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Bihar

Training Manager

Published 2022-05-13

Quest Alliance is looking for a Training Manager who will facilitate and lead the training for Bihar.

Location: Samastipur, Bihar

 

About Quest Alliance: 

 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators


We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

 

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the role

The position will facilitate and lead the training for Bihar. They will ensure the content is adopted to suit the local context. They will hold the Training calendar,  budget for the  training program. They will ensure all the deliverables are met in a timely manner with. They will work closely with the impact team to contextualize  the monitoring and evaluation framework to track the progress and impact of the training. They will use blended design in their approach. They will also develop the feedback tools to check the pulse of the educators/ leaders and will collate feedback and share with the content team. They will work very closely with the central school team on learning experience, impact  team and the program implementation team. They will represent the organization with the government and other stakeholders at the state/ district/ national level. 

 

Capacity building  and strategy

  • Build a big picture capacity building strategy for different stakeholders of the program. Bring in experiences from the ecosystem around innovative approaches to capacity building. This can include a mix of experiential workshops, virtual engagement, curating a resource library etc. 
  • Holding the training calendar for Bihar
  • Build the capacity of  the program officers for effective delivery of the training program and make them understand the content/ curriculum and effective use of technology 
  • Contribute to the review process, annual work plan, annual budget, program design and new project proposal from a capacity building perspective.
  • Lead the training of all the stakeholders through Virtual and physical medium
  • Customize the training program as per context and training requirements.
  • Participate in state level training programs, workshops, meetings and work with the state body to ensure that it’s integrated into a larger plan.
  • Work with the  master trainer group at district level and hand hold them for knowledge transfer. 
  • Facilitate workshop at district and state level for Government and Civil Society Engagement . 
  • Lead the capacity building of CSO partners aligned to the QUEST vision for School program. 
  • Contribute in the development and review of content for virtual engagement and IVRS messages 
  • Be comfortable with technology for learning and be the focal point for all technology related interventions, enquiry, clarification with the central and field team 
  • Define the approach to capacity building for the Bihar schools program 
  • Rooting the design in the QA philosophy and self learning and program objectives

 

Execution of capacity building design

  • Developing the capacity calendar in consultation with the state teams. Having a 6 monthly plan in advance and communicating it to all relevant stakeholders 
  • Executing the capacity building calendar which includes:
  • Workshop design and curating learning material, preparing participant kits 
  • Training the master trainers to deliver the workshops and provide support where needed 
  • Designing virtual engagements to ensure continuity in the capacity building experience – webinars, whatsapp engagement.
  • School observation visits to give on-site support and feedback to facilitators 
  • Delivering on the master trainer strategy for the key states – 

 

Program Strategy and Design

  • Contribute to the overall program design and strategy based on the feedback from participants during the capacity building activities
  • Bring field insights into the capacity building design and review 

 

Supporting School Implementation 

  • Provide technical input to internal team on instructional design, session plan delivery
  • Design the agenda and flow for school based events – career days, hackathons parent teacher meets, teacher orientations 

 

Relationship Building and Management

  • Support the government engagement and relationship building process by integrating Bihar School team strategy into the education systems
  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at Institution,  state, and national level with Nonprofits, academic institutions and with thought leaders 
  • Develop and ensure ongoing management of partnerships with subject matter experts or think tanks and third parties 
  • Be part of Sector facing Working Group and other relevant networks 

 

Reporting

  • Document different stakeholder engagement and capacity building workshop report
  • Capture and document insights from the field and  incorporate them in the training plan and design.
  • Compile the insights from the field and also check what is working and what is not working in the model. Look at training feedback data to incorporate into the next plan.
  • Support impact team in fine-tuning the monitoring tool based and capturing relevant data for training feedback process.
  • Ensure Documentation of the capacity building experience – workshop reports, participant feedback
  • Capture, document and prepare feedback reports from the training program.
  • Work together with M&E or data  focal point to track training  Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Ensure all the relevant data for related to capacity building is available on time 
  • Submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time. Ensure all the relevant data for the project is available well in time

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5+ years of work experience, in implementing blended learning content for school related projects
  • Prior experience in training development and implementation
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with partner NGOs
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in Hindi and English (preferred)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

 

 

Contact

To Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

 

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Gujarat

Data and Tech Associate – MyQuest

Published 2022-05-24

Quest Alliance is looking for a Data and Tech Associate at our Ahmedabad and Delhi office. 

Location: Ahmedabad & Delhi

About Quest Alliance​:

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators.

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment. We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.  

About the Program:

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 21​st century. Our curriculum includes media elements like games, videos, audio, and visuals as well as the use of dictionaries for vernacular translations.

Responsibilities: 

Data Management

  • Providing support & working closely with regional team to ensure error-free data on the admin panel
  • Working closely with the M&E team and support to ensure accurate data presentation on dashboards
  • Building partner’s capacity on data input tools and admin panels.
  • Orienting and supporting internal team members such as regional program team members, Interns on data SoP.
  • Supporting regional and project teams to collate required data for reporting.

Tech Support

  • Troubleshooting Technical issues related to QUESTApp, hardware, and networking at the partner site.
  • Working closely with internal and external parties along with the team to build capacity on QUESTApp features and management.
  • Support in procuring, assembling, and furbishing learn pi (Raspberry pi) devices for deployment.
  • Extending support to QA team members to set up IT labs at project sites
  • Support the team in guiding NGO partners on troubleshooting Tech related issues

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in data science or computer science.
  • Proficiency in handling worksheets and databases.
  • Proficiency in managing applications front and backend admin panels.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting Software, hardware, and network issues.
  • Experience in data visualization and relevant skills will be added value.
  • Good communication skills in English and one regional language.
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about data management and visualization, and a problem solver.
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel 7-10 days in a month 

Skill Sets:

  • Application Management.
  • Hardware & Networking Skills.
  • Data Management Skill.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Documentation / Reporting.

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Data and Tech Associate – MyQuest

Published 2022-05-19

Quest Alliance is looking for a Data and Tech Associate at our Ahmedabad office.

Location: Ahmedabad

About Quest Alliance​:

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators.

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment. We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.  

About the Program:

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 21​st century. Our curriculum includes media elements like games, videos, audio, and visuals as well as the use of dictionaries for vernacular translations.

Responsibilities: 

Data Management

  • Providing support & working closely with regional team to ensure error-free data on the admin panel
  • Working closely with the M&E team and support to ensure accurate data presentation on dashboards
  • Building partner’s capacity on data input tools and admin panels.
  • Orienting and supporting internal team members such as regional program team members, Interns on data SoP.
  • Supporting regional and project teams to collate required data for reporting.

Tech Support

  • Troubleshooting Technical issues related to QUESTApp, hardware, and networking at the partner site.
  • Working closely with internal and external parties along with the team to build capacity on QUESTApp features and management.
  • Support in procuring, assembling, and furbishing learn pi (Raspberry pi) devices for deployment.
  • Extending support to QA team members to set up IT labs at project sites
  • Support the team in guiding NGO partners on troubleshooting Tech related issues

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in data science or computer science.
  • Proficiency in handling worksheets and databases.
  • Proficiency in managing applications front and backend admin panels.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting Software, hardware, and network issues.
  • Experience in data visualization and relevant skills will be added value.
  • Good communication skills in English and one regional language.
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about data management and visualization, and a problem solver.
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel 7-10 days in a month 

Skill Sets:

  • Application Management.
  • Hardware & Networking Skills.
  • Data Management Skill.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Documentation / Reporting.

