Careers

If you want to make a difference in the lives of young people in India, Quest Alliance gives you that opportunity in locations across the country.

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Bihar

M&E Manager – Anandshala

Published 2019-06-24

We are looking for an individual to anchor the implementation of monitoring mechanism of the program, lead research and support in communicating the impact through stories/case studies. 

In partnership with BEPC (Bihar Education Project council) Quest is running Anandshala program across 996 Govt schools of Samastipur District. In April 2018, the program has expanded to Deoghar, Jharkhand as part of Dasra Education Collaborative and the programme is being implemented with the support of two local partner NGOs having Quest playing the role of technical support and funding. The main objective of this program is to make the School a Joyful learning space for building essential skills of students to become independent thinkers. 

S/he will be responsible for overall Monitoring, Research and Communication Unit of Anandshala Program.

 

Contact

The last date to apply is 10th July 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.

 

Facilitator – MyQuest

Published 2019-04-09

As a MyQuest Facilitator at Quest Alliance, you will work as part of a program that aims to work with a million young people over the next 5 years, helping them build knowledge, skills and attitude to succeed in work and beyond.

You will part of a team working with the Industrial Training Institute and managing 3-4 ITIs. It is an exciting role for a person who will get opportunity to coach and mentor the trainers in ITIs to help youth people get access to Career Development Courses.

MyQuest

MyQuest’s objective is to provide a holistic development platform for young people as well as provide a lifelong, continuous learning opportunity to disadvantaged youth. We use content, pedagogy and technology, to drive the delivery of teaching and learning. Through our signature blended learning approach we develop critical life-work skills that are critical for success in the 21st century. Our curriculum includes media elements like games, videos, audio and visuals as well as use of dictionaries for vernacular translations.

Over the last 5 years we have reached more than 100,000 youth and endeavour to reach the next 100,000 till 2018. QUEST has partnered with some leading CSRs in the skills development space and has catalysed the investment of more than Rs. 100 million towards projects for various partner organizations.

 

 

Responsibilities: 

Work with I.T.Is:

  1. You’ll be attached to 3-4 institutes where your role will be mentor and coach the ITI trainers to take Employability Skills and Career Development sessions and prepare students for a bright career.
  2. Build relationship with the ITI Principals, Master Trainers and Placement Officers to facilitate smooth implementation of the Program
  3. Co-facilitate trainings using QUEST Alliance’s blended learning curricula (which includes industry interfacing activities and project work)
  4. Experiment with new ideas to engage young people in Bihar towards career development
  5. Work with MyQuest Placement Officer and support partnerships with employers in Bihar for placement of youth trained in MyQuest ITIs and vocational centres in Bihar
  6. Develop and maintain a database of potential partners and employers who can contribute towards our work in Bihar
  7. Develop a network of employers for the ITIs who can provide industry exposure to students through guest lectures, industry visits as well as for placements.

 

Skill Required

 

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any discipline
  • Enthusiasm to take up challenges and lead from the front. Some exposure or work experience, preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.
  • Willingness to work with young people and help them make meaning of their lives.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English as well as vernacular language
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to train youth and youth facilitators
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

 

Location: Gaya, Bihar

Contact

The last date to apply is 30th April 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to your application!

Guwahati

Senior Program Officer – Secondary School Program

Published 2019-05-21

As Senior Program Officer you will support in capacity building and ensure it is delivered with the highest quality by ensuring there are systems and processes in place, and relationships are built at the district and state level with government, NGOs etc.

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for past few years. Last year we rolled out a program to build life skills and career skills using scratch as a medium among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in urban areas of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi and reached out to 5500 girls.  The program is being implemented through two models, directly by Quest Employees and through implementation partners. Now we are going to scale up the intervention to few more states and aim to reach 200,000 adolescent girls by end of three years. We are looking for people who have experience in working with adolescents from government schools that focus on coding/ computational skills/ STEM/ lifeskills/ gender. 

It is an exciting role for a person who has proven experience of working with secondary school related projects in India.

 

We currently have openings in Jaipur, Guwahati, Patna and Vijayawada for this role.

 

Quest Alliance is looking for Senior Program Officers to support our work in Rajasthan, Assam, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh with the Government secondary schools on STEM.

 

Responsibilities

 

  1. Programme Implementation and quality
  2. Working with partners
  3. People and performance management
  4. Financial management
  5. Monitoring, and Reporting.

 

 

  1. Program Implementation and Quality
  • Operational oversight of the district
  • Ensure operational plans are in place to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets.
  • lead the planning and review meetings for your district
  • Support the Regional Coordinator to regularly review processes and materials.
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design
  • lead the planning and execution of district level events such as hackathon, summer camp through the Facilitators

 

 

 2 . Working with partners  and government functionaries

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with delivery partners and the government functionaries
  • Ensure all partners receive the appropriate support and updates to implement the program effectively.
  • Ensure additional support needs of the partners are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to the Partner’s journey.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative Partner engagement and retention processes.
  • Support with the donor visits to the district
  • Facilitate visits of donors volunteers and government agencies with support from implementing partners

 

 

  1. People and Performance Management
  • Provide leadership and high quality performance management to a team of Facilitators, empowering them to deliver to a high standard.
  • Build the capacity to excel in their roles, supporting their professional development. Support, mentor and coach the facilitators as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work.
  • Recruit and induct new staff.
  • Implement all relevant People policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all employees managed have updated C.Vs, professional goals and they receive periodic feedback on their performance.

 

  1. Financial Management :
  • Ensure that financial procedures, practices and values are adhered to across the team.
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure effective budget is in place and it is adhered to

 

  1. Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ensure all the relevant data for your district is available on time
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the partners and team and is used for reporting
  • Support the M&E focal point with baseline, end line and other relevant assessments
  • submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time
  • ensure the program process is documented and enough case studies are in place to show the impact or progress of the program.

