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

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.

Hyderabad

Project Coordinator

Published 2019-03-26

We are looking for Project Coordinator to support our work in Karnataka and
Telangana 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.

Karnataka

Business Development Manager

Published 2019-05-21

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can join the fundraising team to grow the list of corporates and foundations that can fund Quest’s Anandshala program.

Anandshala aims to prevent school dropouts and creates joyful spaces in schools so that students stay, engage and learn.

In this role, you will lead efforts to manage relationships with leading CSR practitioners, foundations and HNI’s and build long-term, strategic partnerships

 

Your primary tasks would include:

  • Lead the fundraising for the Anandshala program and achieve the fundraising targets for the same
  • Building secondary and primary research intelligence on companies and foundations that are aligned to education programs.
  • Build and manage key relationships and partnerships with CSR’s, Foundations and HNI’s
  • Meet CSR leaders, Foundations and pitch Quest programs, specifically Anandshala.
  • Lead in proposal writing and maintain proposal submission timelines
  • Lead the proposal pitch development with the program and other teams
  • Attend forums, conferences and events to present, network and share possibilities of collaboration with Quest
  • Work closely with the Leadership team to build a periodic research pool and generate regular leads on potential funders for Anandshala
  • Arrange funder field visits that show a powerful story of Quest programs
  • Track updates from programs that can be shared on wider social media platforms

 

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate and have an understanding about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Diligent in their work and able to work with multiple teams to get things done.
  • 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

 

Skill Sets:

  • Experience in fundraising/ writing proposals for school/education programs will be preferred.
  • Experience in partnership building. Some experience in sales and marketing is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite user.
  • Any experience in event management is a plus
  • Excellent research skills
  • Comfortable at spending more time outside office meeting funders/potential funders

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to : Senior Manager B.D

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 receives the applications.

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

 

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.

Business Development Associate

Published 2019-04-24

In this role, you will get an opportunity to engage with corporations and potential funders of Quest. The role will include outreach and partnership building with corporations, international foundations, educational institutions such as large NGOs, Industrial Training Institutes and government departments involved in setting policies and curriculum for education and vocational skills training. 

In the role of the BD Associate your primary tasks would include:

Building and Maintaining a Funder Research Pool

  • Building secondary and primary research intelligence on companies and foundations that are aligned to QUEST programs
  • Keep track and attend various forums/events, attendees and build a relevant database of potential funders
  • Build a periodic research pool and generate regular leads on potential funders and grant opportunities including RFPs, awards etc.
  • Building intelligence around the work done by different organizations in the education and employability space
  • Manage and update the internal BD site on a regular basis with the research and proposals submitted
  • Build intelligence around identifying different forums where QUEST should be present

Support the Proposal Development Process

  • Lead in proposal writing and maintaining proposal submission timelines
  • Coordinate between the Business Development and Program teams to arrive at proposal pitch

Support the Relationship Management with Funders

  • Coordinate the funder field visits and prepare funder presentations
  • Coordinate volunteer activities with the corporate donors and program teams
  • Track updates from programs that can be shared on wider social media platforms
  • Coordinate with Marcom team for sharing and tracking the donor visibility across social media
  • Fostering relationships with potential funders across corporations and foundations

 

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Diligent in their work and able to work with multiple teams to get things done.
  • 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

 

 

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 Kannada is a big bonus.
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite user
  • Any experience in event management is a plus
  • Excellent research skills

 

Job location: Bangalore

 

Contact

The last date to apply is 07th 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!

Accounts Assistant

Published 2019-04-09

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to provide administrative and clerical support to the FAIT (Finance, Administration and IT) team.

