Associate, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics

Babban Gona

Babban Gona

Operations, Data Science
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Job Description

Who we are

Babban Gona is an award-winning, high impact, financially sustainable and highly scalable social enterprise, part-owned by the farmers we serve. Babban Gona, was created to attract youth to agriculture specifically and away from the looming instability of extremist groups.
We accomplish this by franchising thousands of farmer cooperatives across Nigeria, dramatically increasing the profitability of the smallholder members 2.5 times above the national average. This dramatic increase in net income is accomplished by delivering an integrated holistic package of training, farm inputs and marketing services, on credit. Babban Gona has been able to deliver this credit while maintaining one of the highest repayment rates in the world, currently above 99%, leveraging our comprehensive 8 levels of risk mitigation. 
We developed the model with our partners that include His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, the Sarkin (Emir) Kano, Nestle, IITA, DfID, USAID, GIZ, AGRA, BMGF, Skoll, Kiva, FMCB, Mulago, GIF and Rockefeller Foundation amongst others. 
Key Responsibilities

  • Organize and drive successful completion of data insight initiatives through effective management of analyst and data employees and effective collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Partner with required team members to design and build targeted dashboards/reports and predictive models, to represent operational data in brief and intelligible format suitable for the target audience.
  • Develop scalable and recurring processes and reporting to support the organizational business needs.
  • Support and/or lead communication with subject matter experts across multiple departments and levels of leadership to define BI requirements and strategy.
  • Support the administration of business intelligence applications including software maintenance, new user setup, and best practices across user and data governance.
  • Lead cross-functional projects using advanced data modeling and analysis techniques to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and uncover optimization opportunities.
  • Play a critical role in leading Monitoring and Evaluation activities; data collection, planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools that support MEL at an organizational and programmatic level.
  • Other responsibilities and tasks required to support organizational goals and objectives


Experience in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Bachelor's degree in a calculation intensive field such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, etc.
  • 3 - 5 years of related experience in a Business Intelligence or Data Analytics role
    • Experience using data analytics tools such as Power BI and/or Tableau
    • Experience with languages such as Python, SQL, etc.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office packages including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access
    • Adequate grasp of business and economic principles (macroeconomics, microeconomics, etc.
  • Adequate grasp of business and economic principles (macroeconomics, microeconomics, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret data to derive business insights
  • Working knowledge of data mining principles: predictive analytics, mapping, collecting data from multiple data systems on premises and cloud-based data sources.
  • Understanding of and experience using analytical concepts and statistical techniques: hypothesis testing, designing tests/experiments, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations for business units.
  • Experience using analytics techniques to contribute to company growth efforts, increasing revenue and other key business outcomes.
Other Requirements
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with business knowledge and excellence in planning and execution.
  • High proficiency in Data Analysis tools and programming languages, particularly Python, SQL, and Power BI.
  • Strong knowledge of predictive modelling and machine learning algorithms/concepts.
  • Strong problem solving, good judgment, strategic and multidimensional thinker.
  • Strong ability to plan and manage numerous processes, people and projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and delegation skills.
  • Ability to work independently or collectively to develop ideas and lead or contribute to initiatives that will support the attainment of revenue and/or attainment of market share.
  • Proven ability to leverage technology to translate business requirements.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, owns deliverables end to end, and partners with other teams to achieve goals.
Start Up Environment
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.
Work Location
  • This role would be based in Lagos.


  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Performance Bonus
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Group Life Insurance