 

 

 

 

  1. Other (5%)
  • Other duties as required.
  • You may be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

 

Required skills and experience

  • A Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  • 3-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

 

Prefered skills and Experience:

 

  • Loves technology, any sort of direct work on ed tech projects
  • have previous experience of working on tech related work

 

 

Location: Jaipur, Guwahati, Patna and Vijayawada

No.of positions: 4

Reporting to: Project Coordinator (North, East and Telangana + AP respectively)

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Have an exposure to work on STEM on careers
  • Can work with ambiguity
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skill Sets:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and vernacular of the state
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative
  • Ability to network and build relationship with the Government and Non government organisations
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by June 5th,2019. No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.

Karnataka

Senior Manager – Industry Engagement & Placements

Published 2019-07-11

In this role, you will get an opportunity to engage with companies and institutions across the industrial spectrum in India, ranging from retail chains to manufacturing corporations. The role will include outreach and partnership building with companies in both the private and public sector to forge partnerships for Quest’s vocational training initiatives with the specific aim of improving employability prospects for youth.

Your work will involve:

Industry Engagement

  • Building primary and secondary knowledge of the hiring and recruitment needs of companies in key Quest states – Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi / NCR, Maharashtra and North East states
  • Create pan India partnerships for recruitment of Quest youth, especially targeting multi state businesses, big brands, industry clusters like MSME federations etc.
  • Participate in online and offline forums/ conferences etc to network with industry bodies and companies.
  • Explore different partnership models with companies that go beyond placements. Eg: industry representatives offering their expertise to training centres through guest lectures, bringing workplace realities into the classrooms through short orientation videos, training batches of youth for specific work opportunities in partnership with companies etc.
  • Working closely with Quest state teams and placement manager/ officers to drive placement and Industry engagement locally.
  • Ensure industry database is up to date and being used actively.

 

Placements

  • Develop an efficient and effective placement system for MyQuest program that caters to close to 500 training centres (vocational institutes and ITIs).
  • Anchor annual placement calendar and ensure placement officers in state teams are geared up to deliver on commitments made.
  • Explore all possible avenues for young people to initiate work after training- apprenticeships, internships, formal jobs
  • Supervise and mentor placement manager/ officers in MyQuest team and support them in developing and executing their plans.
  • As and when needed, train placement officers in partner NGOs and ITIs in collaboration with respective state teams.
  • Help content team develop industry and placements facing content as and when needed.

 

Reporting to – Director Youth programs

 

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India’s youth are facing in initiating their career journeys
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter and enjoys interacting with corporate India and is a great communicator
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Can supervise, mentor and support placements officers situated in different MyQuest state/regional teams

Skill Sets:

  • Strong affinity in Marketing and Partnership Building. Some experience in sales and marketing is a plus
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Hindi and regional languages is a bonus
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite user
  • Comfortable with spending more time outside the office for primary research and meetings would be required

Contact

The last date to apply is 30th July 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here. No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

We look forward to your application!

Training and Content Manager – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2019-06-24

We are looking for an experienced person who has led content that focuses on coding/ computational skills/ STEM, to lead the content design and implementation to ensure the highest standards and uniform quality across our network. 

 

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for the past few years. Last year we rolled out a program to build life, career, and coding skills among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in urban areas of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi and reached out to 5500 girls.  The program is being implemented through two models, directly by Quest Employees and through implementation partners. Now we are going to scale up the intervention to few more states and aim to reach 200,000 adolescent girls by the end of three years. The program will work across 8 states with 8 to 10 implementing partners across 2000 government schools.

 

The role of the Training and Content Manager is going to be critical in holding the content development and review and the capacity building strategy for different stakeholders.

 

Role Description

 

  1. Content Design and Iteration

The program is looking to work with grades VIII to XII over a period of 3 years. The key thematic areas are: lifeskills, gender, digital literacy, coding (basic and advanced levels), career development.

 

You will be responsible for:

 

  • Building the program curriculum for the different thematic areas for different grades
  • Work with partner organisations to integrate their curriculum into the Quest curriculum to strengthen the program delivery
  • Map the curriculum to the different state and national curriculum mandated by NCERT, SCERT or NSQF
  • Make regular field visits and develop an overall system to get feedback and field insights on how the curriculum is being delivered on the ground
  • Working closely with the training team and the team of facilitators to ensure clarity on the content transaction
  • Keep abreast of all trends in life, career, gender, computational thinking/ coding skills content
  • Taking ownership of all Key Performance Indicators related to content creation and implementation
  • Monitoring the implementation of the content and assessing  progress using appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation tools
  • Working closely with the implementation teams – both internal and external partners to ensure quality and uniformity in the achievement of learning outcomes in the classroom
  • Ensure quality in content translation and design

 

 

  1. Building and delivering a capacity building strategy for different stakeholders

The program will build capacity of different stakeholders such as the school facilitators hired by partners and Quest, government school teachers, headmasters and other resource persons from the government education system.

 

This would entail:

  • Developing a capacity building plan and delivering with a pool of freelance facilitators for the school facilitators
  • Developing a blended learning professional development program for government school teachers focussed on the thematic content areas
  • Developing a strategy for building a pool of master trainers in each state education department who will take the program approach forward
  • Handhold the school facilitators in delivering the curriculum on the ground

 

 

  1. Program Strategy and Design

The program will have a core coordination team. As part of holding the content and training aspect, you will be part of the coordination team.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Contribute to the overall program design and strategy
  • Bring field insights into the content design and delivery review
  • Support the government engagement and relationship building process by integrating the capacity building model into their processes
  • Work closely with the funder team to integrate their content ideas into the curriculum design

 

  1. Supporting school implementation
  • Provide technical input to internal team on instructional design, STEM content, and pedagogy support
  • Design the agenda and flow for school based events – career days, hackathons, parent teacher meets, teacher orientations

 

Required skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, in implementing blended learning content for secondary school related projects
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding/ computational skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience in content development and implementation
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Relevant education qualifications for handling pedagogy, STEM, and life skills content
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in english
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with partner NGOs
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

 

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to: Associate Director, Secondary School

Contact

The last date to apply is July 10th 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.

Communication Officer

Published 2019-06-11

This role will be position within the program unit and will be supporting My Quest and Capacity building programs with the program related communication materials. This role will be functional in nature with travel to field locations.

