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Assam

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.

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.

Gujarat

Training & Content Coordinator

Published 2022-09-26

Quest Alliance is looking for a Training and Content Coordinator at our Ahmedabad office who can lead  training and capacity building initiatives planned for the internal team, teachers, students and other stakeholders in 13  districts in 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

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 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.

 

Karnataka

Finance Coordinator

Published 2022-11-18

Quest Alliance is looking for a Finance Coordinator 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. 

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and reconcile petty cash, cash ensuring sufficient funds are available
  • Making payments according to guidelines of Finance manual and update date records of all transaction
  • Reconciling bank accounts
  • Preparing vouchers and payments and raise payment/journal vouchers
  • Ensure compliance to finance procedures
  • Prepare cheques and banking
  • Assist in accurate and timely processing payments
  • Maintain filing system, hard copies, softcopies in a computerized system 
  • Maintain records of legal/statutory and tax requirement 
  • Record accounting entries on a timely basis
  • Liaise with bankers
  • Support, mentor and coach the team members ensuring that the team goals are meet

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years related experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient in Excel 
  • Knowledge of Quick Books accounting software will be an added advantage
  • Enthusiasm to take up challenges and lead from the front. Some exposure or work experience, preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills.  
  • 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 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, Schools Program

Published 2022-11-01

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate for our Schools Program at Haveri, Tumkur, and Yadgiri. The Program Associate will play a vital role in being the connect for the teachers, they will support the teachers in the uptake and completion of the course.

Location: Haveri, Tumkur, Yadgiri

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 schools for the past few years. In 2019, we rolled out a program to build 21st-century skills and STEM mindsets among adolescent girls (grades 8 and 10) from government schools in 25 districts in Karnataka. Currently, the program is shifting towards a teacher-led model for which it aims to build the capacity of the teachers to be able to become educators of the 21st century, demonstrating new age techniques and methods for engagement with learners for inculcating key 21st-century skills among the learners as they graduate from schools.

The Program Associate will play a vital role in being the connect for the teachers, they will support the teachers in the uptake and completion of the course. They will ensure solving the queries of the teachers and ensure all teachers complete the courses on time. Some of the key engagements of the Program Associate will be as follows.

  • Chatbot Backend: The program Associate will drive discussions on course content, clarify questions, and share weekly reflections and send course deadline reminders
  • Phone calls: To solve technical issues related to the virtual platform. Example: Log in access. Also to offer online tutoring one-on-one for all teachers on course-related areas as well as TOT design & delivery
  • Discussion Forums: Program Associate will manage, supervise and respond to any discussions during online teacher course engagement 
  • MasterClasses: help organize monthly MasterClasses with external guest faculty on interesting thematic areas related to pedagogical skills with the support of training manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

Program Implementation and Planning

  • Responsible for effective program delivery 
  • Design, plan and execute innovation and experimentation within schools 
  • Contribute to new content development
  • Maintain the database and dashboard, ensure that it is error-free and up to date. Ensure M&E adherence and quality
  • Continuous review of school implementation, monitoring the implementation within the agreed parameters

Training, Content, Capacity Building and Documentation

  • Participate and contribute to Training of Trainers
  • Ensure curriculum completion in school . Give timely feedback on content to facilitators

Relationship Management – Stakeholders 

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

Reporting

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

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in facilitation of training, workshop or preferably in the education development sector 
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in the education ecosystem
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Kannada(mandatory)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel within (50% travel) and outside of the State
  • Ability to train, build the 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.

Content Coordinator, Schools Program

Published 2022-11-01

Quest Alliance is looking for a Content Coordinator for our Schools Program at our Bangalore office who will be involved in critical program learning experience innovations and development at a central level.

Location: Bangalore

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

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

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

Quest Alliance has implemented the Secondary Schools program since 2015 with a focus on introducing coding and 21st-century skills to students across grades 8th and 9th. In 2019 the secondary school program expanded to 8 states across 850  schools reaching over 2 lakh students with a sharpened focus on STEM. The program includes new technology exposure, career counseling, life skills development and gender sensitization through classroom and computer lab sessions that involve school authorities, teachers, volunteers and parents to create an ecosystem that encourages girls to pursue STEM. In Karnataka, our work covers 320 schools with an outreach of about 42,000.

Please refer to the video here  for more information

As part of the Secondary Schools program, there are three key projects: STEM for Girls, MyCode and EcosySTEM project.

Within the Schools program, the position will anchore the Learning Experience for Karnataka and support other aspects of content and capacity building for the larger schools team with a  60-40 distribution of the role respectively.

The aim of this project will be the following:

  • Teacher content and capacity development: Build capacities of teachers for digital literacy, effective pedagogies to teach digital skills, build STEM mindsets, and 21st-century skills – all in alignment with the NEP through a blended learning approach using the MasterCoach app and online mentoring
  • Develop and support to implement content for HM Change Leaders Karnataka
  • Develop and support to implement of content for Primary Schools based on the Quest Anandshala model.

As a Content Coordinator, your role will not just be critical to the development of content and plan capacity building around the same but also support the implementation team to understand and take it ahead, communicate to different stakeholders and hold understanding and alignment within the team. You will also be involved in critical program learning experience innovations and development at a central level.

