • Contribute to improvement of business procedures and process.
  • Collect and perform basic analysis of data to contribute to quality business information management.
  • Provide guidance to junior colleagues in performing their duties.

Qualification, Experience, and Attributes

  • Five or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals across functions
  • Experience in coordinating the work of others and self and training and support others.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Completion of Secondary School Education.
  • A post graduate Certificate in the related functional area.
  • A first Degree in Administration Management or related discipline desirable.
  • Fluency (level C) in both oral and written communication in English.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local Language is desirable


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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Sales/Business Development

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years