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Business Support Assistant (Registry Maintenance) G5 - Yaounde


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Yaoundé
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-01

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.




JOB TITLE:                                            

Business Support Assistant (Registry Maintence)


TYPE OF CONTRACT:                     


Fixed Term






DUTY STATION (City, Country):  


Yaounde, Cameroon




12 months


NUMBER OF POSITION:               








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.




These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders performing front office management functions typically report to the Deputy Directors or Head of Offices. In cases where these positions support a specific business stream, the reporting line may be to the Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate.


At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of business support activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to more junior colleagues


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.



Why work with us?


  • WFP provides food assistance to more than 86 million people in 83 countries, including Cameroon. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.


  • You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have an opportunity to exchange your experiences with your colleagues and continuously learning from each other.



  • WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through international mobility opportunities.


  • Our team is growing nationally and internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better!


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  • 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 organised 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.








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




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




Technical Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of specialised common business practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.


  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a range of individuals in order 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




  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.





30th September 2022

Ref.: VA 172048


Kindly note the only documents you need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover LetterAdditional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc may potentially be requested at a future time.

For candidates who experience problems accessing WFP E-recruitment platform and need accommodations in applying, please contact [email protected] mentioning the VA number in the subject line.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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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