Business Support Assistant (Finance) – G3 at The 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 help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Business Support Assistant (Finance) - G3Requisition ID: 58703Location: Maiduguri Organizational ContextThese jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ).Job holders typically provide administrative support to team(s) and/or support a specific business stream, and report to the relevant Associate.At this level, work is carried out under close supervision or immediately available assistance. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate work.Job PurposeTo deliver a range of routine business support tasks, to ensure that staff are effectively supported.Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)Receive, collect, sort and disseminate correspondence, reports, invoices and other material to meet the required demands of the office, staff and vendors in a timely manner.Respond to routine queries received and escalate where appropriate, to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.Proof-read written documents, such as standard reports and correspondence, to contribute to the accuracy of written information developed by the unit.Provide a set of standard business support activities, where required, to contribute to the effective functioning of office/unit.Make travel arrangements and support events, etc., to support staff to work effectively.Support the maintenance of office files, documents, and records in accordance with established systems and processes so that information is current and readily available for staff.Undertake standard data entry tasks in accordance with defined systems, to ensure information is organised and readily available for the unit.Notify staff or requesting units/vendors of completed payments and obtain confirmation of receipt of payment.Prepare documents, memos, invoices, etc., as may be required for signature and follow up as appropriate.4Ps Core Organizational CapabilitiesPurpose:Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.Be a force for positive change: Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.Make the mission inspiring to our team: Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.People:Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.Create an inclusive culture: Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities.Performance:Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.Focus on getting results: Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.Make commitments and make good on commitments: Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.Be Decisive: Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.Partnership:Connect and share across WFP units: Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.Build strong external partnerships: Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.Be politically agile & adaptable: Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. 

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