As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer for Advisory Services

at Root Capital in Cambridge, MA OR San Cristobal de las Casas, México OR San José, Costa Rica OR Lima, Perú (dependent on candidate preference)

About the Job

Root Capital seeks an experienced monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) professional to develop and oversee a comprehensive MEL system for our Advisory Services.

The MEL Officer will collaborate extensively with Root Capital Advisory Services and other staff across our global offices to design, roll out and oversee a new Advisory MEL system. The MEL Officer will review existing MEL efforts; gather input on information needs; design, test and validate new MEL approaches; pilot ideas; train team members on the new MEL tools and processes; and oversee implementation of the new system.

The position represents an exciting opportunity for candidates with MEL experience to lead the development, operationalization and oversight of our new Advisory MEL system to help us better track, measure, learn from, and communicate the effectiveness and impact of our work, in partnership with a strong global team.

For more information about our advisory services, our impact team, responsibilities, and preferred skills and experience, visit the job posting on our website:

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Root Capital

Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from smallholder farmers. With growth, they become engines of impact that can raise incomes, create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace and preserve vulnerable ecosystems.

We supply these businesses with vital resources: access to capital, trade and technical partners, financial training and conservation practices. We work in hard-to-serve geographies where others don’t. To date, we’ve distributed $1.4 billion to improve the lives of over six million people in farming communities.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Root Capital currently has associated offices in Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Senegal, and Kenya.