Job Opportunities at Babban Gona

Doreo Partners is an impact investment firm with a proven track record of exclusively investing in profitable, high growth, early stage businesses that inspires and enables hardworking smallholder farmer members reach their full potential by providing a private sector channel for cost effective delivery of enhanced agricultural technologies and end-to-end services that optimize yields and labor productivity, while simultaneously improving market access.

Available Positions

  • Associate, Grants
  • Technical Manager, Agro Plant
  • Corporate Finance Associate
  • Enterprise Systems Developer
  • Logistics Supervisor

Associate, Grants

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: None
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit 

Reports to: Principal, Corporate Finance.

Key Responsibilities
Grant Research and Management:

  • Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the organization
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results
  • Directly involve in grant writing by coordinating with grant writers or coordinators
  • Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record
  • Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization
  • Supervise the fundraising team to ensure proper coordination of work
  • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
  • Oversee if other grant staff (coordinators, writers and administrators) is complying with their job responsibilities
  • Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement
  • Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants
  • Provide detailed reports to the funders and the board of directors with respect to the organization’s progress
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs
  • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant-related activities
  • Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements
  • Designing grant programs and determining funding needs.
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets, and managing timelines and deliverables.
  • Be involved in all relevant 3rd party relationships including investors, banking relationships, auditors etc.

Methodical and Strategic thinking:

  • Devise a plan of action that will make the grants raising easy and feasible.
  • Identify potential grant support from government agencies, foundations, and corporations to meet the financial and operational needs of the organization.

Grants and Budgeting experience:

  • Ability to perform grant research, grant writing, grant program design and implementation, compliance and grant reporting.
  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Good understanding of the organization’s overall business and its objectives
  • Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
  • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff
  • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet

Start-Up Environment:

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

Work Location

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.
  • This role would be based in Lagos.

Technical Manager, Agro Plant

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: None
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Agriculture / Agro-Allied

Location: Northern Nigeria
Tags: agriculture, agro-plant, manager, technical manager

Job Description

  • Babban Gona seeks to hire an Agro Plant Technical Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the production of agro-chemical products in compliance with world class standards – instilling a culture that exhibits continuous improvement regarding Safety, Quality and Cost Delivery.
  • Organize agrochemical programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the agrochemical plant and the organization.
  • Develop a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Write program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Manage a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensure goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality and team member performance.
  • Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meet with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyze program risks and work on strategy to market the product.

Reporting Line:

  • This position reports to the Head of Partnerships.

Required Experience

  • Profound know-how in chemical assembly processes and production technologies
  • Leadership experience in project coordination, agro-chemical production, coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Operational and Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in collaborating with contractors, and partners
  • Expertise in agro-resource management (inventories, planning and project implementation) and invasive species management (planning, identification and control).
  • Ability to mentor, manage and supervise employees and interns.
  • Experience in and ability to perform field work.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access) and managing geographic databases.
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision – independently and as part of a team.

Start Up Environment:

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

Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

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.

Work Location:

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.
  • This role would be based in Northern Nigeria

Corporate Finance Associate

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: None
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit

Reports to: The Principal, Corporate Finance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop schedule for investment transactions and analyze efficiency, trends, revenues and financial commitment to project future revenues and expenses.
  • Manage and organize operational data to determine costs of operations and establish standard costs.
  • Provide creative solutions to reduce costs and improve financial performance
  • Conduct financial processes and procedures, prepare reports and supporting documents and provide regular updates to Finance Team.
  • Consult with the Corporate Finance team to guide and influence long term strategic thinking.
  • Review monthly expenses to ensure that expenses are booked correctly and work with the finance team to make any necessary reclassification.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and apply them.
  • Advise on how to meet targets and create investment capital; and generate finance from shares and loans.
  • Gather, analyse and interpret complicated numerical information.
  • Assess and predict financial risks and returns; use financial modelling to predict outcomes.
  • Negotiate and structure financial details; provide investment advice, tactics and recommendations
  • Assist in preparation and analysis of annual budgets and long range plans.
  • Prepare consolidated forecasts and analyze trends in revenue, expense, capital expenditures and other related areas.
  • Conduct complex business analysis including ROI, NPV and IRR, making recommendations to management on new products, features, pricing, marketing promotions, based on historical financial data.
  • Research, analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources into business information as directed and by self-identification of business information needs.
  • Work with management and business units to determine strategic objectives and identify opportunities to meet these goals.
  • Prepare financial and business-related analysis and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, rate of return, depreciation, working capital, and investments.
  • Assist with compilation and analysis of consolidated budgets and long-range plans.