Role Description: 

  1. Communicate Impact
  • Capture case studies and stories through center/ institution visits
  • Use social media effectively to share stories and updates from the programs
  • Craft engaging impact stories of learners, educators, partner institutes
  • Work with program teams to develop a bank of case studies for various purposes
  • Develop newsletter for the program(s)
  • Build capacities of program teams on storytelling and communication

 

  1. Lead and implement the communication strategy for MyQuest and Capacity Building Programs
  • Using consultative approach develop the communication strategy for the programs
  • Develop the annual work plan
  • Conceptualise and produce the visual aids required for the programs
  • Generate content for communication material and work closely with the MarCom team
  • Respond effectively to requirements for presentations, reports, press releases and other communication materials needed by different projects
  • Manage Photographs and images
  • Ensure compliance to all donors and Quest Alliance branding guidelines
  1. Others
  • Participate in team meetings and reviews, employee engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

Reporting to – Program Leads of MyQuest and Capacity Building

We are looking for people who:

  • Are really passionate to work with young people to address the employability challenges faced.
  • is a go getter and can work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Is a team player and can work in ambiguity
  • Willing to travel 5-10 days in a month to meet stakeholders and bring stories from the field.

Skill Sets:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of work experience, preferably in not-for-profit sector
  • Degree in Communications, Journalism, International Affairs/Development or related field, or a Master’s degree in any subject but with demonstrated equivalent experience in communications.
  • Experience in writing, editing, design, web design management, blogging and new media tools
  • Ability to read, synthesize information to produce clear, well-written summaries;
  • Basic knowledge of and skills in desktop publishing, HTML, photography and photo editing
  • Strong communication skills in English both written and verbal.

Location: Bangalore

No. of Positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply is 30th June 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Development Engineer

Published 2019-05-21

We're looking for a Development Engineer to help develop and grow not only our flagship Quest App, but also other tech based innovations being developed as part of Quest Experience Lab.

As a Development Engineer at QEL, you will apply your technical skills to develop and grow this technology enabled product and make it world class. You will be doing exciting work and thinking through how technology can be used in a humane way to create amazing learning experiences for young people, that would get them ready for future and work. You will engage with a team of technologists, engineers, designers and researchers to imagine, develop and grow not only Quest App, but also other tech based innovations being developed as part of Quest Experience Lab.

 

It’s a great opportunity to build an exciting long term career in technology, with a purpose! You would contribute in a big way, to our learners experience being more intuitive and fun.

 

Key Responsibilities :

  • Undertake the development of Quest App, built in PHP and MySQL, including writing APIs for both Android and Webapp
  • Incremental changes to the Quest App and its features based on the feedback received from the users research and sales team.
  • Manage the day today functioning and upkeep of the AWS server and ensure efficient working of it
  • Manage the content upload into the App backend. This would include Directory upload to AWS S3, Dropbox, CSV upload etc.
  • Undertake version control in BitBucket and AWS.
  • Incremental development and maintenance of the offline webapp solution for Raspberry Pi server.

 

 

Qualifications & Skills :

  • 2-3 years of hands on work experience in Codeigniter and Laravel for PHP and MySQL development.
  • People with Engineering and other Technology based Diploma/Degrees would be preferred.
  • Any experience on working with offline web solutions would be super useful.
  • Knowledge of API development and integration
  • Candidates with prior experience of working with the following is a must:
    • Git
    • BitBucket
    • MySQL Workbench
  • Expert in using Linux bash commands and Cron job

Contact

The last date to apply is 6th June 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to your application.

Technology Manager

Published 2019-05-14

As a Technology Manager at the Quest Experience lab (QEL), you will apply your technical skills to develop and grow the Quest App and make it world-class.

Quest Experience Lab (QEL) is a multidisciplinary product team at Quest Alliance, that  works at intersection of research, design and technology for learning. It creates cutting edge learning solutions, that are enabled by technology, for the education and employability sector. As a team, QEL is continuously working on new innovations using emerging tech in combination with design thinking, to make our products thoughtful, smart and engaging for the users

Quest App is our flagship product, and is a digital learning platform developed for students and facilitators to learn 21st Century skills anytime, anywhere contributing to their personal and professional growth. Quest App is built using gamification principles, and is available as an online/offline webapp as well as a mobile app. We have been exploring the integration of emerging tech like AI, AR/VR as well as interesting hardware solutions to enhance the learning experience further. There are already 25000+ users, learning using Quest App and we want to grow this number of 1 Million in the next 5 years. It has been developed with support from partners like Accenture, Cisco and LinkedIn.

As a Technology Manager at QEL, you will apply your technical skills to develop and grow this technology enabled product and make it world class. You will be doing exciting work and thinking through how technology can be used in a humane way to create amazing learning experiences for young people, that would get them ready for future and work. You will engage with a team of technologists, engineers, designers and researchers to imagine, develop and grow not only Quest App, but also other tech based innovations being developed as part of Quest Experience Lab.

It’s a great opportunity to build an exciting long term career in technology, with a purpose! You would contribute in a big way, to our learners experience being more intuitive and fun.

 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead the design & development of Web & Android based tech products, starting with user journey mapping to production to release cycle.
  • Lead a team of engineers working with different technologies (PHP, MySQL, Kotlin, XML, HTML etc).
  • Holding timelines, production processes with the tech partners as well as internal team members and ensuring the deliverables are met on time with maximum perfection.
  • Ensuring the development of strong backend tech architecture and debugging systems. Bring in the attitude of a problem solve.
  • Iterative development and incremental changes to the App and its features based on the feedback received from the users research and sales team.
  • Bring in the understanding of new tech innovations from around world and integrate them to the solutions being built by the Quest Experience Lab.
  • Work with different technology tools like Firebase, Google Analytics etc for data and analytics management for the app.
  • Be responsible for management, upkeep and upgrade of AWS Server.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 3-5 years of hands on work experience in tech development and management (Applicants outside of this window could also be considered, provided the applicants are really strong candidates for the role)
  • People with Engineering and other Technology based Diploma/Degrees would be preferred.
  • Candidates with prior experience of working with the following would be preferred:
    • Miro
    • Invision
    • Zeplin
    • Trello
    • Git
    • BitBucket
    • MySQL Workbench
    • Bugzilla etc for product development
  • Ability to work with tech developers who use:
    • Codeigniter and Laravel for PHP
    • Android Studio IDE, Kotlin and XML for Android development
  • Skills in GNU/Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) server management and expert in using Linux bash commands and Cron job
  • Any experience on working with offline web solutions would be super useful.
  • Knowledge of API development and integration & Raspberry Pi board and Raspbian OS would be good to have.