Responsibilities

Content Development, Capacity Building and Implementation Support 

  • Anchor the content and capacity-building work plan and ensure all deliverables are met
  • Take responsibility for effective content creation, curation, and capacity building for Teachers, HM leadership and Primary Schools.
  • Understand existing content, research, customize, create, and curate – all of this will be critical to your role.
  • Ensure that there is a plan for the implementation of content and regular catch-up and monitoring to see its effectiveness to feedback into closing gaps/loops.
  • Anchor discussions with internal and external teams (consultants) and follow the processes to onboard consultants/agencies in content development.
  • Identify and Design the learning journey of Teachers, HMs and children: the key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate relevant meetings or Trainings as needed.
  • Provide coordination support for content curation and training support facilitation by working closely with the Learning Experience Team.
  • Drive experimentation and innovation strategies.
  • Work closely with the state program team to develop a roadmap for content and capacity-building requirements.
  • Work closely on new content projects and learning experience journeys as they emerge within the school’s program ecosystem.

Monitoring and review 

  • Support the monitoring tool development for the approach 
  • Review data dashboards and share reflections and insights with the team which can contribute to reviews
  • Give insights from the lens of contextualization of learning experience 
  • Make regular school visits, and interact with teachers, students and facilitators to collect feedback on the approach
  • Make classroom observations to observe the implementation on the ground
  • Identify areas of innovation and further improvisation 
  • You will have to work very closely with the Ed-tech team and the state teams. 
  • Regular communication and being part of state reviews and coordination spaces will be an important part of your role. 

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 to 6 years of work experience, in implementing school transformation approaches in the government school context 
  • Hands-on experience with working on gender, coding/ computational  skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience in content development and implementation and teacher capacity building 
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in the education ecosystem
  • Relevant education qualifications for handling pedagogy, STEM, gender and life skills content
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build the capacity of, and manage relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams 
  • Strong reading, writing and speaking skills in Kannada are a must and English will be the working language. Knowledge of other regional Indian languages would even be better.

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in the education and employability domain
  • Have exposure to working with building STEM mindsets in  career exploration
  • Can work with ambiguity and demonstrate problem-solving mindset
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Are enthusiastic about converting ideas into action and are great at execution and multitasking
  • Are comfortable with technology being used in learning 

Skill Sets:

  • Have managed teams in the past
  • Ability to network and build relationships with the Government and partners
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet
  • Knowledge of digital content creation tools such as storyline.

Qualifications

  • A Postgraduate degree in Social Work/Education/Social Sciences
  • 8-10 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including the Education department
  • Good understanding and practical experience in STEM 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Kannada (mandatory).
  • Managing remote teams 
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

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, Schools Program

Published 2022-11-01

We are looking for a Program Manager for our Schools Program at our Bangalore office who will manage all the school projects in Karnataka.

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. 

Quest Alliance has implemented the Schools program since 2015 with a focus on introducing coding and 21st-century skills to students across grades 8th and 9th. In 2019 the secondary school program expanded to 8 states across 850  schools reaching over 2 lakh students with a sharpened focus on STEM. The program includes new technology exposure, career counseling, life skills development and gender sensitization through classroom and computer lab sessions that involve school authorities, teachers, volunteers and parents to create an ecosystem that encourages girls to pursue STEM. In Karnataka, our work covers 320 schools with an outreach of about 42,000.

Please refer to the video here  for more information

As part of the Schools program, there are three key projects in Karnataka STEM for Girls, supported by IBM, EcosySTEM supported by Morgan Stanley and EcosySTEM  project supported by Kantar.

Within the Schools program, the Program Manager will be anchoring all the Karnataka projects and supporting the other Karnataka model schools pathways project with a  60-40 distribution of the role respectively.

The aim of this project will be the following:

  • Teacher Implementation: Build capacities of teachers for digital literacy, effective pedagogies to teach digital skills, build STEM mindsets, and 21st-century skills – all in alignment with the NEP through a blended learning approach using the MasterCoach app and online mentoring
  • Develop and implement content for HM Change Leaders Karnataka

As the program manager, you will be managing all the school projects in Karnataka. This is an exciting opportunity to give shape to a project and convert ideas into action while working with a team on it. There will be space for innovation and experimentation while getting exposure to different aspects of project management. 

