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Program Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-31

We are looking for a Program Associate for coordinating all the activities of ITIs. You will be reaching out to all the ITIs in the region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Support Facilitators in ITI / VTI Centres

  • Ensuring effective implementation of the program by regular visits to Govt. ITI/VTI. 
  • Working with facilitators of Govt. ITI’s to support them in curriculum delivery at their ITI’s/VTI’s. 
  • Conduct sessions with students, as needed 
  • Develop effective working relationships with partners
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders-center heads, trainers and so on
  • Ensure that the trainers and centers gradually become independent and adept at using the content 

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Develop an Effective working relationship with the Govt. Authority, ITI/VTI Principals and Facilitators of the region
  • Coordinating with QA team and the institute for any internal or external visits to the centres 

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 

  • As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests/Focus Group Discussions as and when needed
  • Responsible for the coordination and for writing reports as per the project requirement
  • Documentation of Centre, trainer and students success stories
  • Following up with ITIs to share data of students and Institutes as required by the M&E framework

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 ITI’s/VTIs to plan and organise placement related activities 

Support any other activities related to My QUEST Program whenever needed 

 

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, Hindi
  • 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 vocational training space and the social development sector in India.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and the Internet.

 

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 1 week to 15 days in a month 

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Proficiency in operation computer & basic applications

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.

Program Officer (Capacity Building) – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-19

You will work as part of the Employability program and support in capacity building and quality management initiatives designed for trainers who are part of the MyQuest partner network.

The role requires 60% field travel for training implementation and capacity building, primarily across the state of Bihar.

Role and Responsibilities:

Delivery, Coordination and Management of TOTs for Bihar State Team 

  • Lead Online and Offline Training of Trainers (TOT) for partner organizations in the region
  • ToT data management for the project and program-related reporting for the Region
  • Co-design the training agenda for TOTs 
  • Enable use of Quest App and online training for partner trainers and co-facilitators

Innovation, Relationship Management to Achieve Programmatic Goals 

  • Conduct market research to understand training and content development trends in online and offline capacity building
  • Conduct detailed need analysis of the capacity building needs of the State
  • Innovate and build solutions to enable better capacity building at the State and program level 
  • Work closely with the ES MTT Project team for ITI Quality Audit
  • Conduct Quality Audits in VTI in accordance with the State strategy
  • Take part in workshops, discussions involving MyQuest internal facilitators
  • Support & mentor MyQuest internal facilitators of MyQuest to conduct events, manage relationships at the institute, content delivery, innovation and problem solving as required.

Building Subject Matter Expertise

  • Periodically invest in learning about market trends in Learning and Development
  • Update oneself on latest training and content development tools
  • Build knowledge of systems and jargons used in the world of facilitation and education
  • Identify and learning key skills which will contribute to the growth of the team and individual professional development

Adherence to Systems and Processes

  • Co-create and adhere to team norms, vision, learning goals and strategic plans of MyQuest Facilitator and Content Development team
  • Participate and contribute in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities.
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organization
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

 Required skills and Experience

  • A Masters degree in HR/Social Work or other development disciplines
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of facilitation with adults and youth in the Employability Skills sector
  • Minimum 2 year experience of conducting Training of Trainers, with a clear understanding of adult learning and basic facilitation techniques for adults
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Hindi (written and spoken)
  • Proficient in MS Office tools

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the position by filling the online application form. Click here to apply for the position.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Regional Coordinator / Manager [East] – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-18

Through our signature blended learning approach, the MyQuest program develops critical life-work skills that are critical for success in the 21​st century. As part of this role, you will anchor program design and implementation in Bihar and Jharkhand.

Program Design, Implementation and Performance Management of Programs delivered in the region 

  • Using a consultative approach, lead in designing and developing the program in line with the organizational goals, national framework and donor requirement 
  • Lead the development of operational plans to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets. 
  • Oversee the program delivery. Lead the development of systems to ensure high quality delivery of the program managed
  • Lead, Guide and support team during program review and design processes
  • Lead on developing, managing and regularly reviewing the program budget
  • Organizing periodic programmatic reviews for the region.

Relationship Building and Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at Institution,  state, and national level with Government, Nonprofits and with thought leaders 
  • Develop and ensure ongoing management of partnerships with DGT, DET and other like minded organizations as necessary for effective, coordinated delivery
  • Be the focal point for donor related activities
  • Represent Quest Alliance in local, state and regional forums and platforms on employability and future of work. Be part of Sector facing Working Group and other relevant networks 
  • Ensure quarterly reporting of our activities to DGT, DET and participation as required in meetings and events
  • Work with the FAIT team. Lead on communications with FAIT team for all the admin related support 

Team Management

  • Coordinate training and other capacity-building initiatives for staff as required 
  • 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. 
  • Ensure that the team works together to share learning and to exchange skills
  • Lead the recruitment and induction of new member for the team
  • Ensure safety and security policy is adhered to, acting as focal point for risk management for your region by working closely with the people team 
  • Serving as a role model at all times 

Office Management 

  • Ensure office and assets are safe and secure at all times 
  • Work with the admin support for day to day office functioning  

Reporting and Adherence to Systems and Processes 

  • Coordinate with the Impact team and represent the MyQuest voice for the East region in the development of data management system, reports and tools and evaluations 
  • Work together with M&E focal point to track program Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework
  • Ensure all the relevant data for your program is available on time 
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the team and is used for reporting 
  • Ensure human resource policy and procedure is adhered to by team 
  • Ensure staff welfare with support from the People team
  • Ensure financial policy and procedure is adhered to by the team 

 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Experience in managing multiple donor projects in multiple state
  • Experience in the employability and/ education sector

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Post graduate degree with 6+ years related experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of the employability skills and the sector 
  • Networking and  partnership building skills
  • Sub grant management experience will be a plus 
  • Team management experience
  • Enthusiasm to take up challenges and lead from the front. Some exposure or work experience, preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills.  Knowledge of Hindi is must
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

 

Read more about the program here.

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form given here. 

