Career opportunities

Root Capital is a dynamic, fast-growing leader in impact investing. Root Capital offers team members opportunities to apply their talents and passion to grow rural prosperity.

To apply for a position with Root Capital, please follow the instructions detailed in the job postings. Currently we have no available Internship/Fellowship positions.


US - Cambridge Headquarters

  • Senior Accountant – Grants Management The Senior Accountant will support grants and contracts post award management and reporting activities. The ideal candidate will combine a great attention to detail with a proactive, collaborative mindset that strives to continually improve the grants management process.
    Dec 23, 2016


  • Study Coordinator The Study Coordinator will oversee field-based, mixed-method baseline studies with five agricultural businesses (clients of Root Capital) in West Africa. The studies will explore likely impacts of Root Capital and our client businesses on rural households – including producers, employees, and consumers – and the environment. The Study Coordinator will support the Senior Impact Officer in the design of the methodology and survey instruments. For the purposes of data collection, the Study Coordinator will be Root Capital’s point of contact with one or more country-based survey companies, including recruiting, hiring and training, and accompanying fieldwork. The position will require significant travel (30%) for data collection and related coordination throughout Senegal, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. The Study Coordinator will also be responsible for project reporting, including progress reports, and write-ups and presentations of baseline results for various stakeholders, including Root Capital clients, Root Capital internal staff, and funders and practitioners. Analysis and writing will be performed from Root Capital’s office in Dakar, Senegal. Beyond overseeing the studies, the coordinator will dedicate 10% of his/her time to general departmental support, including reviewing social and environmental scorecards for prospective and renewing clients, potentially coordinating third-party assessments for clients in high-risk sectors, and other reporting for donors, as needed.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • West Africa Advisory Associate The advisory associate will support Root Capital's advisory work in West Africa and assist the advisory manager in coordinating and implementing various training activities and pilot projects for newly established programs in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Loan Officer The Loan Officer, together with the Root Capital team, is responsible for the following activities in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso: actively working to identify potential borrowers; proactively making contact with loan leads and provide information on Root Capital’s credit services; analyzing loan applicants using rigorous financial, environmental, and social criteria; presenting loan analysis to Root Capital’s internal and external credit committees for decision; closing loans, including ensuring complete documentation; monitoring existing loans to ensure timely repayment; and assisting in coordinating training and technical assistance on financial management to selected candidates and clients.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Risk Officer The risk officer has the primary responsibility of working with the regional lending team to provide guidance around underwriting, performance monitoring, and general compliance with lending policy, as well as to manage regional collections and workout efforts in support of the Regional Risk Manager. S/he will have direct contact with clients, whose loans are in arrears, as well as with legal advisors to develop and implement recovery strategies, both judicial and extra-judicial. He/she should be able to work independently, proactively, and collaboratively.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Human Resources and Administration Coordinator (East Africa) The HR and Admin. Coordinator will conduct all aspects of the Employee Life Cycle for our East Africa region. This position will ensure that all staff feel supported, engaged, motivated, and well oriented to the organization as a whole. The Coordinator will work in partnership with HR staff in regional offices to stay aligned with and/or implement systems, processes and organizational culture. Additionally, the Coordinator will oversee the management of the Nairobi office, ensuring that it both demonstrates and fosters Root Capital’s culture and values.
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Officer of Institutional Relations The Officer of Institutional Relations will be responsible for: building relationships with potential and existing donors and investors including foundations, private sector partners, multilateral institutions such as USAID, and local governments; leading regional partnerships; and connecting with other external audiences by effectively communicating the importance of Root Capital’s work and impact. In particular, this Officer will be responsible for developing and stewarding relationships associated with our work in sub-Saharan Africa. The Officer of Institutional Relations will be responsible for synthesizing information from different departments within Root Capital and for sharing that information in a compelling way through in-person meetings, presentations, proposals, reports, emails and other communiqués. They will play a key bridge role between Cambridge and our regional East Africa efforts. Additionally, the Officer will support program management on an as-needed basis, working alongside regional Lending and Advisory staff to ensure that partner expectations are met. This position is full-time and based in Kenya.
    Oct 20, 2016