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If you want to make a difference in the lives of young people in India, Quest Alliance gives you that opportunity in locations across the country.

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Gujarat

People Officer

Published 2021-06-25

We are looking for a People Officer who can support & contribute to the Hiring, HR Operations, Learning & Development and Employee Engagement activities. In this role, you will contribute towards:

Recruitment, Onboarding and Exit 

  • Leading the end to end selection process for the region 
  • Orientation to hiring managers on the recruitment process and the Hiring tool
  • Coordinating the onboarding process with the team leads and the people manager  and ensuring the employees have a smooth onboarding
  • Leading the exit process with the people manager and coordination with the People lead 
  • Fellows/ interns hiring and coordination of their contracts, stipend etc… with the People Manager and Finance team  

Engagement with Employees & State / Leads  

  • To understand employees experience  
  • Recommending  on aspects related to engagement &  learning a 
  • Identifying the gaps in policies and procedures and recommending them to People lead 
  • Helping employees to understand Quest policies and procedures 
  • Being the champion of quest values and culture 
  • Helping with orientation and support on HRMS  and other platforms 
  • Lead the risk assessment and risk response strategy for the region, example COVID-19 

People Admin 

  • Maintaining the employee records and updating the people metric for the region

Learning & Development 

  • Support with the L&D initiatives by working with the People Managers, L&D Manager and State leads 
  • orientation or first point of contact for guidance or support for policies/ HRMS and Ensure organization policies and procedure are followed by the team

Support for People Team 

  • Supporting the people team on ad-hoc basis with hiring for other regions
  • Being the voice of East and North east region to shape the organization policies and processes 

 

Stakeholder Management

  • Maintaining a working relationships with state/ regional leads
  • Working closely with the people managers  to understand their needs and recommendation on aspects related to engagement/ learning/ grievances/ policies/ processes and being the champion of quest values and culture 
  • Work closely with the all employees of the region to cater to the need
  • Be an active team player in the People team 

 

Location: Ahmedabad, India

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Post graduate in MBA / MSW related discipline with minimum of 3-5 years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience of working in the NGO Sector preferably in the Education / youth development is an advantage.
  • Good communication skills
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role 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!

Placement Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-19

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

Role and Responsibilities:

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

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

Anchoring and executing Placements strategies & plans in the region. 

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

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

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

 

Qualifications Required:

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

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Jharkhand

Accounts Officer – Anandshala

Published 2021-03-16

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

Role & Responsibilities:

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

Required Skills and Experience: 

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

Read more about the program here.

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Karnataka

Data Specialist

Published 2021-07-09

The Data specialist will play an important role to connect all the data and communicate a compelling story. They will ensure that the organization's data and systems are in compliance with the organization's theory of change, strategy performance tracking requirements as well as grant management requirements. They will play a crucial role in fueling the growth of Quest Alliance as it scales its operations across the country and reaches out to lakhs of learners and educators in school and in skilling institutions. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Data System Design and Architecture
  • Data Reporting and Visualization
  • Data and Analytics Consulting:
  • Team Management 
  • Creation of Data Catalog and Oversee Data Governance
  • Capacity Building and Training

 

Data System Design and Architecture

  • The data specialist will work with the program team and the Knowledge Hub team to understand different stakeholders requirements around data and analytics, convert them into what it means from a data collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, reporting, visualization and sharing perspective
  • The data specialist will work with the Technology team to identify, onboard and implement such tools and technologies as may be best suited to meet requirements related to data collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and reporting.
  • Develop, own and continuously improve the organizational strategy around data, analysis and reporting/visualization; put in place and enforce best-in-class standards, practices and procedures to ensure consistency, compliance,  and smooth functioning. 
  • Act as the custodian of the data systems and architecture. Ensure any field level initiative that results in the need to collect, store, manage or share data is compliant with the overall data architecture, systems and processes in place.

Data Reporting and Visualization

  • Work with program teams and Knowledge Hub team to finalize requirements around data reporting and visualization for different stakeholders – funders, management, program team, MarCom, business development etc. 
  • Support in analyzing the data collected and sharing it for performance enhancement/ insights for learning and for sector shaping
  • Support in the visualization of the analysis of various evaluation data gathered through surveys, focus groups, assessments, etc.