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

Communication and Advocacy Coordinator – Anandshala

Published 2021-03-16

As part of this, you will develop and implement the communication and advocacy strategy for the Anandshala program.

Role & Responsibilities:

Lead and Implement  the communication strategy 

  • Using consultative approach develop the communication strategy for the program
  • Develop the annual work plan 
  • Conceptualize and produce the visual aids required for the programs 
  • Generate content for communication material and work closely with the MarCom team
  • Respond effectively to requirements for presentations, reports, press releases and other communication materials needed by different projects
  • Manage Photographs and images 
  • Ensure compliance to all donors and Quest Alliance branding guidelines 
  • Archive all communication material

Brand

  • Maintain Brand guidelines and standards, support Brand positioning exercises
  • Influencing internal behavior change to push brand adherence and quality standards on communication

Messaging

  • Strategic messaging for team communications
  • Developing messaging strategies across platforms and implementing them 
  • Lead Communication Strategy for team events
  • Conduct research to produce relevant content with compelling narrative
  • Collect and Convert stories/ impact from the field into a marketing product
  • Newsletter designing, writing and editing
  • Support in fundraising communication for the Anandshala program 
  • Draft scripts for video and other audio-visual products
  • Editing and Proof-reading
  • Ensure messaging at district, state and national level through different medium including social media, print media, electronic media, research reports, article, insights, stories and special coverage

Communicate Impact 

  • Build capacities of program teams on storytelling and communication
  • Work with program teams to develop a bank of case studies for various purposes through field visits 
  • Craft engaging impact stories of learners, educators, government and  partner organizations 
  • Use social media effectively to share stories and updates from the programs

Advocacy:

  • Identify and prioritize policy positions, strategies and campaigns which may present opportunities for Quest Alliance to take a leadership position aligned with strategic priorities 
  • Support the Regional Director in developing policy and advocacy strategy that take into account external trends and in-depth understanding of needs and issues impacting the education sector. Represent Quest alliance  internally and externally as required including coalitions, task forces, panels, committees, etc. 
  • 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.
  • Identifying the capacity gaps of the program staff and building their capacity in new areas of work related to advocacy 
  • Providing support to the program team in achieving their performance objectives related to advocacy.

Relationship Building and Management – Stakeholders (Internal / External)

  • Collaborate & work across teams, including executive leadership, to produce the right content for the right channel
  • Coordinate with vendors, external agencies and consultants
  • Networking and relationship building for growth
  • Coordinate the printing process for all the Anandshala  print materials and ensure the branding guidelines are followed and they are proof read before they are printed . 
  • Coordinate the video process by working closely with the Marcom team and external vendors 
  • Represent Anandshala in the Marcom team and Hub team and co-create process and systems 
  • Liaison with media and ensure enough attention is received for the program

Others 

  • Reporting
  • Adherence to systems and processes 

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter and a great communicator
  • Excited by the prospect of managing, growing and communicating a brand in a hands on way 
  • Is passionate about the challenges India is facing in educating its youth population
  • Is very comfortable with all aspects of digital marketing and has worked on digital marketing initiatives previously
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Keen intellect with strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the technical areas of research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Planning and Organizational skills. 
  • Highest integrity, maturity and professionalism
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written in English.
  • Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of statistical packages.

 

Read more about the program here.

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form here

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Content & Training Specialist – Anandshala

Published 2021-03-16

We are looking for a specialist to anchor capacity building, design, content development and delivery of the overall learning experience for different Anandshala stakeholders. 

Role and Responsibilities:

Content strategy development and implementation

  • Using a consultative approach, lead in designing and developing the content strategy  in line with the organizational goals, national framework and donor requirement 
  • Develop and implement the annual work-plan  
  • Lead and manage the systems to ensure high quality content development/ upgradation/ revision 
  • Identify suitable consultants and working with them closely by giving timely input and feedback 
  • Work with the M&E focal point to develop the monitoring and evaluation tools for measuring the impact of the training 

Design and Delivery of Stakeholder Capacity Building Processes 

  • Anchor the annual capacity building plan for the different stakeholders
  • Design workshop agendas and curate resource materials for the workshops
  • Lead the workshop delivery for cluster coordinators, change leaders and support the program officers in capacity building workshops for teachers and headmasters. Deliver/ Facilitate trainings as required  
  • Design and implement processes for capacity building of the program team on an ongoing basis 
  • Organize through orientation and training of Anandshala team and content for new employees who would be delivering training in school
  • Mentor the team in adopting effective training techniques and pedagogy
  • Support the program implementation staff with timely inputs 
  • Ensure there are minimum quality standards in place and every employee is aware of it and are able to adhere to them 
  • Tracking the quality of trainings delivered  by being present,  through feedback and ensuring the feedback is used in designing the follow up or future trainings 
  • Anchor the capacity building process for the innovation school teachers 

Strengthen the follow up strategy with different stakeholders to ensure effective program outcomes 

  • Support in creating agendas and curating resource material for the monthly follow up meetings with cluster coordinators 
  • Prepare the program team for facilitating follow up meetings with the teachers, headmasters and cluster coordinators
  • Support the program officers in planning agendas for the change Leader meetings
  • Keeping the institution heads regularly informed about the developments and plans
  • Review and finalize existing toolkits and support in ensuring the implementation of toolkit. 
  • Build in the recognition process at different levels to enhance stakeholder engagement and dissemination of good practices 
  • Anchor the process of best practices. 

Support the digitization of the Anandshala learning experience 

  • Support the piloting of the digitization process – gather user feedback and feed that into the design process 
  • Curate digital content for the digital library based on the good practices identified from the field 
  • Support in creating content for toolkit, digital (WhatsApp, voice messages) and non-digital follow up triggers for the different stakeholders

Relationship Building and Management – Stakeholders (Internal &/ External)

  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at Institution,  state, and national level with Government, Nonprofits and with thought leaders 
  • Work with the Finance and Admin team and communicate for all the admin related support 
  • Support development of annual program budgets and quarterly forecasts for content and training related work. 