The candidate should be able to verify vouchers for its correctness, process and reconcile a wide variety of accounting documents such as invoices, departmental billings, employee reimbursements, cash receipts, vendor statements.  Assist in preparing statutory accounts. Calculating and checking to make sure payments, amounts and records are correct. Work is performed by applying knowledge of accounting terminology and using spreadsheets and/or automated accounting systems.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review vouchers, invoice, staff reimbursement and bills for accuracy
  • Assist Accounts Officer to process the payments and documents such as invoices, journal vouchers, employee reimbursements, and statements.
  • Assist in recording expenditure related to the concerned project on a day to day basis and passing daily vouchers in the accounting software
  • Retrieves system reports.
  • Disburse advances according to specific instructions.
  • Management of petty cash transactions.
  • Ensuring all payments amounts & records are accurate.
  • Assist in preparation and finalization of quarterly and annual tax returns
  • Maintenance of both electronic and hard copies of financial reports including vouchers, receipts and supporting documents
  • Performs related work as assigned.

 

ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determines content and assembles data in order to prepare monthly reports for review.
  • Reconciles transactions, financial data, and other information to an automated accounting system.

Eligibility

  • Bachelors degree in commerce
  • Minimum two years of professional experience in accounting preferably    in NGO
  • Familiarity on Quick Books accounting software will be an added advantage
  • Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of task
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi.
  • Good computer skills, especially the use of MS-Office application software (MS Word, Excel, Power Point)

Location: Bangalore

Reporting to: Accounts Officer

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!

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!

Training Coordinator – Educator Development

Published 2019-04-03

The Educator Development team is looking for a Training Coordinator to connect with educators, institute heads, and design, deliver and manage workshops.

Educator Development function at Quest Alliance needs constant efforts on promotions, mobilization, follow-ups on emails and calls to bring together over 200 educators, students & Leaders(Principal/Director) of engineering colleges. This is a year-round focus that is aimed at creating a 360-degree engagement (Student, Faculty & Leadership) with nearly 10 engineering colleges across the country.

 Since 2014, over 500 educators have engaged with us in our capacity building approach. In 2023, we aim to empower over 50,000 educators and educators in India. Here is the MasterCoach Impact Film and here is Program Teaser that can help you understand your work. See your team members here.

Responsibilities of Training Coordinator:

Workshop Delivery

  • In 2017-19, we are organizing 10 workshops in 3-4 locations, each workshop is planned for 4-5 days.
    • In your role for 2019-20, you are expected to travel for most workshops i.e you must be willing to travel for approx 6-7 days every month.
    • You will be supported by Quest Facilitators who will travel with you. Ideally, you are someone who will travel independently.
  • You will be a lead facilitator, for the student skill development program a role you will grow into over time and can manage workshop deliveries with one co-facilitator, independently

Facilitate Online Learning

  • You will play an active role in enabling online learning of educators through phone calls and our app/platforms
  • You will organize, schedule and conduct online meetings and masterclasses – one on one and in groups with educators enrolled in our courses.
  • You will contribute to everyday discussions to help our educators learn and make progress in their learning milestones

Support to resolve technical issues

  • You will manage and help resolve technical issues raised by educators relating to the platform. You will work closely with our tech team for this.
  • You will participate in all meetings with technology and program team to help enhance the platform features.

Reporting and monthly updates

  • You will meet the program lead, who will be your reporting manager, with regular status updates and progress reports.
  • You will generate online reports that need to be shared it team members and key stakeholders
  • You will be responsible for updating the case studies, photos and other stories happening in the field and communicating it to the team.

 

Skill Sets:

  • You will have a minimum of 3-5 year of work experience with most of your work related to the training, learning & development, workshop facilitation.
  • You need to understand the skill gap in the employability of young engineering graduates. You must have the curiosity to understand, diagnose the gap.
  • Travel and field work excites you.
  • You can work in a team of highly committed, motivated and passionate team members

 

Note:

  • This role is 80% of the time managing educator, student relationships and course progress – and needs a lot of virtual/online facilitation via emails, discussion forums, phone calls and whats app. You must be excited about talking to educators/students over the phone and help them learn.
  • Understanding the Engineering education ecosystem and different challenges faced by the educators, students & the college will be an added advantage.

Location – Bangalore

No.of positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply is 23rd 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.

Marketing and Communication Manager

Published 2019-04-03

We're looking for a lead the Marketing and Communications team, with a goal of increasing brand visibility through effective communication across offline and digital platforms and brand related media. 

