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Program Associate, Secondary School Program

Published 2022-08-10

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate at our Guwahati office for timely delivery of tasks, on ground implementation of the program and handholding fellows/facilitators and the Partner Teams throughout their implementation journey.

 

Location: Guwahati, Assam

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 9) from government schools in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

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

Key Deliverables and Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation and Planning

  • Responsible for supporting the partner team in effective program delivery across Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh
  • Design, plan and execute innovation and experimentation within schools including STEM clubs, District campaigns, etc.
  • 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.   

Focused implementation on Computational Thinking & Career Pathways 

  • 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.               
  • Ensure Scratch bootcamps are planned and conducted at schools                    
  • Ideathon and Hackathon: Plan and ensure the smooth coordination of ideathon, hackathon process at school/ Block/District level
  • Support fellows/facilitators/Partner Team and technology team in organizing and implementing the process effectively with all the students
  • Organise Career Webinars, Local Role Model interactions
  • Organise Career Boot camps at school/Block/District level in coordination with the department 

Training, Content, Capacity Building and Documentation

  • Participate and contribute to Training of Trainers
  • ensure Master Coach implementation in coordination with Departments across the NE States
  • ensure that Teachers regular learnings are shared and adhered the quality of reporting for the handover processes 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • organize BlocK/District Level teachers & students recognition award 

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
  • Documenting and designing plans for following up with selected learners for in depth intervention to encourage them transition into higher education.

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 Assamese and English and working knowledge in Hindi 
  • Open 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

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

Published 2022-08-10

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate at our Guwahati office who can coordinate all the activities with ITIs in the region.

Location: Guwahati

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 Alliance is looking for a Program Support Associate  for coordinating all the activities with ITIs in the region. You will be reaching out to all the ITIs in your region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program.

Role Description

Programme Implementation and Quality

  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, and monitor within the agreed standards.
  • Ensure there is a proper work plan in place for your region and you are able to follow and deliver accordingly.
  • Be well versed with the content/curriculum of MY QUEST so as to ensure proper training delivery and support in ITIs.
  • Regular visits to ITIs to deliver training.
  • Support the Trainers in ITIs to use our content.
  • Ensure that the Trainers and ITIs gradually become independent and adept at using the content.
  • Participate and contribute in Training of Trainers.
  • Ensure the region deliverables and targets are fulfilled within the stipulated time frame.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- ITI Principals/Superintendents, Trainers/Instructors, Placement Officers etc to ensure quality delivery of programs.

Relationship Management and Collaboration

  • Develop effective working relationships with ITI Principals, Trainers and Placement Officers for effective program implementation.
  • Support Thematic Teams-Placement, Training, Documentation, Data Tech etc in your ITI region and be the POC for your ITI region.
  • Ensure region needs are met and fulfilled with the support of Thematic Teams.
  • Ensure ITI Stakeholders engage and contribute to our implementation program.
  • Find solutions to address problems in your ITI region engaging ITI stakeholders thereby ensuring collaboration and quality.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure the monitoring data of the team that you manage reaches the M&E focal point on time.
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline 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.

Others

  • Participate in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance
  • Support donor visits
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

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 and Assamese languages. Knowledge of North Eastern languages will be an added bonus.
  • 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 the 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 20 days a month.

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Documentation / Reporting
  • Proficiency in operating computer & basic applications

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

Published 2022-07-12

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate at our Guwahati office who can coordinate all the activities with ITIs in the region.

Location: Guwahati

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 Alliance is looking for a Program Support Associate  for coordinating all the activities with ITIs in the region. You will be reaching out to all the ITIs in your region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program.

Role Description

Programme Implementation and Quality

  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, and monitor within the agreed standards.
  • Ensure there is a proper work plan in place for your region and you are able to follow and deliver accordingly.
  • Be well versed with the content/curriculum of MY QUEST so as to ensure proper training delivery and support in ITIs.
  • Regular visits to ITIs to deliver training.
  • Support the Trainers in ITIs to use our content.
  • Ensure that the Trainers and ITIs gradually become independent and adept at using the content.
  • Participate and contribute in Training of Trainers.
  • Ensure the region deliverables and targets are fulfilled within the stipulated time frame.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- ITI Principals/Superintendents, Trainers/Instructors, Placement Officers etc to ensure quality delivery of programs.

Relationship Management and Collaboration

  • Develop effective working relationships with ITI Principals, Trainers and Placement Officers for effective program implementation.
  • Support Thematic Teams-Placement, Training, Documentation, Data Tech etc in your ITI region and be the POC for your ITI region.
  • Ensure region needs are met and fulfilled with the support of Thematic Teams.
  • Ensure ITI Stakeholders engage and contribute to our implementation program.
  • Find solutions to address problems in your ITI region engaging ITI stakeholders thereby ensuring collaboration and quality.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure the monitoring data of the team that you manage reaches the M&E focal point on time.
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline 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.

Others

  • Participate in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance
  • Support donor visits
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

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 and Assamese languages. Knowledge of North Eastern languages will be an added bonus.
  • 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 the 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 20 days a month.

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Documentation / Reporting
  • Proficiency in operating computer & basic applications

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.

Bihar

Program Manager

Published 2022-08-10

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Officer at our Patna Office who can lead the programme implementation in Bihar.

Location: Patna

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.

Role Description

Lead the programme implementation in Bihar which includes work plan, timeline +budget ; Coordinate with the GMU on all deliverables and reporting; Anchor programme implementation in Bihar; Manage the field team, partners and district govt relationship; Develop State level partnership; Ensure implementation of systems & processes at the state office Their work will focus on liaising with the District/State level authorities,  CSOs  and media and They will  lead the quarterly review processes.They will drive the Regional advocacy plan. 

