Business Support Assistant, Tamale, Ghana at WFP – World Food Programme

Closing date: Monday, 18 April 2022

External Vacancy Announcement

No. WFP/GHA/TML/BSA/10/March/2022


Deadline for Application: Fourteen (14) days from publication

The office of the United Nations World Food Programme invites applicants from suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below.

Job Title: Business Support Assistant

Duration : 1 year (renewable)

Post Grade : General Service (G5)

Duty Station : Tamale

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office, Tamale, the Business Support Assistant (G5) will be expected to perform the following duties: Major Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Assist the Head of Sub-Office in coordinating programmes and operations in Northern Ghana
  •  Keep calendar of key activities, events, and meetings, and ensure reminders and follow-up actions
  •  Assist in convening meetings (internal and external) with staff, partners, and stakeholders; and take minutes of meetings.
  •  Provide protocol support including ensuring hotel reservations and airport pickups for senior management on mission to the sub office.
  •  Establish and maintain contacts list of partners and key collaborators, liaise by telephone, email and/or whatsapp with the Country Office and external partners and collaborators.
  •  Receive, screen and log correspondence and bring to the attention of Head of Sub-Office
  •  Draft, format, register and dispatch official correspondences as may be required and maintain records.
  •  Follow up on wide ranging issues relating to the functioning of the Sub Office in collaboration with the Sub-Office Units and teams
  •  Keep track of MOUs, LOUs, FLAs and other agreements or contracts at the field level.
  •  Perform any other duties as may be provided by Supervisor from time to time.

Minimum Academic Qualifications

A minimum of first degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Administration, Communications, Public Relations, or any other related qualification. A master’s degree in any of the above fields is an added advantage.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the role:

A minimum of four years of progressive work experience in supporting role on programmes and/or operations.

Demonstrate responsibility, proactiveness and initiative to respond and/or act independently under minimal supervision and general guidance. Ability to think on the spot and use judgment in dealing with unforeseen daily operational challenges.

Language : Fluency and Good Command of the English language is essential.

Applicants should submit their applications and CV stating 3 references online to: and follow the steps.

Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

People living with disability are also encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted