Business Support Assistant (Travel)

Location: Beijing, China
Application Deadline27-May -2019 (Midnight Beijing, China)
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post LevelSC-4
Languages RequiredEnglish, Chinese
Starting Date: 10-June-2019
Expected Duration of AssignmentOne year, renewable on an annual basis upon satisfactory performance & availability of funds
Background Information – WFP
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Since 1961, WFP has pursued a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed to lead an active and healthy life. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. WFP was invited by the Chinese Government to begin joint humanitarian and development activities in 1979, when more than 1 in every 3 people in China were hungry.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Business Support Assistant (Travel) will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
• Full compliance of WFP rules and regulations, policies and strategies on travel management.
• Follow-up with contracted travel agent to ensure provision of high quality professional service and most competitive price.
• Provision of information to the staff on travel including entitlements, travel route and hotel arrangement.
• Processing ticket booking, travel authorization and travel claims in line with travel entitlements for staff, consultants, and visitors.
• Processing requests for visas and invitation letter for all UN travelers, as well as requests for Resident Permit and Diplomatic Identification Card for international staff.
• Arrangement for airport pick-up of high-level officials and support to expediting of customs and immigration procedures, as necessary.
• Processing of application and renewal of UNLP for UN staff.
• Arrangements for security clearance when required.
• Hotel reservations for visiting WFP officials.
• Reconciliation of settlements to be paid by the Finance Unit.
• Collection and analysis of market situation on travel service area.
• Perform other duties as and when required.
• Maintain a detailed work schedule for each event and co-ordinate with internal functions and external suppliers.
• Monitor and report team progress through regular meetings and reviews to ensure that deadlines are met.
• On-site inspections and accompany events as required.
• Build and continually develop relationships with suppliers, and reconciling invoices against budgets.
• Logistical support including drafting of correspondence, guest list management, transportation, venue and food services, and other production needs as necessary.
• Provide support to maintain and update Event Calendar, Proposed Budget, Admin note, Official invitation letters and relevant documentation.
• Education: Junior college degree (大专) or above in Business Administration, travel or other relevant subject. Specialized training in travel desirable.
• Experience: Minimum 1 year of relevant working experience in Administration and travel services. Previous work experience in the UN/international organizations will be considered an advantage.
• Skills and competencies:
Ability to work Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail) required for work; Ability to prepare preliminary reports and to draft correspondence; Ability to work in multi-cultural environment; Ability to work under pressure, be able to meet deadline, willing to take challenges; Good communication skills with different stakeholders especially local partners.
• Performance indicators: Concise reports and correspondence drafted with high quality; Smooth communication and dialogue maintained with the national counterparts; Strong enthusiasm with highly appreciated flexibility and adaptation; Work assignment completed before the deadline.
• Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Chinese.
Additional Information:
• Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
• Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your profile. We strongly recommend that you ensure that the information is accurate and complete including employment record, academic qualifications and language skills.
• All female and male candidates are equally encouraged to apply for this position which is open for Chinese nationals only.
To apply please send us the Personal History Form (P11) no later than 27 May 2019:
E-Mail: with Subject ” Business Support Assistant (Travel)- Ms/Mr.
(Candidate’s Name)”