Team Management and reporting 

  • Serving as a role model at all times  managing the Content Associates.
  • Work with the monitoring and evaluation focal persons to develop monitoring and reporting systems aligned with Strategic Framework and donor requirement for the work that you will lead 
  • Ensure all the relevant data for your area of work is available on time 
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the team and is used for reporting
  • Ensure periodic reporting of our activities and participation as required in meetings and events

Adherence to Systems and Processes and Investment in Self-Learning

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 6 years of full time work experience which includes facilitation, project coordination and working with Govt trainers / educators
  • Effective communication skills to be able to engage with the different stakeholders and capture insights from their perspective 
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with partner trainers, Govt officials and online facilitators
  • Confident about managing teams virtually, and providing continuous support and motivation to the team
  • Ability to take initiate to build systems for project management, data monitoring and implementation
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate 
  • Strong writing skills to develop effective materials
  • Experience of working in the education domain
  • Ability to work in English and Hindi – spoken and written form
  • Willingness to travel

Read more about the program here.

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form here

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Finance & Admin Manager, Anandshala

Published 2021-03-16

In partnership with BEPC (Bihar Education Project council) Quest's Anandshala program works across 996 government schools in the Samastipur district. In April 2018, the program expanded to Deoghar, Jharkhand as part of Dasra's Education Collaborative and is being implemented with the support of two local partner NGOs with Quest providing technical support and funding.

As part of this position, you will lead the finance and administrative systems and processes for our work in Bihar and Jharkhand, and will take key decisions for growth and compliances.

You will support the operationalization of donor budgets, track performance on spends and lead compilation of financial reports for donors and for Quest Alliance. You will mentor, guide and oversee the work of the admin and finance team based out of Bihar and Jharkhand, while closely collaborating with the Bangalore office to ensure alignment at the organization level.

Role and Responsibilities:

Financial Analysis & Operationalization of Budgets and Report

  • Finance and Administrative compliance with donors
  • Preparing budgets, exercising budgetary control and managing the cash projections for the project
  • Review of budgets and analysis of expenses to track the program expenditure against donor funds and update the concerned staff
  • Preparing and consolidating the period accounts of the regional office, various branch offices, and project partners and submission to HQs
  • Coordinating with banks for maintaining accounts and for book reconciliation
  • Provide necessary details in preparation and finalization of centralized staff payroll, deduction of taxes and issuance of certificates
  • Coordination with Statutory Auditors/ Legal Consultants
  • Maintaining and controlling receivables and ensuring timely payments to vendors and consultants
  • Review all vouchers and checks for accuracy and compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures
  • Maintenances of transparent accounting system
  • Maintenance of accounting records, as per donor/ institution policy
  • Maintain project and office related documentation and records
  • Assisting in the yearly audit and finalization of annual accounts
  • Providing support to management and program leads in project budget development
  • Bank reconciliation on monthly basis. Assisting in the yearly audit and finalization of annual accounts.
  • Develop and maintain a filing system

Administration Operations: 

  • Provide day to day administrative support including: handling correspondence and answering routine inquiries for routine information
  • Ensuring timely payment of Office rent and monthly bill payment
  • Handle lease and office rental issues
  • Upkeep of the office building. Assist setting up field offices and monitoring them
  • Purchase and maintenance of office equipment
  • Ensuring all the assets have insurance against theft, fire and other hazards across the office.
  • Working with state offices  and team leads  to empanel consultants  on an annual basis; Supporting the teams in the Consultant processes including drafting the consultant contracts and follow up on payments
  • Make logistical arrangements for workshops and conferences. Obtain necessary clearances from government for holding conferences
  • Ensuring a feedback process is in place for getting feedback from consultants on their experience of associating with Quest.
  • Maintaining a database of Consultants and their services
  • Ensuring all the logistics and travel arrangements are taken care of. 

Relationship Management

  • Develop and sustain the relationship with the third parties as required 
  • Ensure that key staff at the state and district office have a clear understanding of the processes and support them as required 

Team Management  

  • Ensure the team you manage has J.Ds , clear performance objectives and development plans.
  • Manage the Finance and  Admin team and Identify their training needs and ensuring that they are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities
  • Support, mentor and coach the team managed as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work
  • Serve as a role model at all times  
  • 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  receive performance reviews 
  • Lead the recruitment, induction and onboarding of new member for the team you manage 

Reporting 

  • Submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time for the monthly review meetings 
  • Be available for regular line management meeting and the appraisal processes 
  • Be available for the funder audit and ensure all the required information and supporting documents are shared on time
  • Support with the financial report for the board
  • Prepare the financial reports for the donors in a timely manner
  • Support in preparation of the monthly management accounts and team specific income and expenditure report 

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years related experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient in Excel 
  • Knowledge of Quick Books accounting software will be an added advantage
  • Enthusiasm to take up challenges and lead from the front. Some exposure or work experience, preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills.  Knowledge of Kannada and Hindi is must
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Read more about the program here.

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form here

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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

Gujarat

Placement Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-19

As a Placement Associate, you will provide placement support to Industrial Training Institutes and Vocational Training Institutes in Rajkot and Vadodara.

Role and Responsibilities:

Providing Placement support to Industrial Training Institutes and Vocational Training Institutes:

  • Building a robust database of employers by networking with employers, industry bodies
  • Ensuring support to program implementation partners to organize Industry engagement activities effectively and monitoring the same.
  • Building capacity of program implementation partners to plan and organize placement related activities at their institutes. 

Anchoring and executing Placements strategies & plans in the region. 

  • Making an annual plan and calendar of placement activities in the region by collaborating with regional teams.
  • Planning and Conducting Employer engagement events (Talks, Walk-ins, Campus Drive)
  • Take the ownership of the placement targets for the region and as per the project’s needs. 
  • Anchor Industry Connect Fellow’s engagement through regular calls and review meetings.
  • Building an active working relationship with representatives of companies, Industry bodies and Placement officers.
  • Planning and Conducting Employer engagement events Including placement fairs. 
  • Planning, Meeting & Exploring options of Apprenticeship, Internships, On Job Training, Career Connect Activities with Existing & Prospective Employers for candidates on a regular basis.
  • Supporting state team in organizing & facilitating Job Readiness Training bootcamps, Co- facilitating placement sessions
  • Create, maintain and share reports as per program requirements.

