UN Business Support Assistant Career Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:         Business Support Assistant
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Logistics
Officer 
About US:
The UN 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: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Business
Support Assistant will deliver standard business support processes for a
warehouse operations, to facilitate effective service delivery for  L3 South Sudan emergency.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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Ensures accurate daily and weekly reports on
food and NFIs are shared and all relevant records are maintained;
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Reports timely any anomaly encountered from/by
transporters in the delivery of cargo.
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Ensures utilization of WFP documents for all
warehouse transactions as per WFP rules and regulations.
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Make sure there is daily and monthly
reconciliation of stock reports with the commodity-tracking unit.
·        
Ensures Storekeepers in-charge are prompt in
effecting segregation of damaged food consignments/stocks and these are stacked
separately for immediate reconditioning/reconstitution.
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Carries out regular inspection of commodities
under storage and report any anomaly.
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Conducts inventory and collate monthly inventory
reports.
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Responds to queries on commodities and elsewhere
within the programme,
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Institutes loss mitigation measures, loss
analysis and reporting,
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Follows up spoilt food disposal authorizations,
and ensure the documents are kept for audit purposes.
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Actively participates in training staff on
storage procedures and practices as necessary.
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Ensures that food and non-food items (NFI) are
controlled and accounted for according to WFP warehouse procedures.
·        
Monitors and supervise the activities of
storekeepers, tally clerks and casual labourers at the CDP.
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Performs any other duties as deemed necessary.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN
World Food Programme (WFP) Business Support Assistant job opportunity should
hold a University Degree in either of the following fields: Accounts,
Procurement & Logistics, Computer Science, Statistics or any other related
field obtained from a recognized Institution Or a Diploma in Accounts,
Procurement & Logistics, Computer Science, Statistics or any other related
field obtained from a recognized Institution, coupled with longer relevant
working experience;
·        
A minimum of four years of relevant working
experience in a relevant field gained from a reputable organization;
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Excellent command of both written & oral
English is essential;
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Proficient in the use of office equipment and
computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.
·        
Knowledge of work routines 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 basic on-the-job
training to more junior staff.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link
below.
Deadline: 7th
December 2017

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