 

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to: Associate Director Quest Experience Lab

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by May 31st. No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.

Associate – Grants & Admin

Published 2019-05-14
We are looking for an experienced person who has grants management experience and admin management.

Role Description

Grant Management 

Supporting the Grants and Procurement Manager by

  • Verify proposals and budget, verify partner’s statutory documents, prepare grant agreements
  • Follow up with grantees on sub grant invoice, utilization certificates and deliverable report
  • Verify data along with Database manager

 

Admin coordination

  • Travel and logistics arrangement
    • Arrange local travel for staff or guest in Bangalore location and other locations as required.
    • Support in venue booking for program related events
  • Support with bill settlement and reimbursement
    • Checking reimbursements, purchase requests and calling out errors and working with respective team members in finance team to ensure an efficient travel reimbursement and procurement process.
    • Supporting the Program Managers with bill reimbursement and settlement
    • Data entry of invoices/ receipts into the system
  • Maintaining event calendar and coordination for Program
    • updating the quarterly calendar for Secondary school
    • Coordinating with other teams and blocking their calendars for events.

 

Required skills and Experience:

  • A graduate with Minimum 3 – 10 years of work experience, in NGO sector
  • Strong communication skills in English both written and verbal. Knowledge of Hindi and other regional languages is a bonus
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite user
  • Experience in office admin management
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

 Prefered skills and Experience:

  • worked on grant management

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to : Director Finance, Admin & IT

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by May 28th. No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.

User Research & Design Associate

Published 2019-04-26

As a User Research and Design Associate at QEL, you will apply your human-centred design and research skills to help further our mission of creating self-learning experiences for learners and facilitators.

You will play a critical role in inspiring change at all stages of Quest App’s development through exciting written, oral, and visual representation of your research findings. These findings would inform the identification and development of important engagement strategies for Quest App.  You would contribute in a big way to the learner’s experience on app being more intuitive and fun.

 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Build and drive user centric mindset in the team driven by user research
  • Lead the design, systems creation and implementation of user research thought process for Quest App, using appropriate design thinking and research methodologies.
  • Understanding of users, their goals/aspirations/environments/pain points along with how the is App being received by the user, would then help identify and develop engagement strategies for the App. This would contribute to enhancing the number of active and repeat users for Quest App.
  • Churn out meaningful insights from the data related to user behavior from Quest App, to further the understanding of users.
  • Learn, evaluate and recommend new tools and methods to support the work of the Learning Experience and design team for QEL.
  • Model insights gained from user research into standardised user personas and user journey maps, to drive the organizational understanding of the users.
  • Be informed of digital trends and competitive softwares, that would support and standardize user research systems and processes and strengthen them.
  • Build capacities of other team members at Quest Alliance on carrying out user research and deriving meaningful insights.

Qualification & Skill Sets

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience (Applicants outside of this window could also be considered provided, the applicants are really strong candidates for the role)
  • Minimum Graduation in any discipline. Applicants with Design Degree/Diploma would be prefered
  • Prior experience of using design thinking to solve for problems would be preferred
  • Passion for understanding users and making products user centric
  • Passion for Data driven decision making
  • Be able to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research
  • Understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply these from discovery to production to post-launch
  • Be able to collaborate well with the internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), to be able to tell the story based on research findings in an articulate and objective manner.
  • Keen attention to details

Contact

The last date to apply is 31st May 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to your application.

Content Coordinator – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2019-04-18

We are looking for an experienced person who has led content that focuses on coding / computational skills / STEM, to lead the content design and implementation to ensure the highest standards and uniform quality across our network. 

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for past few years. Last year we rolled out a program to build life, career, and coding skills among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in urban areas of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi and reached out to 5500 girls.  The program is being implemented through two models, directly by Quest Employees and through implementation partners. Now we are going to scale up the intervention to few more states and aim to reach 200,000 adolescent girls by end of three years.

As Content Coordinator, you will constantly monitor and iterate as needed on the life, career, computational thinking skills curriculum. You will also ensure quality implementation of the content across different models of implementation in the different geographies. You will work closely with the state and regional coordinators, as well as the training and facilitation teams.

Role Description

Content Design and Iteration

  • Using a consultative approach, design and develop the program content offerings in line with the organizational goals and national educational/ adolescent framework
  • Working closely with the training team and the team of facilitators to ensure clarity on the content transaction
  • Keep abreast of all trends in life, career, gender, computational thinking/ coding skills content
  • Having a system for getting feedback and getting feedback from the ground about the content implementation and iterate on the content offerings
  • Taking ownership of all Key Performance Indicators related to content creation and implementation
  • Monitoring the implementation of the content and assessing  progress using appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation tools
  • Working closely with the implementation teams – both internal and external partners to ensure quality and uniformity in the achievement of learning outcomes in the classroom

Relationship building and sustaining them

  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at national, state, and district level – including SCERT, DSERT, NCERT for content development or sharing
  • Ensure ongoing conversations with like-minded NGOs and CSOs towards building a community of practice

Developing and Managing budgets – Support

 

  • Development and management of the content component of the program budget.
  • Monitor content budget to ensure that the spending is kept within the budgeted amount
  • Ensure that the existing finance procedures and policies are complied with

Technical expertise

  • Provide technical input to internal team on instructional design, STEM content, and pedagogy support
  • Oversee content development and provide input for the training design for the program.

