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.

Karnataka

Executive Assistant

Published 2018-02-16

This role will support general administrative functions at the Bangalore office.

Role and responsibilities :

Organise and coordinate with Executive Director and senior staff schedules and appointments
● Develop powerpoint presentations for main key events, meetings
● General administrative functions including: developing and maintaining a
filing system, note taking, meeting preparation & documentation etc.
● Liaison with the various stakeholders and communities for effective
co-ordination of print materials and other communication materials;
coordinate with internal and external meetings
● Maintain a Receiving Reports log for all donor communication
● Organize travel and hotel bookings, prepare travel advance requests as
needed for both domestic and international for Executive Director and
Senior Management staff. Support Executive Director with travel
reimbursements
● Doing internet research and coordinate with the internal team in preparing
talking points in consultation with internal stakeholders
● Provide support for the organization of meetings, conferences and
workshops
● Maintain up-to-date information on QUEST partners and other relevant
organizations
● Attend to correspondence regarding QUEST project work, incoming
information requests, and send e-mail office updates to staff members
● Promote and maintain professional appearance of the office
● Quest library management
● Event calendar management

Assist the Director– Finance & Administration in executing the tasks
related to finance and operations.
● May perform other duties as assigned

 

Eligibility:

Bachelors degree in any discipline
● Organizational Skills: Scheduling meetings, travel plans, etc…
● Writing emails, transcribing notes and making presentations.
● Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi.
● proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software
such as MS Office Suite
● Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures

Contact

If you’re interested, please send your applications to jobs@questalliance.net with the subject “Executive Assistant” in the subject line of your Email.

Submission Due Date: 15th March 2018. ​

Your application must include a résumé and a cover letter. Highlight your passions, motivations for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to Quest Alliance The Salary range for this position will be on the basis of your experience, motivations and skill sets. Compensation will be discussed in line with board industry standards.

We urge you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection
process as soon as we start receiving applications.
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
We look forward to your application!

Manager – Content Development and Publishing

Published 2018-01-31

This role will be key to develop and publish new content as well as upgrade existing content for different stakeholders that Quest works with in different settings. This will include students, facilitators and teacher educators in vocational spaces and school.

As a part of this role, the content publishing manager will work with different teams including program, product team and vendors to design and deliver on relevant learning experiences. Thus, it will involve anchoring the process right from understanding the needs to design, publish and update the content. The customizations required for different users can also be part this role.  

The testing of experience of published content on different platforms and devices and do the needful to generate best of the experience on all the platforms and devices will be a key responsibility of the role.

Role and responsibilities :

New content development and publishing:

  • Consolidate content development needs from different programs, user research results and hold the operational plan around content development
  • Facilitate conversations and manage expectations across different players – program/client, vendors/consultants, learning experience designers etc..
  • Facilitate the development of content  that Quest should produce to provide an engaging learning experience to the user
  • Develop specifications and standards for digital content development, covering all the angles from branding, visual aspects, language, technical details etc.
  • Anchor all the steps in developing new content or upgrade old content, mobile content developmet
  • Research and define the tools to be used for publishing and formats
  • Define the quality benchmarks for new content development for QUEST. This will include developing templates, checklists and guidelines for content development that can be used by others as well
  • Check and approve the developed lessons
  • Ensure the learning experience (digital and non-digital) is designed as per the self learning approach core to Quest

 

Legacy content upgrade and republish:

  • Understand the need to upgrade/customize the existing legacy content.
  • Research and finalize the approach/tools and develop the upgrade strategy.
  • Facilitate the republish process

 

Other:

  • Maintain the version control system and source files
  • Assure the distribution of correct content on different platforms

Research and Learning

  •      Identify new ideas for creating digital content
  •      Experiment with new approaches for new content development and customisation of existing content
  •      Consolidate user feedback on content to identify areas for further improvement
  •    Research and be up to date about the trends in publishing, new tools and technology
  •    Contribute towards adding innovative elements like gamified assessments, bite size concepts etc
  •    Work with different teams (program and shared spaces) to innovate on more user (trainer/student) generated content

Eligibility:

  • Proficient with all the steps/milestones in content publishing
  • Well versed with publishing technologies and tools
  • Familiar with various formats and standards in content publishing
  • Familiar with innovative modes like gamification
  • Well versed with development of content for consumption on mobile
  • Should be able to find a balance between creativity, experience and resources
  • Should have command on communication to get the work done from different stakeholders
  • Ability to work across multiple teams
  • Ability to facilitate processes of content development for different audiences

Contact

If you’re interested, please send your applications to jobs@questalliance.net Please mention the post “Manager – Content Development and Publishing” in the subject line of your Email.
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. We look forward to your application!
Submission Due Date: February 12th 2018
Your application must include a résumé and a cover letter. Highlight your passions, motivations for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to Quest Alliance The Salary range for this position will be on the basis of your experience, motivations and skill sets. Compensation will be discussed in line with board industry standards.
Women and youth are encouraged to apply!
Due to the enormity of the application received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Placement Support Associate

Published 2018-01-29

We're looking for a Placement Support Associate for the MyQuest program to track our students and alumni, and assist in collating different placement related data.

