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

Job Title:         Business Support Assistant (Data)
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Position Grade: SC4
Reports to: Logistics
Officer Operations
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 – Data will provide data management administrative support to
the field office reporting to the Programme Associate. The Job holder is
expected to produce organised and accurate work, undertaking specific business
support activities particularly supporting data management at the field office
to facilitate effective service delivery. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The Business Support Assistant (Data) manages
Implementing Partners reports i.e. CPDR for General Food Distribution, Cash
transfers, Nutrition programmes, etc., in collaboration with Government (OPM),
UNHCR, Samaritan’s Purse and other partners in the settlement and transit centers.
·        
Updates the Mbarara Field Office Food Release
Note (FRN) for General Food Distribution, MCHN, SFP are created in the WFP
database (COMET) by the 15th of every month to ensure timely food call forward;
·        
Regularly captures General Food Distribution,
CBT, MCHN, SFP monthly CPDR into the WFP Database (COMET) for timely clearance
or validation by the Head of Field Office or any other delegated authority;
·        
The jobholder also captures General Food
Distribution report (DDR), MCHN and SFP monthly progress reports into the WFP
ProMIS database ready for clearance by the Head of Field Office or any other
delegated authority;
·        
Keenly monitors and reviews overall commodity
movement such as food release, deliveries, returns and distribution at the
various settlement FDPs and ensure that all transactions have been properly
recorded:
·        
Timely updates the GFD and CBT distribution
schedules as well as the beneficiary trends at the end of every cycle;
·        
Reports any relevant events regarding food
management, distribution statistical anomalies and other related issues noted
during data capturing and analysis;
·        
Mentors and trains cooperating partner staffs in
data capturing using the WFP recommended reporting systems;
·        
Maintains population statistics for refugees in
formats agreed by Field Office and update the Programme Management Information
System (ProMIS) and COMET on a regular basis;
·        
Updates documentation and keep good records of
the Mbarara Head of Field for audit and reference points;
·        
The incumbent also submits weekly, monthly and
refugee statically updates for the area of operation particularly for southwest
region;
·        
Perform any other job duties as deemed necessary;



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN
World Food Programme (WFP) Business Support Assistant (Data) job opportunity
should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Nutrition, Agriculture, Commerce,
ICT related or any other related field;
·        
Three years of working experience in either of
the following fields, agriculture production, relief, humanitarian
intervention, statistics, social administration, refugee    operations and community mobilization;
·        
Proficient in the use of office equipment and
computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word;
·        
Good knowledge and skills using data management
packages;
·        
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;
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: 10th December
2017
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