This is a dynamic role at Quest, which would include projects that are based on the context and need for the organisation, programs and leadership.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and implement the organisational strategic plan for marketing and communication. Creating strategies to increase online traffic to the organization’s website and other program microsites
  • Build brand Quest Alliance through Digital and Social Media Marketing as well as PR strategies
  • Engage with national media for brand and funder visibility and work with state teams for building strategy for local media engagement
  • Enable the leadership team to be thought leaders across external platforms, through content development and dissemination
  • Plan and implement strategies to enable visibility and attendance for success of key Quest Alliance events like Quest2Learn
  • Coordinate with freelancers for video production, web design if necessary
  • Develop in depth understanding of the brand and its application to ensure the organisation’s brand reflects across all digital channels and disseminated to various stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the leadership team to define and align the marketing objectives of the organisation with the long-term goals and then devise a strategy to achieve these goals.
  • Ensure resources are utilized appropriately to achieve the desired targets
  • Manage a team comprising of people managing content, digital and social media, visual design and motion graphics to ensure that the overall strategy is executed appropriately.
  • Collect feedback from users, documenting good practices as well as challenges faced by internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure periodical review process across all channels, tracking the conversions and improving the percentages and numbers to ensure plan implementation is on point

 

Communication elements responsible for but not restricted to:

  • Website design direction
  • Content management
  • Newsletters
  • Program communication
  • Social media templates and posts
  • Blog posts
  • Event promotion
  • Brand communication
  • Publications and reports
  • Internal communication

 

Requirements

  • 10-15 years experience in a mid-sized to large organisation working on traditional and digital marketing, social media marketing and communications
  • Experienced in managing a multi-disciplinary team of 3-5 people
  • Deep understanding of visual design and print production
  • Understanding of advertising across digital and social media including SEO, SEM, Adwords.
  • Experience in Advocacy-based communication will be a plus
  • Experience of planning for and handling substantial marketing and advertising budgets
  • Knowledge and experience of monitoring and measuring ROI for digital and social media marketing initiatives
  • Ability to execute projects through different agencies/consultants like Digital, PR, Creative to deploy the marketing strategy
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Appreciation and understanding of Brand Identity Design and Communication Design.
  • Exposure to and understanding of latest global best-practices in digital marketing and social media
  • Ability to work as an individual contributor and and as team lead with clear vision of the organisation’s strategic focus

Location: Bangalore

Reporting to : CEO

No.of. positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply is 15th 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 applications.

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

Program Associate – Outreach & Mobilization

Published 2019-04-03

We are looking for a Program Associate for the Educator Development program to help with promotions, mobilization, follow-ups on emails and calls to bring together over 200 educators, students & leaders (Principals/Directors) of engineering colleges.

Since 2014, over 500 educators have engaged with us in our capacity building approach. In 2023, we aim to empower over 50,000 educators and educators in India. Here is the MasterCoach Impact Film and here is Program Teaser that can help you understand your work. See your team members here.

This is a year-round focus that is aimed at creating a 360 degree engagement (Student, Faculty & Leadership) with nearly 10 engineering colleges across the country.

This role needs you to spend a lot of time connecting with engineering students & educators, institute heads over phone calls and emails. You will have clear targets for the year to create new stakeholder pipeline and alumni engagement.

Responsibilities of Mobilization and Outreach Associate

Outreach & promotions

  • In 2017-18, we partnered with 7 engineering college and worked with nearly 300 professors through our programs. You will work with 200 professors, 200 students and nearly 25 institute leaders (Principals/Directors/Deans) in 2019-2020 and will be required to reach them on emails and follow-ups on calls
  • You are required to travel upto 5-7 days in a month to different locations for networking, meeting institute heads and educator orientation
  • You will work closely with our communications team to plan and utilise materials needed in the process of outreach.

