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Chief Technology Officer Job at Babban Gona

Babban Gona Agricultural Franchise is a financially sustainable, high impact and highly scalable social enterprise, which is part-owned by the farmers it serves. Babban Gona is an innovative model designed to serve the bottom of the pyramid and transform agriculture into a job-creation engine. Through this agricultural franchise, Babban Gona offers a suite of services to smallholder farmers, helping them to overcome the challenges of fragmentation and low economies of scale.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Chief Technology Officer

Job Location: Lagos, Nigeria

About the Role

  • Babban Gona seeks to hire an experienced and highly qualified Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with a proven track record of leading and managing technology teams within medium-sized or large dynamic organizations.

As the Chief Technology Officer, you will:

  • Lead their core IT teams of Software Development, Product Management, Data Science & Analytics, Business Intelligence and IT Security & Infrastructure.
  • Own the strategic plan for Technology development, deployment and management.
  • Drive the creation and lead execution of a strategic technology roadmap across all parts of the business.
  • Be a key contributor to BG’s planning process responsible for both IT operations and digital /product innovation.
  • Be responsible for all technology systems and processes as well as for recruiting and developing high performing teams.

Key Responsibilities
Strategy Development:

  • Develop and continuously iterate the organizations technology development road map by liaising with key operational leaders to identify gaps and propose best in class solutions. Examples would include leveraging AI enabled drone systems to autonomously assess at risk farmer fields.

Technology Operations:

  • Lead all technology operations including but not limited to Engineering, Product Innovation, Data Science, Security & Infrastructure and Business Intelligence.
  • Develop and lead a collaborative and agile software development approach that improves velocity, while maintaining a strong focus on both quality and scalability.
  • Direct the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the computing infrastructure that supports the company’s operations and business applications.

Leadership and Team Development:

  • Build, develop, evaluate and retain a highly-qualified team of 50 technology professionals.
  • Create a culture of innovation, transparency and accountability in the technology team.
  • Develop and maintain a plan that provides for succession and continuity in the most critical technology management positions.

Required Experience
Implementing and Scaling Digital Transformations in Supply Chain/Logistics:

  • Deep leadership experience in a supply chain and logistics intensive organization that has leveraged a digital transformation strategy to accelerate rapid scale.

Start Up Environment:

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching mentoring a team.

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

Location and Travel
Work Remotely form Current Base:

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.
  • The role would be based remotely in the location within time zone GMT -1 to GMT + 5. However, despite location, candidate would be expected to be accessible by their team via video conference during normal working hours in Lagos Nigeria from 9am – 6pm GMT+1.

Travel 20% of Time to Nigeria:

  • Role would require an estimated 2 – 3 weeks of travel per quarter to Lagos, Nigeria with limited travel to Northern Nigeria.
  • Role would also require additional travel to partner sites across the globe.

The application process:

  • Step 1: Apply for the job post here to express an interest in the role.
  • Step 2: Now that we know you are interested, the next step involves online screening of your candidature. You will receive an email from our screening partner, Shortlist . The email includes a link where you can complete your application – a few short questions on your experience followed by an assessment to demonstrate our ability to do the job.
  • You can also find the link here:
  • Shortlist will keep you updated regularly on whether or not you’re shortlisted.

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