Program Associate

Babban Gona seeks to hire a self starting, passionate individual as a Program Associate.

• Report: Head of Partnerships
• Location: Lagos, Nigeria
• Suggested start date: Immediately

• Excellent communication skills: Fluent oral and written English.
• Bachelors Degree in Business, Development Finance, Economics, or any relevant social science
(Master’s degree and /or Project Management Certification is preferred)
• At least 6 years of senior business strategy, operations and project management experience
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and work through others
• Proficient in Excel Spreadsheets, MS Office and Financial Software applications
• Bear strong analytical skills
• Positive attitude towards work
• Attention to detail
• Ability to take ownership and work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to relate with people from different backgrounds
• Well informed on the Nigerian Agri-business environment

• Own, plan and execute critical projects with the organization
• Manage business planning and budget development with the finance team
• Develop schedule for project management and ensure execution stays within schedule and budget
• Closely monitor key metrics with effective tracking and preparation of relevant reports.
• Managing and organizing operational data to determine costs of operations and establish standard
• Lead and manage team of direct and non-direct reports
• Maintain cost analysis process, review monthly expense and ensure execution occurs within policy
guidelines and provide trends and forecast analysis to management.
• Provide creative solutions to solve problems and achieve desired results
• Prepare reports and supporting documents and provide regular updates to management team.
• Consult with the leadership team to guide and influence long term strategic thinking

Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience.
All interested candidates send resume and cover letter to [email protected]