WFP works to put hunger at the center of the international agenda, promoting policies, strategies and operations that directly benefit the poor and hungry. As the food aid arm of the UN, WFP uses its food to meet emergency needs and support economic & social development. The Agency also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in the right place.
Following the approval by the Executive Board in June 2018, WFP Kenya has adopted a Country Strategic Planning (CSP) that emphasizes partnerships and a concerted approach in its Country Operations. The CSP intends to lead towards achieving Zero-Hunger, by aligning WFP’s Strategic Plan and Objectives with SDGs (2 & 17) prioritizing partnerships in emergency, lifesaving and development work benefitting refugees and vulnerable Kenyans. Under the CSP WFP Kenya will define its role and portfolio of assistance that is aligned with Government of Kenya prioritized Development Goals.
The need for the services of Business Support Assistants (SC-2) to enhance the capacity in frontline activities undertaken by Dadaab and Kakuma Sub-Office.
Job holders provides support to team and to beneficiaries and report to the relevant Supervisors. At this level, work is carried out under close supervision and job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate work.
To deliver business support tasks, to ensure that beneficiaries are effectively supported.
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Academic Qualifications and Experience:
Essential: Successful completion of secondary school education (KCSE), supplemented with experience or additional education in social services, nutrition, agriculture or other related field.
Experience: At least two years’ progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in the field of, nutrition, community work, food assistance management, refugee operations, agriculture or other related field.
Knowledge: Training and/or experience in using computers including Word, Excel and other relevant software.
Strong inter-personal skills; courtesy, tact and the ability to work and communicate effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Proven ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals.
Ability to follow standard business support processes and procedures.
Ability to recognise data discrepancies and bring these to the attention of supervisor and/or officer;
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision;
Language: Good written and spoken English and fluent Kiswahili.
WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge fees from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.