Data and Analytics Consulting: 

  • Work as a trusted advisor to help program teams, functional teams and management think through initiatives and imperatives, focusing on how, on the one hand data and analytics could help power them, and on the other how this data could be collected and analyzed so that the right information and/or insight is available when needed, whilst being consistent with overall data strategy, architecture and systems design.

 

Creation of Data Catalog and Oversee Data Governance

  • Create and maintain catalog of different data sets 
  • Ensure data systems are designed with a ‘privacy first’ perspective and conform to high standards of data security and user privacy

Team Management 

The Data Specialist will oversee the work of 3 Database officers in the Knowledge Hub team who in turn work closely with Data fellows to manage the programmatic data. As a manager, the Data Specialist will:

  • Provide strategic guidance and support to the database officers 
  • Carry out performance review and help the team achieve their potential

 

Capacity Building and Training

  • The data specialist will work with the Knowledge Hub team to build appreciation for data and analytics, data governance amongst the program team. This may involve leading workshops on data and analytics platforms or sharing insights that emerge from the analytics.

 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain and believe in the role of education technology to address some of these challenges
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and are a go-getter and enjoy playing with different types of data sets 
  • Have minimum of five years of experience of working with data systems, data visualization and can work with teams
  • Prior experience in leading a team would be an advantage

 

Skill Sets: 

  • Ability to analyze large datasets
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Fully conversant in relevant software and statistical packages (Stata, R, Python, SPSS, Epi-info, MySQl, Data visualization tools such as Tableau/ Power BI/Superset etc) for both qualitative and quantitative data input and analysis
  • Knowledgeable about aspects of data privacy and security systems
  • High degree of digital literacy with strong competencies in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive Suite
  • Ability to integrate from multiple sources- primary, secondary, and multiple media- mobile apps, IVRS, surveys, Google Sheets, etc.
  • Proven expertise in strong data visualization and analysis skills  (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Proven experience working with monitoring and evaluation teams 
  • Willingness to travel to field locations, as per need 
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings 
  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in data science and management
  • Ability to write queries on MySql

 

Nice to have:

  • Ability to write code to integrate APIs of different technologies

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Coordinator – Secondary Schools

Published 2021-07-02

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 781 schools reaching over 121,000 students with a sharpened focus on STEM.

Quest Alliance in partnership with Capgemini aims to give a push to girls education at the secondary education level encouraging them to complete 10th grade and pursue higher education. The program will also introduce technology skills to girls and boys in secondary schools who are first generation users of mobiles and computers. Given that secondary school is a critical period for students to become aware of career pathways students will be introduced to the process of career exploration with a focus on STEM pathways.

The aim of this project will be the following:

  • To equip boys and girls with 21st century skills, STEM Mindset and career exploration skills to make informed life decisions and career pathways
  • To sensitise boys and girls to gender norms and empower them to overcome gender barriers to pursue their career pathways
  • To make boys and girls confident in the use of technology and to use technology as a medium of creation and problem solving

 

Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Programme Implementation
  2. Monitoring and Reporting
  3. Support to Program Implementation 
  4. People Management

  • Programme Implementation
  • Anchor the work plan and ensure all program deliverables are met
  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards 
  • Ensure there is a work plan in place for the state/region and everyone is able to contribute and implement accordingly. Ensure that the state leads are in loop of the project deliverables and milestones. 
  • Anchor the Virtual engagement and content curation for the state/region with regard to continuous student learning
  • Identify and develop learning within program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings
  • Provide coordination support to the state engagement for leveraging the objectives of the program
  • Continue to support the overall facilitator development with constant exploration with new skills and perspectives. 
  • Provide coordination support for content curation and training support facilitation by working closely with the Training Manager and the Content manager.
  • Drive experimentation and innovation strategies within the direct implementation schools

  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Anchor the Monitoring and Review process with continuous validation by