Implementing the State, District, Block and School activities as per program and project  Guideline

  • Ensure state level liasioning and continuous follow up with various bodies including formation and review with SRG, Quarterly Planning and Review with SSA, SCERT, BEPC and Education Department and sharing monthly report.
  • Ensure all program related activities with program officers/associates are being implemented from District, Block and School levels, including Virtual and Physical Training Sessions, Shiksha Ratan Puraskar, Follow up plan, Model Schools, STEM clubs, Bal Sanad, Morning Assembly, Enrichment, Career Sessions, Hackathon, Coding,  Muhim etc.  
  • Ensure contribution in review process, annual work plan, annual budget and program design 
  • District level approvals and their active engagement for all activities as per plan
  • Working closely with the Content and Capacity Building team to provide support in developing content as per requirement of the Program.
  • Piloting and demonstrating with the team in respective schools and Blocks.
  • Make joint visits with PO’s/PAs
  • Anchor School Recognition program

Program  Design, Project Management 

  • Using a consultative approach, support in designing and developing the program in line with the organizational goals, national framework and donor requirement 
  • Support the Programme Lead in Developing the annual goals for Bihar and lead the development of the  annual operational plans 
  • 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
  • Conduct field visits to review program progress, sharing feedback as required
  • Support in the conceptualisation in events conducted in the region

Grant Management 

  • Ensure timely and accurate internal financial and narrative reporting to donor  
  • Work in close coordination with the Grant management team for operational planning, review and donor reporting  
  • Liaise with the finance, monitoring and evaluation teams and other teams engaged in the project to ensure timely development and submission of external reports  
  • Support communications with donors and partners in collaboration with the B.D focal point.
  • Ensure smooth coordination with all teams engaged in grant implementation for the project you are leading 
  • Oversee the work of other teams related to the grant managed 
  • Coordinating or organizing the donor visits 
  • Support B.D team  in writing  proposal
  • Represent quest Alliance in Donor meetings and forums 

Efficient Delivery and Program Quality:

  • Work closely with the FAIT team to develop project related budgets and review the reports in a timely manner
  • Call out the M&E requirements to the Impact team and ensure there are systems and process in place to track progress and ensure donor reporting expectations are met 
  • Ensure Budget Planning, Review and Management. 
  • Ensure data management and tracking of all the M&E processes and data with programme team at state and district level in coordination with Research and Impact team
  • Support in the development of the research focus for the state 
  • Work closely with the Communication focal point for print and social  media attention 
  • Ensure the spending is kept within the limits and there are no deviations. Ensure the donor budgets are utilized for their purposes. 

Stakeholders Management

  • Ensure state level engagement with Government and Civil Society organizations including Coordination, review process, ongoing continuous communication such as BEPC, SCERT and Education Department.
  • Ensure district level engagement with Government and Civil Society organizations including Coordination, review process, ongoing continuous communication 
  • Ensure Media engagement at District level and contribute to the Social media presence of the School program.
  • Leading and Facilitating the process to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Be the focal point for the District Officials and keep them informed about the progress of work and plan along with them.
  • Support the Programme lead  in coordination and Liasoning with the Education department at district level.
  • Manage electronic and print media networks at district level 
  • Support and Ensure ongoing management of partnerships with the Education department and other like minded organizations as necessary for effective, coordinated delivery at district level.
  • Represent Quest Alliance in District and state forums and platforms on education and adolescents 
  • Be part of Sector facing Working Group and other relevant networks at district levels
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly reporting of our activities to Education Departments and participation as required in meetings and events

Team Management

  • Ensure that all employees managed  have clear performance objectives and development plans. 
  • Support team member/s with resources that help them build knowledge and confidence to do better
  • Share and ask for feedback regularly and practice open communication
  • Provide Support to team members to understand the nuances of the School program, key Project activities and objectives and also build the organization level understanding and perspective. 
  • Support and build understanding on overall program design and implementation. 
  • Support to plan and conduct field activities and virtual sessions and integrate the school team Curriculum. with Teachers, Head masters and childrens 
  • support the PO’s/PAs to conduct the below mentioned activities with the Block Officials, Teachers and HMs. 
  • Demonstration session on specific curriculum for School teamPlanning meetings  and review meetings at school and block level
  • School visioning exercise
  • Activating Student’s Council and supporting them to create change projects focused on the School program. 
  • Support PO’s for capacity building workshops, Change projects Hackathon, ASRP.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of any other project activities 
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate regular team meetings with PO’s to understand the program realities and provide required support

Reporting

  • Support M & E  team to implement monitoring tools as per the project framework
  • Engage in documentation and reporting of program activities and consolidation of best practices and case studies
  • Ensure the team is adhering to data management plan for School program in Coordination with M&E team 
  • Working closely with the MnE team to ensure documentation of program and capturing of data as per the indicator defined in Work plan.
  • Support program officers to make meaning of the data captured for each school
  • Document and share the best practices in the schools for publication in 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 on a regular basis
  • Support with the documentation of training/ meeting/ event reports
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments
  • Ensure data is updated in the database
  • Support all reporting requirements such as quarter reviews, annual reviews
  • Participate in team meetings, reviews and staff engagement activities
  • Be available for regular line management meetings and the appraisal processes.

Required Skills & Competencies

  • A Postgraduate degree in Social Work/Education/Sociology/Social sciences
  • 7-8 years of relevant work experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Managing remote teams 
  • Have managed teams in the past
  • Have manage and implemented large scale projects
  • Ability to network and build relationship with the Government and partners
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance
  • Open to travel locally and across the country
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet
  • Part experience of working with women and aspects of gender and diversity and inclusion is a good to have
  • Part experiences around using technology for learning would be a great to have

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 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

Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

Published 2022-07-12

Quest Alliance is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Associate at our Ahmedabad office who will be part of the Knowledge Hub team headquartered in Bangalore and will be responsible for compiling, reviewing, producing and sharing reports to internal/external audiences.

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 role:

You will be part of the Knowledge Hub team headquartered in Bangalore and will be responsible for compiling, reviewing, producing and sharing reports to internal/external audiences. You will be involved in developing the reporting tools to capture qualitative and quantitative data and change stories. Your responsibilities will include tracking changes and evidence based results against targets and indicators of each program and developing recommendations to further improve results or program design. 

As an M&E Associate you will contribute to generating insights (backed by data) to ensure high standards of program implementation.