This is a full time position based in Bangalore.

Primary roles and responsibilities:
– Contact students to understand the need and issues regarding job opportunities,
– Assist state teams in preparing a list of students who are looking for better job opportunities,
– Get responses from stakeholders [students, alumni, employers]. Documentation of responses and analysis of the same,
– Work closely with team in conducting placement events.

Eligibility:
The candidate should know a minimum of 4 languages including English, and Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam (any 3).

Contact

If you’re interested, please send your applications to jobs@questalliance.net Please mention the post “Placement Support Associate” in the subject line of your Email.
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. We look forward to your application!
Submission Due Date: February 2nd, 2018
Your application must include a résumé and a cover letter. Highlight your passions, motivations for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to Quest Alliance The Salary range for this position will be on the basis of your experience, motivations and skill sets. Compensation will be discussed in line with board industry standards.
Women and youth are encouraged to apply!
Due to the enormity of the application received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Training Support Associate

Published 2017-11-23
Quest Alliance is looking for Training Support Associate who will work as part of the Employability program team and be directly involved in supporting centres and trainers who use Quest’s curriculum and approach for youth training.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

1. Support trainers and Industrial Training Institutes in Belagavi Division.
a. Visit ITI’s to support trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc.
b. Conduct sessions with students, as needed.
c. Develop effective working relationships with ITI Principals.
d. Following up with ITIs to share data of students and Institutes as required by M&E framework.
e. Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- centre heads, trainers etc.
f. Ensure that the trainers and centres gradually become independent and adept at using the content
2. Participate and contribute in training of trainers.

3. As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests/Focus Group .Discussions for youth who enrol in a project, as needed.
4. Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies in Karnataka.
a. Building Employers network through meetings, Minimum 1 employer in a month.
b. Co-ordinating & facilitating IE activities – Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes & organising placement events.

Secondary roles
5. Documentation of centre, trainer and student success stories
6. Identify ITI partners in Karnataka

Eligibility:
● A Master’s degree in Social Work/Rural Management or other development disciplines, with 2-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education / Vocational Training sector
● Good communication skills
● Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
● Ability to train facilitators and youths for vocational training programme
● 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.
● Fluency in spoken and written English and spoken Kannada
● Proficient in MS Office tools, and Internet.

Reporting:

● Supervised by the State Lead – Karnataka
● Location : Hubli
● 10-15 days per month travel to other districts in Karnataka.

Contact

If you’re interested, please send your applications to jobs@questalliance.net Please mention the post “TSA_Karnataka” in the subject line of your Email
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. We look forward to your application!
Submission Due Date: November 30th, 2017.

Your application must include a résumé and a cover letter. Highlight your passions, motivations for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to Quest Alliance The Salary range for this position will be on the basis of your experience, motivations and skill sets. Compensation will be discussed in line with board industry standards.

Women and youth are encouraged to apply!
Due to the enormity of the application received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Program Coordinator – Self Employment

Published 2017-11-23
This role will be positioned within the program unit and will be supporting MyQuest - Self Employment initiatives. This role will be leadership as well as functional in nature, with travel to field locations.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

1. Anchor MyQuest’s self-employment (SE) strategy and develop a program blueprint that integrates self-employment as a critical component of Quest’s work with youth. This will involve dedicated strategies for the following target segments:
a. Young people from the community (out of school, out of/without work)
b. Young people studying Industrial Training Institutes
2. Build a network of SE partners- NGOs, government agencies, technical support agencies etc.
3. Work closely with the network to learn, sharpen and enrich our SE focus
4. End to end management of SE projects, geared to meet desired results
a. Work with partners on project design
b. Support state teams on implementation and participate in review calls/meetings
with partners
c. Co-own project outputs with state teams and external partners
d. Build capacity of teams if needed

5. Work with communications team to create a repository of SE success stories from acrossthe spectrum
6. Work closely with the M&E team to monitor and evaluate the initiatives

Eligibility
1. Master’s degree in Social Work/Rural Management or associated development streams with minimum 6 or more years work experience preferably in the Skills and/or Self Employment spaces.
2. Demonstrated project management skills
3. Knowledge of self-employment initiatives being supported by government, CSR etc
4. Knowledge of issues in youth employability and the social development sector in India
5. Should be willing to travel 1-2 weeks a month
6. Driven by passion and zeal to achieve outputs and outcomes

Contact

If you’re interested, please send your résumé to jobs@questalliance.net with the title “Program Coordinator- Self Employment’ in the subject line and a cover letter highlighting your passions, motivations for applying and explaining how you align to the values of Quest Alliance. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to QUEST Alliance. Last date for sending your application is December 10th 2017.

Due to the enormity of the applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Women candidates and youth are encouraged to apply for the position.

Hardware Support Associate

Published 2017-11-06
This role is based out of the Education Technology team (Edtech). The team works towards developing a future ready eco-system for engaged learning which is widely accessible, learner centric and has measurable outcomes. The team uses tablets, mobiles and desktops as platforms, and needs someone to administer hardware support and networking.