– Making field visits and documenting case studies

– Updating plans and reviews on Monday 

– Ensuring data collection and quality on kobo 

  • Work together with M&E focal points to track program Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the program M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements of the project.
  • Ensure the baseline and end-line for the project are completed 

  • Support Functions for Program Implementation 
  • Work closely with the communication team to ensure that the project updates find a mention in the social media 
  • Work with the communication team on the project video
  • Work with the people and operations team to ensure that the donor report goes out on time 
  • Work with the Govt affairs manager and the state leads to ensure that the updates are reaching the relevant government authorities on time 

  • People Management 
  • Anchor the  goal setting of the Team members/fellows
  • Reviewing and updating the JDs to provide clarity to the roles and deliverables of the program
  • Participating actively in the planning activities and  team reviews
  • Contributing to overall program strategy and events 
  • Demonstrate cross learning across different states for greater leveraging of the diversity.
  • Ensure that all fellows have clear performance objectives and development plans. 
  • Support, mentor and coach the fellows/facilitators as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly review meetings with the fellows 

 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in 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

 

Skill Sets:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • A Postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • 4-6 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Good understanding and practical experience of STEM 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and state vernacular languages
  • Managing remote teams 
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Coordinator – MyQuest

Published 2021-07-02

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

Role & Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting

  • Act as an operations coordinator in end to end VTI/ITI eco systems. 
  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards
  • Ensure there is a work plan in place for the region(s) and everyone is able to contribute and implement accordingly. 
  • Identify and develop learning within the program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings 
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to the impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design
  • Work together with M&E focal point to track program Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the program M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements of the project.
  • Contribute to the development of the project budget 
  • Ensure the spending is within the budgeted limits and the financial policies are adhered to.

People Management 

  • Ensure that all employees involved in the projects have a clear project implementation work plan. 
  • Help program coordinators in managing Program Officers, ensuring that they are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities associated with the projects.
  • Support, mentor and coach the program coordinators and Program Officers as part of their project management role and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Ensure that program officers work together to share learning and to exchange skills. 
  • Ensure the program coordinators and Program officers are able to manage their project team (internal/external) effectively

Grant & Donor Reporting

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

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

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

Reporting

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

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter and a great communicator
  • Is passionate about the challenges India is facing in educating its youth population
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Keen intellect with strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the technical areas of research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Planning and Organizational skills. 
  • Highest integrity, maturity and professionalism
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written in English.
  • Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of statistical packages.

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.

Social Media Officer

Published 2021-07-02

You will anchor and develop Quest Alliance’s social media presence. Being part of a dynamic, creative and supportive team, you will be taking ownership of creative projects, and craft compelling social-sector narratives. This includes writing authentic, compelling stories and thoughtful updates to bring our mission to life for a variety of audiences and channels.

As part of the creative team, you will make sure our communications are both on-brand and effective, driving value for our key stakeholders.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Collating content for QA’s social media channels. Plan content strategy and create a publishing schedule with the program and Executive team for the quarterly calendar.
  • Streamline language and approach for program communication on social media.
  • Anchor audio-visual content and edit for social channels, text composition and formatting
  • Support social media campaigns (including promotions) for organisation and program teams.
  • Support social media review and assessment; share analysis [monthly and quarterly]. Evaluate the success of campaigns using analytical tools and reporting systems for all QA social media channels. Compile                           reports / presentations for team meetings, and make recommendations for improvements and changes to optimize our social media strategies. 
  • Ensure all media channels adhere to brand standards. Ensure brand safety across all our social media channels owned and earned.
  • Maintain Brand guidelines and standards, support Brand positioning exercises
  • Support the strategy and implementation of Quest to Learn – Lead organisational campaigns (digital and offline) in design and implementation.
  • Support content collation and publishing on QA website
  • Support content collation and designing for newsletters.

