Business Support Assistant - Inventory (G4)

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)

  • 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 services to clients.
  • Support inventory management on ICT items.
  • 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 client to deliver their work.
  • Take responsibility for data integrity to facilitate availability of accurate information in corporate system.
  • Provide guidance on routine business support methods and practices to junior colleagues to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.


Qualification, Experience, and Attributes

  • Five or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.
  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.
  • Knowledge of work routine and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision
  • 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 basis on-the-job training to more junior staff.
  • Fluency (leve C) in both written and oral communication in English language.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local Languages 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