Primary roles and responsibilities

  • Basic knowledge in Debian based Free Software environment
  • Basic knowledge in hardware packaging
  • Troubleshooting experience in LAMP
  • Knowledge in networking (Configuring Modem, Router, Switches )
  • Knowledge in Hardware Troubleshooting (Desktop, Laptop, Printers)
  • Ready to travel
  • Interest in learning new things

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 2 years of work with in GNU/Linux System Admin and Networking field
  • Candidates with education on MCS/BCS/BE/MCA would be most suitable
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent command of English

 

Contact

If you’re interested in this position, please send your  résumé to jobs@questalliance.net with the title “Hardware Support Associate” in the subject line and a cover letter highlighting your passion, motivation for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to Quest Alliance. Last date for sending your application is November 20th, 2017.

Kerala

Training Support Associate – Kerala and Tamil Nadu Region

Published 2018-02-06

We're looking for Training Support Associate who will work as part of the Employability program team and be directly involved in supporting centres and trainers who use Quest’s curriculum and approach for youth training.

Roles and Responsibilities

Primary
1. Support trainers & centres (ITIs and NGO centres) in Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu.
a. Visit centres to support trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc.
b. Conduct sessions with students, as needed
c. Develop strong relationships with stakeholders
d. Conduct regular review meetings with program stakeholders- centre heads, trainers etc.
e. Ensure that the trainers and centres gradually become independent and adept at using the content

2. Participate and contribute in training of trainers
3. As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests / Focus Group Discussions for youth who enrol in a project.
Secondary
4. Documentation of centre, trainer and student success stories
5. Identify new partners in Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu

This position will be supervised by the State coordinator, and will require frequent travel within urban and rural areas; 10-15 days per month travel.

 

Eligibility:

A Master’s degree in Social Work / Rural Management or other development disciplines, with 1-3
years of work experience preferably in the Education/Vocational Training sector
● Good communication skills
● Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
● Ability to train facilitators and youths for vocational training programme
● 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.
● Fluency in spoken and written English and spoken Malayalam & Tamil
● Proficient in MS Office tools, and Internet.

Contact

If you’re interested, please send your applications to jobs@questalliance.net Please mention the post “TSA Kerala” in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. We look forward to your application!
Submission Due Date: January 15, 2018

Your application must include a résumé and a cover letter. Highlight your passions, motivations for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to Quest Alliance The Salary range for this position will be on the basis of your experience, motivations and skill sets. Compensation will be discussed in line with board industry standards.

Tamil Nadu

Training Support Associate – Kerala and Tamil Nadu Region

Published 2018-02-06

We're looking for Training Support Associate who will work as part of the Employability program team and be directly involved in supporting centres and trainers who use Quest’s curriculum and approach for youth training.

Roles and Responsibilities

Primary
1. Support trainers & centres (ITIs and NGO centres) in Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu.
a. Visit centres to support trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc.
b. Conduct sessions with students, as needed
c. Develop strong relationships with stakeholders
d. Conduct regular review meetings with program stakeholders- centre heads, trainers etc.
e. Ensure that the trainers and centres gradually become independent and adept at using the content

2. Participate and contribute in training of trainers
3. As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests / Focus Group Discussions for youth who enrol in a project.
Secondary
4. Documentation of centre, trainer and student success stories
5. Identify new partners in Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu

This position will be supervised by the State coordinator, and will require frequent travel within urban and rural areas; 10-15 days per month travel.

 

Eligibility:

A Master’s degree in Social Work / Rural Management or other development disciplines, with 1-3
years of work experience preferably in the Education/Vocational Training sector
● Good communication skills
● Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
● Ability to train facilitators and youths for vocational training programme
● 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.
● Fluency in spoken and written English and spoken Malayalam & Tamil
● Proficient in MS Office tools, and Internet.

Contact

If you’re interested, please send your applications to jobs@questalliance.net Please mention the post “TSA Kerala” in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. We look forward to your application!
Submission Due Date: January 15, 2018

Your application must include a résumé and a cover letter. Highlight your passions, motivations for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to Quest Alliance The Salary range for this position will be on the basis of your experience, motivations and skill sets. Compensation will be discussed in line with board industry standards.

Women’s Work Readiness Program Coordinator

Published 2017-05-03

Quest is seeking a dynamic individual who is passionate about gender and creating employability skills among students in schools as well as formal and non-formal vocational institutions.

Roles and Responsibilities

In order to achieve this impact, Quest foresees the need for a dedicated individual who will work closely with those in the corporate sector and the Government to create a high level network which will serve as the advisory committee to implement the project. The primary responsibilities are to:

  • Work closely with the corporate sector and the Government
  • Manage the project (team members, planning and training)
  • Work with educational institutes and prospective employers

For a full and detailed job description, please click here!

Contact

If you would like to apply for this position, please e-mail your updated CV along with a covering letter to jobs@questalliance.net mentioning the position ‘Program Coordinator – Women Work Readiness Program’ as the subject line of your e-mail. Kindly apply before March 31st, 2018.