Business Support Assistant (HR) Vacancy at WFP Ethiopia Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations World Food Programme - WFP Ethiopia

World Food Program Ethiopia Job Vacancy

Position: Business Support Assistant (HR)

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Contract

Place of Work: Jijiga, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: Jan, 4/2022

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, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Job Title: Business Support Assistant (HR)

No. Position/s: 1 (One)

VA No.:    155021

Contract: Service Contract         

Grade: SC-Level 4

Date of Issue: 21 December 2021      

Deadline: 04 January 2022

Duty Stations:  Jijiga Area Office (1)

Position Duration: 12 Months with a possibility of extension

ABOUT WFP

Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships, and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numabers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid, and special operations.

WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programs that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This job is found in WFP Jijiga Area Office.  Job holders may either perform administratively and Human Resources support functions in the office and report to the HR Assistant, HR Officer, or the designate. At this level, work is carried out under minimal supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organized and accurate work, undertaking specific business support activities. They may offer guidance on standard practices to more junior staff in their area of work.

JOB PURPOSE

To deliver standard business support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.  

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Gather information with clear direction to support the drafting of documents and preparing reports by other staff.
  2. Respond to queries and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide timely and accurate service to clients.
  3. Support processing and managing routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources.
  4. Provide revision and proof-reading services for standard documents, to contribute to the development of accurate documentation.
  5. Take responsibility for the maintenance of set standard systems and files, to ensure information is accurate and readily available for the function.
  6. Identify simple discrepancies in statistics and data, such as missing information, and report to senior staff in order to support clients to deliver their work.
  7. Take responsibility for data integrity to facilitate the availability of accurate information in corporate systems.
  8. Provide guidance on routine business support methods and practices to junior colleagues to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
  9. Work with a variety of individuals, taking on feedback where appropriate to assist in business support delivery for staff.
  10. Perform any other duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 

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

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, such as Microsoft Word.
  • 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.
  • Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali Language. Knowledge of other local languages is added advantage.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • In coordination with the HR unit in Jijiga and Addis Ababa, responsible for key HR activities at the Area-Office level including but not limited to advice to employees on their overall contractual status and entitlements, support to the recruitment process through invigilating written tests, arrangements for interviews and ensuring process and documentation are in line with applicable rules for local recruitments such as casual labor and enumerators.
  • Make necessary administrative arrangements to prepare for the arrival of new employees and provide them with a welcome/ orientation briefing.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate time management for all Area Office/Sub-Office employees. This includes maintaining records of staff absences, updating the monthly attendance report, advising employees of their leave balances, consolidating accurate danger pay & overtime entitlements as applicable.
  • Provide support and guidance to employees to obtain or renew UN ID cards and visas for official travels.
  • Facilitate coordination for medical referrals and travels as required.
  • Maintain up-to-date confidential personal files for all employees

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 our 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 the same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with the 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 the 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.
     

 

 

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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