Responsibilities 

  1. Monitoring and reporting of CG program in Gujarat 
  2. Work closely with program team in the State 
  3. Ensure timely submission of data for the both depth and scale model 
  4. Support Evaluations, Sharing and Learning internally
  5. Provide technical support in Program Strategy development informed by Evidence based learning

The role will cover the following:

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Provide technical assistance and training on monitoring and data collection and reporting to employees 
  • Develop reporting tools of high quality to be administered by employees and Master Trainers to capture comprehensive narrative and quantitative data
  • Coordinate all aspects of project monitoring and reporting ensuring data is of high quality and produced on time.
  • Ensure Program teams have appropriate monitoring and reporting indicators and tools in place, in line with Quest Alliance Strategy and donor grant management requirements.
  • Monitor all project activities and progress towards achieving the program outputs and outcomes.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to carry out process monitoring as well as gather feedback from the beneficiaries about the implemented projects and submit detailed reports.
  • Support the State lead in conducting monthly review meetings with team members.
  • Lead on the compilation of the quarterly, half yearly and annual reports.
  • Develop Evidence Based Decision Making systems and train the program team on the technique.
  • Ensure that monitoring and reporting systems, including fieldwork, collection of reports and data entry, are correctly implemented by staff
  • Work closely with the grant management team to synchronize the report

Spearhead Evaluations, Sharing and Learning internally

  • Support in the management of independent and external project based evaluations, such as baseline, endline surveys, including designing & planning for data collection, analysis and report writing in coordination with the Research team
  • Managing qualitative data analysis that gets generated through various media in various channels like LMS, App, discussion forums etc.
  • Support with necessary data to produce documents including case studies, study briefs, impact briefs for use by the team
  1. Provide technical support in Program Strategy development informed by Evidence based learning

Other duties as required.

  • You maybe occasionally required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

Requirement:

  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences or related field
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends especially in development organizations
  • Strong data analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Knowledge and experience in use of computer-based data analysis packages preferred;
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
  • Excellent computer knowledge and understanding of various statistical tools and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to other locations, as per need
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings
  • Proficiency in Gujarati And working knowledge of English 

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.

 

Senior Training & Content Officer

Published 2022-06-01

Quest Alliance is looking for a Senior Training and Content Officer at our Ahmedabad office to lead  training and capacity building initiatives in 13 districts of Gujarat.

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 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 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. 

Role Description

  • Lead and ensure timely execution of all training and capacity building initiatives planned for the internal team, teachers, students and other stakeholders in 13   districts in Gujarat
  • Lead and ensure development of content according to the strategy for the programme for Depth and Scale model in coordination with team
  • 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 work plan 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

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 4-5 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
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Gujarati (preferred) 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • 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.

Jharkhand

Program Associate

Published 2022-07-12

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate who can ensure all the on-field implementation of the Programme and have a direct engagement with the relevant stakeholders like ITI faculty, students, parents and the district officials at our Ranchi/Deoghar office.

Location: Ranchi / Deoghar

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 Alliance is looking for a Program Support Associate  for coordinating all the activities in with ITIs in your region. You will be reaching out to all the ITIs in your region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program.

About the role:

The Programme Associate has to ensure all the on-field implementation of the Programme and have a direct engagement with the relevant stakeholders like the ITIs faculty, students, parents and the district officials. The programme associates work with the support of the  programme coordinator (PC) and the dotted line manager in four of the assigned district and support the team (Facilitator/Fellows) to implement the program and document it as well.

Role Description

  • To ensure the MyQuest programme in implementing  in the respective district with support from the coordinator and programme dotted line manager 
  • To work in close coordination with facilitator/fellows and the ITI faculties, Jharkhand (DET) Director of Employment and Training and girls’ students to ensure all processes as per the programme design are being followed and implemented
  • To be the primary contact person for all field level activities and information and demonstration support to the field level staff (Facilitator/fellows).  
  • To create the  community & school level awareness on ITI admission to support women’s enrollment in women+co-ed ITI.
  • Focused training implementation  on Employability skills  and career development for women learners. 
  • Enabling digital learning environment 
  • The trained learners are provided with placement support & opportunity to engage with industry over the course of the training.
  • Engaging with the learner’s family twice a year, one to set the context to their journey at ITI and another to engage family employers to address career options.
  • To organise the Leadership development for the ITI Principals to co-create vision for women ITI and define a roadmap for the next 2 years.
  • Setting up of student led hubs. Ex. career club/Placement Cell
  • To support the young women entrepreneurship program/self employment programme for the Girls. 
  • To ensure the Student Hub are functioning smoothly and provide support to the  program facilitators/Fellows
  • Training and Capacity Building of Placement officer , ITI Trainers , and field team with the support of training officer /program officer.
  • Ensuring the exposure visit of the learners with the support of placement officer and it is team. 
  • To lead and facilitate refresher trainings as per the requirement 
  • To conduct monthly review meetings with the field team and share the action points with the coordinator and dotted line manager. 

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • To organize regular meetings with the ITI Trainers and discuss the performance of the students and come up with a plan
  • Regularizing monthly meetings of the field implementation facilitator/Fellows
  • To conduct  the district  level events and workshops and ensuring the participation of the stakeholders by building good relationships and rapport with them throughout the year. 
  • Organise the community awareness program and engage with the communities regularly to ensure the women participation in ITI’s. 

Reports, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Identifying the best practices and stories from the field, sharing them with communication lead regularly
  • To Share the monthly work and activities updates in the form of reports with the Communication team
  • To support and ensure all data are to be collected regularly and on time are done by the facilitators/Fellows. 
  • Collecting the data of students, parents and relevant stakeholders and share the same with the M&E team
  • To maintain database of students  trainings, workshops and other relevant information from the field with support from the M&E team

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 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 the 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 20 days a month.

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Documentation / Reporting
  • Proficiency in operating computer & basic applications

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.

 

District Program Coordinator

Published 2022-06-03

Quest Alliance is looking for District Program Coordinators at multiple locations of Jharkhand to support the Program 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. 

Location: Multiple locations in Jharkhand 

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. 

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. 

Anandshala is expanding its operations in Jharkhand. The programme 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. 

About the Role

Quest Alliance is seeking an individual who will play the role of District Program Coordinator for the project. S/He would support the Program 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 Associates(PA) to plan the school visits.
  • Support Programme Associates to plan and conduct key school level activities to promote and integrate the School Health and Wellness Curriculum. 
  • The District Program officers would support the PA’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 PA’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 PA’s for planning of PTA meetings. Ensure that the PTA meetings have agenda points related to School Health and Wellness Curriculum. 
  • Support PAs to plan specific activities of School Health and Wellness Curriculum for integration in the morning assembly 
  • Support PAs 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 Associates 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 PA’s to understand the programme realities and provide required support
  • Make joint visits with PA’s

Relationship Management – Stakeholders

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

Team Management

  • You will manage the Programme Associate under the project.
  • Providing Support to team members to understand the nuances of Anandshala programme, key Project activities and objectives.
  • Working closely with the Content and Capacity Building team to provide support in developing content as per requirement of Program.

