What Design Can Do is looking for an Impact Strategist /Analyst (part time)

What Design Can Do (WDCD) is a platform that advocates design as a catalyst of change and as a way of addressing the societal questions of our time. We do this by organizing events design challenges and engaging with our audience through our digital platform. We create opportunities for collaboration by bringing designers together with (local) governments, businesses and knowledge institutions around topics like climate change and social justice. So far, WDCD has hosted 14 successful international design conferences in Amsterdam, São Paulo and México City. And it has ran three worldwide design challenges (creative competitions) on Climate Action, Clean Energy and the integration of Refugees.

To prove how design and creativity contribute to solving societal challenges, measuring our impact as an organization is becoming increasingly important.

The role of the Impact Analyst

  • Advocate for the importance of impact measurement to internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and implement strategies to evaluate outputs, outcomes and impacts across all WDCD programs, with an emphasis on our challenges programme and its winners (grantees)

What do we expect?

  • Identify key metrics for impact reporting
  • Help identify relevant lessons and adjustments to increase the impact of our WDCD activities
  • Research best practices, industry trends, and competitive benchmarks
  • Design and carry out primary data collection (surveys and interviews) as well as aggregate data and insights from reports to assess success and lessons learned
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and grantees to improve data quality and efficacy
  • Manage and improve data tracking and reporting across the different WDCD activities

The skills that make you a great fit

  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Predictive modeling experience
  • Strong independent research experience
  • Passion for driving data informed progress towards social impact
  • The ability to design a practical and attainable measurement plan
  • Database management and data visualization experience
  • Familiarity with the UN SDGs and how to apply them in a corporate context
  • Critical-thinking, problem-solving, writing, and organization skills; attention to detail
  • Familiarity and ability to with a theory of Change model
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize raw data quickly and accurately
  • Familiarity with evaluation literature in social science sector is preferred
  • Ability to translate research and data into practical, actionable insight
  • Interest and preferably experience in the societal impact of the creative industries

What we offer

A pioneering job in a creative social impact organization with an international scope and network.  You will be working in a small and dedicated team of creative professionals based in the center of Amsterdam. The working atmosphere is friendly, team-oriented and encourages individual input and development. After developing the strategy and setting up a dashboard/ tool to monitor performance on impact indicators, we expect the job to cover 1-2 days a week. Salary is in accordance with the standards in the creative and cultural industry.

Send your CV and motivation to jobs@whatdesigncando.com