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Business Support Assistant (Project Research) (151303)

World Food Programme

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted October 24, 2021.

Business Support Assistant (Project Research) (151303) Jobs in World Food Programme Kampala vacancies in Kampala at World Food Programme

# Job Description

United Nations World Food Programme WFP 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. In
emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims
of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses
food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more
than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The
organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge
and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to
lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile

Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to
improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food
assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition,
WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition
assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income
country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its
role in Uganda.

We are seeking qualified individuals for the position of Business Support
Assistant Project Research SSA3 to be based in Kampala . Selected candidates
will be employed on Special Service Agreement

These jobs are found in Country Offices COs, Regional Bureaux RBs, and
Headquarters HQ. Job holders typically provide administrative support to
teams and/or support a specific business stream, and report to the relevant
Associate. At this level, work is carried out under close supervision or
immediately available assistance. Job holders are expected to produce
organised and accurate work.

To deliver a range of routine business support tasks, to ensure that staff are
effectively supported.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES not all-inclusive
In this role the Project Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting
the pilot project implementation, ensuring quality and results by:
• Conducting desk research, finding and compiling data, synthesizing key
information mainly but not only for the cost benefit analysis CBA as well as
the environmental study.
• Providing support to pilot project implementation, guaranteeing quality,
efficiency and effectiveness. Summary of Key Functions: Conducting desk
research, finding and compiling data, synthesizing key information for the
cost benefit analysis CBA as well as the environmental study.
• Uncover the objectives of the research project and research study, start
scientific research
• Develop a research plan and research study using research participants or
research subjects.
• Submit findings to the project manager for review and approval.
• Review experiment data and document findings from the initial work.
• Work closely with the project manager to define, plan, and execute an
experiment in Uganda.
• Log experiment data sets or research data, and prepare reports graphs,
spreadsheets, scientific models, and more.
• Compile, synthesize and analyze research collected from official secondary
• Assist with quality control measures for survey links and presentation
• Assist with presentation and report creation for both qualitative and
quantitative research projects, including analysis, data entry, and
chart/table creation in Excel/PowerPoint Providing support to pilot project
implementation, guaranteeing quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
• Provides administrative and operation support on implementation of the
• Support the organization of project reviews/tripartite meetings;
• Support the timely preparation and submission of progress reports and
project reviews;
• Maintain up-to-date files and records of project documentation;
• Provide logistical support for workshops and other meetings as tasked by the
project manager;
• Ensure a high-quality research experience for all research sub
Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Builds an understanding
of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
• Be a force for positive change: Approaches individual tasks and
responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Understands the impact of WFP
activities in beneficiary communities.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Connects individual tasks and
responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.

• Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Seeks opportunities to build
and enhance individual skills.
• Create an inclusive culture: Demonstrates respect and understanding for
diversity and cultural differences.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Identifies and approaches
colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear goals and measurable targets
for own tasks and responsibilities.

• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Assesses own tasks and
responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.
• Focus on getting results: Maintains accurate records of completion times and
tasks in own areas of responsibility.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Understands responsibilities
and the metrics associated with own tasks.
• Be Decisive: Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential
issues that may arise while in the field or office.

• Connect and share across WFP units: Understands WFP’s organizational
structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
• Build strong external partnerships: Supports team in working with colleagues
and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Maintains a professional and courteous
relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Understands own team’s
contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Qualification, Experience and Languages required: Education: Post Graduate
University degree such as Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree; preferably in
environmental management studies, waste management, social sciences, or
related area. Experience:
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages MS Word,
Excel, Power Point, etc..
• Experience in the areas of development related projects, environment, waste
management, supply chain, or related subjects will be considered as an
• Experience working with government counterparts;
• Previous work experience in a research assistant position preferred.
Language requirements: English Skills: Attention to detail, critical thinking,
technical and analytical, data collection, data analysis, ability to maintain
quality, planning and scheduling, computer and math, interviewing, time
management, adaptability and stress management, communication, leadership and
problem solving

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**Closing Date** : 12 Nov. 2021

Business Support Assistant (Project Research) (151303) Jobs in World Food Programme Kampala vacancies in Kampala at World Food Programme

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