Reporting

  • Support M & E team to implement monitoring tools as per the project framework
  • Working closely with the M&E team to ensure documentation of programme and capturing of data as per the indicator defined in Work plan.
  • Compile the field level data as per the framework
  • Support Programme Associates to make meaning of the data captured for each school
  • Document and share the best practices in the schools for publication in 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 on a regular basisSupport with the documentation of training/ meeting/ event reports
  • Support coordination of baseline/ end line and other assessments
  • Ensure data is updated in the database
  • Support all reporting requirements such as quarter reviews, annual reviews
  • Participate in team meetings, reviews and staff engagement activities
  • Be available for regular line management meetings and the appraisal processes.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 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 
  • 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! 

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

Published 2022-06-03

Quest Alliance is looking for Program Associates at multiple locations of Jharkhand to provide support with Program Implementation, Training and Capacity Building, Relationship Management - Stakeholders (Internal and External), Reporting, and ensuring School Level Support.

Location: Multiple locations in Jharkhand 

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:

Program Implementation

  • Support teachers and Headmasters in execution of SEL curriculum effectively as per project design with children.
  • Developing session plans, template and content as per requirement of Program and curriculum design.
  • Piloting and demonstrating SEL impact on children with the teachers in respective assigned schools and Blocks.
  • Participate and co-facilitate regular team meetings with teachers, Headmasters and community members to understand the programme realities and provide required support
  • Make joint visits with teachers in the community and develop better relationship with parents.

Ensuring School Level Support

  • Support HWA Ambassadors/ teachers  to promote and integrate the social emotional learning curriculum in children
  • Demonstration session specific to SEL sessions and engage with children and teachers.
  • Support teachers to create change projects focused on School Health and Wellness Curriculum.
  • Planning meetings and review meetings at school level with Head Masters
  • Support teachers to prepare the agenda of the SMC meetings. Ensure that the SMC meetings have agenda points related to School Health and Wellness Curriculum.
  • Planning of PTA meetings. Ensure that the PTA meetings have agenda points related to SEL and also ensure participation in SMC meeting 
  • Ensure that SEL corner in each school is made and used effectively 

Training and Capacity Building

  • Participating in the training both internally and teachers and developing understanding on SEL and SHWP curriculum.
  • Providing Support to teachers and HMs on understand the nuances of Anandshala programme, key Project activities and objectives.
  • Working with the Content and Capacity Building team to provide support in developing content as per requirement of the Program.
  • Participate and co- facilitate refresher training conducted for teachers and Headmasters

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Leading and Facilitating the process to build relationships between school and community.
  • Be the focal point for the HMs in the schools and keep them informed about the progress of work and plan along with them.
  • Facilitating the Process of Parents Engagement in respective schools
  • Creation of database for share out of IVRS messages to the Parent body
  • Conduct and participate in monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders

Reporting

  • Support M & E team to implement monitoring tools as per the project framework
  • Compile the field level report and data as per the framework
  • Document and share the best practices in the schools for publication in monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules
  • Support with the documentation of training/ meeting/ event reports
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments
  • Ensure data is updated in the database for their respective schools
  • Be available for regular line management meetings and the appraisal processes.

Support the team on need basis as and when required 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience of 1-2 years
  • Have field level experience (Exp in education will be preferred).
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proven experience of networking and building relationships with community and Government
  • Willingness to travel
  • Have interest in facilitation and training
  • 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.

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

Communication Associate, Schools Program

Published 2022-08-10

Quest Alliance is looking for a Communication Associate for the southern region, who will anchor communication efforts for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka.

Location: Bangalore / Hyderabad

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 the Communication Associate for the southern region, you will anchor communication efforts for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka. You will be the bridge between the state project teams, and the communications team of the Schools Program.

 Media Advocacy

  • Establish a pool of local media contacts
  • Coordinate with the communications team to have a regional media strategy in place
  • Write well-articulated press releases and media articles, reflecting the programme’s work in the region
  • Make media pitches, and coordinate with media contacts to get press releases and articles published

Case Stories, Testimonials, Impact Films

  • Establish a regular cadence with the state project teams and partners to collect case studies and testimonials which reflect our work in schools and communities
  • Write appealing stories and articles, which build an impact-first narrative, through direct interactions with stakeholders, and/or close coordination with project team members
  • Coordinate with and guide external consultants hired for photo and video shoots, so that they are able to capture impactful stories – be the point-of-contact during field shoots, managing vendors end to end
  • Build a repository of existing communications collaterals (photos, videos, stories, posters, etc.), and regularly add to the repository

Documentation and Reporting

  • Attend all program events in your region, and effectively document the same
  • Collate information about the program across projects, and assist in building collaterals, such as newsletters, brochures, presentation decks, etc. for external and internal audiences
  • Support all reporting requirements such as quarterly Marcom Reviews

Communication Strategy and Social Media

  • Assist the Communication Manager in developing state-specific communications strategies
  • Be responsible for implementation of state-specific communication strategies in each state
  • Be the bridge between project teams and the communications team for monthly social media updates from the region – write social media posts, and ensure coordination with the monthly social media calendar for the program so that the region is adequately represented
  • Work with the communication team to consolidate social media pages and channels across regions, and to implement the consolidation strategy

Others:

  • Guide project team members in writing blogs and articles
  • Assist the Communication Manager in communications capacity-building and training sessions for partners 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Candidates with a background in journalism or mass communications
  • 1-2 years of experience in journalism, advertising or the social sector
  • Ability to build state-level context to social issues
  • Awareness of communication trends in the social sector
  • 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 

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 & Technology Coordinator – MyQuest

Published 2022-08-08

Quest Alliance is looking for a Data and Technology Coordinator at our Bangalore office who can support regional teams, ITI & VTI eco-system. This role will be a leadership as well as functional in nature with travel to field locations. 

Location: Bangalore

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 youth skills development, 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:

This role will be positioned within the MyQuest program unit and will be supporting Regional teams, ITI & VTI eco-system. This role will be a leadership as well as functional in nature with travel to field locations. 