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

Jharkhand

Education Specialist

Published 2022-05-13

Quest Alliance is looking for an Education Specialist who will be part of the state team with a mission to build a State Led Model in the state of Jharkhand.

Location: Jharkhand

 

About Quest Alliance: 

 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators


We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

 

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the Program

The main objective of this program is to make the School a Joyful learning space for building 21st century skills of students to become self-learners. As well as focus is towards whole child development of adolescents.

 

In partnership with BEPC (Bihar Education Project council) Quest is running Anandshala program across 996 Govt schools of Samastipur District. In April 2018, the program expanded to Deoghar, Jharkhand as part of Dasra Education Collaborative and the programme is being implemented with the support of two local partner NGOs having Quest playing the role of technical support and funding. 

 

From 2022 Anandshala is expanding its operations in Jharkhand across 24 districts The programme is intervene in both selected residential and nonresidential schools. Anandshala would be supporting implementation of the Socio Emotional Learning curriculum in the residential schools by providing ongoing support to school teachers, principals and through parent engagement. 

The Education Specialist will be part of the state team with a mission to build a State Led Model in the state of Jharkhand by leading the areas of technical assistance to the state, knowledge management and strategic representation and partnership with the Govt. The Education Specialist will be supporting the communication, capacity building under both Anandshala and Sampoorna program across 24 districts of Jharkhand.

The role will also lead efforts to look after donor reporting, content delivery in school and ensure the implementation of curriculum plans for the year. The role has scope to look into the monitoring & evaluation aspect of the program and will be closely supporting the M&E associate. We are looking for an experienced person who has prior experience of having worked in state led scale up models while having a perspective on the content thematic & Monitoring and evaluation. The role of the Education Specialist will be leading the overall content development, review and the capacity building strategy for different stakeholders in collaboration with the training team and central schools team on learning experience. 

Role Description

Programme Strategy and Implementation

  • Support State lead to develop programme plans in line with the State and Programme strategies, National Education policy and Jharkhand State priorities. 
  • Support to develop quarterly and monthly component wise plans for the teams
  • Orientate the team to larger plan and quarterly/ monthly plan
  • Support programme teams to develop micro plans for execution
  • Support programme teams to ensure implementation of plans based on the stakeholder realities 
  • Be open to understand the challenges of the field teams, rework and redesign the implement plan
  • Enhance understanding and capacity of internal teams for stakeholder engagement and programme execution
  • Support State lead to facilitate learning and reflection amongst team members
  • Seeking stakeholder feedback and reflections,  make field visits and provide support to programme teams on site for programme execution. 
  • Capture and document insights from the field and  incorporate them in program review. 
  • Compile the insights from the field to check what is working and what is not working in the design, inform the design of the programme to integrate the learnings and reflections.

 

Government, Donor and Partner engagement

  • Plan and prepare for donor meeting and calls in collaboration with State lead
  • Participate in internal and external working groups with partners to foster collaboration and larger impact in the State
  • Represent the organizations point of view and navigate through key interdependencies with partner organizations 
  • Will be responsible for all the donor communication and reporting and will be closely working with the Grant team for timely donor report compiling and sharing
  • Share key reflections and learnings from stakeholders and team with partners and donors
  • Work closely with the JEPC & DET Officials at state and be part of all the review meetings. 
  • Participate and contribute in all meetings and workshops, working groups and task force created by the State.

 

Content Development & Capacity Building 

  • Plan and execute the training and capacity building for the internal team and stakeholders for Jharkhand.
  • Work closely with the content & development manager on designing the flow and content for sessions to be conducted both for schools and youth clubs.
  • Developing a strategy for building a pool of master trainers both in the state education department as well as at community level who will take the program approach forward. Facilitate their capacity building process.
  • Design flow for offline events or virtual events – Kishori mela  career days, Adolescent health day
  • Build the processes of collecting feedback and use data to understand content and capacity need

Programme Monitoring – Evaluation and Communication 

  • Streamline the communication process for Jharkhand with communication officers and will play a key role for establishing better coordination among different nodes internally. 
  • Ensure timely execution of communication related collaterals like case studies, videos and documentation with support of District eam and Communications Officers
  • Update reporting platforms for the programmes in collaboration with State lead.
  • Compiling  Annual reports for Jharkhand
  • Finalizing the monthly and Quarterly government reports & Newsletters in coordination with the communications team.
  • Support in organizing programme reflection and review  meetings with support of the MnE team. 

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of work experience, in large scale programme design  & implementation
  • Hands-on experience with working  on Adolescents issues 
  • Prior experience in content development and implementation
  • Prior experience of having worked in state led scale up models 
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Deep understanding of the National Education Policy and State Curriculum Framework
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi (preferred)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to reflect and learn, enhance capacity of teams, and manage relationships with Government , Media &  partner NGOs
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

 

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Karnataka

Advocacy Coordinator

Published 2022-05-19

Quest Alliance is looking for an Advocacy Coordinator at our Bangalore office who can contribute and lead execution of Quest’s advocacy strategy for the organisation.

Location: Bangalore, India

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators


We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business. 

ABOUT THE ROLE: 

As we look at shaping a 21st century networked organization, we are looking for an Advocacy Coordinator who can contribute and lead execution of Quest’s  advocacy strategy for the organisation.

In this role, you will contribute towards all aspects of  advocacy  including 

Coordinating the Quest2learn (Q2L) strategy and execution:

Quest2Learn brings together different stakeholder voices and sector practitioners from across the world to share best practices and insights, engage in dialogue, analyze new trends in learning, validate approaches, and build on new ideas around the education-skills divide, and the future of work and learning. in this role you will

  • Coordinate the webinars and physical events by bringing practitioners together
  • Develop the concept note and agenda design in partnership with various teams 
  • Anchor the newsletter & contribute to the blog to share with the sector 
  • Organising multi stakeholder meetings by  fostering a community of practitioners across the school to work spectrum to build key skills and mindsets to create long-lasting change.
  • To promote Q2L internally and have QA members see it as a source of information, data and dialogue and creating visual artefacts 
  • Organise regular roundtable convening key thought leaders in the space to gather and curate diverse perspectives.
  • Hosting an annual event to recognize and celebrate innovative initiatives and curate them on the Q2L platform. 

Strategic Advocacy Support :

  • Coordinate the organisation wide Advocacy working group to develop the point of view on various issues like gender, 21st century skills and system change.
  • Work closely with the teams to develop concept notes and advocacy plans for the state in partnership with CSOs, governments and funders
  • Developing policy and advocacy strategy that take into account external trends and in-depth understanding of needs and issues impacting young people on employment and education
  • Represent Quest alliance  internally and externally as required including coalitions, task forces, panels, committees, etc. 
  • Develop presentations and synthesis of external reports to help the leadership communicate key organisational perspectives and positions
  • Develop and maximize strong and effective relationships with key decision makers such as government, UN agencies and other influencer  so that Quest Alliance is  looked to for policy and program direction  
  • Develop effective strategic relationships with other organizations working in aligned areas to maximize impact of Quest Alliance’s policy positions  Communicate priorities and promote buy-in of advocacy campaigns among NGOs,  institutions and allies
  • Delivering campaigns through partnerships and consultations to achieve the objectives for each issue selected.
  • Ideate and strategise on research initiatives to inform the advocacy strategy and influence the change 
  • Writing, publishing and disseminating advocacy briefs

Funding Liaison 

  • Preparing and marketing proposals for fundraising projects related to advocacy and research
  • Overseeing the fulfillment of donor-funded advocacy projects; 

We are looking for an individual who has

Demonstrated Excellence in Policy Advocacy & Research – Proven in-depth understanding of national and state policies and programs and budget process; Experience of managing and coordinating research projects ; proven success with managing high-impact advocacy campaigns; demonstrated ability to prioritize and evaluate issues worthy of focus  

Experience with working in and coordinating, coalitions – Existing and positive relationships with decision makers, nonprofit leaders ; proven expertise in the areas of youth, education, employment

Strategic Vision and Agility – Ability to think strategically and act tactfully, anticipate future consequences and trends, incorporate them into the unit’s plan, and manage change processes to achieve results. 

