Business Operations Intern

Company Overview 

Babban Gona (“Great Farm”) is a rapidly scaling social enterprise, with a mission to serve the bottom of the pyramid and transform agriculture into a job creation engine for unemployed youth. We do this by offering a suite of services to rural, smallholder farmers, helping them to overcome the challenges of fragmentation and low economies of scale. Our services include providing financial credit, low-cost high quality inputs, ongoing training on best agronomy practices, and providing storage and marketing services to maximize farmers’ profits. In 9 years, BG has helped over 110,000 smallholder farmers increase their productivity by 2x the national average and profitability by 2.5x the national average.  Our goal is to serve 1,000,000 smallholder farmers in 2025

Purpose of the Job 

We believe that agriculture is Africa’s No. 1 job creation engine and holds great potential in the creation of millions of jobs for unemployed youth. We aim to use agriculture to not only address unemployment, but also mitigate violent insurgencies that are fueled by a lack of meaningful opportunities for youth.

The Business Operations Intern will work closely with the senior management team on specific projects that require detailed analysis, industry research and strategic business thinking to drive key business decisions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop insightful business analysis with clear strategic and operational implications
  • Identify areas of operational improvement and opportunities for growth
  • Identify market trends and user behaviour to guide strategic direction and business expansion
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative studies using structured thinking, identifying opportunities and potential threats based on internal and external data sources

Competencies (Skills/Abilities & Behaviour)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in strategy, business development, business analysis or management consulting.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with ability to distill data into actionable recommendations.
  • Familiarity with data analysis techniques and tools, particularly Excel.
  • Comfort with SQL for data manipulation is highly desired.
  • Independent thinker and resourceful problem solver driven to succeed.
  • Obsessive attention to detail, positive attitude and a constant willingness to learn.
  • Passionate, driven individual with an ability to achieve results through teamwork and collaborative approaches.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Mastercard Foundation Scholar Award letter  or letter of attestation from your  Mastercard Foundation Program Manager at the institution that awarded you the Scholarship. Secondary Scholars who studied in non-Scholars Program partner universities can apply with the award letter they received from their Secondary Education NGO ( Equity, CAMFED, BRAC and FAWE)
  • Copy of ID / Passport proving your citizenship or eligibility to work in the country
  • Copy of Highest Education Certificate/Qualification

Duration & Additional information

  • 6x Months Internship Program ONLY, the host organization reserve the right to extend the internship or convert it to a job based on performance and identified need. No full time jobs are guaranteed
  • All applicants are strongly advised to take note of the minimum eligibility, if all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed

We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.

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