Impact Analyst

Organization
MCE Social Capital
Location
San Francisco, CA or East Coast (flexible)
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
04/19/2021
How to Apply
Please send a brief cover letter, clearly stating your interest in this job at MCE, along with your resume, to info@mcesocap.org. Please put “Impact Analyst” and your name in the subject. All documents must be in PDF format and submitted no later than Monday, April 19th.
Where to Apply
info@mcesocap.org
Tags
Full-time

The Impact Analyst is responsible for leading all impact measurement, evaluation, and communication practices for MCE’s portfolio. The primary purpose of the impact analysis function is to continually improve MCE’s understanding of and ability to maximize the social and environmental impact of its lending activities. The Impact Analyst will report directly to the Chief Business Development Officer with a dotted line to the Chief Investment Officer, working across the organization to advance MCE’s impact measurement and evaluation practices while facilitating effective impact communication both internally and externally.

Roles and Responsibilities
Impact Analysis — Measurement, Evaluation, and Management
● Drive the development of MCE’s impact measurement and evaluation practices to continually improve the organization’s ability to make impact-first decisions with regards to its investments.
● Conduct in-depth impact analysis during due diligence of small and growing businesses and microfinance institutions alongside members of the Portfolio team.
● Author the impact analysis section of investment memos to summarize the impact performance and potential impact of each investment; present the impact case for each investment alongside members of the Portfolio team to MCE’s Loan Committee.
● Manage the design, distribution, collection, and analysis of MCE’s annual impact survey through direct communication with each portfolio company. Work with MCE’s Portfolio team to monitor, evaluate, and report relevant impact data from portfolio companies, ensuring timely collection and reporting of impact data.
● Develop and refine analytical frameworks and models of impact analysis to enhance MCE’s due diligence and investment decision-making.
● Continually improve the efficiency of MCE’s impact data collection and analysis, introducing new tools, systems and approaches that streamline impact measurement and impact data management for MCE’s portfolio companies as well as for MCE.
● Engage actively in the impact management landscape, sourcing new learnings for MCE, sharing MCE’s experience, and building MCE’s profile through articles, presentations, and participation in industry working groups.
● Ensure MCE is educated about evolving industry standards and best practices in impact measurement and management.
● Manage all impact-related reporting to external partners and supporters.
● Lead targeted thematic research to enhance and support MCE’s theory of change and other impact-related initiatives.

Impact Communications — Marketing, Communications, and Reporting
● With insights from MCE’s Portfolio team, plan and execute 2-3 trips per year to visit MCE’s portfolio companies to conduct qualitative impact analysis and produce stories from the field through in-person interviews with end customers, employees, and other stakeholders.
● Manage the design and production of MCE’s annual Impact Report, including graphic and layout design, written content creation, and data visualization.
● Design, update, and maintain MCE’s marketing materials, presentation decks, and other resources for business development.
● Author and support other staff to create original content for MCE on a regular basis, including blog posts and articles, and secure external publication sources when appropriate.
● Support development of MCE’s newsletters (writing, design, production, and distribution).
● Manage MCE’s website updates and social media presence.
Core capabilities
● Strong analytical skills, including strong data analytics skills, with an ability to understand complex concepts and design analytical frameworks to synthesize and communicate them.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to present complex information concisely and communicate in a highly professional manner.
● Demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead various workflows with and across teams and organizational functions.
● Self-motivated and proactive work ethic, with a demonstrated ability to see tasks through to completion independently and carry new ideas through to fruition.
● Highly organized with a strong attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and projects.
● Capacity to connect with individuals and build professional relationships across cultural, language, and socio-economic differences.
● Strong commitment to promoting MCE’s mission and vision and strong belief in the value of “impact-first” impact investing.

Qualifications
● MBA, MPA, or other master’s degree in a relevant field or 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Previous roles in the impact investing, social entrepreneurship, or international development sectors a plus.
● Fluency in English required; professional working proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred; professional working proficiency in French and/or other languages a plus.
● Skilled in Microsoft Office platforms and Adobe InDesign required; proficiency in business intelligence tools (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau), Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
● Experience with website management (in particular, Squarespace) and Mailchimp a plus.
● Willingness to travel domestically and internationally; comfortable working in a developing country-context.

Additional Information

About MCE
MCE Social Capital (MCE) is a nonprofit impact investing firm with a mission to unlock capital to empower families living in poverty to build a better future. MCE uses a pioneering blended finance model to leverage the excellent credit of high-net-worth individuals and foundations (Guarantors) to borrow capital from U.S. and European financial institutions and accredited investors. MCE then strategically deploys this capital to small and growing businesses and microfinance institutions in developing countries, with a focus on reaching women and families in rural areas. Since 2006, MCE has disbursed $228 million in investment capital to 130+ institutions in 55 countries across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caucasus, with current assets under management of $60 million.

MCE manages two investment portfolios:
• Small and Growing Businesses that create jobs, help smallholder farmers improve productivity and income, and facilitate clean water and energy. MCE seeks to address some of the critical market gaps by providing catalytic loans of $100k to $2 million to support small and growing businesses in the “missing middle”.
• Microfinance Institutions that help people living in rural areas gain access to credit, savings accounts, insurance, healthcare and health education, and business education. MCE provides microfinance providers with loans of up to $4 million.
MCE is a growing, dynamic organization with hubs in San Francisco, CA and Barcelona, Spain.