 Your work will involve –

Managing QUESTApp (Learning App)

  • User Management – Following standard procedures to register/modify/de-register users on QUESTApp with required privileges for different categories of users – Organisation, center, batch, facilitator, and learner management.
  • Content Management – Organising and updating content on QUESTApp based on project requirements and for customized intervention.
  • Jobs Feature – Working closely with the placement team to update job opportunities under Jobs feature of QUESTApp regularly.
  • Development and deployment of Learnpi (Raspberry pi) Servers.
  • – Ensuring Learnpi servers are functional across all the centers.
  • – Assembling and installing QUESTApp on learnpi servers.
  • – Supporting partners to install and activate the learnpi servers at learning centers.
  • Tracking and troubleshooting software and hardware issues.
  • – Understanding, tracking, and troubleshooting issues related to QUESTApp.
  • – Supporting QA’s partners to assess and fix issues related to hardware and networking.
  • Planning and organizing Capacity building activities for internal and external stakeholders on QUESTApp, hardware, networking, and other tech tools and platforms.
  • Manage a team of technology associates.
  • – To ensure support to regional teams on their tech needs.
  • – To ensure zero downtime of QUESTApp at learning centers.
  • – Guiding Tech Associates on the various Tech related processes and troubleshooting mechanisms. 
  • Creating and managing data management tools and dashboards for seamless tracking and reporting.
  • Working closely with the internal core-tech team to learn about new developments, escalate issues, and share feedback related to QUESTApp for continuous improvement of the App.
  • Supporting regional teams to procure hardware and software tools, and ensuring required support to establish computer labs as needed.
  • Creating SoP for Tech support for MyQuest. 

Skills, Attitude and Knowledge

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in computer science with 3-4 years of experience in IT and application management.
  • Exceptional knowledge of software, hardware, and network management.
  • Strong Analytical, problem-solving, collaborative skills.
  • Basic programming skills, data management & visualization skills will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent written, presentation, listening, and verbal communication skills.
  • Should be willing to travel 1-2 weeks a month.
  • Driven by passion and zeal to achieve outputs and outcomes.
  • Team management.

 

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 Coordinator, Youth Program

Published 2022-08-08

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Coordinator for our Youth Program at our Bangalore office. 

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. 

Role Description

Program Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting

  • Take responsibility for an effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards
  • Ensure there is a work plan in place for National level implementation of Cascade Model of Training of Trainer program under the “Future Right Skills Network” partnership framework everyone is able to contribute & implement accordingly
  • Identify and develop learning within the program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to the impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design
  • Work together with M&E focal point to track program Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the program M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements of the project.
  • Contribute to the development of the project budget
  • Contribute to organize the state and regional level round table on the key advocacy agenda for 21st century skills development for youth
  • Contribute to develop partnership with State Governments through formal MoUs and strengthen the State and National level partnership
  • Ensure that the Admin and Operations support extended for the key activities implemented under the partnership framework between FRSN and Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
  • Ensure the spending is within the budgeted limits and the financial policies are adhered to

People Management

  • Ensure that the program activities agreed are tracked for progress, course correction and risk & mitigation
  • Ensure that all employees involved in the projects have a clear project implementation work plan and manage their project team (internal/external) effectively
  • Support, mentor and coach the Program Officers and cross functional team associated with the deliverables of FRSN – MSDE partnership
  • Ensure that program coordinators and program officers of ITI Ecosystem work together to share learning, exchange knowledge and skills.

Grant & Donor Reporting

  • Coordinating the kick off meeting and follow up on action points
  • Periodic catch up for new projects
  • Coordinating the quarterly review meetings and follow up on action points
  • Coordinating the logistics for the meeting and preparing the deck required for effective running of the meetings
  • Record keeping (maintaining the grant folder and recording the minutes of the meeting and follow up on action items)
  • Ensuring the project management platform is updated and is running
  • Maintaining the calendar and scheduling time for the team to complete the report
  • Consolidation of the report by getting the data from Finance, M&E focal point and other contributors
  • Submitting the report to the Government and donor (where applicable)
  • Updating the grant management dashboard in a regular manner

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Coordinate effective field visits for the donors to understand the progress of the program being implemented this would include scheduling appointment with relevant organizations including government ministries.
  • Lead and participate in all program events to raise the profile of the organization
  • Represent Quest Alliance in local and state forums and platforms
  • Identify appropriate stakeholders and partners for program delivery as and when required
  • Ensure MoUs with all partner organizations are in place and operational;
  • Ensure that key staff at the partner organizations have a clear understanding of and regular involvement in the programs
  • Identify opportunities for joint activities with the partner organization’s staff (e.g. shared workshops etc.).
  • Share quarterly reports with the relevant people and organizations!
  • Conduct quarterly, half-yearly, yearly reviews
  • Assisting the team in due diligence and partners onboarding process.

Reporting

  • Ensure all the relevant data is available on time
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the team and is used for reporting
  • Support the M&E focal point with baseline, end line and other relevant assessments
  • Submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time
  • Ensure the program process is documented and enough case studies are in place to show the impact or progress of the program.
  • Ensure the data is analyzed and feeds into the planning and review meeting
  • Support all reporting requirements such as quarter reviews, annual reviews

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work/Rural Management or other development disciplines, with 4-6 years of work experience preferably in the Education/Vocational Training sector
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • 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 the 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
  • Documentation / Reporting
  • Proficiency in operating computer & basic applications

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.

Senior PHP Developer

Published 2022-08-08

Quest Alliance is looking for a Senior PHP Developer at our Bangalore office who will primarily focus on the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.

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

QuestApp is our flagship product, and is a digital learning platform developed for students and facilitators to learn 21st Century skills anytime, anywhere contributing to their personal and professional growth. Quest App is built using gamification principles, and is available as an online/offline webapp as well as a mobile app. 

This position will primarily focus on the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. Secondary responsibilities will be Server Administration.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for backend (Laravel PHP) and frontend (HTML, JS, CSS, React/Angular/Hue.js) development
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges
  • Build Integration of data storage solutions, MySQL and RDBMS based
  • Create scripts to facilitate client systems to meet performance and objectives
  • Test and develop software for applications
  • Create documentation for software created
  • Utilize source debuggers and write or modify client software
  • Produce results effectively and within the deadlines set

Required Experience

  • 4+ years of core PHP
  • 3+ years of MySQL/RDBMS
  • 2+ years of writing SQL scripts.
  • 1+ year in business intelligence system.
  • 2+ years of MVC framework such as Laravel
  • DevOps experience
  • Must know HTML / CSS / JS / Angular
  • Must know how to optimize code
  • Must have Bachelors in Computer Science
  • Must know Algorithms and strong OOP skill set
  • Ability to read and understand existing code
  • Linux System administration skills and security.
  • Experience with AWS (EC2, S3, ELB, AutoScaling, Security)
  • Experience with CDN / CloudFlare
  • Knowledge of Raspberry Pi, Kotlin, Talend and Superset is desirable.

