Principal, Investor Relations

July 29, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Babban Gona Farmer Services Nigeria Limited

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 are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Principal, Investor Relations
Location: Lagos
Industry: Financial Services
Job Type: Full time
Reports to: The Head, Investor relations
Key Responsibilities
Investor Relations and Capital Raising:

Lead end-to-end process of organizing and managing capital raising processes, preparation of marketing and due diligence materials, addressing questions from investors, organizing meetings and roadshows, as well as negotiations and fund documentation preparations.
Focus on raising capital – source, build, and cultivate investor relationships.
Identify potential investors and develop proper points of contact, both direct and indirect, in order to develop direct relationships for capital raising.
Initiate calls to investors and meet face-to-face to explain investment opportunities.
Participate in strategic planning with senior management to set financial goals, as well as the company’s strategic agenda.
Effectively articulate the investment philosophy and strategy to potential and existing investors.
Drive and manage the institutional investment process.
Participate in investment, valuation and risk management processes.
Assist the Leadership team with strategic decisions and business initiatives associated with fundraising, marketing, and investor relations.
Build a network of institutional investor relationships as a foundation for future capital raises.
Lead investor due diligence, subscription, and closing.
Develop and manage communication protocols for all boarded investors, including distribution of periodic performance updates and financial information.
Preparation of due diligence responses, meeting agendas, etc.
Produce deliverables for communication with existing and prospective investors;
Maintain and update information on existing investors, including contact information, investor activity, and portfolio construction planning, and communicate this information internally;
Develop a thorough understanding of investors’ investments and activity in order to competently represent the firm and report to investors;
Manage third-party vendors such as legal counsel and marketing consultants;
Manage certain levels of investor communication such as transaction announcements (new deals, add-ons, exits);
Work with senior leadership and external consultants to optimize and maintain Babban Gona brand.
Manage and coach team of Associates and Analysts

Experience in Investor Relations Role:

Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or other relevant field. The equivalent of the same in practical experience is also acceptable. The candidate will also be better suited with ICAN, CFA or ACCA certification.
Business development, sales, and negotiation experience
Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills and experienced in financial analysis and modelling
6 – 8 years of related experience in a Investor Relations role within a fast-moving and dynamic business environment, preferably in a senior investor relations role
Demonstrated ability to interpret data to derive business insights

Other Requirements:

Good knowledge of the local and international financial markets
Previous track record of successfully leading capital raising teams
Strong organizational and project management skills and attention to detail
Ability to multi-task, prioritize deliverables, and manage and meet tight deadlines
Experience with leading due diligence processes and analyses
Service-oriented and pro-active, with good interpersonal skills and a passion for developing strong relationships with existing clients and prospects
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong Microsoft Office Skills (including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
Strong financial modelling skills; outstanding analytical and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills
Ability to provide support to; and collaborate with internal units and external groups to achieve business objectives.

Start Up Environment:

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


Competitive salary
Health Insurance
Performance Bonus
Annual paid vacation
Group Life Insurance.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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