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelors / Masters degree; Communication, Design, Journalism or similar major is a plus
  • Fluent in graphic design. Knows to work with a basic design tool like Canva / Photoshop. Using video tools like Adobe Spark, Premier Pro, After Effects (or the likes) is a plus.
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft office, Google Suite [Drive, Slides, Sheets and Docs] 
  • 2+ years of experience working with social media accounts for the development sector in India or with a social media agency. Proven experience of digital marketing/ running paid promotions
  • Excellent English communications skills, both verbal and written. Knowledge of other languages is a plus.
  • Strong presentation skills 
  • Intensive experience in key social media platforms — Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram
  • Openness to learn and explore new technologies
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate, be creative, resourceful, problem-solve, follow-through and work independently
  • Sound understanding of media landscape – news and social
  • Should be willing to travel (post-COVID)

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Coordinator – Self Employment

Published 2021-06-25

This role will be positioned within the MyQuest program unit and will be supporting Self Employment initiatives. This role will be a leadership as well as functional in nature with travel to field locations. 

Role and Responsibilities:

1. Designing, Developing and Implementation

  • Anchor MyQuest’s self-employment (SE) strategy
  • Develop a program blueprint that integrates self-employment as a critical
  • component of Quest’s work with youth. This will involve dedicated strategies for the following target segments:
    [a] Young people from the community (out of school, out of/without work)
    [b] Young people studying Industrial Training Institutes
  • Strengthening post training linkages and supporting entrepreneurs set up businesses
  • Look at supporting digital and face to face content on Self employment
  • We wish to include thoughts around Green entrepreneurship in the overall strategy, any prior experience in this space would be greatly valued
  • Apart from supporting entrepreneurs in starting business, the idea is also to build entrepreneurial mindsets
    2. Build a network of Self Employment focusses partners- NGOs, government agencies, technical support agencies etc.
    3. Work closely with the network to learn, sharpen and enrich our focus on Self Employment and enterprise development
    4. End to end management of Self Employment projects, geared to meet desired results
  • Work with partners on project design
  • Support state teams on implementation and participate in review calls/meetings with partners
  • Co-own project outputs with state teams and external partners
  • Build capacity of teams if needed
  • Conversant with start-up and the associated enterprises
  • Support financial advisory that currently exists
    5. Work with communications team to create a repository of Self Employment success stories from across the spectrum
    6. Work closely with the M&E team to monitor and evaluate the initiatives

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Rural Management/Enterprise development or associated development streams with minimum 6 or more years work experience preferably in the Skills and/or Self Employment spaces
  • Professional track record and competence in the development, implementation and evaluation of successful self employment and enterprise development programs
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Knowledge of self-employment initiatives being supported by government, CSR etc.
  • Knowledge of issues in youth employability and the social development sector in India
  • Excellent written, presentation, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical, problem solving, collaborative skills
  • Should be willing to travel 1-2 weeks a month
  • Driven by passion and zeal to achieve outputs and outcomes

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.

Communications Officer

Published 2021-06-25

As a State Communications officer at the MyQuest Program, Quest Alliance, you will work towards communicating the impact of the program by documenting key highlights and success stories in the southern region.

You will work in close collaboration with the Communications Coordinator to ensure seamless flow of information and brand adherence. The role of the Communications Associate is an exciting opportunity to provide oversight for the program’s state-level efforts in transforming the lives of young people.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Documenting and Communicating Impact
  • Capture case studies and success stories of students, trainers, Placement Officers and Institutes in the state/region.
  • Provide support to the state/regional team in communicating their work to state DETs with the help of  drafting content for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Regularly provide content for social media updates to Communications Coordinator to ensure the state’s/region’s work is highlighted in multiple communication channels.
  • Take ownership of the events calendar in states/regions and inform the Communications Coordinator of key events and event-based collateral requirements well in advance.
  • Support communications fellow to run campaigns on state-social media pages.
  • Maintain a state-level/regional-level database of media contacts & vendors (photographers, designers, and other consultants)
  • Support state teams to make internal event reports and document impact.
  • Review critical documents that are external facing for brand guidelines, grammar, messaging, and design consistency.

  • State Communication Strategy
  • Work in collaboration with Communications Coordinator to come up with a state/regional communications plan
  • Work in collaboration with Communications Coordinator to build a content calendar for state social media pages.
  • Be that one single point of contact from the state or region to put forth communication needs and requirements to the Communications Coordinator.
  • Work closely with Communications Coordinator to ensure adherence to brand guidelines
  • Maintain a database of success stories, photographs, and video testimonials. 

