WFP seeks to recruit  Business Support Assistant – Tunis, Tunisia 

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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.

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Functiion :

In the performance of his/her function, the Business Assistant of UNHAS Libya:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Air Transport Officer (CATO) the Programme Assistant is responsible for monitoring resources of the WFP Aviation Activities;


Duties and responsibilities :

  • The Business Assistant of UNHAS Libya is responsible for the following duties:
  • Assisting CATO in preparation of periodic financial reports of the Aviation Activities;
  • Liaising and coordinate with the country office systematic update on the air operation’s funding requirement;
  • Preparation of operational budgets, when required;
  • Coordinating with the Country Office on budget revisions; prepare budget revision documents, when required;
  • Translating documents from English to Arabic or French;
  • Programming the utilization of resources made available to UNHAS Libya;
  • Analyzing contract terms and conditions, and correct any observed discrepancies between contract rates and invoice amounts;
  • Prepare correspondence related to budgetary and financial matters;
  • Ensuring accurate accounting;
  • Ensuring support of audit reviews related to financial and budgetary observations;
  • Setting up proper accounting procedures and systems, internal controls and security;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Competencies :

  • Sound judgment;
  • Ability to extract, interpret, analyze and format data and to resolve operational problems.
  • Ability to work with minimum of supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Qualifications :

Education :

  • Secondary School Education;
  • Work Experience;
  • Five years of progressively responsible administration experience including at least three years in operations, resources, accounting or other related field.

Languages :

  • Working knowledge of English, Arabic and French


Terms and conditions :

This position is to be based in the WFP Libya Office outposted in Tunis, Tunisia

The position is open to Tunisian Nationals.


The deadline for application is 21.07.2019

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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.