Coordinate & Facilitate Capacity Building of Placement Officers for ITI’s & VTIs

  • Planning and organizing trainings for Placement officers
  • Orientation on placement systems and best practices.
  • Conducting Demo’s on Industry engagement activities.

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in placement of candidates at Fresher level of a NGO or of Technical institutes.
  • Knowledge of liasioning with companies and experience of industry connect including the role of placement of students within organizations.
  • Previous experience of customer/client contact especially establishing and developing effective links with companies in the relevant discipline/field.
  • Experience of working & training of young adults for Jobs, On the Job Training, etc.
  • Good computer skills (i.e. good at data analysis)
  • Must be able to work to meet the needs of the placements service.
  • Willing to undertake external visits and should be open to travelling across locations
  • A team player and able to negotiate and consult with all those engaged with

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the position by filling the online application form. Click here to apply for the position.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-16

We are looking for a Program Associate in Vadodara, for coordinating all the activities of VTIs. You will be reaching out to all the VTIs in the region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the MyQuest program.

Role and Responsibilities: 

Support Facilitators in Vocational Training Centres 

  • Visit VTIs to provide offline & online support to trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc.
  • Organize and conduct career connect events and activities 
  • Conduct sessions physical and virtually with students
  • Enroll Facilitators and students on Quest App and Bharat Skill portal and ensure to access Quest Digital content
  • Ensure that the trainers and centres gradually become independent and adept at using the content
  • Facilitate, Co-Facilitate, Participate and contribute offline/online in Principal’s Meeting, Master Trainer Workshop with Lead Facilitators  
  • Support Master Trainers in effective delivery of training of trainers
  • Co-facilitate any Trainer Tribe online engagement through masterclasses and other mediums of online facilitation
  • Guide, mentor and manage Interns, Fellows and facilitators 
  • Support operations and logistics involved in meetings, workshops and events

Participate and Contribute to the Training of Trainers

  • Identify training needs
  • Support with the Coordination of the training
  • Facilitate sessions as and when required during Tots

Documentation and Reporting

  • As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests / Focus Group Discussions as and when needed.
  • Responsible for the coordination and for writing reports as per the project requirement
  • Documentation of Centre, trainer and students success stories
  • Advocate workshops, events and activities through electric, print, social networking platform and other media
  • Following up with ITIs to share data of students and Institutes as required by M&E framework.

Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies in Gujarat

  • Co-ordinating, facilitating Industry Engagement activities – Inviting
  • employers to do guest lectures at Institutes; organizing placement events.

Support any other activities related to MyQuest program whenever needed. 

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, Hindi 
  • 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 vocational training space and the social development sector in India.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and the Internet.

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 1 week to 15 days in a month 

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Proficiency in operation computer & basic applications

Read more about the program here.

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Jharkhand

Accounts Officer – Anandshala

Published 2021-03-16

We are looking for an accounts officer to support payments, disbursements and manage finance records for the Anandshala program in Jharkhand.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Review vouchers, invoice, staff reimbursement and bills for accuracy
  • Process the payments and documents such as invoices, journal vouchers, employee reimbursements, and statements. 
  • Assist in recording expenditure related to the concerned project on a day to day basis and passing daily vouchers in the accounting software
  • Retrieves system reports. 
  • Disburse advances according to specific instructions.
  • Management of petty cash transactions.
  • Ensuring all payments amounts & records are accurate.
  • Assist in preparation and finalization of quarterly and annual tax returns
  • Maintenance of both electronic and hard copies of financial reports including vouchers, receipts and supporting documents
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Reconciles transactions, financial data, and other information to an automated accounting system. 
  • Determines content and assembles data in order to prepare monthly reports for review. 
  • Being available to respond to the request of the team. 
  • Taking ownership for the relevant work and being available for performance review and periodic meetings 
  • Participating actively in the team planning and review meetings
  • Generating financial reports as per the need of the organization

Required Skills and Experience: 

    • Basic background in Commerce and Finance 
    • Strong knowledge about Tally Accounting Software.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Accuracy in data entry
    • Passion, enthusiasm and interest in Quest Alliance’s mission. 
    • Knowledge about the statutory payments like TDS, EPF, ESI
    • Working knowledge of English and local languages 
    • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team.
    • At least 2 years experience of data entry, petty cash handling, monthly bank and cash reconciliations, compliance with financial procedures and supporting logistics. 
    • Knowledge of other ledger systems

Read more about the program here.

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form here

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

District Project Coordinator – Anandshala

Published 2021-03-01

Anandshala is expanding its operations in Jharkhand. The program would intervene in government residential schools for girls across 5-10 districts of Jharkhand. 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. 

We are looking for a Programme Coordinator for the project. S/He would work closely with the Project lead, coordinating the operations in five districts of Jharkhand.

S/He would support the Programme Associate in planning and execution of school level activities in collaboration with teachers and principals as well as to capture data, stories and reflection to strengthen the project implementation.

S/He would be required to travel to project districts, visit schools and meet relevant stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Ensuring School Level Support

  • Support Programme officers to plan the school visits
  • Support Programme officers to plan and conduct key school level activities to promote and integrate the School Health and Wellness Curriculum.
  • The District officers would support the PO’s to conduct the below mentioned activities with the teachers and HMs of selected schools.
  • Demonstration session on specific sessions of School Health and Wellness Curriculum
  • Planning meetings and review meetings at school level
  • School visioning exercise
  • Activating Student’s Council and support them to create change projects focused on School Health and Wellness Curriculum
  • Support PO’s to prepare the agenda of the SMC meetings. Ensure that the SMC meetings have agenda points related to School Health and Wellness Curriculum.
  • Support PO’s for planning of PTA meetings. Ensure that the PTA meetings have agenda points related to School Health and Wellness Curriculum.
  • Support POs to plan specific activities of School Health and Wellness Curriculum for integration in the morning assembly
  • Support POs to plan specific activities of School Health and Wellness Curriculum for integration in the Last Class
  • Lead the planning and implementation of any other project activities

 

Provide Support to Programme Officers for Implementation of the Project as per the project framework and plan

  • Developing session plans, template and content as per requirement of Program
  • Piloting and demonstrating it with the team in respective schools and Blocks
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate regular team meetings with PO’s to understand the programme realities and provide required support
  • Make joint visits with PO’s

 

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Leading and Facilitating the process to build relationships between POs, teachers and HMs.
  • Be the focal point for the HMs in the block and keep them informed about the progress of work and plan along with them.
  • Facilitating the Process of Parents Engagement your Intervention Block.
  • Ensure creation of database for share out of IVRS messages to the Parent body
  • Support for coordination and Liasoning with the Education department at district level.

