UN Data Jobs – Business Support Assistant (Post Harvest Loss Eradication) at World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Administration
Position Grade: SC4
Reference Number: 15-0020038
About US:
The World Food
Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It
is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA);
Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support
(AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
About PHLE Program:
Post-Harvest Loss Eradication (PHLE) work in Uganda is currently being
implemented in 22 districts of Uganda targeting 40,000 farmers. The project is
being implemented in partnership with 8 NGO partners across 6 regions of the
country and these are responsible for farmer mobilisation and training.
Job Summary:  The Business Support Assistant (Post Harvest
Loss Eradication) will support the World Food Programme (WFP) primarily in data
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Receive information from different NGOs and Private
sector distributors that are engaged in the training, and enter it into the
beneficiary management database on a weekly basis;
Quickly respond to queries and escalate where
appropriate, in order to provide timely and accurate services to clients;
The job holder will provide information to
colleagues for drafting of documents and preparing reports;
Identify simple discrepancies in statistics and
data, such as missing information, and report to senior staff in order to
support clients to deliver their work;
Process and manage routine administrative and
financial tasks in various functional areas;
Revise and proof-read standard documents so as to
contribute to the development of accurate documentation;
Maintain set standard systems and files, to ensure
information is accurate and readily available for the function;
The incumbent will ensure data integrity to
facilitate availability of accurate information in corporate systems;
Provide assistance on routine business support
methods and practices to staff to ensure services are delivered consistently
and to the required standards;
Work closely with a variety of individuals, taking
on feedback where appropriate to assist in business support delivery for staff;
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Administration Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the World Food Programme WFP
Business Support Assistant (Post Harvest Loss Eradication)  vacancy should hold a University degree or
Diploma in Social sciences, Education or a diploma in Statistics or any other
related field attained from a recognized institution;
A minimum of four (4) years post graduate relevant
working experience in administrative work or any other related field gained
from reputable organizations;
Good working knowledge and experience using MS
Office applications.
Language: Proficiency in
both oral and written English is essential
How to Apply:
All candidates
who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme to submit their
applications online, Click Here.
Register and create your online CV.
Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to
submit your application.
NB: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your
application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline: 10th December, 2015

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