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

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

People & Admin Assistant

Published 2022-08-04

Quest Alliance is looking for a People and Admin Assistant at our Bangalore office.

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.

Roles & Responsibilities:

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
  • Drafting letters for official purposes as and when 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  

Hiring & Onboarding

  • Support in scheduling interviews and follow-up with potential candidates
  • Initiate and ensure completion of required background screenings, document collection or other onboarding requirements
  • Assist the new hire with any support required
  • Maintaining a database (current/ past and prospective ) candidates
  • Support with the logistics for the induction of new joinees

Support the team on need basis as and when required 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Graduate
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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

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.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Published 2022-08-04

Quest Alliance is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at our Bangalore office who will be responsible for strengthening M&E systems with the goal of improving program efficiency and design, communicating impact and building a team culture that supports data driven decision making.

Location: Bangalore

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 organisations 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 organisation 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:

You will be part of the Knowledge Hub team headquartered in Bangalore. You will be reporting to the Research and Impact Specialist and will be responsible for strengthening M&E systems with the goal of improving program efficiency and design, communicating impact and building a team culture that supports data driven decision making. You will be involved in developing the reporting tools to capture qualitative and quantitative data and change stories. Your responsibilities will include tracking changes and evidence based results against targets and indicators of the Capacity Building program within the Youth ecosystem and developing recommendations to further improve results or program design. 

As an M&E Officer you will contribute to generating insights to ensure high standards of program implementation. 

Responsibilities 

  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Support Evaluations, Sharing and Learning internally
  • Provide technical support in Program Strategy development informed by Evidence based learning

 

The role will cover the following:

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure Program teams have appropriate monitoring and reporting indicators and tools in place, in line with Quest Alliance Strategy and donor grant management requirements.
  • Monitor all project activities and progress towards achieving the program outputs and outcomes.
  • Develop reporting and monitoring tools of high quality to be administered by employees and Master Trainers to capture comprehensive narrative and quantitative data
  • Provide technical assistance and training on monitoring and data collection and reporting to employees and program implementation partners
  • Coordinate all aspects of project monitoring and reporting ensuring data is of high quality and produced on time.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to carry out process monitoring as well as gather feedback from the beneficiaries about the implemented projects and submit detailed reports.
  • Lead on the compilation of the quarterly, half yearly and annual reports.
  • Ensure that monitoring and reporting systems, including fieldwork, collection of reports and data entry, are correctly implemented by staff
  • Work closely with the grant management team to synchronise the report
  • Work with the Data team to ensure that the program’s monitoring data and its analysis is readily available to the team in the form of easy to use dashboards/ other visualisation formats

  Lead Evaluations, Sharing and Learning internally

  • Support in the management of internal and external project based evaluations, such as baseline, endline surveys, including designing & planning for data collection, analysis and report writing in coordination with the Research team
  • Managing qualitative data analysis that gets generated through various media in various channels like LMS, App, discussion forums etc.
  • Work with the program implementation team to produce high quality documentation including case studies, evaluation reports, briefing notes based on FGDs, IDIs etc with the aim of improving and communicating program efficiency
  • Organise and lead quarterly share outs with program team based on learning and insights from past quarters  

Other duties as required.

You maybe occasionally required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences or related field
  • At least 2 year of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation with a development organisation preferably with an organisation associated with training and capacity development
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends especially in development organisations
  • Strong data analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative) 
  • Knowledge and experience in use of computer-based data analysis packages such as SPSS and Strata preferred;
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
  • Excellent computer knowledge and understanding of various statistical tools and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to other locations, as per need
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings
  • Proficiency in speaking and writing in Indian languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam would be an asset

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 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 this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

Watch our youtube playlists for more.

 

Sending your application:

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

No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon as we receive the applications.

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

We look forward to your application!

Education Technology Coordinator

Published 2022-06-24

Quest Alliance is looking for an  Education Technology Coordinator at our Bangalore office who can provide support in 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.

Location: Bangalore

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 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.

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

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.

Managing Master Coach for Teachers and Student facing digital content on QUESTApp (Learning App)

  • User Management – 
  • Following SOP to register/modify/de-register users on QUESTApp with required privileges for different categories of users – Organization, School, batch, facilitator/teacher, and student/learner management.
  • New content upload and testing: 
  • Support regional tech associates in creating test cases & user journeys for their respective pilots and implementations. 
  • Organizing and updating content on QUESTApp based on project requirements and for customized intervention.
  • 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 upkeep and correctness of data on the Quest platform, such as content upload,  projects, programs, learners, facilitators etc.
  • Development and deployment of LearnPi (Raspberry PI) servers
  • Ensuring LearnPi servers are functional across all centers
  • Assembling and installing QUESTApp/Change Leaders/st course on learnpi servers.
  • Supporting partners to install and activate the learnpi servers at learning centers.
  • Tracking and troubleshooting software and hardware issues.
  • Understanding, tracking, and troubleshooting issues related to QUESTApp/Change leaders Course.
  • To ensure support to regional teams on their tech needs.
  • To ensure zero downtime of QUESTApp/MCT/Change leaders Course at learning centers/mobile app.
  • Guiding Tech Associates on the various Tech related processes and troubleshooting mechanisms. 
  • Creating SoP for Tech support for Secondary Schools/Schools.
  • Manage an inventory of all learnpi’s and do regular checks around their functionality
  • Creating and managing data management tools and dashboards for seamless tracking and reporting.

 

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Lead the capacity building of team members on tech tools to ensure an equipped team.
  • Be part of State level review from an overall edtech perspective, bringing in learnings from student / teacher facing lens and STEM clubs perspective 
  • Supporting QA’s partners/regional teams to assess and fix issues related to hardware and networking.
  • Working closely with the internal core-tech team to learn about new developments, escalate issues, and share feedback related to QUESTApp/MCT/Change leaders Course for continuous improvement of the App.
  • Planning and organizing Capacity building activities for internal and external stakeholders on QUESTApp/MCT/Change leaders Course, hardware, networking, and other tech tools and platforms.

Product related innovations

  • 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
  • Be part of review and evaluation of Quest App roadmap and align to programme/contextual needs.
  • 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.
  • Ongoing work on other piloted innovations
  • Chatbot development and Management
    • New features/development on chatbot
    • Maintain both student /teacher facing chatbot
    • Add a new content stream on Chatbot as per the given flow.
    • Coordination with API service providers
    • Ensure seamless integration with MCT/Change leader’s course and IVRS 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
  • Education first : Travel to field locations to understand the context realities and base all tech related innovations around the same.