Others:

  • Manage & Support the Programme officers under the project
  • Working closely with the Content and Capacity Building team to provide support in developing content as per requirement of Program
  • Support M&E team to implement monitoring tools as per the project framework and capturing of data as per the indicator defined in Work plan

 

We are looking for:

  • Graduate or Postgraduate
  • Relevant experience of 3-6 years
  • Experience in managing M&E tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proven experience of networking and building relationships with government, NGOs and donors
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with 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.

Karnataka

Associate Director – Youth Program (MyQuest)

Published 2021-04-16

Our youth program delivers innovative, demand driven and hi-tech employability program across 10 states in India. We have over 12 donors funding the work. The youth program is broadly divided into three domains -- 1. Work with ITIs, 2. Work with VTIs and 3. Self Employment. The VTI and ITI work involves placement of the students. As Associate Director, you will provide strategic direction to the three domains and to the Placement team to bring in the culture of innovation, learning and collaboration. 

Role and Responsibilities:

You will work with the domain leads to support, mentor and ensure quality in delivery. The success of the program is reliant upon effective strategy, program management, implementation and quality donor project delivery.

Program Strategy Design and Development 

  • Support the youth Program director in the design and development of the strategy 
  • Using a consultative process, develop the strategy to work in the VTI and ITI ecosystem and to operationalize it, this will include alumni engagement.
  • Collaborate with the internal stakeholders such as the capacity building team, the regional team to ensure successful implementation 
  • Work with the placement team and the self employment team to develop and execute the career pathway strategy and self employment strategy 

Project Performance Management 

  • Ensure the donor projects are managed effectively, ensuring key performance and quality indicators are achieved through the mentoring of team 
  • Ensure each of the team have their annual plan and quarterly milestones articulated and updated on the project management platform: 
    • Work with ITI and VTIs
    • Self Employment projects
    • Placement and alumni engagement 
  • Streamline process of review at multiple levels:
    • Monthly check-ins with the team
    • Level 2 reviews as per the organization processes 
  • Support the ITI/VTI leads in articulating strategies and implementing them to meet the program goals, driving greater decentralization 
  • Troubleshoot implementation issues in consultation with the Director youth programs 
  • Work with the domain leads to develop program timelines, calendars to prioritize tasks and ensure timely implementation 
  • Ensure that the budget for Program implementation is being utilized as per plan 
  • Make field visits to take stock of quality of implementation and to support teams 
  • Ensure the donor budgets are utilized as per plans and the donor deliverables are met. 
  • Have timely communication with the donor and Business Development team to maintain transparency 

Strategic Result 

  • Oversee the implementation, monitoring and review of strategy, with value-add and impact in mind
  • Be the point of contact for the monitoring team to develop relevant monitoring tools, systems and dashboards 
  • Ensure all the program database are easily accessible for easy reference 
  • Provide oversight for the team in the development of its programmatic and financial planning for the years ahead as per the strategies 

Team Management 

  • Facilitate decision making and internal team coordination by helping prioritize and balance multiple requirements 
  •  line manage and support the professional development of the Managers in support of high performance against performance objectives, and through them will ensure strong employee development and performance of the team managed
  • Translate strategic priorities into clear outcome focused objectives for managers and provide energy and drive in achievement of the objectives. 
  • Create and foster a strong, values driven organizational culture of shared learning, co-operation, commitment to improvement, and high performance

 

Donor Management and Strategic Partnerships – Internal &/ External

  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at Institution,  state, and national level with Government, Nonprofits, Industries  and with thought leaders 
  • Develop and ensure ongoing management of partnerships with subject matter experts or think tanks and third parties 
  • Be the focal point for the area of work
  • Represent Quest Alliance in local, state and regional forums and platforms on employability and youth  
  • Be part of Sector facing Working Group and other relevant networks 
  • Ensure quarterly reporting of our activities and participation as required in meetings and events
  • Collaborate with different teams in the organization to work on organization priorities as well on the projects 
  • Oversee the donor management for the team
  • Donor project deliverables oversight and accountability  
  • Anchor the regular catch ups with the donor 
  • Ensure timely response to all donor requirements related to program information and operations 

Required Skills 

  • Exceptional leadership, management, analytical, and critical thinking skills with the ability to work across a networked organization.
  • Expertise in Program design, grant partnership management  and knowledge of industry best practices. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs in multiple states in India. 
  • Proven experience of managing large funds and Corporate donors 
  • Ability to assume responsibility, make sound judgments, supervise and mentor diverse employees and teams, and work independently/ collaborate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional oral and written English communication skills. Fluency in hindi or other regional languages is a plus.
  • Strong computer skills using MS Office,
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 12 years of progressively responsible experience in program design, management and implementation  
  • Knowledge and experience of donor management 
  • Knowledge of and experience with programs that support employability 

LOCATION: Bangalore, India

 

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

People Officer

Published 2021-04-16

We are looking for an People Officer who can support & contribute to the Hiring & HR Operation activities.