 

Eligibility: 

  • Fluency in using MS office and Google suite
  • Impeccable writing skills in English and Kannada, Tamil or Malayalam
  • Basic knowledge of design tools ( Adobe Suite, Canva or Powtoons) *Not Mandatory
  • 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

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-06-25

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Program Implementation & Delivery

  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards 
  • Develop effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Identify and develop learning within the program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings .
  • Visit Institute to support the program team as part of project implementation.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders
  • Ensure that the trainers and project team  gradually become independent and adept at using the systems and processes
  • Participate and contribute to capacity building activities.
  •  Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies
  • Co-ordinating & evaluating industry engagement activities along with the support of the program team.
  • Work closely with the Placement in charge and Data in charge  of your region and call out the required support

Reporting

  • Ensure the monitoring data reaches the M&E focal point on time.
  • Support coordination of baseline / end-line and other assessments 
  • Ensure data is updated in centre database
  • Make sure internal and external teams know about our work through simple monthly reports
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules.
  • Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs reaches the M&E focal point  at the stipulated time
  • Assist program team on documentation of centre, trainer and student success stories
  • Following up with internal & external teams to share data as required by the M & E framework.

Required Skills and Experience: 

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

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Knowledge Manager

Published 2021-06-14

As Knowledge Manager you will create and sustain systems that ensure that relevant knowledge is captured, processed and shared internally and externally so that Quest continues to learn as an organization and remains an active and relevant contributor in building knowledge within the sector.

Role and Responsibilities:

Knowledge Systems

  • Building a framework for documenting, processing and disseminating  knowledge across the organization including designing systems, processes, tools and culture 
  • Design of templates, systems and processes to collect relevant information and make them referenceable and accessible.
  • Create systems and facilitate processes for all teams to share insights and co-create organizational knowledge.
  • Design and facilitate reflective processes internally for teams to share learnings 
  • Contribute to strategic planning, change management initiatives in the organization
  • Hold the design and execution of the annual staff meeting and mid-year learning festival.

Knowledge Creation

  • Capture insights and suggestions from periodic internal reflections to inform decisions, strategy and learning at a programmatic and organizational level.
  • Identify and collate key trends and patterns from all relevant sources including review and reflection processes, research studies, leadership communication, external documents which can inform further research, design, strategy and innovation.
  • Document key change processes within the organization and develop relevant reports and manuals.
  • Facilitate internal processes to train people on documentation and  knowledge transfer
  • Document stories, innovations, practices and culture that make the Quest Way and make it visible internally and externally.
  • Author thought leadership articles by interviewing the team members on various themes that are critical to the organization
  • Support organization wide research projects with external agencies and consultants
  • Work along with the CEO to build the annual narrative for Quest as a sector builder that can be incorporated across channels and communication pieces.

Knowledge Dissemination

  • Create a strategy for dissemination of knowledge products internally and externally
  • Plan engagement strategies like reflections sessions, brainstorming, co-labs etc. for internal and external stakeholders to engage with Quest’s knowledge products.
  • Anchor the design and agenda for the annual summit along with the Advocacy manager and thematic leads ensuring participation from the internal team round the year.
  • Anchor leadership communication and work closely with them to document and publish thought leadership pieces across channels both internally and externally. 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 8+ years experience in educational research or innovation organization
  • A graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) in education or social science
  • Strong project management skills:
    • Managing Research
    • Human centered design thinking process
    • Writing & presentation skills
    • Strategies for dissemination of knowledge through online communication channels
    • Manage diverse data sources
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to build systems and processes
  • Program management and evaluation skills
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Knowledge of issues in education quality and the social development sector in India
  • Ability to observe keenly and draw actionable insights from diverse data sources
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, comfortable in at least one Indian regional language, in addition to Hindi
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

 

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Impact Manager – MyQuest

Published 2021-04-30

Quest Alliance is seeking an individual who will play the role of Impact Manager to anchor evaluation, research and support in communicating the impact through stories/case studies. S/he will be responsible for overall Evaluation and Research of the MyQuest program.