Scratch Toolkit Management

  • Manage the bug reporting system and ensure timely resolution of the issues by working with respective teams.
  • Debug issues with the toolkit and contribute to the development of the same.
  • Ensure proper archiving of the code using a code repository
  • Be part of the Scratch Education collaborative(SEC) workshops and contribute to the the building of the Equity toolkit

Edtech Strategy

  • Co-create strategy for the schools team by collaborating with the Technology Specialist and state teams and bringing feedback from the field.
  • Documenting reflections and insights and suggesting a way forward keeping the different moving pieces together.

Team Management  

  • Manage a team of technology associates from various regions
  • Ensure that all employees managed  have clear performance objectives and development plans. 
  • 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
  • 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 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

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 Associate

Published 2022-06-24

Quest Alliance is looking for an Education Technology Associate, who has prior experience in planning and execution of the technical support from assessment to deployment stage of the IT infrastructure and related peripherals, at our Bangalore office.

Location: Bangalore

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. 

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

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced person who has prior experience in planning and execution of the technical support from assessment to deployment stage of the IT infrastructure and related peripherals. Your role will be a blend of technical, capacity building and support skills. You will be key to supporting the innovation thought process and contributing to building the ed-tech strategy for the program as a whole. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Tech Support
    • Master Coach for teachers and Student facing digital content on QUESTApp (Learning App)
  • Troubleshooting Technical issues related to QUESTApp/Change Leaders platform, hardware, and networking at the site.
  • Following SOP to register/modify/de-register users on QUESTApp with required privileges for different categories of users – Organization, School, batch, facilitator/teacher, and student/learner management
  • Support pilot testing and implementation in the respective region
  • Working closely with internal and external parties along with the team to build capacity on QUESTApp/Change leaders platform features and management.
  • Chatbot Management & Support
    • New content upload 
    • Maintenance of teacher/student facing chatbot
    • Bug reporting and resolution
    • Ensure data stream pipeline readiness as per agreed MnE framework, which can then be ported for ETL(extract transform and load) and visualization
  • Interactive Voice Response System(IVRS)
    • Ensure 100% uptime of the portal
    • Date pipeline readiness for visualisation and reporting purpose.
  • STEM Clubs
    • Participation in design and delivery of state level hackathons
    • Supporting the selection of partners and material procurement
    • Support in conducting Coding Camps across the field locations.
  • Programme Support
    • Installation and testing of systems in all deployment locations (whether physically or remotely)
    • Creating SD cards for Learnpi server and client devices
    • Quality check of learnpi, accessories & SD card
    • Support in maintaining relationships with vendors / local engineers for maintenance, troubleshooting etc. 
    • Address issues that are logged via a ticketing system and ensure resolution within agreed SLA.
    • Preparing installation manuals and guides for the partner stakeholders to install the software or the programme in the computer systems of the schools.
    • Create a database of vendors for facilitating IT audits, laptops rentals and other IT material provision.

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience, in handling IT infrastructure deployment and support
  • Excellent IT skills and Hands-on experience on coding
  • Is excited about the opportunity to integrate technology into education and other allied areas
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Must have – Basic Knowledge of HTML5, CSS, PHP and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of Raspberry Pi board and Raspbian OS Knowledge in MySQL database management
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams 
  • Good to have – Skills in GNU/Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) server management and experience in using Linux bash commands and Cron jobs

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

Training Manager, Schools Program

Published 2022-06-24

Quest Alliance is looking for a Training Manager for our Schools Program at our Bangalore office who can help co-create the design, conceptualization, and implementation approach of our Mastercoach for Teachers course in consultation with the state teams.

Location: Bangalore

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 school ecosystem for the past few years. In 2018 we piloted a program to build a life, career, and coding skills among adolescent girls (grades 8 and 9) from government schools in urban areas of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi and reached out to 5500 girls. Currently, this program has scaled to 11 states covering more than 3 lakh students across 1000+ schools. The program is being implemented through two models, directly by Quest Employees and through implementation partners. Currently, we have 10 implementation partners. This is the 4th year of the program and we are wanting to make a shift towards a teacher-led approach. The idea is to seed some good practices from the program in the school ecosystem and enable the teachers to take them forward. For this, we have designed the MasterCoach training program – a 30-hour blended teacher professional development course. 

About the MasterCoach Program 

The objective is to develop teachers as 21st-century educators. Your role as the training manager is going to be critical to roll out the MasterCoach Program across multiple states. 

MasterCoach for Teachers is an in-service teacher training program to equip them with 21st Century facilitation skills, social capital & a roadmap for their professional growth.

MasterCoach for Teachers is envisioned to work with 2000+ teachers from 9 States this year and make them change-makers in the system to transform the schools.

MasterCoach for Teachers empowers teachers & schools by:

  • Identify one’s own professional development needs and provide guidance and tools to upskill based on the needs of growing children in the current century
  • Set up online and offline classrooms that foster the learning of 21st-century skills
  • Learn a 21st-century framework and its relevance to teaching-learning 
  • Learn and apply NEP / globally recommended teaching approaches suitable to meeting 21st-century learning needs and goals
  • Understand your learners better and learn strategies to engage with different kinds of learners
  • Gain awareness of emerging career options and learn simple activities to facilitate career exploration among your students
  • Explore computational thinking and STEM mindsets and learn techniques to sharpen these skills and mindsets among students 
  • Reflect on the values, mindset and teaching practices of a 21st-century educator and identity your own strengths and areas for development
  • Reflect on gender-based mindsets and learn strategies to have gender-inclusive learning spaces 
  • Lead an action/ change project to identify and address real challenges in your class/ school using skills learnt in the course
  • Know and engage your parents and communities effectively to leverage them as influences and contributors to their children’s education

Key Responsibilities

In your role as the Training Manager you will be responsible for:

Holding the vision for the MasterCoach program and ensuring operational efficiency with quality in its execution

  • Co-create the design and conceptualization of the time-Bound, quality-focused implementation approach of Mastercoach for Teachers course in consultation with the state teams and empower the State teams to transition into a teacher-led model.
  • Perform user research for each of the MCT cohorts and arrive at a resilient, user-friendly course uptake, implementation, and completion model to enhance the relevance of the course for the states 
  • Ensure development and sharing of impact reports, and stories, learning as and when required.
  • Collect active feedback from the state teams on the MasterCoach program experience and course correct the program experience which includes content, technology and pedagogy.
  • Developing state, regional and national events, panels, and narratives to position the course as an enabler building 21st-century educators 

