Learning & Development 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.

Our L&D Fellow will be responsible for shaping and executing our Learning and Development strategy across the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Refine our training strategy across very different stakeholder groups – Full-time employees, contract staff and farmer members.
  • Develop needs assessment framework, customized to each individual’s needs – both functional and soft skills gaps.
  • Create new, relevant content to address the specific competencies.
  • Source relevant content and course material from external providers.
  • Prepare a targeted course curriculum designed to address individual needs.
  • Evaluate, select and manage an appropriate Learning Management Platform (LMS).
  • Track and report training impact on work performance.
  • Drive constant improvement across modules.

Competencies (Skills/Abilities & Behaviour)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Education or a related discipline.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word & Excel)
  • Strong project coordination skills coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail, positive attitude and a constant willingness to learn

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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