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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Trade and Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-14

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Business Support Assistant SC,L5

Cairo (Egypt)

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

WFP’s Global Strategic Plan 2017–2021 aligns WFP with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Goals (SDGs). It focuses on ending hunger and contributing to a revitalized global partnership to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Further extensive consultation with the Government and other development partners in Egypt during the second half of 2017 to allow informing and formulating the WFP Egypt Country Strategic Plan for the next 5 years until mid-2023 in line with Egypt’s development priorities, the WFP Egypt Country Office has started implementing the Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The focus of the CSP remains on support to school meals and nutrition support for Pregnant and Lactating Women as integrated part of the national social protection scheme, food assistance for assets and resilience-promotion for smallholder farmers and support to vulnerable Syrian refugees and migrants. To sustain those planned interventions, WFP will be conducting joint monitoring activities with Government representatives of key line Ministries to enforce the concepts of participation, transparency and accountability to its partners. In addition, capacity development activities will be provided to national counterparts and cooperating partners to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability and raising their capacity to conduct monitoring at the local level.

JOB PURPOSE

To  deliver a wide range of business support processes and activities for the Programme Team in WFP Egypt, to facilitate effective service delivery nationwide 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable. Applicant with BA will be given priority

Experience: Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work


Knowledge & Skills:

· Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages specifically Photoshop, illustrator, Final Cut and other softwares.

 · 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

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Collate information for inclusion in reports, documents and correspondence, to support the effective work of other staff.

2. Respond to standard queries and provide timely and accurate guidance.

3. Process and manage routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources

4. Manage and maintain records and databases, to ensure information is organised and readily available for staff.

5. Maintain relationships with a range of individuals through provision of business support to assist in information sharing and service delivery to staff.

6. Proof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc., making changes in line with established guidelines where appropriate.

7. Contribute to improvement of business procedures and processes.

8. Collect and perform basic analysis of data to contribute to quality business information management.

9. Provide guidance to junior colleagues in performing their duties.

In addition to

 Act as a point for contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary.

  1. Provide general office support following established targets and WFP policies and procedures.
  2. Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities
  3. Provide Programme field level staff with information, logistical and technical support

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
     

Entitlements:

WFP offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes a monthly salary of 13,070 EGP in addition to comprehensive Medical Insurance for self & dependents, as well as  a total of 30 days  annual leave.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This contract  is for 6 months  and  extension will be subject to satisfactory performance & fund availability  

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline for submitting online applications will be on the 14th of February 2019

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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