Project Management – Ability to prioritize effectively to achieve maximum impact; experience managing complex and changing projects; ability to anticipate future consequences and trends; capacity to incorporate changes into advocacy  plan and ensure effective delivery of outcomes  

Effective Partnerships – Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders; ability to develop effective partnerships; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team  

Communication Ability – Excellent writing, analytical, research and speaking skills; experience facilitating meetings and workshops; experience in messaging and framing advocacy efforts; demonstrated media skills and experience preferred 

Outcome and Results Orientation – Demonstrated ability to manage to an outcomes-based approach; proven experience of monitoring and evaluating policy and advocacy activities, managing to outcomes, 

Operational Management & Capacity Building – Ability to effectively build organizational and staff capacity including the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly and achieves outcomes; understanding of management and processes within nonprofit organizations; experience and demonstrated success in setting effective goals, objectives, and outcomes; experience in managing budgets; excellent MS Office skills (including Word, Publisher, Access, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of database management

Action-Oriented – Enjoyment of working hard and looking for challenges; ability to strategize, act and respond as necessary, even if limited information is available; ability to balance strategy and tactics to achieve effective outcomes; high degree of independence, flexibility, initiative, commitment and ability to work as part of a team.  

Relevant Educational Background – Graduate degree in Policy, Public Administration, Law, Social Work, or related field preferred

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Learning Experience Specialist, Schools Program

Published 2022-05-19

Quest Alliance is looking for a Learning Experience at our Bangalore office who can anchor the depth strategy for the schools program.

Location: Bangalore

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business. 

Quest is a believer in self learning which guides all its work and learning experience design. 

About the program 

As part of the schools program there are two implementation strategies: scale and depth. Scale entails a teacher led approach where the main focus is on capacity building of the teachers via the MasterCoach modules and then handholding them to complete the MasterCoach program and implement the learning in the school. They key strands of the scale approach are:

  • Implementation of the Mastercoach modules for teacher professional development 
  • Teacher recognition 
  • Developing a community of practice of teachers for self initiated learning and innovations

The depth approach is the facilitator led approach where the focus is on school transformation and engaging with different stakeholders simultaneously: learners, teachers, headmasters and parents. The key strands of the depth approach are:

  • School visioning and planning to integrate the program strands into school processes 
  • Setting up STEM clubs for student led learning 
  • Parent engagement 

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Learning Experience Specialist who can anchor the depth strategy for the schools program. This will entail the following:

  • Conceptualisation of the model school approach and its documentation 
  • Developing any required curriculum and learning tools 
  • Capacity building design and delivery of Quest and partner team and school stakeholders 
  • Handholding of Quest and partner teams to implement the depth strategy in schools 

The role will also be to support the development of the concept and design of the teacher recognition process along the lines demonstrated in the Anandshala program. You will also support the development of the teacher CoP as a continuation of the MasterCoach journey. 

You will also be part of the core program strategy group and work closely across the states and thematic teams to deliver on your role and contribute to program design, strategy and implementation.

Role Description

Learning Experience Design

The program is looking to work with about 200 schools spread across 9 states to integrate program elements into the school processes. These are being called the model schools. These are spaces to do a deeper intervention as well as innovate and learn from to develop relevant scale strategies for the program.

You will be responsible for:

Model school conceptualisation and approach

  • Work closely with the ed-tech team to design the approach and learning resources for STEM Club 
  • Anchor the development of the school visioning, planning and review processes and necessary tools and resources needed for it
  • Anchor the conceptualisation of the parent engagement approach based on the resources already available in the program 
  • Ensure that the existing curriculum – digital student facing content, career game are getting integrated into the approach 

Capacity Building for model school approach

  • Design the capacity building plan for the different stakeholders – Quest team, partner team, teachers and headmasters  
  • Hold the yearly calendar and deliver on the trainings with support from consultants and state teams 
  • Identify and manage consultants for capacity building as and when required 
  • Anchor the content task force engagement plan and operationalisation for model schools

Monitoring and review 

  • Support the monitoring tool development for the model school approach 
  • Review data dashboards for the model schools data and share reflections and insights with the team which can contribute to partner reviews
    • Give insights from the lens of contextualisation of learning experience 

Content review and feedback

  • Make regular school visits, interact with teachers, students and facilitators to collect feedback on the approach
  • Make classroom observations to observe the implementation on the ground
  • Identify areas of innovation and further improvisation 

As part of the depth – model school approach – you will have to work very closely with the ed-tech team and the state teams. Regular communication and being part of state reviews and coordination spaces will be an important part of your role. 

If new projects come in which have a component of direct implementation then supporting the strategy and implementation of same would also be expected from this role. 

Team Building and Development

You will be working with a team of content and training associates/officers. Some of these will report directly to you while some will be based in state teams. You will have to anchor the team and invest in their growth and development. 

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Ensuring each of your direct team members have a professional and personal development goal and plan to execute it 
  • Ensuring that your dotted line reportees have integrated the model school approach into their professional development goals
  • Ensuring cross learning across all the state teams 
  • Identifying opportunities for learning and growth for the team members 

Supporting school implementation 

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

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 8 to 10 years of work experience, in implementing school transformation approaches in the government school context 
  • Hands-on experience with working on gender, coding/ computational  skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience in content development and implementation and teacher capacity building 
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Relevant education qualifications for handling pedagogy, STEM, gender and life skills content
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in english 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with partner NGOs
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Contact

To Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

 

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

 

Learning and Development Associate

Published 2022-05-04

Quest Alliance is looking for a Learning and Development Associate at our Bangalore office for support and coordination of our learning and development initiatives. 

Location: Bangalore, India

 

About Quest Alliance: 

 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators


We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

 

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Coordination of calendar, meetings and workshop logistics for Learning and development initiatives
  • Follow up on Goal setting and courses & analytics for the entire organization
  • Learning days – Scheduling and consolidating feedback
  • Support with preferred course reimbursement
  • Support with publishing new courses on LMS
  • Coordinate induction, facilitate sessions, and manage the entire sessions from scheduling to feedback
  • Support with people team led engagement activities
  • Maintain L&D dashboard 

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Related discipline with minimum of 1+ years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Some exposure or work experience on Learning & Development is preferred
  • Basic facilitation skills is desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

 

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Data & Analytics Associate

Published 2022-04-29

Quest Alliance is looking for a Data & Analytics Associate at Bangalore, Karnataka.

