Business Support Associate Job Vacancy at United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure thJob Vacancy atno child goes to bed hungry and thJob Vacancy atthe poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

We are seeking to fill a Business Support Associate post Job Vacancy atG6 level, based in WFP Nigeria, Abuja Country Office. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you!

Applications are invited for the position below:
Job Title: Business Support Associate

Reference No: 16-0022439
Locations: Abuja

Level: G6

Job Description

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Country Director, the Business Support Associate will coordinate and control a full range of business support services for a specific professional area of work, to ensure thJob Vacancy atservices are delivered effectively.

Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

  • Provide dedicated executive assistant support.
  • Prepare and/or consolidate comprehensive reports, documentation, correspondence, briefing notes, etc. and conduct research in the area of work.
  • Actively seek and use feedback to improve business processes and procedures.
  • Respond to complex business support queries in order to provide a timely and accurate resolution of enquiries for clients.
  • Oversee the maintenance of records and databases to ensure information is organised and readily available for staff and compliant with all relevant regulations and policies.
  • Revise and review correspondence and documentation, providing feedback and making amendments where appropriate, to contribute to production of these materials to time and quality standards.
  • Assist managers in planning, monitoring and reconciling budget(s) to ensure thJob Vacancy atplanned financial resources are used effectively.
  • Assess and recommend improvements to procedures and practices, to contribute to the effective delivery of business support services.
  • Provide a full range of complex business support services to staff to contribute to the effective functioning of business operations.
  • Provide advice, support and/or training to junior support staff in the provision of business support services, in order to support their learning in providing business support.
  • Coordinate tasks of junior colleagues to ensure support services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
  • Other as required.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job

  • Completion of secondary school education.
  • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.


  • Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Specialised knowledge of the application of common business processes, practical business support methods, procedures and systems used in area of work, gained through technical training and work experience.
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  • Good communication skills in order to provide specialised business support services to a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial data and monitor budgets.
  • Ability to proactively identify and recommend areas for improvement to the design and delivery of specialised services.
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals across functions.
  • Experience in coordinating the work of others and self and training and supporting others.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.


  • Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

Terms and Conditions
Application Closing Date
30th September, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Procedures

  • Candidate should click on the link above
  • Step 1: Register and create your online CV using indicated link in the main text.
  • Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the post requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

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  • You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
  • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job.
  • Please ensure thJob Vacancy atyour application contains accurate and complete information on qualifications, employment record and language skills.
  • WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply to become a part of our organization.
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.
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