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Business Support Associate


  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: yaounde
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-28

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                                Business Support Associate - G6           

Post Title: Business Support Associate

Location: Yaoundé

Duration: 12 months

Contract Type: Fixed-Term

WFP Cameroon in seeking a Business Support Associate coordinates communication flow to and from the Country Director and provides a wide range of administrative and executive support to the management team. The Business Support Associate coordinates the management meetings and other events as well as facilitate the work of the Management Team that comprised of the Country Director (CD) and The Deputy Country Director. The Business Support Associate will ensure the smooth running of Management’s work and stands as administrative interface between the Country Director and the other Units and shall ensure smooth communication between Country Office and Internal/External clients. The Business Support Associate shall provide adequate administrative support to Management.

Under the direct authority of the Country Director, the Business Support Associate will among other tasks perform the following:


  • Provide dedicated executive assistant support.
  • Prepare and/or consolidate comprehensive reports, documentation, correspondence, briefing notes, etc. and conduct research in work.
  • Facilitates efficient flow of communication: screens and properly diverts calls to concerned party;
  • 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.
  • Responsible for reception and orientation of the Country Directors’ visitors;
  • Responsible for the distribution of incoming and outgoing mails and bills;
  • Prepare and monitor budgets for CD’s running costs in the office & house;
  • Ensure that services requested in the CD’s office are provided;
  • Take notes, prepare minutes and update decision follow-up table of the CD’ chaired meetings, ensuring that relevant team members produce regular updates;
  • Plan and coordinate all in-country high level visits of guests, ensuring appropriate logistic and notification to officials/administrative for appointments as convenient;
  • Actively seek and use feedback to improve business processes and procedures
  • Provide advice, support and/or training to junior support staff in the provision of business support services, to support their learning in providing business support.
  • Manage and coordinate regional or international high level meetings/events to be held in Cameroon, in collaboration with the CO administration and the meeting or event’s focal point.
  • Assess and recommend improvements to procedures and practices, to contribute to the effective delivery of business support services.
  • Any other relevant duty as per required may be required by the CD or the OIC


  • Education: GCE Advanced Level or Baccalauréat

    A University degree in Office Administration, Diplomacy, International Relations, Journalism, Marketing Communications, or related fields will be an asset.


  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in in a similar position preferably in an International Organisation (UN, NGOs, Private Sector).A field or international experience would be an asset
  • Proven experience of generating great written content, on and offline
  • Good report writing skills and fully computer literate (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Time management skills
  • Timely submission of deliverables
  • Clear communication both orally and written
  • Experience working both in the capital and field will be and added advantage
  • A good network among the NGOs, UN, Donors and Government high level civil will be an asset.


  • Fluent in either French (level C) or English (level C) with a working knowledge of the other.


  • Ability to take and transcribe minutes/memos with speed and accuracy;
  • Ability to work independently with minimum instructions and supervision;
  • Ability to easily adapt and cope with a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to study, understand and present complex arguments in a clear and appealing way to a wide range of audiences, both verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scope of different media channels and how they can best be used to communicate to different audiences;
  • Ability to engage effectively at field level with a wide range of actors including those in the international humanitarian community and governments;
  • Excellent analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Good computer knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple tasks in an autonomous manner;
  • Ability to work creatively in a busy environment on several projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to handle any other additional tasks as requested by his supervisor.
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English and French;
  • High degree of organization and excellent problem-solving skills;
  • High level of confidentiality and excellent customer relation;
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement;
  • Ability to monitor delivery from core manager and draw attention on variance

     Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

Application’s deadline: 25/09/2019

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