Mobilization & enrollment of educators

  • Coordination and several follow-ups are needed while confirming educators for different opportunities throughout the year. A significant amount of your time will go into speaking to educators over emails and phone calls, including sending them reminders
  • You might be required to work with institute heads during mobilization stages to confirm and seek approvals for the educator registration process
  • You will help the function to meet its outreach goals for the year and ensure smooth onboarding of educators for programs, alumni meetings and other events.
  • You will closely work with the operations team to ensure smooth coordination for workshops, events and meetings.

Alumni engagement

  • You will actively lead all efforts on bringing our alumnus together throughout the year for group discussions and meetings
  • You will participate in any field work, and occasionally workshops, that are held across locations in India in an effort to understand our educator ecosystem.

Support event management and community gatherings

  • You will closely work with different team members to put together batches and workshops to support program priorities. These may be events, get-togethers or online/virtual meetings

Coordination

  • Coordinating information and flow of communication between Quest Team, partner organizations and participants
  • You will also be coordinating any activity like printing requirements for workshops, reimbursements post workshops between a participant and Quest Finance team
  • You will work closely with existing program coordinators leading MasterCoach team meetings, monthly Quest Alliance update meetings and on all other fronts, offering a seamless experience for all internal and external stakeholder
  • You will work closely with our operations lead to booking venue, rooms and travel for participants for the graduation ceremony of cohorts, as and when applicable.

Managing stakeholder relationships with our partner institutions

  • You will frequently visit our partner colleges to meet management, coordinate schedules and meeting.
  • You will work towards building and strengthening relationships with our partners through regular communication, sharing reports and updates

 

You must believe in:

  • Educators are key enablers and catalysts for creating empowering learning experiences for young people
  • You must have an appetite for working with a fast-paced yet detail focused environment, filled with passionate young leaders
  • You are excited about travelling for 5-7 days a month to meet educators and institute heads in various geographical locations in India
  • You are a self-learner and believe in technology as an enabler for learning.
  • You are committed to building gender equity and inclusion in your work.
  • If you have ever done an online course or use digital tools to learn, it’s a bonus. But don’t worry if you don’t.

 

Note: Understanding the Engineering education ecosystem and different challenges faced by the educators, students & the college will be an added advantage.

Location: Bangalore

No.of. positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply is 23rd 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 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 and
Telangana 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.

Program Coordinator – Leadership Development

Published 2019-02-28

ChangeLeaders Academy is looking for a young, enthusiastic person with strong skills in managing and operationalising processes and helping in the roll out of the program.

The ChangeLeaders Academy focuses on designing and delivering leadership
development program and innovation development programs for different stakeholders in Quest programs. It’s key stakeholders include:
● Emerging leaders within Quest and it’s civil society partner organisations
● Principals from Industrial Training Institutes
● Cluster Coordinators from district education system
● Innovators in the civil society organisations

At the core of the ChangeLeaders Academy are two strands:
● Leadership development- the idea of developing leaders as change agents who
have a vision for self, organisation and the larger education and employability
sector. This will be offered through two programs –
○ Emerging Leaders program for civil society practitioners
○ Leadership for ITI principals
● Triggering innovation – building a human centered design thinking mindset
among practitioners from civil society organizations to solve problems, identify
solutions and build prototypes. This will be offered through the Learnership
program.

Roles and responsibilities
Program Design and Delivery
● You will support the team in the course content development by doing primary
and secondary research like interviews, surveys, literature review etc.
● You will contribute to the content development process by working with the
design team and engaging in content writing and editing
● In consultation with the other teams you will define the capacity building schedule for different programs and ensure timelines are met. This will include following up with program teams to ensure they are providing timely support to the program participants.
● You will be responsible for the preparation and planning required to implement
the capacity building workshops – venue, reading material, facilitator availability,
logistics etc
● Documentation is an important part of the role. As the processes and capacity
building workshops roll out you will document the processes and prepare
workshop reports and maintain a content repository to ensure all the material is
easily accessible.
● Identifying possible collaborators for the programs and establishing partnerships to enhance the offerings within the programs.

Branding and communication
● Since this is a new initiative, the branding and external communication need to
be developed. You will work with the marketing and communication team to
develop the promotion material for the program
● You will create content for the social media coverage related to the programs.