Location: Bangalore, India

 

About Quest Alliance: 

 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators


We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

 

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

Roles & Responsibilities:

 

Data Analytics

  • Understand HR data and performance measures and drive end to end ownership of HR related analytics
  • Responsible for Org level Dashboard & Reporting with regard to People related data
  • Partner with teams to identify and produce People reports & dashboards for communicating analytics and insights
  • Proactively lookout for relevant data from varied sources, use analytical tools and techniques to build and derive insights for Individuals & Teams
  • Analyze the relevant data to obtain insights, communicate how these insights impact the organization and create case for interventions
  • Responsible for data integrity and quality assurance of all data
  • Conducts regular checks of the data to ensure accuracy and communicate changes as required
  • Assist in the implementation of the People Team’s analytics efforts and processes to ensure analytics approach is aligned with the current need

HRMS

  • Responsible for day to day support of the HRMS (Zoho) platform 
  • First point of contact for Employee’s queries on the platform and providing timely resolution
  • Create, maintain and support Employee Self Service interface with the Zoho Platform
  • Test new functionality on the platform and implement the same one need basis
  • Facilitate data transfers and maintain interfaces between HRMS and other systems and processes
  • Ensure integrity and confidentiality of all employee information
  • Support end users on new processes/functionality of the Zoho Platform
  • Update, analyze and maintain accurate data for all employees
  • Explore new ways of improving workflow and efficiency of modules

 

Support the team on need basis as and when required 

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Related discipline with minimum of 1+ years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Hands on experience on working with large data sets, creating reports and dashboards
  • Some exposure or work experience on HRMS is preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Women and Work Specialist, Youth Programs

Published 2022-04-29

Quest Alliance is looking for a Women and Work Specialist in our Youth Programs to oversee and ensure the gender inclusion component.

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators. We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment. We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the Program:

Youth Program’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 21​st century.

 

About the Role:

The Women and Work Specialist is responsible for integrating the gender pedagogy into learning resources, training models, strategies to engage with families, institutes, industry and partners to promote gender equity across the programs implemented within the context and scope of the overall Youth Program’s Initiatives.  The specialist shall be responsible for Gender inclusion especially increased women participation in the youth skill development programs implemented by Quest Alliance. The Specialist primary responsibility is overseeing and ensuring the gender inclusion component in consultation with Associate Director – Youth Programs as well as cross functional leads and key staff members of Quest Alliance.  The elements of successful gender inclusion include; increased women participation in non-traditional trades of Industrial Training Institutes, Vocation Training Institutes, improved percentage of course completion, employability, self-employment of women in the emerging sectors like green initiatives, ensuring the standards of quality of gender inclusion inputs are highest level for stakeholder satisfaction.  

Within the context and scope of the overall Youth Program, the Roles & Responsibilities of the Women and Work Specialist are to:

  • Develop various gender-responsive strategies and interventions to demonstrate what works in promoting gender equity and equality in skills development sector covering the Industrial Training Institutes and Vocation Training Institutes/Centres 
  • Influence ministries of education, skills development and other policy makers to formulate and implement policies that will achieve greater and better participation of girls / women in Industrial Training Institute and Vocational Training Centres
  • Provide key inputs for gender inclusion advocacy campaigns, raises awareness among stakeholders and members of local communities on the social and economic value of women participation in the skills sector
  • In close collaboration with program leads, build partnerships and closely with ministries and other partners to replicate and scale up its successful gender responsive program models
  • Provide leadership and coordination to the Gender Inclusion in the content, training and ongoing gender based pedagogical inputs to program team and the Master Trainers
  • Lead and build Gender Inclusion strategy in consultation with coordination team and stakeholders
  • In close coordination with MyQuest coordination team, Operationalise the gender strategy
  • Provide strategic inputs and support MyQuest and Quest Leadership Team to strengthen the gender inclusion strategy for internal and external stake holders through Future Rights Skill Network (FRSN)
  • Monitor the gender inclusion strategy and implementation, collect feedback from the stakeholders for periodical update in-line with evolving context and standards
  • Build gender inclusion awareness and capacity building for the program implementing teams
  • In collaboration with program and M&E team, develop case studies, position papers on the gender inclusion in the skills development sector
  • Contribute to the conceptualization and development of Program / Project frameworks with the specific focus on gender inclusion
  • Manage the project resources and assigned budget to avoid under- or over-spending and ensure submission of timely reports and financial updates
  • Participate in professional and training events as identified by MyQuest
  • Contribute towards the development of proposals for new projects/scale ups or expansions
  • Attend to any other duties assigned by MyQuest and Quest Alliance

 Role Requirements:

Qualifications

  • A Postgraduate Degree in Social Work/Education (Required)
  • Certified Courses on Gender Inclusion (Desirable)

 Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years experience in Gender inclusion space / teaching / training / capacity building 
  • Minimum of 5 years direct work experience in gender inclusion in education, skills develop sectors

-Proven track record of delivering services with high impact and high-quality results

-Experience in community mobilization and gender sensitization initiatives, learning resources development and training in the areas of gender mainstreaming

-Experience of working with women and aspects of gender and diversity and inclusion

-Demonstrated report writing, position papers, advocacy and policy dialogues around gender inclusion

-Part experiences around using technology for learning would be a great to have

 

Skills

  • Excellent awareness on the sensitivity and gender inclusion in the education, skills and work space
  • Ability to use MS office suite
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Is passionate about the challenges India is facing in educating its youth population and gender inclusion
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with multicultural teams, government ministries and diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to ensure quality deliverables and project timelines while maintaining high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skills for efficient and timely project planning, scheduling and managing
  • Sound judgment, excellent English communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance
  • Open to travel locally and across the country
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Demonstrated understanding of the technical areas of research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Planning and Organizational skills.

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

 

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Program Associate, Secondary School Program

Published 2022-04-29

Quest Alliance is looking for a program associate in our Secondary School Program who will be expected for timely delivery of tasks, on ground implementation of the program and handholding fellows/facilitators throughout their implementation journey.

Location : Bangalore

 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators.

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment. We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

 

About the Role

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary schools for the past few years. In 2019, we rolled out a program to build 21st century skills and STEM mind-sets among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 10) from government schools in 25 districts in Karnataka.

A program associate will be expected for timely delivery of tasks, on ground implementation of the program and handholding fellows/facilitators throughout their implementation journey.

 

Key Deliverables and Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation and Planning

  • Responsible for effective program delivery by the fellows/facilitators in direct implementation Schools in Bangalore.
  • Design, plan and execute innovation and experimentation within schools including STEM clubs, District campaigns, etc.
  • Maintain the database and dashboard, ensure that it is error-free and up to date. Ensure M&E adherence and quality.
  • Continuous review of school implementation, monitoring the implementation within the agreed parameters.
  • Ensure all feedback from student webinars and events is collected and collated at one place and shared with relevant team members for analysis.
  • Ensure share-out events , ideathon ,hackathon and other events are planned and conducted.   
  • Ensure volunteer engagement opportunities are created and encouraged through events such as Role Model Interactions , 1-1 mentoring etc.

 

Focused implementation on Tech and Computational Thinking Curriculum

  • Infra Setup: Ensure IT lab audit is carried out and report shared with the respective team.      
  • Ensure installation of digital content and softwares in schools where functional labs are available.               
  • Chatbot Backend: PA will drive discussions on course content, clarify questions and share reflections with the fellows to track the learner’s progress and encourage them.
  • Advanced Coding: Ensure timely capacity building of fellows on the topics is organized.    
  • Ensure advanced coding bootcamps are planned and conducted at schools                    
  • Ideathon and Hackathon: Plan and ensure the smooth coordination of ideathon, hackathon process at school .
  • Support fellows/facilitators and technology team in organizing and implementing the process effectively with all the students

 

Training, Content, Capacity Building and Documentation

  • Participate and contribute to Training of Trainers
  • Ensure curriculum completion in school. Give timely feedback on content to facilitators/fellows.
  • Ensure the documentation including case studies, photographs, videos of the implementation schools is collected and reaches relevant team members.