Role and Responsibilities:

Evaluation and Research

  • Lead in the management of internal and external project and program based evaluations, such as baseline, end-line surveys, including designing, budgeting, planning for data collection, analysis and report writing 
  • Carry out periodic rapid assessment of programmatic interventions to help refine and scale up strategy
  • Engage with constituents of MyQuest program periodically to assess their needs and to evaluate appropriateness of the programmatic intervention
  • Lead research related to the future of work and learning, systems change, 21st century skills and self learning.

Anchor MyQuest narrative using story and anecdotal evidence

  • Support with necessary data to produce documents including case studies, study briefs, impact briefs for use by the team
  • Use analytical data for writing papers for publication in newspapers and social media.

Provide technical support in program strategy development

  • Support the Program lead/ Head in Planning and managing the program review meetings to ensure that evaluation and research data informs program implementation and development.
  • Support the program team to appropriately format and disseminate project results and impact to program constituency at national, state, district and partner level working closely with the Communication lead 
  • Ensure MyQuest program reflects the operational standard, strategy and practices of Quest Alliance, national and international good practice on research and evaluation.

 

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences/ related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in research and evaluation, preferably in the skill development sector.
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends especially in development organizations
  • Strong data analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Knowledge of research design and methods; Qualitative and Quantitative research; Knowledge and experience in use of computer-based data analysis packages preferred; 
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
  • Experience in coordinating and conducting field research.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and understanding of various statistical tools and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to field locations, as per need 
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings 
  • Proficiency in English and Hindi/ other regional languages preferred

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Systems and Process Architect

Published 2021-04-23

People, Processes and Tools lie at the heart of an organization’s functioning. As Quest Alliance grows and expands, we are looking to further strengthen the interaction between these three pillars to build a more robust organization of the future. 

The Process Manager is the catalyst who will enable this. (S)he will work proactively on designing, redesigning, streamlining, automating and optimizing critical organizational processes that often span across different teams and functions.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Systems Thinking: Identify connections and interactions between seemingly unrelated aspects and understand why they are the way they are; what role they play, and how. Moving up from a microscopic to a telescopic view of things and vice versa.
  • Design Thinking: Balance the needs of the people involved, the organization’s objectives and the possibilities of technology to build the most appropriate and lasting solutions
  • Process Mapping: Prepare detailed but simple to understand maps of the current state, identify pros and cons, and architect the future state
  • Automation: Automate processes and workflows to reduce effort and improve accuracy
  • Tool Creation: Design and build tools and templates that help run the processes and are easy to use
  • Project Management: Work with and drive diverse cross functional project teams to design, build and implement new or improved systems and processes

 

Required Experience

  • 5-8 years of experience in organizational process design and re-engineering
  • Hands-on experience with process mapping, automation, tool creation and cross-team project management
  • Familiarity with use of tools and technology for process excellence
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse people and teams, and simplify things to the farthest extent possible, but no further 
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Technology, Computer Science, Management or other relevant disciplines.  Certifications in Process Management and Project Management are desirable, but will not be a constraint for the right candidate

 

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

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

PHP Developer

Published 2021-04-23

Quest Experience Lab (QEL) is a multidisciplinary product team at Quest Alliance, that works at the intersection of research, design and technology for learning.

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.

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 web app as well as a mobile app.

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

  • 3+ years of raw PHP & MySQL
  • 2+ years of MVC framework such as Laravel / CodeIgnitor
  • Ideally 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, New Relic / relevant tools is highly 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

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Officer (Capacity Building) – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-19

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

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

Role and Responsibilities:

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

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

Innovation, Relationship Management to Achieve Programmatic Goals 

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

Building Subject Matter Expertise

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

Adherence to Systems and Processes

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

 

 Required skills and Experience

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

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Orissa

Education Specialist

Published 2021-07-26

We are looking for an experienced person who has prior experience of having worked in state led scale up models while having a perspective on the content thematics (coding/ computational skills/ STEM and life and career skills) of the program.