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
● You will engage with the program participants to collect feedback from time to
time to generate insights on the overall experience and identify areas which can
be improved in delivery
● The team has done an initial market analysis to map other similar leadership
programs in sector and identify the niche for the ChangeLeaders Academy. You
will contribute to the research further by continuously identifying similar offerings
in the sector.

A monitoring and evaluation plan for the program is being developed. You will
work towards implementing the plan and ensure that the data is coming in
regularly for analysis.

Location: Bangalore
No.of positions: 1
Reporting to: Associate Director- Change Leaders Academy

We are looking for people who:
● Are excited about working with people in different teams and can bring different
people together
● Are someone who can break big ideas into step by step details and implement
them effectively
● Enjoy writing, research and have a knack to connect with people to understand
where they are coming from
● Want to understand the concept of leadership and learning experience design
better
● Can travel 1 week to 10 days in a month

Skill Sets:
● Have facilitated workshops in the past
● 2-3 years of work experience in the area of learning and
development/research/program planning and management
● Strong communication skills in English and Hindi both written and verbal.
● Expert Microsoft Office Suite user

Contact

The last date to apply March 25th, 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 and youth are encouraged to apply!
Due to the enormity of applications received, Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. We look forward to your application!

People (HR) Coordinator

Published 2019-02-18

We are looking for a People Coordinator to be part of the People & Operations team to lead the recruitment and learning & development processes for employees.

Our People and Operations team holds all the HR processes and systems, and supports with finding a suitable candidate and supporting them in the
life cycle.

Responsibilities
1. Lead the recruitment process for staff
● Drafting the JDs
● Advertising positions in relevant networks, job sites and word of mouth
● Maintaining the recruitment dashboard
● Shortlisting CVs
● Arranging interviews for the candidates
● Establishing links with other agencies and organisations for talent identification
● Maintaining database of prospective candidates to hire
● Working with the hiring manager and supporting them in carrying out the
recruitment process end to end
● Leading the reference check process and contract negotiation process
● Communication with the prospective candidate on offer and on-boarding

● Coordinating with other teams on on-boarding the candidates
● Supporting the supervisors in the development of consultant contracts
2. Overseeing HR documents filing
● Ensuring the Contracts are filed and the employees database is up to date
● Maintaining the staff addition and deletion list and database
● Ensuring all information related to People to aid finance and admin processes
are shared with the focal point
3. Leading Induction and Exit formalities for Staff
● Follow up with supervisors and team leads to ensure each staff are inducted
● Leading online induction and ensuring all the employees receive the induction kit
● Orientation and identification of right buddies for the employees
● Working with the operations lead and contributing to the development of the
induction package for the employees
● Coordinating with the concerned staff to ensure smooth exit for staff
● Serve as a first point of contact for alumni
● Maintaining the staff alumni network
4. Coordination of learning and development activities
● Ensuring PDP process is completed for all staff and their review and feedback
happens on time
● Ensuring training calendar is in place
● Coordination with leadership team on the learning and development activities
● ensuring orientation on policies and procedures happens periodically
● Organising group training activities based on the needs identified
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 agencies, Institutions and is a great communicator
● Experience in managing hiring in short notice across regions and geographies

Skills Required
1. Experience in conducting recruitment drives and sourcing candidates through
different channels across geographies
2. Deep and practical experience in managing HRMS
3. Experience in conducting and managing employees learning and development
activities
4. In depth knowledge of current trends in hiring

Location: Bangalore
Reporting to: Associate Director – Operations

Salary: Depending on skills and experience
No.of. positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply March 12th 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 and youth are encouraged to apply!
Due to the enormity of applications received, Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. We look forward to your application!

Data Analyst

Published 2019-02-18

We are looking for a Data Analyst to be part of the People & Operations team which looks at organisation, performance, people, processes and systems.

As part of the organisation performance tracking, the People and Operations team track impact the program has made and also the enablers of it.

The Data analyst will play the important role to connect all the data and communicate the story. Success in this new position will require a combination of data visualization, data analysis skills and knowledge of developing and encasing systems for capturing data.