Relationship Management – Stakeholders

  • Build relationships with the District government officials, principals and teachers to facilitate smooth implementation of the Program, including liasioning conducting orientations, review meetings, monitoring visits etc.
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure an effective plan and budget is in place and it is adhered to.
  • Anchoring team meetings and catch ups with facilitators/fellows to handhold them throughout the implementation journey
  • Understand the overall school culture and environment and identify spaces, processes and opportunities to align the project approach into the school to transfer ownership of the project approach to school stakeholders

 

Reporting

  • Document and share the best practices in the schools for publication in quarterly newsletters, social media and other channels.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules
  • Generate WhatsApp Bot , digital content app backend report and prepare analysis report on a timely basis.
  • Documenting and designing plans for following up with selected learners for in depth intervention to encourage them transition into higher education.
  • Use the appropriate M&E tools and the Dashboard to make sure that program implementation is data entered is being captured, represented and that project implementation is on track.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of work experience in facilitation of training, workshop or preferably in education Development sector.
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Kannada (mandatory)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel within and outside of the State
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with new people
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams
  • Ability to use technology and various virtual platforms like Google Hangout Meet, Zoom, WhatsApp, Google Classroom, and other google suite applications.
  • Excited about working with children on life skills and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website: https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog: https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Research Coordinator

Published 2022-02-15

You will be part of the Knowledge Hub of Quest Alliance. This is an interdisciplinary role that focuses on capturing, processing and disseminating insights from the field, keeping the human centered design approach at the core.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead or support the design and execution of research projects in the field including work with external consultants 
  • Develop a work plan that satisfies research requirements
  • Monitor and track progress against the work plan on a regular basis through documentation
  • Lead the end-to-end  research process 
    • Conduct desk research to collect secondary data and identify existing gaps;
    • Conduct interviews, meetings, and gather relevant data;
    • Lead and/or contribute to the development of reports and other publications 
  • Contribute to the ongoing process of developing innovative research methods 
  • Work closely with the program teams to gather ground-up stories, field insights, to translate them into knowledge products, round tables, and/or feedback to the program strategy and design 
  • Engage stakeholders in disseminating research findings, co-creating and actioning the next steps to take the research further
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of written pieces and other media-based outputs to be disseminated across various platforms

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter and a great communicator
  • Is passionate about the challenges India is facing in educating its youth population
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Highest integrity, maturity and professionalism
  • Demonstrated understanding of the technical areas of research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Planning and Organizational skills. 
  • Keen intellect with strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated and excellent quantitative skills including working knowledge of statistical packages.
  • A strong interest in working with design research and a commitment to communicate in a succinct, crisp and engaging fashion. 
  • An interest to look for newer ways of conducting research
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written in English.
  • Proficiency in Hindi and/or other regional languages preferred

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Fundraising Manager

Published 2022-02-09

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can join the fundraising team. We have a credible list of CSR’s and foundations who support our work. We are looking to grow the foundation portfolio that can fund Quest’s programs and organization growth. In this role, you will lead efforts to build long term relationships with foundations and foster strategic partnerships.

Location: Bangalore / Delhi / Mumbai

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators. We are a not-for-profit that engages with learners, educators, civil society, government institutions demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the Role: 

Quest is growing and we are looking for a dynamic individual who can join the fundraising team. We have a credible list of CSR’s and foundations who support our work. We are looking to engage our current funder partners and diversify our portfolio. In this role, you will lead efforts to build long term relationships with funder partners and foster strategic partnerships. 

Your primary tasks would include:

Nurture and grow existing funder Relationships:

  • Manage current funder partners at Quest – Funder partners have a larger picture of Quest Alliance and the impact of the work we do
  • Actively engage them in forums, conferences and volunteering opportunities
  • Work with the communications team to deliver key impact narratives to the funder partners
  • Engage funders in events that build sector narrative

New Funder Development

  • Pitch Quest programs and the institution to potential new funder partners in alignment with the organization needs
  • Lead the proposal pitch development and budgeting process with internal teams 
  • Manage the new funder development process end-to-end
  • Attend forums, conferences and events to present, network and share possibilities of collaboration with Quest
  • Work closely with the Leadership team to generate regular leads on potential funders
  • Arrange funder field visits that show a powerful story of Quest initiatives
  • Collaborate with programs on impact 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:

  • 3-5 years experience in fundraising
  • Experience in fundraising/ writing proposals for school/education programs will be preferred. 
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Initiative and self driven 
  • Any experience in event management is a plus

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates can write in to namrata@questalliance.net

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more

Kerala

Program Associate

Published 2022-04-05

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate for coordinating all the activities in Kerala. You will be reaching out to all the institutions in the region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program.

About the Program:

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.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Timely delivery of tasks while exhibiting hands on knowledge of job

  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards Develop effective working relationships with Institute Principals. 
  • Ensure there is a work plan in place for your team and everyone is able to contribute and implement accordingly. 
  • Identify and develop learning within the program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings . 
  • Visit Institute to support trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- Principals, trainers etc.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- centre 
  • Ensure that the trainers and centres gradually become independent and adept at using the content
  • Participate and contribute to capacity building activities.

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Develop an effective working relationship with the Govt. Authority, Principals and Facilitators of the region
  • Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies
  • Building employers network through meetings, minimum 1 employer in a month
  • Co-ordinating & facilitating industry engagement activities – Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes & organizing placement events
  • Work closely with the Placement Manager of your region and call out the required support

Participate and contribute to the Training of Trainers (TOTs)

  • Identify training needs 
  • Support with the Coordination of the training
  • Facilitate sessions as and when required during ToTs
  • Coordinate with the Placement team and facilitate the training for the Placement officers

Documentation and Reporting 

  • Ensure the monitoring data reaches the M&E focal point on time. 
  • Support coordination of baseline/ end-line and other assessments  
  • Ensure students data is updated in centre database
  • Make sure trainers and principal at the institute know about our work through simple monthly reports
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules
  • Use the appropriate M&E tools for reporting 
  • Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs reaches the M&E focal point  at the stipulated time
  • Documentation of centre, trainer and student success stories
  • Following up with ITI’s to share data of students and Institutes as required by M&E framework.
  • Participate  and contribute to team meetings and reviews
  • Support all reporting requirements such as quarter reviews, annual reviews

 

Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies 

  • Co-ordinating, facilitating Industry Engagement activities
  • Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes; organizing placement events like Alumni Meet, Parents Engagement, Job fair, etc., 
  • Providing support to placement officers of the Institution’s to plan and organize placement related activities 

 

Support any other activities related to MyQuest whenever needed 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work/Rural Management or other development disciplines, with 2-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education/Vocational Training sector
  • Good communication skills in English and the regional language
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
  • Ability to train facilitators and youths for the vocational training program
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Knowledge of issues in training space and the social development sector in India.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools

 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about working to solve challenges in education and employability domain
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel for 7-15 days in a month

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Mumbai

Fundraising Manager

Published 2022-02-09

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can join the fundraising team. We have a credible list of CSR’s and foundations who support our work. We are looking to grow the foundation portfolio that can fund Quest’s programs and organization growth. In this role, you will lead efforts to build long term relationships with foundations and foster strategic partnerships.

Location: Bangalore / Delhi / Mumbai

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators. We are a not-for-profit that engages with learners, educators, civil society, government institutions demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the Role: 

Quest is growing and we are looking for a dynamic individual who can join the fundraising team. We have a credible list of CSR’s and foundations who support our work. We are looking to engage our current funder partners and diversify our portfolio. In this role, you will lead efforts to build long term relationships with funder partners and foster strategic partnerships. 