 

Required skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, in implementing blended learning content for secondary school related projects
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding/ computational skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience in content development and implementation
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Relevant education qualifications for handling pedagogy, STEM, and life skills content
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in english
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationship with partner NGOs
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to: Senior Program Manager

 

 

Contact

The last date to apply is 01st May 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to your application!

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Published 2019-04-05

We are looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to help the Capacity Building node. You will manage M&E priorities for two parts: Educator Development and ChangeLeaders Academy.

Scope of Work: At Quest Alliance the Capacity Building Node (function/unit)has two parts:

  • Educator Development all of Quest Alliance’s work that is educator facing. You will spend 80% of your time on M&E priorities for this unit
  • ChangeLeaders Academy Quest Alliance’s work with leaders of organizations in the development sector. You will spend 20% of you time time on M&E priorities for this unit

 

Educator Development

Educator Development function at Quest Alliance needs constant efforts on promotions, mobilization, follow ups on emails and calls to bring together over 500 trainers. This is a year round focus that is aimed at creating new trainer pipeline and engaging alumni of Quest ecosystem. Since 2014, over 500 trainers have engaged with us in our capacity building approach. In 2023, we aim to empower over 50,000 trainers and educators in India.

 

Quest Alliance is seeking an individual who will play the role of Monitoring & Evaluation officer for providing support in monitoring and evaluating all of Educator Development function’s work. S/he will be responsible for overall M&E, generating monthly/quarterly/annual reports which are shared by  key stakeholders. S/he will play role in promoting of key learnings for the improvement of the function and for wider learning of the organisation.

The role will cover the following:

  1. Monitoring and Reporting
  • Ensure Educator Development has appropriate monitoring and reporting indicators and tools in place, in line with Quest Alliance Strategy and donor grant management requirements.
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures and recommend further improvement on the existing M&E framework we have
  • Monitor all project activities and progress towards achieving the program outputs and outcomes.
  • Build capacity of Program team in monitoring, reporting and data (target) analysis as per requirements.
  • Develop and support maintenance of relevant electronic database for program in coordination with the Ed-tech team and build capacity of the program team in use and management.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to carry out process monitoring as well as gather feedback from the beneficiaries about the implemented projects and submit detail reports.
  • Lead on the compilation of the Quarterly, half yearly and annual reports.
  • Develop the Evidence Based Decision Making systems for Educator Development and train the program team on the technique.
  • Ensure that monitoring and reporting systems, including fieldwork, collection of reports and data entry, are correctly implemented by staff
  • working closely with the grant management team to synchronize the report
  1. Spearhead Evaluations, Sharing and Learning internally
  • Lead in the management of independent and external project based evaluations, such as baseline, endline surveys, including designing, budgeting, planning for data collection, analysis and report writing in coordination with the Research team
  • Managing qualitative data analysis that get generated through various media in various channels like LMS, App, discussion forums etc. Work with an external agency to execute on the qualitative data strategy.
  • Lead on the compilation of the baseline and end-line reports
  • Support with necessary data to produce documents including case studies, study briefs, impact briefs for use by the team
  • Innovate in the measurement of the effectiveness of the function, including utilising external data and external evaluators.

 

  1. Provide technical support in Program Strategy development informed by Evidence based learning
  • Support the Program Manager in Planning and managing the program review meetings to ensure that evaluation and monitoring data informs program implementation and development.

 

  • Support the program team to appropriately format and disseminate project result and impact to program stakeholders (including beneficiaries) at national, state, district and partner level working closely with the Communication Associate.

 

Change Leaders Academy

Change Leaders Academy is a new team being set up in Quest Alliance with the intent of offering leadership development programs for different stakeholders the programs engage with. These mainly include emerging leaders from the NGO partner network, Principals from Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) and Cluster Coordinators from the district education system.

 

As the M+E officer supporting this unit you will be expected to:

  • Help put basic processes in place to collect stakeholder feedback on the leadership program including developing tools, data collection and analysis and insight generation
  • Develop qualitative case studies to capture the stakeholder’s experience of the leadership program. The case studies would be in a written as well as a video format. It would involve working with the communication team on developing the case studies
  • Develop and implement small scale research studies to get a comparative view of the impact of the leadership program especially in the ITI context

 

 

 

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences or related field
  • Minimum 3 years experience in monitoring, assessment and evaluation, preferably in skills development and livelihood sector.
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends especially in development organisations
  • Strong data analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Knowledge of research design and methods; Qualitative and Quantitative research; Knowledge and experience in use of computer-based data analysis packages preferred;
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
  • Experience in coordinating and conducting field research.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and understanding of various statistical tools and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to field locations, as per need
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings
  • Proficiency in English and Hindi/regional language preferred

Location: Bangalore

No.of. positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply is 30th April 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to your application!

Project Coordinator

Published 2019-03-26

We are looking for Project Coordinator to support our work in Karnataka with the government secondary schools on STEM.

Responsibilities
1. Programme Implementation, Monitoring, and Reporting.
2. Relationship and partnership Management.
3. People management
1. Programme Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting.
● Take responsibility for effective program delivery , review implementation,
monitor within the agreed standards
● Ensure there is work plan in place for the region and everyone is able to
contribute and implement accordingly.
● Identify and develop learning within program and facilitate the capturing of
these learnings.

● Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to impact of the
program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program
reviews and design.
● Work together with M&E focal point to track program Progress based on
the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
● Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the
program M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements
of the project.
● Contribute to the development of the project budget
● Ensure the spending is within the budgeted limits and the financial policies
are adhered to.

2. Relationship and partnership building and Management.
● Identify, develop and manage relevant partnerships with other CSOs to
implement the program effectively
● Develop and sustain the relationship with the Government Education
departments and other concerned departments
● Coordinate effective field visits for the donors to understand the progress
of the program being implemented this would include scheduling
appointment with relevant government ministries.
● Lead and participate in all program events to raise the profile of the
organisation.
● Represent Quest Alliance in local and state forums and platforms
● Identify appropriate stakeholders and partners for program delivery as and
when required.
● Ensure MoUs with key partner organisations are in place and operational;
● Ensure that key staff at the state and district Government have a clear
understanding of and regular involvement in the programs
● Identify opportunities for joint activities with the government staff (e.g.
shared workshops etc.).
● Share quarterly reports with the relevant Government officials

3. People management
● Ensure that all employees have clear performance objectives and
development plans.
● Manage Program Officers, ensuring that they are clear on the change they
are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities.
● Support, mentor and coach the Program Officers as part of their
professional development and help them to be highly effective in their
work.

