World Food Programme (WFP)

  • Accra
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
Job Description:

  • The Office of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Accra invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below.

    Job Title: Business Support Assistant
    Duration: 1 year (renewable)
    Post Grade: SC LS
    Duty Station: Accra

    JOB PURPOSE:

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

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator for Food Systems, the Business Support Assistant will be responsible for the following duties.

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

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or related to the above as advertised

    Desired Experiences for Entry into the role:

    • Five or more years of progressively relevant work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.
    • Knowledge of specialized common business practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a range of individuals 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: Fluency and good command of the English language is essential.

    Location: Accra

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