Responsibilities

  • Program Management
  • Advocacy
  • People Management

Program and Budget Management 

  • Develop the state plan and ensure its operationalization and achievement of goals with quality
  • Ensure donor reporting happens as per timelines and with quality – capturing project learning and insights and making the report a tool for reflection for the donors 
  • Streamline the planning, implementation and review process with the partners
    • Ensure they have an annual plan in place with a budget forecast 
    • Ensure the 45-day reviews are in happening as per plan and are documented and followed up on – ensure that the systems change lens is applied to the reviews 
    • Ensure partner engagement
  • Ensure financial forecasting is in place for each project and the spent plan is as per forecast (no underspent/overspent) with maximum focus on the key constituency when it comes to prioritizing spent decisions
  • Anchor the financial management to ensure audit compliance, review of the monthly project spent report to check for consistency and discrepancies 
  • Ensure state reviews are streamlined with the thematic leads and other relevant stakeholders and become spaces for reflections and deepening the synergy between org, program and state strategy, ensure data and qualitative insights are being used to drive reflection and deepen the strategic thinking 
  • Anchor the content development of the HM change leaders, ensuring suitability from the state context
  • Monthly field visits to interact with the learners, teachers, headmasters and district officials to gauge the effectiveness of the program from the stakeholder lens 

Advocacy:

  • Develop and sustain the relationship with the Government Education departments and other concerned departments 
  • Drive the advocacy agenda for the state as per the program plan – relationship building with the states education departments and facilitating engagement with the relevant stakeholders to drive adoption of program approaches and policy level change, every 6 months JPRMS are conducted and become strategic spaces for multi-stakeholder dialogue – including the donor and the govt officials 
  • Work closely with the communication team to ensure that the project updates find a mention in social media, have a social media calendar
  • 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 that key staff at the state and district  Government have a clear understanding of and regular involvement in the programs 
  • Identify opportunities for joint activities with the government staff (e.g. shared workshops etc.).
  • Share quarterly reports with the relevant  Government officials 

Team Building and Development 

  • Ensure RFS compliance of the team – with personal and professional development goals in place 
  • Invest in creating learning opportunities for the team to learn from other teams in the program and in the Quest 
  • Ensure participation of self and team members in program and organization-related team spaces/forums/processes 
  • Ensure own compliance with RFS processes and have a learning plan for the year
  • Build a culture of open communication, critical thinking, and agency within the team 
  • Ensure that the team members understand the big picture – org priorities and program strategies and their alignment with state/thematic strategy
  • Ensure that the team plans are made in a consultative process and each team member has role clarity
  • Actively develop second line leadership with the state team 

Systems and processes 

  • Ensure that the team has a good understanding of the monitoring tools and dashboards
  • Ensure that the data coming in from monitoring tools is reviewed jointly by the team and is integrated in reviews with partners and within the team 
  • Ensure that the quality of monitoring data coming in is of good quality and leading to insights and reflections on the program strategy 
  • Sub-grant tool management: Ensure the adoption of the sub-granting tool – within the team and partners 

Organizational processes and policy adoption

  • Be well versed with all organizational policies and ensure the same with the team 
  • Participate in the relevant working groups/organizational forums one is nominated/selected for
  • Ensure all regular compliance – timesheets, travel reimbursements etc – are followed by self and the team

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in the education and employability domain
  • Have an exposure to work with building STEM mindsets in  career exploration
  • Can work with ambiguity and demonstrate problem-solving mindset
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Are enthusiastic about converting ideas into action and are great at execution and multitasking
  • Are comfortable with technology being used in learning 

Skill Sets:

  • Have Managed teams in the past
  • Ability to network and build relationships with the Government and partners
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet
  • Planning and project management

Qualifications

  • A Postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • 7+ years of team management experience preferably in the Education sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including the Education department
  • Good understanding and practical experience of STEM 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Kannada (mandatory).
  • Managing remote teams 
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

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.

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.

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

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

Orissa

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.

Telangana

Training and Content Officer, Schools Program

Published 2022-09-26

Quest Alliance is looking for a Training and Content Officer for our Schools Program at our Hyderabad office. 

Location: 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. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

Program Content Development

  • Listen and engage with field teams to understand needs around the curriculum, design solutions, and help strengthen content inputs.
  • Collaborate with respective teams to customize content to suit their needs. Also, collaborate with Capacity Building and Technology for inputs and convergence.
  • Review and reflect on the overall program learning journey for its stakeholder with respect to content and feedback on the content development processes.
  • Supporting the logistics during content research, ensuring proper documentation. 
  • Maintaining a repository for the program with student artifacts, reviewing the same, and adding more resources relevant to the program. 
  • Making regular field visits to gather insights about the program experience 
  • Develop evolving learner journey maps over the coming years with respect to weaving different inputs together (Curriculum implementation, Role Model Interactions, Learning Days, Ideathon and Hackathons, and other events).
  • Contribute to developing content for blended or hybrid approaches of work keeping the learner’s needs and ground realities in mind.
  • Contribute to and take interest in STEM Club working groups and more.
  • Document and constantly reflect on experiences and observations to uphold the vision of the program.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings and more, as a Master Trainer
  • Mentor and create a learning journeys for the school coaches to ensure quality in implementation

Relationship Management – Stakeholders 

  • Visit schools to support facilitators with curriculum planning, delivery of content, monitoring visits, etc
  • Be part of the content planning for the state-wise content task forces and help them in streamlining the curriculum delivery. 

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
  • 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/ end line and other assessments  
  • 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: 

  • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience, in content development-related roles
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding/ computational  skills/ STEM and life and career skills/ gender for school students is preferred
  • Prior experience working in government schools is good to have
  • Prior experience in facilitating training and workshops for the govt. Teachers and officials at the district/state level 
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in the education ecosystem
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in Telugu 
  • Excellent IT skills
  • 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.