Finance Intern 2x

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.

Our corporate finance team is responsible for raising new capital, overseeing existing investor portfolios and managing partner relations.  In operational finance, the team is responsible for day-to-day efficient management of our financial resources and ensuring that the organization has enough liquidity to run the business. The responsibility of financial analysis budgeting and financial reporting lies with our Financial Control team

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor investor covenants and repayment cycles
  • Prepare investor reports and updates
  • Identify opportunities to optimize our financial /accounting systems and improve our financial controls
  • Develop a robust financial forecasting framework for the business
  • Improve existing policies, processes and standards across the organization
  • Support in preparing monthly financial reports and records

Competencies (Skills/Abilities & Behaviour)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or any related field.
  • At least 2 years’ finance experience in a dynamic, fast-moving organization.
  • Familiarity with standard financial and accounting software and tools.
  • Obsessive attention to detail.
  • Good initiative, 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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