Donor Tracker Working Student

Do you want to build a career in digital product development for the social impact sector? Are you interested in building digital tools to support sustainable development? Join SEEK Development as a Donor Tracker Working Student.

About SEEK Development and the Donor Tracker

SEEK Development is a strategic and organizational consulting group dedicated to global human development and social impact. We are driven by the aspiration to strengthen the system of global development, as well as the key actors shaping it so that they are best positioned to collectively tackle the world’s toughest problems. We work primarily in the fields of global health, education, development finance, global financing architecture for development, humanitarian assistance, and donor analytics. SEEK’s portfolio of services includes strategy and policy development, organizational effectiveness and change management, leadership and governance, programmatic evaluations, and strategic advocacy.

As part of our work, SEEK operates the Donor Tracker platform. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Donor Tracker seeks to unlock advocacy potential in 14 major Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor countries by providing global development advocates with free access to high-level strategic information to support their work. Monitoring and analyzing about 80% of the world’s official development assistance, or ODA, the Donor Tracker provides insights on strategic priorities, funding trends, decision making, budgeting, and an outlook into future spending priorities.
 

About the role

We are hiring a Donor Tracker Working Student to work 20 hours per week as a key member of our new Donor Tracker Digital Unit.

The Digital Unit is re-imagining the Donor Tracker as an innovative digital product that can even more effectively support global development advocates. Over the coming months, the Digital Unit will be working on:

  • Learning more about our user base and expanding our usership;
  • Developing an evidence base for what works and what doesn’t on our platform;
  • Expanding our in-house knowledge on UI/UX design and digital product development/management;
  • Designing and piloting new digital products and content; and
  • Ramping up our social media and digital marketing.

We are looking for an analytical and creative Working Student to join our fledgling Digital Unit.

Main Responsibilities

  • Conducting user research and testing including surveys, heatmaps, A/B testing, etc.
  • Supporting with the creation of user personas to help guide Donor Tracker digital product strategies (e.g. Design Thinking, Rapid prototyping etc.)
  • Translating findings from user research into action-oriented reports and recommendations to be shared with the larger team
  • Developing wireframes (Balsamiq, Figma) and task flows based on user needs
  • Supporting with the communication of design ideas to developers
  • Sharing UX/UI design expertise to contribute to building internal capacity

Key Requirements

  • Current student earning an advanced degree in business administration, social science, or IT orientation or UI/UX design with interest in project management or other related areas
  • First experience translating data-driven insights into actionable recommendations and user-friendly designs
  •  Experience with a variety of design, wire-framing, and prototyping tools
  • Comfortable explaining design options and technical challenges to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Aptitude for breaking down complex problems and devising creative solutions
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks

Additional Assets

  • Proficiency in UI design software (e.g., Balsamiq, Figma)
  • Experience using HotJar
  • Knowledge of R
  • Understanding of Google Analytics
  • Capabilities with BI tools (Tableau or Power BI)
  • Knowledge of the broad global development agenda, including the sustainable development goals; sectoral expertise in global health, climate, education, gender equality, nutrition, and/or agriculture

What SEEK offers

  • A unique chance to drive social impact in a fast-growing global development consultancy with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • International work environment
  • Passionate, dynamic, and values-driven team of colleagues in constant search of excellence Career development opportunities

Join our team!

To apply, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) to recruiting@seekdevelopment.org with “SEEK- Donor Tracker working student_[your surname]” in the subject line. Please note your earliest possible start date, we would love to have you onboard as soon as possible. We will screen applications on a rolling basis; selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

The selected candidate will begin as soon as possible and be contracted for a period of 6 months, with a strong possibility to continue, based on performance and organizational demand. The position is paid. For further information about the role or application process, please contact Zoe Johnson at zjohnson@seekdevelopment.