Business Support Assistant (Admin and HR), Lahore, Pakistan At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Closing date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


Job Title: Business Support Assistant (Admin/HR)

Grade: SC5

Type of contract: Service Contract

Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Lahore

Salary: Starting from 160,000 PKR/per month

Vacancy Number: 827503

Date of Publication: 9th June, 2023

Deadline of Application: 22nd June, 2023

This vacancy announcement is for Pakistani Nationals.

Note: This vacancy announcement will also be used to build a roster of prequalified applicants for future opportunities within same job profile at the current or lower level in Pakistan.


WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.

Remote work may be possible depending upon the operational requirements of the Programme. Requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the personal circumstances of the requestor given the operational situation.


This position will be based in WFP Provincial Office, Lahore. The job holder will report to Head of Office and will act as a focal person for Admin/Finance and HR related tasks. The job holder is expected to produce organized and accurate work, undertaking specific business support activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Collate information for inclusion in reports, documents and correspondence, to support the effective work of other staff.
  •  Respond to standard queries and provide timely and accurate guidance.
  •  Process and manage routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources
  •  Manage and maintain records and databases, to ensure information is organised and readily available for staff.
  •  Maintain relationships with a range of individuals through provision of business support to assist in information sharing and service delivery to staff.
  •  Proof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc., making changes in line with established guidelines where appropriate.
  •  Contribute to improvement of business procedures and processes.
  •  Collect and perform basic analysis of data to contribute to quality business information management.
  •  Provide guidance to junior colleagues in performing their duties.

10.Other related tasks assigned by supervisor.


Education: University degree in Business Administration, Public administration, management, HR, commerce, social sciences or closely related field.

Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work,including at least one year in the field of human resources. Has experience collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes.

Has provided ad-hoc guidance to less experienced staff members.

Has provided briefing to new recruits as part of the on boarding process.

Has gained experience working across a range of WFP contexts and with varying strategic priorities.

Knowledge & Skills: Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard software packages and systems.

Languages: Excellent written and verbal communication in English. Knowledge of local language is an asset.

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:

Leading by example with integrity,

Driving results and delivering on commitments,

Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,

Applying strategic thinking,

Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations:

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on: [email protected], cc’ing [email protected]. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.


This job is based in Provincial office Lahore and the job holder will report to Head of Provincial Office or the designate.

At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of business support activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to more junior colleagues.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.


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