Your primary tasks would include:

Nurture and grow existing funder Relationships:

  • Manage current funder partners at Quest – Funder partners have a larger picture of Quest Alliance and the impact of the work we do
  • Actively engage them in forums, conferences and volunteering opportunities
  • Work with the communications team to deliver key impact narratives to the funder partners
  • Engage funders in events that build sector narrative

New Funder Development

  • Pitch Quest programs and the institution to potential new funder partners in alignment with the organization needs
  • Lead the proposal pitch development and budgeting process with internal teams 
  • Manage the new funder development process end-to-end
  • Attend forums, conferences and events to present, network and share possibilities of collaboration with Quest
  • Work closely with the Leadership team to generate regular leads on potential funders
  • Arrange funder field visits that show a powerful story of Quest initiatives
  • Collaborate with programs on impact 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:

  • 3-5 years experience in fundraising
  • Experience in fundraising/ writing proposals for school/education programs will be preferred. 
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Initiative and self driven 
  • Any experience in event management is a plus

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates can write in to namrata@questalliance.net

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more

New Delhi

Data and Tech Associate – MyQuest

Published 2022-05-24

Quest Alliance is looking for a Data and Tech Associate at our Ahmedabad and Delhi office. 

Location: Ahmedabad & Delhi

About Quest Alliance​:

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators.

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment. We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.  

About the Program:

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 21​st century. Our curriculum includes media elements like games, videos, audio, and visuals as well as the use of dictionaries for vernacular translations.

Responsibilities: 

Data Management

  • Providing support & working closely with regional team to ensure error-free data on the admin panel
  • Working closely with the M&E team and support to ensure accurate data presentation on dashboards
  • Building partner’s capacity on data input tools and admin panels.
  • Orienting and supporting internal team members such as regional program team members, Interns on data SoP.
  • Supporting regional and project teams to collate required data for reporting.

Tech Support

  • Troubleshooting Technical issues related to QUESTApp, hardware, and networking at the partner site.
  • Working closely with internal and external parties along with the team to build capacity on QUESTApp features and management.
  • Support in procuring, assembling, and furbishing learn pi (Raspberry pi) devices for deployment.
  • Extending support to QA team members to set up IT labs at project sites
  • Support the team in guiding NGO partners on troubleshooting Tech related issues

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in data science or computer science.
  • Proficiency in handling worksheets and databases.
  • Proficiency in managing applications front and backend admin panels.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting Software, hardware, and network issues.
  • Experience in data visualization and relevant skills will be added value.
  • Good communication skills in English and one regional language.
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about data management and visualization, and a problem solver.
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel 7-10 days in a month 

Skill Sets:

  • Application Management.
  • Hardware & Networking Skills.
  • Data Management Skill.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Documentation / Reporting.

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Fundraising Manager

Published 2022-02-09

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can join the fundraising team. We have a credible list of CSR’s and foundations who support our work. We are looking to grow the foundation portfolio that can fund Quest’s programs and organization growth. In this role, you will lead efforts to build long term relationships with foundations and foster strategic partnerships.

Location: Bangalore / Delhi / Mumbai

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators. We are a not-for-profit that engages with learners, educators, civil society, government institutions demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the Role: 

Quest is growing and we are looking for a dynamic individual who can join the fundraising team. We have a credible list of CSR’s and foundations who support our work. We are looking to engage our current funder partners and diversify our portfolio. In this role, you will lead efforts to build long term relationships with funder partners and foster strategic partnerships. 

Your primary tasks would include:

Nurture and grow existing funder Relationships:

  • Manage current funder partners at Quest – Funder partners have a larger picture of Quest Alliance and the impact of the work we do
  • Actively engage them in forums, conferences and volunteering opportunities
  • Work with the communications team to deliver key impact narratives to the funder partners
  • Engage funders in events that build sector narrative

New Funder Development

  • Pitch Quest programs and the institution to potential new funder partners in alignment with the organization needs
  • Lead the proposal pitch development and budgeting process with internal teams 
  • Manage the new funder development process end-to-end
  • Attend forums, conferences and events to present, network and share possibilities of collaboration with Quest
  • Work closely with the Leadership team to generate regular leads on potential funders
  • Arrange funder field visits that show a powerful story of Quest initiatives
  • Collaborate with programs on impact 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:

  • 3-5 years experience in fundraising
  • Experience in fundraising/ writing proposals for school/education programs will be preferred. 
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Initiative and self driven 
  • Any experience in event management is a plus

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates can write in to namrata@questalliance.net

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more

Orissa

Program Associate

Published 2022-05-24

Quest Alliance is looking for multiple Program Associates who will be responsible to work closely with the teachers, and district officials and ensuring smooth implementation of the programme at the school level.

Location: Multiple Locations in Odisha

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business. 

About the Role

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary schools for the past few years. In 2020, we rolled out a program to build 21st century skills and STEM mindsets among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in Odisha. One of the key areas of QUEST’s work is around building computational thinking among adolescents and youths. In Odisha we intend to work with 1075 secondary schools across 30 districts of the state to enable adolescents building computational thinking and skills to code. 

We are looking for multiple Program Associate who will be responsible to work closely with the teachers, and district officials and ensure smooth implementation of the programme at the school level. Each Program Associate will be responsible for managing programmes in schools of two districts. The responsibilities include orientation of the teachers and district officials for enhancing more support and systemic buy-in. Training of teachers on the aspects of computational thinking and 21st century skills and conducting workshops with students at the school level. The personnel will also be responsible for managing and organizing events/camps at the school and district level.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the officials at the district level and teachers are oriented about the approach of the programme and their support is being given
  • Work closely with the district officials in ensuring that the programme becomes part of the main agenda of the district, shared vision is being developed along with plans which are reviewed in agreed timelines
  • Facilitate training of teachers on the modules of computational thinking and 21st century skills.
  • Ensure that the students are being on-boarded to the chatbot and are completing their coursework online
  • Ensure that the students database is being secured from the teachers and is updated at all times
  • Facilitate workshop/camps for students to attend physical hour of code sessions and build understanding
  • Organize and facilitate hackathons at the school level to engage and support students in identification of problem statements, identify solutions and building prototypes.
  • Ensure that the prototypes developed by students are recorded and stored properly
  • Facilitate the process of recognition in the district and ensure identification of best practices
  • Ensure and organize share out events at the district level for teachers and students to showcase their work
  • Support teachers and students in representing the districts and share their work during the state level event
  • Ensure submission of all required data and reports
  • Ensure submission of all best practices, change stories and photos

Required skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of work experience in facilitation of training, workshop or working with teachers/students
  • Prior experience of facilitating training and workshops for the govt. Teachers (desirable)
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Having prior knowledge of working in Scratch 2.0, 3.0 or Scratch Junior is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Odia (preferred)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with new people
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

 

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Admin & Finance Associate

Published 2022-05-24

Quest Alliance is looking for an Admin and Finance Associate at our Bhubaneswar office. 

Location: Bhubaneswar, India

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business. 

About the Role

For the past few years, Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school of Odisha. The program is being implemented through two models, directly by Quest Employees and through implementation partners. We are looking for an experienced person to manage the admin and finance responsibility of the organisation in Odisha

Role Description

Coordinate the financial activities in Odisha: 

  • Monitor all the regular transactions thoroughly, ensure that all the supporting documents are attached and check whether it is in line with the office policy. Ensuring all financial transactions have the relevant authorizations and are made in accordance with the Quest Alliance Financial Regulation
  • Manage petty cash and reconcile with the monthly account statement 
  • Ensuring all financial transactions have the necessary back-up documentation as required by Quest Alliance and its Donors

Coordinate the administrative function

  • Make arrangement for vendor empanelment and ensure that we have all vendors signed in for different process
  • Maintaining a database of consultants and translators and other vendors
  • Ensure booking of local travel and accommodations for staffs and consultants
  • Ensure logistics are arranged for all events including training and workshops
  • Ensure that the contract with the consultants are being made and signed before the work starts
  • Ensure that the office is being maintained and kept in order
  • Ensure that the school kits are ready and reach the partners as per the schedule to ensure timely implementation at school level

 Required skills and Experience: 

  • A graduate with 1-2 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
  • good organisational skills 
  • Experience in office admin  management 
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams 
  • an appetite for working with a fast paced yet detail focused environment

Person specification  

  • 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.

