Business Support Assistant School Feeding

World Food Programme, Conakry, Guinea

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd October, 2020

Job Description

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting against hunger in the world. WFP's mission is to help the world achieve the Zero Hunger goal by 2030 . Every day, WFP works to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, can access the nutritious food they need to lead productive and healthy lives.

What are you going to do in this position?

You will have to strengthen the School Feeding team for better monitoring and evaluation of the transition process of the school feeding program through the implementation of the national school feeding policy of Guinea and the new school feeding policy. WFP for school canteens.

Why work with us?

The World Food Program (WFP) has been present in Guinea since 1964 and provides nutritious and immediate food aid to affected populations during and after crises. WFP works in partnership with the Government to improve children's access to education, improve the nutrition of the population, put in place sustainable food systems and the resilience of communities to shocks while improving their access to agricultural markets. profitable and stable.

WFP's activities also include strengthening the technical capacities of the Government to develop sustainable programs sensitive to the fight against gender inequalities and the root causes of malnutrition.

What is expected of you?

Under the direct supervision of the Principal Program Associate in charge of School Feeding and the general supervision of the Program Manager, the Business Support Assistant / School Feeding will be responsible for:

  • Collect monthly reports from sub-offices and produce a quarterly report on the implementation of school canteen activities;
  • Assist in the management of school canteens in WFP sub-offices (training of management committees, targeting, reporting, etc.);
  • Ensure the monthly reporting and accuracy of statistical data, partner reports of the school canteen component,
  • Contribute to the organization of workshops relating to school canteens,
  • Participate in the various program meetings and other country office management committees, if necessary;
  • Produce vouchers for the delivery of food to partners (FRN) and vouchers for food transfers between WFP offices (FTN);
  • Prepare the correspondence of the section;
  • Ensure that food is delivered on time to the field offices by ensuring good coordination with the WFP logistics unit;
  • Initiate and monitor purchase requests related to school canteen activities
  • Provide the necessary support to the interim Senior Program Associate, in charge of school canteens
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • For this mission, you will need to have the following skills;
  • Good organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, ability to work in a team, ability to perform several tasks at the same time.
  • Knowledge of United Nations policies, rules and procedures; Fluency in a second official WFP language, training and / or experience in the use of Information and Management Systems, knowledge of FAO / WFP financial regulations would be an asset.
  • Performance Indicators;
  • Degree of involvement in the management of school canteens in the five WFP field offices (support for the training of management committees, targeting, etc.);
  • Degree of involvement in the organization of workshops relating to school canteens
  • Production of the minutes of the country office management committees relating to the section within the deadlines required for the various;
  • Food delivery coupons to partners (FRN) and food transfer coupons between WFP offices (FTN) are established on time
  • The correspondence of the section is established on time;
  • The food is transported to the field offices and delivered to the schools on time;
  • The activities of the school canteens unit continue normally even in the absence of the School Canteen Officer.

Desired Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Have a high school diploma, supplemented by a post-secondary certificate in social sciences or related field.
  • Have at least nine (9) months of work experience in supporting the implementation of school canteen activities or projects / program;
  • Ability to use standard office equipment such as computer photocopiers and scanners;
  • Knowledge of standardized business support routines and working methods;
  • Knowledge of standard office software, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Shows tact and courtesy in giving and receiving information with a variety of people;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow clear instructions.


  • Fluency in French (oral and written).

WFP is committed to promoting an inclusive work environment in which diversity is valued and where no form of discrimination is tolerated. We promote the leadership of women within our organization and aim to achieve parity in our teams in West and Central Africa. Qualified female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged.


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