Integrate the MasterCoach strategy into the Systems Change program design for key strategic states  – Program Strategy and Design

  • Karnataka and Odisha are emerging as key strategic states for the program where the education departments are showing a keen interest in the teacher education approach
  • Cocreate a holistic program design with the state teams which empowers the systems change in the state.
  • Contribute to the overall program design and strategy based on the feedback from participants during the capacity-building activities
  • As part of the systems change design, develop a community of practice of teachers to take forward the good practices and become champions of 21st-century education in their ecosystem. This will entail:
    • Developing the concept for the community of practice 
    • Identifying relevant teachers 
    • Having an engagement plan for them 
    • Piloting the approach in Odisha, to begin with 

Bringing in data-driven thinking and decision-making to improve the program implementation

  • Anchor the design of the data dashboard for the MasterCoach program
  • Review the progress data of teachers as they engage with the course and review the reports generated by the monitoring team 
  • Share the insights from the progress report with the state teams and devise follow-up strategies to enhance teacher engagement with the course 
  • Share the data insights in the relevant team forums to help teams understand what is working, what needs improvement and what are the teacher engagement patterns that are emerging 
  • Bring field insights into the capacity-building design and review

Build capacity of state and partner teams to understand the teacher capacity-building approach and execute it 

  • Mentor and build the capacity of the team of school coaches, e-tutors, coordinators, webinar facilitators, and trainers for the Mastercoach for teachers in all states for smooth implementation of the MasterCoach Program  
  • Developing the capacity calendar in consultation with the different state teams. Having an annual, quarterly, and monthly plan in advance and communicating it to all relevant stakeholders 
  • Designing the capacity-building journey for different stakeholders – e-tutors, teachers and headmasters, and master trainers. 
  • This can include a mix of experiential workshops, webinars, virtual engagement, curating a resource library, etc. 
  • Defining the approach to capacity building for the MasterCoach program 
  • Rooting the design in the QA philosophy and self-learning and program objectives
  • Work with state teams to anchor the task forces for the implementation of the MasterCoach program 
  • On-site support to e-tutors and facilitators on supporting teachers in engaging with the program 

Anchor the development of the concept and practice of teacher recognition 

  • As part of the teacher capacity strategy, we want to pilot the teacher recognition program 
  • This will entail developing the concept in consultation with the state teams and executing it across the different states 
  • It will require engaging with the partners to execute this at the district and state level 
  • Compile the good practices identified and ensure a dissemination plan in place for it – state wise

Relationship Building and Stakeholders Management

  • Support the government engagement and relationship-building process for the state leads by helping them position MasterCoach in alignment with state priorities
  • Ensure the growth and development of your reportees by engaging with them in their learning journey 
  • Ensure smooth coordination and communication with the state and partner teams and the other relevant thematic leads 
  • 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 within the organization and outside 

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 7-8 years of work experience, in implementing blended learning content for school-related projects 
  • A comfort working with online learning programs, technology platforms and data dashboard 
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding/ computational  skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience in training development and implementation
  • Ability to handle scale and work in multi-state programs
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in the education ecosystem
  • Relevant education qualifications for handling pedagogy, STEM, and life skills content
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build the 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! 

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

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.

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.

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.

Kerala

Placement Associate, MyQuest

Published 2022-08-04

Quest Alliance is looking for a Placement Associate for our MyQuest Program based in our Kerala Office.

Location: Kerala

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. 

MyQuest

MyQuest’s objective is to provide a holistic development platform for young people as well as provide a lifelong, continuous learning opportunity to disadvantaged youth. We use content, pedagogy and technology, to drive the delivery of teaching and learning. Through our signature blended learning approach we develop critical life-work skills that are critical for success in the 21​st century.   

Role Description​:

  • 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 organise Industry engagement activities effectively and monitoring the same.
  • Building capacity of program implementation partners to plan and organise 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 boot camps, Co- facilitating placement sessions
  • Create, maintain and share reports as per Program Requirements.
  • Coordinate & Facilitate Capacity Building of Placement Officers for ITI’s & VTI’s.
  • Planning and organising trainings for Placement officers
  • Orientation on placement systems and best practices.
  • Conducting 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 & should be open to travelling across locations
  • A team player and able to negotiate and consult with all those engaged with

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! We look forward to your application.

 

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

Orissa

Admin & Finance Officer

Published 2022-08-04

Quest Alliance is looking for an experienced Admin and Finance Officer to manage the admin and finance responsibility of the organisation in Odisha. 

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 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 Gujarat: 

  • 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 2-3 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.

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.

Tamil Nadu

Program Associate, Youth Program

Published 2022-08-10

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate at our Salem office in Tamil Nadu for our Youth Program.

Location: Salem, Tamil Nadu

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:

Program Implementation & Delivery:

  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards Develop effective working relationships with Institute Principals in alignment with ITI Eco-system’s state system change journey map.
  • Taking regular sessions at the institute Govt ITI (W) Salem) as per the time table allocated by the Institute on career development.
  • Support in placements, Organizing Job Fairs and Connect with employers in the pool.
  • Ensure that all ITI have a functional & sustainable placement cell & Career club  at your institute and drive system change through these student lead hub
  • Conducting Young Entrepreneurs Program trainings
  • Manage Mobile phone library in Women ITIs 
  • Ensure there is a work plan in place for your region and you are 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- centre heads, trainers etc.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- centre 
  • Ensure that the trainers, placement officer and centres gradually become independent and sustain the recommendation of the program in their institutes.
  • Participate and contribute to capacity building activities.

Stakeholders Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Develop an effective working relationship with the Govt. Authority, Principals, GIs (both POs and ESIs) and Facilitators of the region
  • Actively engaging and contributing to Industry Engagement/placement Strategies internally.
  • Co-ordinating with placement lead and team members in the states to ensure greater industry engagement in placement systems of the state.
  • Work closely with the Placement Manager of your state and call out the required support.

Reporting

  • Ensure the monitoring data reaches the M&E focal point on time. 
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline 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 I
  • 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

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 Tamil languages. 
  • 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 the 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 20 days a month.

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Documentation / Reporting
  • Proficiency in operating computer & basic applications

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.