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Education Technology Coordinator

Published 2022-05-24

Quest Alliance is looking for an Education Technology Coordinator at our Bhubaneswar office. 

Location: Bhubaneswar, India

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business. 

About the Role

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary schools for the past few years. In 2020, we rolled out a program to build 21st century skills and STEM mindsets among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in Odisha. One of the key areas of QUEST’s work is around building computational thinking among adolescents and youths. In Odisha we intend to work with 1075 secondary schools across 30 districts of the state to enable adolescents building computational thinking and skills to code. 

We are looking for an experienced person who has worked in the area of education technology earlier with a focus on government school systems. The role of the Education Technology Coordinator is going to be critical in supporting the overall Ed-Tech Strategy, facilitation of online courses for the teachers, facilitating chatbots based learning experience for students and managing tech platforms at the school level. Having good command and understanding of working in Ed-Tech programmes will be beneficials.

Role Description

  • Ensure and support on-boarding of teachers on the QUEST App and support all kinds of troubleshooting emerging out of the state of Odisha
  • Ensure that the teachers and students are on-boarded seamlessly to the WhatApp Chatbot and are their quality of experiences are being enhanced, any troubleshooting needs emerging out are being addressed
  • Ensure that the Chatbot is being updated with more answers to the questions and features
  • Anchor the bug reporting, support and maintenance system with the aspiration to innovate and automate the system considering integration with the Quest Platform ensuring timely resolution.
  • Anchor the testing phases for both internal and external users for the Quest Platform.
  • Ensure that the labs set up in schools by QUEST has functional machines with updated  course work and digital content present
  • Ensure that the digital toolkit and content developed and curated by QUEST is being installed across all computers across govt schools of the state
  • To ensure support to the Odisha team on their tech needs.
  • Guiding Tech Associates on the various Tech related processes and troubleshooting mechanisms. 
  • Creating SoP for Tech support for Secondary Schools/Schools.
  • Managing data management tools and dashboards for seamless tracking and reporting. The insights and reports are being shared with the team
  • Lead the capacity building of team members on tech tools to ensure an equipped team.
  • Keep an eye on new ed-tech innovations and ed-tech trends around the world and develop prototypes for testing these ideas, for their larger integration with the Quest App/change leaders/Chatbot/IVRS Platforms
  • Participate in testing the product in the field along with the user research team to get proper feedback.
  • Review wireframes and UI development with the design partners.
  • Innovate around content delivery around IVRS
  • Coordination with IVRS provider and ensure 100% uptime of the IVR.
  • Maintaining the current portal and ensure seamless integration with chatbot as per laid down operational process.
  • Ensure data stream pipeline readiness as per agreed MnE framework, which can then be ported for ETL(extract transform and load) and visualization.
  • Anchor the implementation of hackathons in the schools.
  • Participation in design and delivery of team and state level hackathons
  • Travel to field locations to understand the context realities and base all tech related innovations around the same.
  • Manage Associates, ensuring that they are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities. 
  • Support, mentor and coach the Associates as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Serve as a role model at all times  
  • Coordinate training and other capacity-building initiatives for staff as required 
  • Provide guidance and expertise to the Coordination team as required

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 5-6 years of work experience in ED-Tech related roles
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding/ computational  skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience working in government schools
  • Prior experience of managing online course or Chatbots
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Deep understanding of the National Education Policy and State Curriculum Framework 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Odia (preferred) 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams 

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

 

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Training & Content Coordinator

Published 2022-05-24

Quest Alliance is looking for a Training and Content Coordinator at our Bhubaneswar office to support the overall content development, review, and the capacity building strategy in the state of Odisha.

Location: Bhubaneswar, India

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business. 

About the Role

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary schools for the past few years. In 2020, we rolled out a program to build 21st century skills and STEM mindsets among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in Odisha. One of the key areas of QUEST’s work is around building computational thinking among adolescents and youths. In Odisha we intend to work with 1075 secondary schools across 30 districts of the state to enable adolescents building computational thinking and skills to code. 

We are looking for an experienced person who has worked in the area of training and content earlier with a focus on government school systems. The role of the Training and Content Coordinator is going to be critical in supporting the overall content development, review and the capacity building strategy in the state of Odisha. Having good command and understanding of working in Ed-Tech programmes will be beneficials, the major task of the person will be to develop content for students to build computational skills including coding and design learning experiences for students and teachers.

Role Description

  • Lead and ensure timely execution of all training and capacity building initiatives planned for the internal team, teachers, students and other stakeholders at the district level.
  • Lead and ensure development of content according to the strategy for the programme. In the initial month major focus will be given to the computational thinking and coding skills modules for the students
  • Ensure development of content strategy and its timely implementation
  • Drive experimentation and innovation strategies within the team of program associates working in each district.
  • Ensure that the workplan is being adhered to and implementation of the programme is being done according to the commitments
  • Ensure that the field visit plans are made and adhered to. 
  • Ensure that the team is looking at the data and decisions are being made accordingly
  • Ensure that the monthly planning and review meetings at the district level is being organized, the Programme Associates are prepared for them and supported to facilitate them
  • Identify the CSOs working in each of the district, find synergies and collaborate to work together
  • Support in identifying and building partnerships with non-profits, social entrepreneurs to strengthen the Ed-Tech programme in the state.
  • Conduct policy research in education technology and develop papers for advocacy
  • Serve as a role model at all times  
  • Coordinate training and other capacity-building initiatives for staff as required 
  • Support, mentor and coach the team of Program Associate as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Lead the recruitment , induction and onboarding  of new member for your team you manage 
  • Ensure that the team works together to share learning and to exchange skills

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 5-6 years of work experience, in capacity building related roles
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding/ computational  skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience working in government schools
  • Prior experience of facilitating training and workshops for the govt. Teachers and officials at district/state level
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Deep understanding of the National Education Policy and State Curriculum Framework 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Odia (preferred) 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

 

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

 

Program Manager

Published 2022-05-24

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Manager at our Bhubaneswar office to lead the intervention in the state by working closely with a team of coordinators and associates.

Location: Bhubaneswar, India

 

About Quest Alliance: 

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business. 

About the Role

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary schools for the past few years. In 2020, we rolled out a program to build 21st century skills and STEM mindsets among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in Odisha. One of the key areas of QUEST’s work is around building computational thinking among adolescents and youths. In Odisha we intend to work with 1075 secondary schools across 30 districts of the state to enable adolescents building computational thinking and skills to code. 

We are looking for a Program Manager to lead the intervention in the state by working closely with a team of coordinators and associates. The manager will be responsible for ensuring implementation of all project deliverables. We are looking for an experienced person who has prior experience of having worked in Education programmes while having a perspective on the content thematics (coding/ computational  skills) of the program. The role will also lead efforts to develop content for delivery with students and ensure the implementation of curriculum plans in model schools for the year. The role has scope to review the state curriculum, find areas of integration of the curriculum developed by Quest. 

