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Business Support Assistant (Security) SC5, Maiduguri

World Food Programme

Admin & Office

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4 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.


Education: First university degree in Admin-related subjects (Business Administration/Politics/Rule of Law/Finance, etc.) with qualifying relevant experience and/or training/courses accepted in lieu of the First University degree.

Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.

Knowledge & Skills:

⢠Knowledge of specialised common business practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.
⢠Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a range of individuals in order to provide a high quality support service.
⢠Ability to carry out basic data analysis and independently rectify problems requiring attention.
⢠Ability to monitor and record financial transactions.
⢠Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
⢠Ability to maintain confidentiality.
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 responsibility.

General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty stationâs language, if different.


These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders performing front office management functions typically report to the Deputy Directors or Head of Offices. In cases where these positions support a specific business stream, the reporting line may be to the Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate.
At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of business support activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to more junior colleagues.


To deliver a wide range of business support processes and activities for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

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




Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFPâs Strategic Objectives.  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to teamâs work processes to supervisor.  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unitâs responsibilities will serve WFPâs mission.


Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.  Create an âI willâ/âWe willâ spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFPâs teams and external partners in fulfilling teamâs goals and objectives.  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisorâs priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.




This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job


A minimum of 5 years relevant administrative support experience is required in the following:
⢠Has supported Administrative and operational activities that maintain operations functions and feed into overall strategic aims.
⢠Has collated data, assisted in organizing Training, Conferences, workshops, and drafting reports that inform Administrative and operations activities. Must be computer literate
⢠Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
⢠Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Office Suite.
⢠Experience in using tact and courtesy to Communicate with a wide range of individuals (internal and external).
⢠Has good experience in managing flow of confidential information.


Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position. Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

The selected candidate will be employed on a service contract period of 12 months.


11:59pm on 4th of February 2024.


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFPâs standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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