Role and Responsibilities:

In this role, you will contribute towards —

Hiring & Employee Onboarding

  • Support in shortlisting applications for positions
  • Support in scheduling interviews and follow-up with potential candidates
  • Initiate and ensure completion of required background screenings, document collection or other onboarding requirements
  • Assigning and orientation of the buddie and ensuring the onboarding kit is delivered on time
  • Assist the new hire with any support required

HR Documentation and Logistical Support 

  • Ensuring the appointment letters are handed over on the first day of appointment
  • Sending probation confirmation mails or extention mails to new employees as relevant
  • Ensuring the Contracts are filed and the employees database is up to date
  • Maintaining the employees personal file to ensure it is updated with information including medical certificates/  disciplinary letters/ job descriptions etc. and readily available for internal and external audits 
  • Maintaining the staff addition and deletion list and database 
  • Ensuring all information related to People to aid finance and admin processes are shared with the focal point
  • Drafting the experience letters or  employment proof letters as needed 
  • Issuing the offer letter, salary revision letters and other HR letters 
  • Supporting with scheduling exit interviews or any follow up meetings for grievance redressals
  • Supporting with scheduling induction and other L&D led capacity building activities including logistics as required
  • Prepare, maintain and share data, reports & analytics as required  

Upkeep & Maintenance of HRMS Platform & Tools

  • Support in maintaining the HRMS platform
  • Support in creating and maintaining forms/modules/systems as required  
  • Perform health check of all modules / internal system 
  • Be available and clarify any questions or concerns of the Employees
  • Add new employees to the platform  

Intern / Fellow Hiring, Onboarding & Stipend Disbursement 

  • Maintaining a database (current/ past and prospective ) of Interns / Fellows 
  • Issuing their contracts and coordination of their stipend 
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships to attract interns 
  • Lead the Onboarding process for Interns / Fellows
  • Support with the logistics for the induction of the interns / Fellows

Others

  • Support with Employees Engagement Activities as and when required
  • Logistics support for team meetings & events
  • Support other team members with other activities as and when required

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • MBA (HR) or related discipline with minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Prior experience of working in ATS and HRMS platform
  • Some exposure or work experience, preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.
  • 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 via the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Officer (Capacity Building) – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-19

You will work as part of the Employability program and support in capacity building and quality management initiatives designed for trainers who are part of the MyQuest partner network.

The role requires 60% field travel for training implementation and capacity building, primarily across the South Region.

Role and Responsibilities:

Delivery, Coordination and Management of Training of Trainers for the south region state team 

  • Lead Online and Offline Training of Trainers (ToT) for partner organizations in the South Region
  • ToT data management for the project and program-related reporting for the South Region
  • Co-design the training agenda for TOTs in South Region
  • Enable use of Quest App and online training for partner trainers and co-facilitators

Innovation, Relationship Management to Achieve Programmatic Goals 

  • Conduct market research to understand training and content development trends in online and offline capacity building
  •   Conduct detailed need analysis of the capacity building needs of the State
  • Innovate and build solutions to enable better capacity building at the State and program level 
  •   Work closely with the ES MTT Project team for ITI Quality Audit
  •     Conduct Quality Audits in VTI in accordance with the State strategy
  • Take part in workshops, discussions involving MyQuest internal facilitators
  • Support & mentor MyQuest internal facilitators of MyQuest to conduct events, manage relationships at the institute, content delivery, innovation and problem solving as required.

Building Subject Matter Expertise

  • Periodically invest in learning about market trends in Learning and Development
  •     Update oneself on latest training and content development tools
  • Build knowledge of systems and jargons used in the world of facilitation and education
  •   Identify and learning key skills which will contribute to the growth of the team and individual professional development

Adherence to Systems and Processes

  • Co-create and adhere to team norms, vision, learning goals and strategic plans of MyQuest Facilitator and Content Development team
  • Participate and contribute in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities.
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

 

 Required skills and Experience

  • A Masters degree in HR/Social Work or other development disciplines
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of facilitation with adults and youth in the Employability Skills sector
  • Minimum 2 year experience of conducting Training of Trainers, with a clear understanding of adult learning and basic facilitation techniques for adults
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Excellent communication skills in English and 1 south Indian language (Kannada or Malayalam or Tamil) (written and spoken)
  • Proficient in MS Office tools

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the position by filling the online application form. Click here to apply for the position.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-16

We are looking for a Program Associate to help us coordinate all the activities of VTIs. You will be reaching out to all the VTIs in the region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the MyQuest program.

Role and Responsibilities:

Support Facilitators in Vocational Training Centres

  • Visit Vocational Training Centers to support trainers & partners to plan the training, curriculum delivery and troubleshoot issues to ensure quality training and smooth functioning of the training center.
  • Conduct sessions with students, as needed.
  • Develop effective working relationships with VTI trainers & partners.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders-center heads, trainers and so on.
  • Ensure that the trainers and centers gradually become independent and adept at using the content.

Participate and contribute to the training of trainers.

  • Identify training needs
  • Support with the Coordination of the training.
  • Facilitate sessions as and when required during Tots.

Documentation and Reporting

  • As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests/Focus Group Discussions as and when needed.
  • Responsible for the coordination and for writing reports as per the project requirement.
  • Documentation of Centre, trainer and students success stories
  • Following up with VTIs to share data of students and Institutes as required by the M&E framework.

Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies in Karnataka and Kerala

  • Co-ordinating, facilitating Industry Engagement activities
  • Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes; organizing placement events.

Support any other activities related to My QUEST Program whenever needed. 

 

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • 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 South India languages (Malayalam and Tamil)
  • 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 vocational training space and the social development sector in India.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and the Internet.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about working to solve challenges in education and employability domain
  • Should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel 1 week to 15 days in a month

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Proficiency in operation computer & basic applications

Read more about the program here.

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Finance Manager (Analysis & Reporting)

Published 2021-03-01

Support with the operationalization of the donor budgets, performance tracking on spends and lead compilation of financial reports for donors.

