Business Support Assistant -Fleet G4

WFP - World Food Programme

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Application deadline in 2 days: Wednesday 19 Jun 2024 at 23:59 UTC

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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.


Posting Date: 6th June 2024 Closing Date: 19th June 2024


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.


Vehicle Management:

  • Assist in maintaining accurate records of the fleet inventory, including vehicle details, insurance, and registration documents.
  • Coordinate with the drivers, and the fleet Associate to ensure timely and appropriate maintenance and repair of vehicles.
  • Assist in monitoring and tracking vehicle usage, fuel consumption, and mileage.
  • Support the implementation of vehicle disposal processes in compliance with WFP policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the coordination of vehicle inspections and assessments

Transportation Arrangements:

  • Coordinate transportation arrangements for international and national staff, including airport transfers, field visits, and meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and procedures during transportation activities.
  • Liaise with drivers to ensure their availability and readiness for assigned transportation tasks.
  • Maintain accurate records of transportation requests and related expenses.
  • Coordinate with the rented vehicle company for staff shuttle management and missions.

Fuel Transaction Records:

  • Update fuel transaction records for both generators and vehicles in the Fleet Management System.
  • Using the Fuel Application, checks and validates fuel entries made by the drivers using mobile phones, and reports any discrepancies and issues that arise from the application.
  • Monitor fuel consumption and report any discrepancies or concerns to the Fleet focal person.
  • Assist in reconciling fuel records with fuel station invoices and receipts.

Maintenance Costs and Job Cards:

  • Record maintenance costs and job cards in the Fleet Management System.
  • Assist in preparing maintenance and repair schedules based on vehicle condition and manufacturer recommendations.
  • Coordinate with the Fleet Officer to ensure timely execution of maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Monitor and report on maintenance costs, identifying any cost-saving opportunities.
  • Support in Overall Fleet Management System (FMS):
  • Provide assistance in the implementation and utilization of the Fleet Management System.
  • Support in training and capacity-building initiatives related to FMS for staff members involved in fleet operations including drivers.
  • Assist in generating and analyzing fleet-related reports from the FMS.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the FMS through feedback and suggestions



  • Certificate of Secondary school education or university degree (Diploma bachelor’s degree) in a relevant field.


  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience with secondary certificate or 1 year of experience with university degree in general administrative work specially in fleet management, transportation Management within Government Institutions, UN environment, international Organization, or big scale private sectors


  • Fluency in oral and written communication in English and Somali


Fleet Management:

  • Knowledge of fleet management principles, practices, and procedures. Understanding of vehicle maintenance, fuel management, and transportation coordination.


  • Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of fleet inventory, vehicle details, maintenance costs, fuel transactions, and transportation arrangements. Attention to detail and proficiency in data entry.

Communication Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively coordinate with drivers, staff members, and external stakeholders. Ability to convey information clearly and professionally.

Organization and Time Management:

  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in using computer applications, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Familiarity with Fleet Management Systems (FMS) or similar software is an advantage.

Analytical Skills:

  • Ability to analyze fleet-related data, generate reports, and identify trends or areas for improvement. Basic understanding of financial analysis to monitor maintenance costs and identify cost-saving opportunities.


  • Strong problem-solving skills to address fleet-related issues and make effective decisions. Ability to troubleshoot vehicle maintenance problems and coordinate timely repairs.

Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Fleet Officer, drivers, and other staff members. Good interpersonal skills to build positive relationships and maintain effective communication.

Knowledge of Safety and Security Protocols:

  • Understanding of safety and security protocols related to transportation activities. Ability to ensure compliance with security procedures during transportation arrangements.


  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and work in challenging environments. Willingness to learn and improve knowledge and skills related to fleet management.


Contract Duration: 1 year (Initial)


Closing date: 19th June 2024


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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