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. The program has been adapted recently by the Govt. as a state led model and scaled to 258 schools across 30 districts of the state. It is further expected to be scaled to 4,000 schools in phases. Currently the programme is shifting towards a teacher led model of operations with scope of building systems and processes in schools, districts and state level.

The Education Specialist will be part of the state team with a mission to  build a State Led Model in the state of Odisha by leading the areas of technical assistance to the state, knowledge management and strategic representation and partnership with the Govt. The Education Specialist will lead design and capacity building programmes for teachers, leadership training for head teachers and officials at districts and state level. The role will also lead efforts to develop content for delivery with students and ensure the implementation of curriculum plans for the year. The role has scope to review the state curriculum, find areas of integration of the curriculum developed by Quest.

The role of the Education Specialist is going to be critical in supporting the overall content development, review and the capacity building strategy for different stakeholders.

 

Role Description

Capacity Building of Facilitators, Teachers and Govt. Stakeholders

  • Holding the vision of building a state led mode, plan and execute the capacity building model for Odisha as a state.
  • Organise and facilitate training/workshops for the facilitators who are in charge of mentoring and demonstrating the programme for the teachers to be able to implement it.
  • Lead the state content task force by ensuring development and adherence of the state curriculum implementation plan.
  • Organise and facilitate trainings/workshops for the teachers for them to be able to delivery session on the areas of self, gender, career and computational thinking
  • Develop an educational leadership model for different stakeholders – state, district, schools – blended learning approach.
  • Developing a strategy for building a pool of master trainers in the state education department who will take the program approach forward. Facilitate their capacity building process.
  • Facilitate scaling up the 21st century teacher capacity building course and installing it within the teacher capacity building plan of the state of Odisha.
  • Build a strategy for e-tutors which is led by both Quest and the state education department of Odisha
  • Build and facilitate tech-enabled support systems for teachers – chatbots, online courses etc.
  • Build the processes of collecting feedback and use data to understand content and capacity need

Content Design and Iteration

The program is looking to work with grades VIII to X. The key thematic areas are: life skills, gender, digital literacy, coding (basic and advanced levels), career development.

  • Lead the process of content review and development process for the teacher led model of implementation
  • Doing content research and identifying other organizations we can partner with
  • Coordinating the content development process by organising the different workshops with the teachers and facilitators
  • Map the existing curriculum developed by QUEST Alliance with National Education Policy and support in developing plan for curriculum integration in the new SCF for Odisha
  • Work closely with the SCERT and DIET Officials at state and district level in review and existing curriculum and identifying areas of integration. Also work to align the state’s teacher capacity building plan with the plan of Quest.
  • Working closely with the content task force and the team of facilitators to ensure clarity on the content transaction
  • Develop a content repository and keep updating it Work with the teachers to be able to develop content and build them into a repository for common use and sharing in the ecosystem
  • Ensure quality in content translation and design

 

Building the state supported Teacher Led Model

  • Support building the state supported teacher led model for the state of Odisha by building a capacity building and content integration strategy which is institutionalized in the system.
  • Provide technical input to partner facilitators and CRPs on instructional design, STEM content, and pedagogy support
  • Design flow for school based events or virtual events – career days, hackathons, parent teacher meets, teacher orientations, role model interactions and learning days.
  • Make virtual visits to students learning calls, PTMs and events to understand the delivery of the sessions.
  • Hand Holding the district facilitators in being able to demonstrate the curriculum to the teachers and ensuring its implementation
  • Once field operations starts, make visit to schools and community to get feedback on the content and give feedback on its delivery

 

Required skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of work experience, in implementing blended learning content for school related projects
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding/ computational skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience in content development and implementation
  • Prior experience of having worked in state led scale up models while having a perspective on the content thematics (coding/ computational skills/ STEM and life and career skills) of the program
  • Prior experience of facilitating training and workshops for the govt. Teachers and officials at district/state level
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Deep understanding of the National Education Policy and State Curriculum Framework
  • Relevant education qualifications for handling pedagogy, STEM, and life skills content
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Odia (preferred)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with partner NGOs
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Contact

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.