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Business Analyst at Nourishing Africa

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Nourishing Africa is a Home for Agri-Food Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Landscape. By 2050, 2.4 Billion people will live on the African Continent. At the very minimum, if they spend $1 a day on food, this represents an $876 billion annual market. If they spend $10, this represents an $8.76 trillion annual market. Whether you are an optimist or a pessimist about the future of the African Continent, you can agree that the future of the food and agriculture landscape holds significant potential, not just because of the size of the market, but also because of the Continent is naturally endowed for agricultural excellence.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Business Analyst

Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • We are looking for a Business Analyst who will provide support to agriSMEs in the Nourishing Africa network in accessing pathways to global markets.
  • The Business Analyst will help improve efficiency and outcomes by engaging stakeholders, documenting and strengthening processes, and taking follow-up actions.

Job Description

  • Work with the Nourishing Africa team to provide market and business development opportunities for agriSMEs in the Nourishing Africa network.
  • Serve as liaison between stakeholders and agribusinesses, working closely with the program team, agribusinesses, and other stakeholders to meet project objectives and monitor performance.
  • Lead ongoing reviews of market support activities and develop optimization strategies.
  • Effectively communicate insights, plans, and reports to cross-functional team members and management.
  • Evaluate processes, anticipate requirements, uncover areas for improvement, and develop and implement solutions.
  • Document, benchmark, update, maintain, and implement standard procedures from activities.
  • Monitor deliverables, report on emerging issues, and ensure timely completion of project activities.
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and progress updates.
  • Schedule, prepare presentations and participate in meetings with stakeholders.
  • Stay up-to-date with stakeholder engagement and take relevant follow-up actions.
  • Gather critical information from meetings with various stakeholders and produce useful reports.
  • Constantly seek new opportunities to connect agribusinesses to local and global markets.

Desired Skills
We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated, committed to excellence, and with a passion for the agriculture and food sector. Below are key qualifications that we require:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Social Sciences or any related field or an MBA.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a related field.
  • Outstanding and effective verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Experience leading, supporting and delivering on high-impact projects.
  • A track record of following through on commitments.
  • Ability to effectively and independently interact with multiple, diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Ability to influence and work closely with stakeholders to implement executive decisions.
  • Experience creating detailed reports and giving compelling presentations.
  • Strong competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and research tools.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email

Application Deadline  16th July, 2022.


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