Required Experience

  • Profound know-how in advanced financial analysis and investment banking
  • Leadership experience in financial analysis coupled with relevant accounting experience.
  • Proficient in Excel Spreadsheets, MS Office and Financial Software applications.
  • Bear strong analytical skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business or Economics (Master’s degree in finance and/or MBA preferred)
  • Strong financial analysis skills and quantitative analysis planning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as technology and Learning organization.
  • Excellent communication skills: Fluent oral and written English.

Start Up Environment:

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

Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

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.

Work Location:

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.
  • This role would be based in Lagos.

Enterprise Systems Developer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 1 year
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: ICT / Computer

Job Description

  • We seek to hire an Enterprise Systems Developer, that is a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing Enterprise Systems.
  • The selected individual will work alongside other members of Babban Gona’s Enterprise team in order to develop our enterprise software’s, as well as solve the enterprise-wide problem of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, designs, develops, tests, and maintains enterprise-level desktop-, web- and mobile-based applications
  • Designs solutions attending to both business and technical considerations
  • Analyses user requirements, envisions system features and functionality
  • Collaborates with product owners, team leads and other software developers
  • Works closely with end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
  • Works on bug fixes and improving application performance
  • Participates in the evolution of company level best practices, standards, and policies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or any other related field
  • 1 year+ experience in Software Development or an equivalent of education and experience
  • Basic knowledge of software development life cycle (, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and execution models (, Agile, Iterative Development, etc.)
  • Ability to develop Android apps using any framework desired
  • Understanding of databases, with proficiency in SQL
  • Ability to build Microsoft Access data applications while using VBA and Macros
  • Familiarity with build tools
  • Familiarity with web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3 as well as design frameworks
  • Basic understanding of using data to drive decisions and data visualization
  • Understanding of the differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile versus desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
  • Unit test and debugging skills
  • Understanding of code versioning tools (Git) is a plus
  • Fluent in English
  • Proof of already developed applications on multiple platforms will be an added advantage.

Logistics Supervisor

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Logistics 

Location: Northern Nigeria
Reports to: The Head, Last Mile Logistics

Key Responsibilities

  • Create, implement and maintain continuous improvement and control plan for overall business logistics operations;
  • Responsible for warehouse operational activities including shipping, receiving, warehouse stocking.
  • Perform pricing and cost/service analysis, and own the transport management processes – selection, qualification, business reviews, and performance evaluation.
  • Develop and implement overall logistics plan, in a manner that promotes low transportation and handling cost; high inventory turns;
  • Establish and maintain rapport with third party vendors through genuine and exceptionally responsive interactions;
  • Monitor and ensure resolution of freight payment process issues between third party transporters and the Company, related to rejected freight bills, short payments, rate discrepancies, general aging issues, etc.;
  • Manage a team of dedicated officers and oversee all Warehouse Associates, Drivers and Logistic Partner relationships;
  • Ensure shipped merchandise is received and tracked in an efficient manner with minimal costs;
  • Ensure shipments are effectively managed with quality control systems to ensure accuracy at every level of the operation in compliance with standard procedures;
  • Maintain an iterative improvement approach towards inventory management, methods of distribution and other areas of improvement;
  • Resolve customer complaints in a timely and professional manner; taking corrective actions where necessary;
  • Assist in the recruitment of quality drivers into the fleet, maintaining detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection and scheduling regular vehicle maintenance to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Purchase and maintain vehicles for deliveries.
  • Develop efficient driver schedules to maximize profits; register and license all vehicles under BG management.
  • Develop strategies for greater fuel efficiency; maintain detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection.
  • Ensure strict servicing and maintenance times to minimize downtime and maintain schedules.

Experience Logistics Management Systems

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area (Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Management, etc.); Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in inventory management, supply chain management, transportation, and distribution center operations with at least 2 years in a logistics/transportation role;
  • Experience successfully leading a team to achieve results;
  • Previous hands-on experience in negotiations;
  • In-depth experience in freight cost analysis;
  • Ability to plan, execute & manage local and regional logistics projects – ensuring continuous improvement to business operations;
  • Strong communication, problem solving and management skills;
  • Ability to engage and influence direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Be a mentor, coach and a great people leader: build strong relationships and team, hire great people, commit to the growth of individuals on team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite products.

Start Up Environment:

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

Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching mentoring a team. 

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and an eye for details and problem-solving; 

Work Location:

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria. 
  • This role would be based in Northern Nigeria.

Method of Application

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