● Ensure that program officers work together to share learning and to
exchange skills
● Ensure the Program officers are able to manage their team effectively

Qualifications:
● A Postgraduate degree in any discipline
● 4-5 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector
● Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety
of actors, including Education department
● Good understanding and practical experience of STEM
● Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and in Kannada
(for Bangalore based role) and Telegu for the Telangana based role
● Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
● Ability to lead teams
● Strong team player able to work under own initiative
● Willingness to travel extensively
● Managing remote teams
● A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

Location: Bangalore & Hyderabad

No.of positions: 2
Project Coordinator Karnataka based out of Bangalore
Project Coordinator Telangana based out of Hyderabad

Reporting to: Program Manager

We are looking for people who:
● Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and
employability domain
● Have an exposure to work on STEM on careers

● Can work with ambiguity
● Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

Skill Sets:
● Have Managed teams in the past
● Ability to network and build relationship with the government
● Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by April 20th,2019. No C.Vs will be entertained.
Women candidates are encouraged to apply!
Due to the enormity of applications received , Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted! We look forward to your application.

Films and Motion Graphics Associate

Published 2019-03-07

We're looking for a Films and Motion Graphics Associate to support the team in fulfilling the audio visual and digital design deliverables for the organisation, programs and leadership.

● Create end to end visual design for external communication, both print and
digital.
● Work on UI/UX for web based communication channels like developing web
pages, microsites etc.
● Coordinate with freelancers for video production, graphic design, web design if
necessary
● Collect feedback from users, document good practices and challenges faced by
the team to feed into the brand guidelines, ensuring it is updated and relevant.
● Work with fellow visual designers to develop creative for external communication.
● Work along with your team to engage in research to build a stream of references, inspiration and benchmarks of materials and experiences being designed across the sector.
● Monitor the online media for organisation, program, employee quotes, mentions
and coverage. Also monitor sector specific news related to the education and
skill development sectors for internal capacity building.
● Manage and archive all pictures and video content in a streamlined manner for
easy access in the future.
● Develop in depth understanding of the brand and its application to ensure the
organisation’s brand reflects across materials being developed and disseminated
across various stakeholders.

Elements to work on but not restricted to:
● Interactive communication material for website, microsites, blogs, social media
● Live-action and motion graphics films
● Brand communication
● Internal communication

Location: Bangalore
No.of positions: 1
Reporting to: Manager – Marketing and Communication

We are looking for people who:
● Are excited about working with people in different teams and can bring different
people together.
● Thrive in ambiguity
● Are driven by technology, creativity and learning new skills
● Good interpersonal, verbal and visual communication skills
● Ability to research, understand and apply global practices in digital content and
design
● Ability to work independently on projects and as part of a team with clear vision
of the requirements

Skill Sets:
● 4-5 years experience in a small to mid-sized organisation working new media
including films, social media, web communication
● Proficiency in using Premier Pro. Knowledge of Photoshop, Indesign and
Illustrator will be an added advantage
● Expert in handling videography equipment with excellent video editing skills to
create effective output
● Good understanding of motion graphics including illustration, animation, stop
motion and mixed media
● Ability to work with Microsoft office
● Experience with scheduling multiple projects and managing timeline

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application
form which is given here by March 20th 2019. No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply!
Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted! We look forward to your application.

New Delhi

Placement Officer

Published 2019-07-11

The Placement Officer will be part of QUEST Alliance’s Youth Employability program - MyQuest - and will be responsible to be a bridge between young people and employment opportunities.

He/she will play an important role in achieving its end goal which is to help young people initiate their career journeys by directly interfacing with employers/industries and Placement officers of Vocational Training Institutes (VTIs)  & Industrial Training Institute (ITI’s) in the region.

Responsibilities:

  1. Providing Placement support to Industrial Training Institutes and Vocational Training Institutes :
  2. Building a robust database of employers by networking with employers, industry bodies to make it available to program implementation partners.
  3. Ensuring support to program implementation partner to organise Industry engagement activities effectively and monitoring the same.
  4. Building capacity of Placement officers of program implementation partners to plan and organise placement related activities at their institutes.
  5. Anchoring and executing Placements strategies & plans in the region.
  6. Making annual plan and calendar of placement activities in the region by collaborating with regional team.
  7. Planning and Conducting Employer engagement events.
  8. Anchor Placement officers engagement through regular calls and review meetings.
  9. Building active working relationship with representatives of companies, Industry bodies and Placement officers.
  10. Planning and Conducting Employer engagement events Including placement fairs.
  1. Coordinate & facilitate capacity building of placement officers for ITI’s & VTI’s.
  2. Planning and organising trainings for Placement officers
  3. Orientation on placement systems and best practices.
  4. Conducting Demo’s on Industry engagement activities.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are really passionate to work with young people to address the employability challenges faced.
  • Is a  go getter and can work independently, with minimal supervision.

 

Skill Sets :

  • Strong communication skills in English and Hindi, both written and verbal.
  • Fluency in using MS suite .
  • Networking and building relationships skills
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite user
  • 2 years of experience in placement is a plus.

Location: Delhi

No. of Positions: 1

Salary & Benefits:

Remuneration : upto 40,000 per month based on experience and skills

Contact

The last date to apply is 30th July 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here. No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to your application!

Coordinator – Facilitator Development

Published 2019-06-24

You will work as part of the Employability program and be directly involved in mentoring ITI facilitators & fellows who use QUEST’s curriculum and also support all quality management & capacity building initiatives of the Training & Content (T&C) team.

The role requires 50% field travel across Delhi, Gujarat, NE and Bihar.