Role and Responsibilities:

1. Financial Analysis

  • Responsible for the financial reporting (MIS), Month end closing, quarterly and annual- Reporting & variance analysis in accordance with the budget.
  • Presenting monthly performance reviews, indicating key highlights, analyzing causes of unexpected variance and areas for improvement to team leads and budget owners
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses and capital expenditures and support Director FAIT in developing benchmarks for budgeting for each activity
  • Work with Director FAIT to develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to leadership team and budget owners for decision making purposes
  • Prepare presentations to Youth program team

2. Operationalization of Budgets and Report

  • Establish annual operational budgets by working closely with the FAIT Director, and youth program point person
  • Finalizing project grant utilization reports as per budget proposal
  • providing support during the donor audits and financial data and documents review
  • Salary allocation as per the approved project budgets and finalizing the monthly payroll.
  • Assisting in the yearly audit and finalization of annual accounts.
  • Providing support to management and program leads in project budget development
  • Bank and credit card reconciliation on a monthly basis. Assisting in the yearly audit and finalization of annual accounts.
  • Assisting with the donor audits

3. Internal Team Coordination  

  • Be the first point of contact for the Youth program on matters related to Finance
  • Coordinate with the FAIT team internally to Update the status of the procurement requests/ travel request
  • Timely support with vendor payments and processing of the bills/invoices. And Ensure all the payments and paperwork for billing is in place by coordinating with the finance and admin team for proper documentation

4. Other

  • Other duties as required.
  • You may be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted
  • Participate and contribute to team meetings, reviews & staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organization
  • Be a role model for others to Uphold the values of Quest Alliance

 

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Experience in managing multiple donor projects reporting

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years related experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Knowledge of Quick Books accounting software will be an added advantage
  • Enthusiasm to take up challenges and lead from the front. Some exposure or work experience, preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills. Knowledge of Kannada and Hindi is must
  • 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!

Communication Design Associate – Secondary School

Published 2021-03-01

As a Communication Design Associate at the Secondary Schools Program, you will work to create visual and communication material across print and digital platforms that represent the program’s vision and concept goals.

You will work in close collaboration with the Communication Manager and other team members of Secondary Schools to craft visual designs in a powerful, engaging, and consistent way. The role of the Communication Design Associate is an exciting opportunity to provide oversight for the program’s visual efforts related to design, tone, quality, control, and organizational positioning.

Roles and Responsibilities

Visual Design

  • Design and manage projects of varied program material – for internal/external communication, promotions and branding
  • Anchoring production of graphic material (video, digital, offline, etc.)
  • Package raw content into various formats of digital and social media marketing
  • Creation of in-house videos for social media and communications
  • Develop standardized templates as per the need for story collection, feedback collection, etc.
  • Align all internal and external facing materials (for print or online) as per Quest guidelines and actively review the quality of the design.

Design for Program Content Materials

  • Contribute to the visual content development process for internal and external use. For example, visual designing for session plans, program presentations, toolkits, brochures, reports, research papers, donor requirement-related documents
  • Maintain the media library for the program – videos, photos, case studies – to be able to churn out communication content, editing existing material as and when needed.
  • Help prepare final versions of donor requirement reports (for example quarterly, annual reports, etc.) which can be shared with external audiences
  • Support with the documentation of training/ meeting/event reports
  • Ensuring proper documentation of the events – reports, pictures etc. along with logistics support and helping

 

 

We are looking for:

  • 2-4 years experience in a small to mid-sized organisation working on communications and graphic design
  • Background in visual communication
  • Proficiency in using design software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign After Effect and Premiere Pro
  • Knowledge of use of software for audio, video editing and storyboards for digital content creation
  • Understanding of equipment usage required for photography and videography
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the help of the vision provided
  • Experience with scheduling multiple projects and managing timeline
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite

Read more about the program here.

 

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Content Coordinator – Secondary School

Published 2021-02-05

As a Content Coordinator you would be required to grow your understanding on the core curriculum and program approach throughout your journey. This would  mean understanding the ground realities for the communities we work with, understanding the student age group and gender dynamics associated with them, building an understanding on the curricular thematics and the approach of the program on building STEM mindset. 

Role and Responsibilities

Program Content Development and Review

The program has curriculum and content implementation and development needs which are constantly evolving. In this role you will also be expected to:

  • Listen and engage with field teams (facilitators, Program Officers, Program Associates) to understand needs around the curriculum, design solutions and help strengthen content inputs.
  • Collaborate with content/program associates at each state or the Content Task Forces to customize content to suit their needs.
  • Review and reflect on the overall program learning journey for its stakeholder with respect to content and feedback into the content development processes.
  • Supporting the logistics during content research, ensuring proper documentation. 
  • Maintaining a repository for the program with student artifacts, reviewing the same, adding more resources relevant to the program. 
  • Making regular field visits to gather insights about the program experience 
  • Develop evolving learner journey maps over the coming years with respect to weaving different inputs together (Curriculum implementation, Role Model Interactions, Learning Days, Ideathon and Hackathons, other events).
  • Contribute to develop content for blended or hybrid approaches of work keeping the learner’s needs and ground realities in mind.
  • Contribute to and take interest in STEM Pathways working groups and one more.
  • Document and constantly reflect on experiences and observations to uphold the vision of the program.

Research: Stakeholder Experience

The program has different stakeholders. As part of your role you will work towards:

  • Developing users personas (of Facilitators, Learners, Communities, Parents) which can help in content development for digital and classroom sessions. 
  • Gathering feedback on learning experiences of different stakeholders. This will feed into the content revision and design of learning experience for the future. This would need observation and engagement with learner and stakeholder groups, meet-ups and regular field visits.

New and Evolving Content Design & Development

  • Open P-Tech content development – support the process of content development and design for teachers and students for IBM’s Open P-Tech Platform
  • Parent Engagement – support the content development and design to engage parents over different platforms – IVRS, WhatsApp, school events 
  • This will also entail conducting research on different types of content, platforms and publishing tools already available
  • Supporting the content production process – engaging with consultants, reviewing content, maintaining content repository and so on.
  • Support hiring of consultants and agencies for user needs assessment – developing tools, protocols, data collection, analysis and recommendations.
  • Bring in insights from the point of user experience to develop relevant content. 
  • Support in research and development of career games and other such emerging projects.
  • Contribute to content development with respect to Capgemini and other such initiatives.
  • Define the user experience for the different toolkits being developed within the program.
  • Work closely on developing the STEM toolkit as a full-fledged product with the Content/Program Associates and Tech. Team.