The Program Manager will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with non-profits, policy makers and govt. Stakeholders at the state and district level.

Role Description

  • Lead and ensure timely implementation of project deliverables across all districts of the state
  • Support the team of coordinators in operationalisation of the content and technology strategy for the state
  • Drive experimentation and innovation strategies within the team of program associates working in each district.
  • Ensure development of content strategy and its timely implementation
  • Work closely with the state govt. And ensure that all necessary permissions are in place.
  • Ensure that the workplan is being adhered to and implementation of the programme is being done according to the commitments
  • Ensure that the field visit plans are made and adhered to. 
  • Ensure that all information related to the visits and achievements in the programme are recorded in the monitoring tools. 
  • Ensure that the team is looking at the data and decisions are being made accordingly
  • Ensure development of all reports, case studies and their timely submission to the govt
  • Ensure that the monthly planning and review meetings at the district level is being organized, the Programme Associates are prepared for them and supported to facilitate them
  • Identify the CSOs working in each of the district, find synergies and collaborate to work together
  • Support in identifying and building partnerships with non-profits, social entrepreneurs to strengthen the Ed-Tech programme in the state.
  • Work with the state in supporting them to build vision and implementation of Ed-Tech  in schools through project management, knowledge sharing and policy changes
  • Conduct policy research in education technology and develop papers for advocacy
  • Ensure that all employees managed  have clear performance objectives and development plans. 
  • Serve as a role model at all times  
  • Coordinate training and other capacity-building initiatives for staff as required 
  • Provide guidance and expertise to the Odisha Coordination team as required
  • Ensure human resource policy and procedure is adhered to by team 
  • Ensure staff welfare with support from the People team
  • Ensure that all your team members  have a clear job description. performance objectives, development plans  they receive performance reviews 
  • Support, mentor and coach the team as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Lead the recruitment , induction and onboarding  of new member for your team you manage 
  • Ensure that the team works together to share learning and to exchange skills

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 7-8 years of work experience, in implementing blended learning content for school related projects 
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding/ computational  skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience working in government schools and managing programme at scale
  • Prior experience of facilitating training and workshops for the govt. Teachers and officials at district/state level
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Deep understanding of the National Education Policy and State Curriculum Framework 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Odia (preferred) 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams 

Contact

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

 

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

 

Program Officer (Training, Content and Model Schools)

Published 2022-05-19

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Officer at our Bhubaneswar office who will be responsible for managing the implementation of programmes in QUEST facilitated direct implementation Model School in the state.

Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha

About Quest Alliance:

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the Role

QUEST Alliance has been working with the secondary schools across 9 states in India implementing the IBM STEM For Girls programme. The programme focussed on developing 21st century skills and STEM Mindset among the adolescent girls and support them in carving a journey to continue education beyond secondary grades but also to take up a career in STEM field.

In the state of Odisha QUEST Alliance has been implementing the programme directly and also through partnership with other civil society organizations. Over the next three years the programme aims to build the capacity of 20,000 teachers to transform as 21st century educators and reach out to over 16,50,000 learners across the state. QUEST and its partners are also working on building at least 4 Model Schools in each of the 30 districts of Odisha over the next three years.

As Programme Officer, you will be primarily responsible for managing the implementation of programmes in QUEST facilitated direct implementation Model School in the state. You will be  responsible for managing a team of facilitators who will work closely with the learners and teachers in schools, you shall also coordinate and work together with the PO Partner Management to cascade the intervention in districts facilitated by partners. You are also responsible for leading the training and content work for the model schools in the state. Following are the detail responsibilities: –

 Capacity Building

  • Support in development of capacity building plans for facilitators and school teachers. Ensure implementation of capacity building plan
  • Coordinating with the pool of freelance facilitators for the capacity building workshops
  • Supporting the workshop design and delivery by co-facilitating and developing training agendas in consultation with the Education Specialist
  • Curate learning material for the capacity building workshops
  • Ensure quality in content translation and design
  • Facilitate the task force meeting with members of QUEST and partner team in order to ensure the plans are being implemented in schools

 School Implementation

  • Design the agenda and flow for school based events – career days, hackathons, parent teacher meets, teacher orientations
  • Mentor the team of QUEST facilitators in implementation of the programme in schools
  • Facilitate uptake of STEM Club and implementation of the strategy in schools
  • Lead implementation of all innovation and research based projects in the schools
  • Work closely with the Program Officer – Partner Management to ensure that the programme activities and approach are being cascaded to the partner districts

  Reporting

  • Ensuring the documentation of workshops
  • Ensuring that the feedback data feeding is into the training dashboards
  • Analysing the training dashboard to generate insights around the gaps that the training needs to address
  • Submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time. Ensure all the relevant data for the project is available well in time
  • Work together with M&E focal point to track project progress based on the M&E framework
  • Ensure the program process is documented and enough case studies are in place to show the impact or progress of the program.
  • Ensure the data is analysed and feeds into the planning and review meeting

 Required Skills and Experience

  •  A Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  •  2-3 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

 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

To Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

 

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

 

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

Program Associate (Training & Content)

Published 2022-05-19

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate (Training & Content) at our Bhubaneswar office to support execution of the Mastercoach for teachers, 21st century educator course in the state of Odisha.

Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha

About Quest Alliance:

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the Secondary Schools Program

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for the past few years. The program was initiated in 2015 with 4 schools. It scaled to 10 states in 2019 with the goal to reach out to 200,000 adolescent girls by the end of three years. The program will work with 8 to 10 implementing partners across 1000 government schools. 

About the Role

QUEST Alliance has been working with the secondary schools across 9 states in India implementing the IBM STEM For Girls programme. The programme focussed on developing 21st century skills and STEM Mindset among the adolescent girls and support them in carving a journey to continue education beyond secondary grades but also to take up a career in STEM field.

In the state of Odisha QUEST Alliance has been implementing the programme directly and also through partnership with other civil society organizations. Over the next three years the programme aims to build the capacity of 20,000 teachers to transform as 21st century educators and reach out to over 16,50,000 learners across the state. It also aims to build Model learning spaces for the department to scale it up.

As Programme Associate you will be primarily responsible for supporting execution of the Mastercoach for teachers, 21st century educator course in the state of Odisha. You will support in designing and facilitating webinars, reviewing the assignments from teachers, support the education specialist in building and running the COP and Recognition strategy. Following are the detail responsibilities: –

  • Lead in development of cohort, on-boarding of teachers in the App and WhatsApp groups
  • Ensure timely submission of baseline form filled in by the teachers
  • Support in organising and facilitating the orientation of teachers for on-boarding in the Mastercoach for teachers course
  • Review the assignment being submitted by teachers on an on-going basis and suggest actions to the district facilitators.
  • Work closely with the district facilitators in designing the support and follow up strategy for the teachers to be able to complete the course
  • Support education specialists in organising and facilitating the fortnightly webinars
  • Ensure that the whatsApp strategy is being followed and teachers are being engaged
  • Identify champions from the WhatsApp groups and Webinars to lead to formation of community of practice
  • Hold the recognition strategy and ensure that the good practices are being share timely on various platforms
  • Support potential teachers for application to various awards in the state, national and international level
  • Support in translation of content as per the local language needs
  • Support in development of new content in order to contextualise the course
  • Hold the taskforce with members from QUEST & Partners in order to facilitate support for the teachers

Required skills and experience

  • A Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  • 1-2 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 

Contact

To Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

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

Know About Quest

Website :https://www.questalliance.net/

Blog : https://thelearnerbyquest.wordpress.com

About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! – How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day – Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? – see here

Annual All Staff Meet – From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.