Role description:

  1. Mentor ITI facilitators & fellows of MyQuest
  • Create a plan to systematically mentor ITI (Industrial Training Institute) facilitators and fellows of MyQuest
  • Visit ITIs across all states to support trainers/fellows with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc.
  • Strategize and support in the implementation of Industry engagement activities & new initiatives (Design For Change) at ITIs
  • Collect and manage the impact of ITI facilitators and fellows – use student feedback, peer feedback to improve performance
  • Conduct regular review meetings with ITI facilitators and fellows

 

  1. Support MyQuest Training of Trainers (TOTs)
  • Support/Lead ITI training of trainers across regions
  • Support capacity building of external Master Trainers – ITI & VTI
  • Anchor TOT Resource Library
  • Manage TOT reports
  • Provide Dashboard data support when needed
  1. Contribute to Quality management initiatives of Training & Content Team
  • Conduct S2S (Skills to Succeed) Quality Audit (Check the quality of training and content initiates at partner Vocational Training Institutes) – 1 per month
  • Co-develop & Implement quality assessments for VTI trainers
  • Anchor Learning Days
  • Collect feedback on Toolkits (Quest online and offline content) from Trainers & Students
  1. Other duties as required
  • Support in data collection, impact assessment and content development initiatives of Training & Content team
  • Participate and contribute in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities.
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

 

Required skills and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in HR/Social Work or other development disciplines, with 3-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education/Vocational Training sector
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of facilitating Employability Skills curriculum in ITIs
  • Minimum 1 year experience of conducting Training of Trainers, with a clear understanding of adult learning and basic facilitation techniques for adults
  • Ability to strategize capacity building measures of other facilitators, mentor & support them
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Knowledge of issues in education quality and the social development sector in India.
  • Excellent communication skills in english and hindi written and spoken and any 1 South Indian language will be a bonus
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and Internet.

Job location: New Delhi

Reporting to : Manager- Facilitator & Content Development

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by July 10th . No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.

As we are aiming to close this position very soon, we will begin the interview process within a week.

Business Development Manager – CSR

Published 2018-10-10

We are looking for Business Development Manager - CSR who will lead efforts to manage relationships with leading CSR practitioners across India and build long-term, strategic partnerships with Indian and multinational companies investing in social good.

The role will include outreach and partnership building with Indian and multinational companies and their CSR / corporate citizenship teams

Some examples of the work that will be involved: 

  • Building secondary and primary research intelligence on companies and foundations that are aligned to Quest’s vision and goals 
  • Build and manage key relationships and partnerships with multinational and Indian companies
  • Manage and help the Business Development coordinator with a work plan and oversee its execution
  • Work closely with the Business Development Coordinator to build a periodic research pool and generate regular leads on potential funders
  • Work closely with CSR Leads of Quest partner companies to plan long term impact programs
  • Contribute to building a consortium of funders in thematic areas including Digital Skills, Women in the Workforce, STEM for Girls and others
  • Work closely with Quest Program and Impact teams to assess impact and provide reporting to donors
  • Work closely with the CEO and COO on managing specific, key relationships
  • Participate in Government and other advocacy events as needed to further the programs being implemented with corporate support
  • Set up systems and processes to manage the fundraising and engagement cycles through CRMs and other systems
  • Attend forums, conferences and events to present, network and share possibilities of collaboration with Quest

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter and enjoys interacting with corporate India and is a great communicator
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Experience in managing multi-dimensional partnerships across regions and geographies

Skill Sets:

  • Strong affinity in Marketing, Fundraising, Business Development, Sales and Partnership Building
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Hindi and other regional languages is a bonus
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite user
  • Any experience in event management is a plus
  • Comfortable with spending more time outside the office for primary research and meetings would be required

Contact

The last date to apply is 25th October 2018.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications.The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

Due to the enormity of applications received , Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

We look forward to your application!

Rajasthan

Senior Program Officer – Secondary School Program

Published 2019-05-21

As Senior Program Officer you will support in capacity building and ensure it is delivered with the highest quality by ensuring there are systems and processes in place, and relationships are built at the district and state level with government, NGOs etc.

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for past few years. Last year we rolled out a program to build life skills and career skills using scratch as a medium among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in urban areas of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi and reached out to 5500 girls.  The program is being implemented through two models, directly by Quest Employees and through implementation partners. Now we are going to scale up the intervention to few more states and aim to reach 200,000 adolescent girls by end of three years. We are looking for people who have experience in working with adolescents from government schools that focus on coding/ computational skills/ STEM/ lifeskills/ gender. 

It is an exciting role for a person who has proven experience of working with secondary school related projects in India.

 

We currently have openings in Jaipur, Guwahati, Patna and Vijayawada for this role.

 

Quest Alliance is looking for Senior Program Officers to support our work in Rajasthan, Assam, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh with the Government secondary schools on STEM.

 

Responsibilities

 

  1. Programme Implementation and quality
  2. Working with partners
  3. People and performance management
  4. Financial management
  5. Monitoring, and Reporting.

 

 

  1. Program Implementation and Quality
  • Operational oversight of the district
  • Ensure operational plans are in place to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets.
  • lead the planning and review meetings for your district
  • Support the Regional Coordinator to regularly review processes and materials.
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design
  • lead the planning and execution of district level events such as hackathon, summer camp through the Facilitators

 

 

 2 . Working with partners  and government functionaries

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with delivery partners and the government functionaries
  • Ensure all partners receive the appropriate support and updates to implement the program effectively.
  • Ensure additional support needs of the partners are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to the Partner’s journey.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative Partner engagement and retention processes.
  • Support with the donor visits to the district
  • Facilitate visits of donors volunteers and government agencies with support from implementing partners

 

 

  1. People and Performance Management
  • Provide leadership and high quality performance management to a team of Facilitators, empowering them to deliver to a high standard.
  • Build the capacity to excel in their roles, supporting their professional development. Support, mentor and coach the facilitators as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work.
  • Recruit and induct new staff.
  • Implement all relevant People policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all employees managed have updated C.Vs, professional goals and they receive periodic feedback on their performance.

