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Business Support Assistant Job at WFP April, 2023

Business Support Assistant Job at WFP April, 2023 – 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, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Business Support Assistant Job at WFP April, 2023

TYPE OF CONTRACT:Service Contract
   UNIT/DIVISION:Programme Unit – WFP Tanzania, RBJ
   DUTY STATION (City, Country):Dar Es Salaam
   DURATION:12 months


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 lifetime. 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. Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply to this position. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.


The WFP Community Feedback Mechanism is designed primarily to operationalise WFP’s Accountability to Affected Populations(AAP), and more broadly to support the overall operations in its attempt to be more transparent and accountable to all stakeholders, including affected populations, partners, governmental and non-governmental entities, and donors. In order to ensure effective complementarity between the WFP CFM Mechanism, partner CFMs and inter-agency AAP mechanisms, initiatives and processes.

WFP’s CFM is one channel through which WFP communicates with stakeholders, and is a mechanism through which individuals or groups can raise questions, share feedback or flag a complaint. WFP stakeholders include: affected populations, WFP, cooperating partners, third party monitors, government representatives and service providers (for e.g. contracted transporters). To ensure effectiveness, WFP’s CFM is established in line with WFP corporate guidance on functional CFMs and is, therefore, enabled to refer allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment, fraud, corruption and quality issues. Please note, in WFP feedback is an overarching term to include a community or feedback provided by an individual or a group of people.

Feedback can be formal (captured through specific mechanisms, processes) or informal (captured in an ad-hoc manner). All feedback requires the feedback loop to be closed. This can only be achieved once the individual or group of people who submitted the feedback has expressed satisfaction with the action. A complaint is an expression of dissatisfaction about the standards of service, actions or lack of action, of WFP or a partner organisation, or their employees. It is a criticism that expects a reply and would like things to be changed.

In the context of this policy, a complaint is an external grievance made against WFP or a partner or any of its employees where the organisation has allegedly made mistakes, acted wrongfully, breached the codes to which WFP subscribes or failed to meet a commitment. Feedback relates to an expression of concern, a statement of thanks or appreciation, or a sharing of a question or suggestion.


Education :

Completion of secondary school education.  A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area will be an advantage.


Minimum of 2 years’ experience in client/customer services functions including previous experience with an international organisation. Work experience with a UN or other International Organization’s call centre would be an asset.

Knowledge & Skills:

Excellent customer care and communication skills, a clear and friendly attitude, the ability to follow instructions. Demonstrated attention to detail, solid IT skills (including working on multiple platforms simultaneously), problem-solving skills, ability to work under pressure and multi-task in a professional manner while meeting targets in a highpressure environment. Excellent time management and language skills.


Oral and written working knowledge of English, Swahili and Kirundi. French is an asset.


These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders may either perform administrative support functions in the front office and report to the Business Support Associate, or provide administrative support to team(s) with the reporting line to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate. In cases where these positions support a specific business stream, the reporting line may be to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate.
At this level, work is carried out under minimal supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate work, undertaking specific business support activities. They may offer guidance on standard practices to more junior staff in their area of work.


WFP seeks a CFM Operator to be a community-facing communication focal point that receives, logs and refers feedback from CFM Users and closes the feedback loop with CFM Users in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The CFM Operator:

  • Will receive the appropriate training to conduct their work in a professional manner, including training to register cases on WFP’s corporate system for feedback management (SugarCRM or CO solution for feedback management).
  • Is expected to carry out their work in accordance with the UN’s three core principles of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity. Will sign and adhere to a code of conduct and an oath of confidentiality.
  • Will attend and apply relevant trainings.

The CFM Operator reports to the CFM Team Leader.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the CFM Team Leader and to support the implementation of a functional CFM, the CFM Operator is responsible for information sharing, data capturing, case referral and closing the feedback loop in line with SOPs.

General responsibilities:

  • Support the empowerment of communities through the provision of accessible and timely information and participation in decision making processes.
  • Help ensure efficient and effective coordination of AAP by collecting and circulating within WFP and the humanitarian architecture information the urgent needs and priorities of affected populations.
  • Possess or be willing to acquire professional-grade call handling skills, displaying sensitivity, neutrality, and patience, and adherence to confidentiality and data protection principles.
  • Liaise with IT focal point for troubleshooting any issue related to the technology supporting feedback management.
  • Demonstrate an ability to learn quickly, follow procedures, and act professionally at all times – especially under times of stress.
  • Support an environment of transparency and accountability by:
    • Establishing an easy-to-access and safe mechanism through which affected populations can lodge feedback and complaints; and,
    • Referring feedback to humanitarian actors to ensure feedback loop closure


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Receive information requests, complaints and feedback, logging, referring and closing the case and consent status appropriately, accurately and in a timely manner into the CFM customer relationship management (CRM) tool as per the consent provided by the CFM User and in line with SOPs.
  • Conduct surveys, if requested.
  • Refer cases to the relevant focal point as per the SOP. This includes following procedures for handling sensitive cases, and allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and fraud in a timely manner.
  • Apply training and performance management guidance. Provide support to peers as required.
  • Apply WFP’s Guide to Personal Data Protection and Privacy (PDPP) to all aspects of the data flow process, in all interactions with the CFM User, and reporting any breaches of the PDPP.
  • Maintain a professional standard at all times, especially during difficult or stressful interactions with CFM Users and colleagues.
  • Pro-actively identify and report to the CFM Team Leader areas for improvement of the CFM, including but not limited to the accuracy and quality of information being shared with the CFM User, technical issues with the CRM, improvements to the data intake form, procedures on how to handle difficult CFM Users.
  • Support visibility efforts to raise awareness of the CFM among affected populations, WFP employees and humanitarian actors – this may involve field visits and/or representation at meetings, among other activities.
  • Pro-actively seek guidance from the CFM Team Leader as required.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Applied knowledge and skills of client services management focused on addressing clients/customers issues/problems.
  • Applied knowledge of CRM, multi-tasking in at least two languages interchangeably
  • Applied knowledge of the humanitarian, development and/or peace building architecture.


  • First case resolution rate, feedback loop closure rate and performance rating as per the SOP.
  • 100% of sensitive cases and allegations of SEA and fraud referral accurately and timely, as per the SOP.
  • 100% adherence to the PDPP.
  • 100% trainings completed.
  • Zero breach of code of conduct.
  • Strengthened and streamlined CFM processes as part of the overall objective to strengthen accountability to affected populations.
  • Solid knowledge of WFP and relevant partner activities, procedures and processes.


Only Tanzanian nationals can apply for this position.


The deadline for applications is 26 April 2023.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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