Job Openings at Babban Gona

Job Openings at Babban Gona

Babban Gona is an impact investment firm with a proven track record of exclusively investing in profitable, high growth, early stage businesses that improve the livelihoods of Nigerian smallholder farmers. Doreo’s investment strategy is driven by the team’s passion to provide a private sector driven solution to Nigeria’s leading social challenge: spiraling youth unemployment.

Smallholder Partnerships Analyst

Job Type                     Full Time

Qualification              BSC/BA/HND

Experience                

Location                    Nothern Nigeria

Job Unit                      Agriculture

Job Description

Babban Gona seeks to hire an Analyst to provide support to the Smallholder Partnerships team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage recruiting, training, and performance management of farmer members – iteratively ensuring that standards of agronomy best practices are maintained;
  • Resolve all farmer concerns in a proactive and timely manner according to company standards – within a 24 hour period from reporting date;
  • Intervene as required when customer service challenges escalate and must be addressed at higher level;
  • Build rapport with existing and prospective farmers using assertiveness and confidence to educate them on the value of remaining Babban Gona farmers;
  • Work in partnership with relevant team members and business units to develop and execute local tactics, as well as provide feedback on comprehensive recruitment and retention programs;
  • Educate team on best practices and ensure standards are maintained on providing professional, best-in-class service to member farmers and monitor compliance;
  • Provide farmers with timely and adequate resources to ensure that the Babban Gona brand is always accessible to the members we serve;
  • Interfacing with local leaders and representing the company as a “brand ambassador” across communities.
  • Manage team to ensure 100% accuracy on plant growing activity is logged on appropriate software application
  • Guide team on people management issues
  • Ensure that standards are maintained and members are in good standing;
  • Constantly communicating program status and risks to leadership, and presenting options and recommendations;
  • Constantly improving the overall customer experience.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, or any related field;
  • Proven problem solving abilities;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious;
  • Positive attitude to work;
  • Customer-oriented – Adaptability and flexibility to quickly adjust to changing environments and product offerings.
  • Interfacing with local leaders and representing the company as a “brand ambassador” across the community.

Start Up Environment:

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

Product Support Analyst

Job Type                   Full Time

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Qualification             BSC/BA/HND

Experience                 

Location                     Kaduna

Job Unit                      Agriculture

Job Description

Technology Operations:

  • Analyze user requirements, envision system features and functionality
  • Design solutions attending to both business and technical considerations
  • Collaborate with product managers, team leads and other software developers
  • Work closely with end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
  • Work on bug fixes and improving application performance
  • Participate in the evolution of company level best practices, standards, and policies.

Customer Focus:

  • Carry out extensive research to identify needs that new or improved products can fulfill.
  • Review research reports, analyze and compare competitors’ products, and meet customers to discuss their requirements.

Project Management:

  • Bring product development programs to a successful conclusion — on time and within budget.
  • Develop schedules for each phase of the development program and monitor progress against targets. Set up reviews at each stage to ensure the program is meeting its objectives as it progresses from concept to specification, design, development and launch.

Communication:

  • Coordinate the work of different specialists within the development team and ensure that individual members keep the rest of the team informed on progress.
  • Interfacing with local leaders and representing the company as a “brand ambassador” across the community.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or any related field;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access)
  • Proven problem solving abilities;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Be open and creative;
  • Strong computer and application skills;
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, confident, thorough and tenacious;
  • Positive attitude to work;
  • Customer-oriented – Adaptability and flexibility to quickly adjust to changing environments and product offerings.

Start Up Environment:

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience.

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Process Control Analyst

Job Type                   Full Time

Qualification             BSC/BA/HND

Experience                 

Location                     Nothern Nigeria

Job Unit                      Agriculture

Job Description

We are seek to hire an Analyst for the Process Control team.

Key Responsibilities
Planning and Analysis:

  • Support the execution of periodic audit projects.
  • Perform all  operational audit assignments, reviews, paperwork and prepare audit reports for management decision
  • Resolve all ad-hoc requests to address control issues
  • Participate in developing, implementing and maintaining policies.
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Forecasting & Reporting:

  • Ensure inventory levels are at the right place at the right time.
  • Identify and assess areas of significant business risk.
  • Collaborate with all functional units to design new processes and solve process related problems.
  • Continually maintain lines of communication within the business to monitor and improve business efficiencies.
  • Conduct audit checks and make recommendations for departmental enhancements.
  • Improves productivity by performing observations, evaluations, and simulations of overall operational processes.
  • Conduct root cause analysis to recommend appropriate actions to improve business productivity.
  • Optimize business operations and processes by constantly reviewing warehouse operations, space utilizations and workflows.
  • Maintain quality standards by implementing best audit and business practices in line with applicable internal audit statements.
  • Make reports and  recommendations to management by utilizing budgets and financial analysis, cost analysis, process documentation, inventory / product analysis and quality control to optimize business operations

Audit and Risk Management:

  • Implement best audit and business practices in line with applicable internal audit statements.
  • Manage resources and audit assignments.
  • Identify and reduce all business and financial risks through effective implementation and monitoring of controls.
  • Develop, implement and maintain internal audit policies and procedures in accordance with local and international best practice.
  • Conduct ad hoc investigations into identified or reported risks.
  • Ensure complete, accurate and timely audit information is reported to Management and/or Risk Committees.

Leadership and Team Development:

  • Provide executive management with audit report and advice on the most effective way to utilize the company’s financial resources to increase profitability and grow the company at an optimal rate, while avoiding putting the company at serious financial risk.
  • Support budgeting and forecasting process for the business.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Statistics or any relevant field.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Keen attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
  • Experience in fraud auditing.
  • Remarkable presentation & report writing skills and incredible business acumen.

Start Up Environment:

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.
  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.
  • Role would be based in Northern Nigeria.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience

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Deadline: Not Specified

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and Cover Letter to: careers@babbangona.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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