 

  1. Financial Management :
  • Ensure that financial procedures, practices and values are adhered to across the team.
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure effective budget is in place and it is adhered to

 

  1. Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ensure all the relevant data for your district is available on time
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the partners and team and is used for reporting
  • Support the M&E focal point with baseline, end line and other relevant assessments
  • submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time
  • ensure the program process is documented and enough case studies are in place to show the impact or progress of the program.

 

 

 

 

  1. Other (5%)
  • Other duties as required.
  • You may be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

 

Required skills and experience

  • A Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  • 3-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

 

Prefered skills and Experience:

 

  • Loves technology, any sort of direct work on ed tech projects
  • have previous experience of working on tech related work

 

 

Location: Jaipur, Guwahati, Patna and Vijayawada

No.of positions: 4

Reporting to: Project Coordinator (North, East and Telangana + AP respectively)

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Have an exposure to work on STEM on careers
  • Can work with ambiguity
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skill Sets:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and vernacular of the state
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative
  • Ability to network and build relationship with the Government and Non government organisations
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by June 5th,2019. No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.

Tamil Nadu

Program Associate [Contractual Apr 19 – Dec 19]

Published 2019-03-27

The Program Associate will be part of QUEST Alliance’s Youth Employability program -- MyQuest -- and will play a important role in achieving its goal by directly working Industrial Training Institutes in Tamil Nadu state to implement the program and its activities.

Responsibilities:

  1. Providing Institutional support to Govt. ITI’s in the state :
  • Ensuring effective implementation of the program by regular visits to ITI’s.
  • Working with facilitators of Govt. ITI’s to support them in curriculum delivery at their ITI’s.
  • Providing support to placement officers of the ITI’s to plan and organise placement related activities.
  • Conduct Career readiness sessions at ITI’s.

2. Developing effective working relationship with DET officials, ITI principal and ITI staff for smooth implementation of the program.

3. Coordinate & organise training of trainers for ITI Trainers & placement officers.

4. Facilitate trainings during ToT’s and during ITI visits.

5. Documenting and reporting ITI students demographic details and Impact stories.

6. Coordinating with QA team and the institute for any internal or external visits to the ITI’s.

 We are looking for people who:

Are really passionate to work with young people to address the employability challenges faced. Are a  go getter and can work independently, with minimal supervision.

 

Skill Sets:

  • Strong communication skills in English and Tamil, both written and verbal.
  • Fluency in using MS suite .
  • 2 years of experience in training or in development sector is a plus.

Location: Madurai – 1 & Trichy – 1

No. of Positions: 2

Employment type: Fixed term Employment Contract

 

Salary & Benefits:

  • Remuneration : INR 25,000 – 30,000 per month

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by April 15th, 2019. No C.Vs will be entertained. Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

Due to the enormity of applications received, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted! We look forward to your application.

Vijayawada

Senior Program Officer – Secondary School Program

Published 2019-05-21

As Senior Program Officer you will support in capacity building and ensure it is delivered with the highest quality by ensuring there are systems and processes in place, and relationships are built at the district and state level with government, NGOs etc.

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for past few years. Last year we rolled out a program to build life skills and career skills using scratch as a medium among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in urban areas of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi and reached out to 5500 girls.  The program is being implemented through two models, directly by Quest Employees and through implementation partners. Now we are going to scale up the intervention to few more states and aim to reach 200,000 adolescent girls by end of three years. We are looking for people who have experience in working with adolescents from government schools that focus on coding/ computational skills/ STEM/ lifeskills/ gender. 

It is an exciting role for a person who has proven experience of working with secondary school related projects in India.

 

We currently have openings in Jaipur, Guwahati, Patna and Vijayawada for this role.

 

Quest Alliance is looking for Senior Program Officers to support our work in Rajasthan, Assam, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh with the Government secondary schools on STEM.

 

Responsibilities

 

  1. Programme Implementation and quality
  2. Working with partners
  3. People and performance management
  4. Financial management
  5. Monitoring, and Reporting.

 

 

  1. Program Implementation and Quality
  • Operational oversight of the district
  • Ensure operational plans are in place to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets.
  • lead the planning and review meetings for your district
  • Support the Regional Coordinator to regularly review processes and materials.
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design
  • lead the planning and execution of district level events such as hackathon, summer camp through the Facilitators

 

 

 2 . Working with partners  and government functionaries

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with delivery partners and the government functionaries
  • Ensure all partners receive the appropriate support and updates to implement the program effectively.
  • Ensure additional support needs of the partners are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to the Partner’s journey.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative Partner engagement and retention processes.
  • Support with the donor visits to the district
  • Facilitate visits of donors volunteers and government agencies with support from implementing partners

 

 

  1. People and Performance Management
  • Provide leadership and high quality performance management to a team of Facilitators, empowering them to deliver to a high standard.
  • Build the capacity to excel in their roles, supporting their professional development. Support, mentor and coach the facilitators as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work.
  • Recruit and induct new staff.
  • Implement all relevant People policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all employees managed have updated C.Vs, professional goals and they receive periodic feedback on their performance.

 

  1. Financial Management :
  • Ensure that financial procedures, practices and values are adhered to across the team.
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure effective budget is in place and it is adhered to

 

  1. Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ensure all the relevant data for your district is available on time
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the partners and team and is used for reporting
  • Support the M&E focal point with baseline, end line and other relevant assessments
  • submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time
  • ensure the program process is documented and enough case studies are in place to show the impact or progress of the program.

 

 

 

 

  1. Other (5%)
  • Other duties as required.
  • You may be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

 

Required skills and experience

  • A Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  • 3-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

 

Prefered skills and Experience:

 

  • Loves technology, any sort of direct work on ed tech projects
  • have previous experience of working on tech related work

 

 

Location: Jaipur, Guwahati, Patna and Vijayawada

No.of positions: 4

Reporting to: Project Coordinator (North, East and Telangana + AP respectively)

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Have an exposure to work on STEM on careers
  • Can work with ambiguity
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skill Sets:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and vernacular of the state
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative
  • Ability to network and build relationship with the Government and Non government organisations
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by June 5th,2019. No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.