Responsibilities
● Visualising the data requirements, Designing/ building/ enhancing the systems
and process to capture data.
● Analyse the quantitative and qualitative data, including cleaning the data and
conducting descriptive statistical analysis.
● Analysing the data collected and sharing it for performance enhancement/
program design or for sector building.
● Build the capacity of program teams in the tools developed, analysing the data
for program enhancement and lead the sharing of the impact process.
● In consultation with leads from the various units set the standard of data capture required within the organisation and analyse the data. Provide feedback and analysis on the data that is collected.
● Establish a system to know the status of the Quest Impact as an ecosystem
builder
● Gain in-depth understanding of existing data (secondary and within Quest
Alliance). Determine set of priority outcomes and endpoints needed to fill gap.

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
playing with different data sets
● Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions

Skill Sets:
● Fully conversant in relevant software and statistical packages (Stata,R,Pandas,
SPSS, Epi-info) for both qualitative and quantitative data input and analysis
● High degree of digital literacy with strong competencies in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive Suite
● Ability to integrate and clean data from multiple sources- primary, secondary, and multiple media- mobile apps, IVRS, surveys, Google Sheets, etc.
● Proven expertise in Strong data visualization and analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative)
● Previous experience with Learning Management Systems
● Fluent written and spoken English and Hindi
● Proven experience in writing compiling reports grounded on data
● Willingness to travel to field locations, as per need
● An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings
● Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences or related field

Nice to have:
● Ability to write code to integrate APIs of different technologies

Location: Bangalore
Reporting to: Associate Director – Operations

Salary: Depending on skills and experience
No.of. positions: 1

 

Contact

The last date to apply March 12th 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. Interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.
No C.Vs will be entertained. Women and youth are encouraged to apply!
Due to the enormity of applications received, Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. We look forward to your application!

Web Developer

Published 2019-02-10

We are looking for a Web Developer for developing cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions.

Responsibilities:
1. Maintenance of Quest’s Learning platform front-end and back-end.
2. Development of additional features on Quest’s Learning platform.
3. Research on latest trends in learning platforms.

Skills Required:
1. Deep & practical experience in handling PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3,
Javascript, jQuery and modern web design principles.
2. 4 -5 years of experience in writing code in PHP and MySQL.
3. Experience in developing responsive web solutions.
4. Experience in managing a full stack development.
5. Creative design skills would be an advantage.
6. Responsible for meeting expectations and deliverable on time and in high
quality.
7. In depth knowledge of current coding techniques and best practices
8. Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills

Good to have:
1. Proficiency in API Integrations

2. Knowledge on Java and APK development

Location: Bangalore
Reporting to : Technology Specialist

Salary: Depending on skills and experience
No.of. positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply March 7th 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 and youth 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

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

Placement Officer

Published 2019-04-26

The Placement Associate will be part of Quest Alliance’s youth employability program - MyQuest, and will be responsible to be the bridge between young people and employment opportunities, he/she will play a 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 VTI & ITI’s in the region.

Responsibilities:

(1) Providing Placement support to Industrial Training Institutes and Vocational Training Institutes:

Building a robust database of employers by networking with employers, industry bodies to make it available to program implementation partners.

Ensuring support to program implementation partner to organise Industry engagement activities effectively and monitoring the same.

Building capacity of Placement officers of program implementation partners to plan and organise placement related activities at their institutes.

(2) Anchoring and executing Placements strategies & plans in the region.

Making annual plan and calendar of placement activities in the region by collaborating with regional team.

Planning and Conducting Employer engagement events.

Anchor Placement officers engagement through regular calls and review meetings.

Building active working relationship with representatives of companies, Industry bodies and Placement officers.

(3) Coordinate & facilitate capacity building of placement officers for ITI’s & VTI’s.

Planning and organising trainings for Placement officers

Orientation on placement systems and best practices.

Conducting demos 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 native language, 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: Chennai

No. of Positions: 1

Salary & Benefits  : Remuneration : 30k – 35k per month.

Contact

The last date to apply is 15th 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.

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.