 

Read more about the program here.

 

We are looking for: 

  • Individuals with openness, flexibility, proactive engagement and ability to work independently and with remote teams.
  • Experience with education programs and the development sector is preferred. Especially experience of working with children and communities, creating digital or non-digital  learning experiences would be an advantage.
  • Interest or experience or willingness to read, research and write content. Having understanding of content design would be an advantage.
  • Experience in at least two of the curricular thematics: Self -Awareness, Gender Awareness, STEM Mindset, Career Exploration for the Young or Computational Thinking.

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Kerala

Program Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-31

We are looking for a Program Associate to help coordinate all the activities of ITIs. You will be reaching out to all the ITIs in the state and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Support Facilitators in ITI Centres

  • Ensuring effective implementation of the program by regular visits to Govt. ITI. 
  • Working with facilitators of Govt. ITI’s to support them in curriculum delivery at their ITI’s. 
  • Conduct sessions with students, as needed 
  • Develop effective working relationships with ITI partners
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders-center heads, trainers and so on
  • Ensure that the trainers and centers gradually become independent and adept at using the content 

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Develop an Effective working relationship with the Govt. Authority, ITI Principals and Facilitators of the region
  • Coordinating with QA team and the institute for any internal or external visits to the ITI’s. 

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 

  • As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests/Focus Group Discussions as and when needed
  • Responsible for the coordination and for writing reports as per the project requirement
  • Documentation of Centre, trainer and students success stories
  • Following up with ITIs to share data of students and Institutes as required by the M&E framework

Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies in Kerala 

  • 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 ITI’s to plan and organise placement related activities 

Support any other activities related to MyQuest Program whenever needed 

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, Malayalam
  • 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 vocational training space and the social development sector in India.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and the Internet.

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 1 week to 15 days in a month 

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Proficiency in operation computer & basic applications

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

New Delhi

Regional Coordinator [North] – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-01

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.

Role and Responsibilities:

Program Design, Implementation and Performance Management of Programs delivered in the Region

  • Using a consultative approach, lead in designing and developing the program in line with the organizational goals, national framework and donor requirement
  • Lead the development of operational plans to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets.
  • Oversee the program delivery. Lead the development of systems to ensure high quality delivery of the program managed
  • Lead, Guide and support team during program review and design processes
  • Lead on developing, managing and regularly reviewing the program budget
  • Organising periodic programmatic reviews for the region.

Relationship Building and Management – Stakeholders (Internal & External)

  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at Institution, state, and national level with Government, Nonprofits and with thought leaders
  • Develop and ensure ongoing management of partnerships with DGT, DET and other like minded organizations as necessary for effective, coordinated delivery
  • Be the focal point for donor related activities
  • Represent Quest Alliance in local, state and regional forums and platforms on employability and future of work. Be part of Sector facing Working Group and other relevant networks
  • Ensure quarterly reporting of our activities to DGT, DET and participation as required in meetings and events
  • Work with the FAIT team. Lead on communications with FAIT team for all the admin related support

Team Management

  • Coordinate training and other capacity-building initiatives for staff as required
  • 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.
  • Ensure that the team works together to share learning and to exchange skills
  • Lead the recruitment and induction of new member for your team you manage
  • Ensure safety and security policy is adhered to, acting as focal point for risk management for your region by working closely with the people team
  • Serving as a role model at all times

Office Management

  • Ensure office and assets are safe and secure at all times
  • Work with the admin support for day to day office functioning

Reporting and adherence to systems and processes

  • Coordinate with the Impact team and represent the MyQuest voice for the North region in the development of data management system, reports and tools and evaluations
  • Work together with M&E focal point to track program Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework
  • Ensure all the relevant data for your program is available on time
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the team and is used for reporting
  • Ensure human resource policy and procedure is adhered to by team
  • Ensure staff welfare with support from the People team
  • Ensure financial policy and procedure is adhered to by the team

 Investment in Self-Learning

  • Taking full responsibility for personal growth and that of the team
  • Encourage workplace based learning, ensuring employees take responsibility for their own learning and share it to build organizational capability
  • Be a role model for everyone in the team by taking on initiatives to grow oneself and sharing those learning openly in the team.

 

Read more about the program here.

 

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Experience in managing multiple donor projects in multiple state
  • Experience in the employability and/ education sector

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Post graduate degree with 6+ years related experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of the employability skills and the sector
  • Networking and partnership building skills
  • Sub grant management experience will be a plus
  • Team management experience
  • Enthusiasm to take up challenges and lead from the front. Some exposure or work experience, preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills. Knowledge of Hindi is must
  • 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.

Tamil Nadu

Program Associate, MyQuest

Published 2021-04-16

We are looking for a Program Associate for coordinating all the activities of ITIs. You will be reaching out to all the ITIs in the region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program.

Role and Responsibilities:

Support Facilitators in ITI Centers

  • Ensuring effective implementation of the program by regular visits to Govt. ITI. 
  • Working with facilitators of Govt. ITI’s to support them in curriculum delivery at their ITI’s. 
  • Conduct sessions with students, as needed 
  • Develop effective working relationships with ITI partners
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders-center heads, trainers and so on
  • Ensure that the trainers and centers gradually become independent and adept at using the content 

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Develop an Effective working relationship with the Govt. Authority, ITI Principals and Facilitators of the region
  • Coordinating with QA team and the institute for any internal or external visits to the ITI’s. 

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 

  • As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests/Focus Group Discussions as and when needed
  • Responsible for the coordination and for writing reports as per the project requirement
  • Documentation of Centre, trainer and students success stories
  • Following up with ITIs to share data of students and Institutes as required by the M&E framework

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 ITI’s to plan and organize placement related activities 

Support any other activities related to MyQuest program whenever needed 

Location: Trichy, Tamil Nadu

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 vocational 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 1 week to 15 days in a month

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role via the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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