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Communication Associate – Capacity Building Program

Published 2020-09-18

As a Communications Associate part of the Capacity Building team, you will work with Marketing and Communications (Marcom) team, to create communication material across print and digital platforms. This role will also support various projects that are ad-hoc in nature depending on the requirements of the various internal teams like HR, Business Development and Knowledge Management.

Role and responsibilities: 

  • Support the team in creating communication material — both print and digital to talk about the programs in various forums 
  • Create / adapt / modify learning materials required by various program teams for program implementation. Understand brand guidelines and ensure adherence to the same while creating program communication that will be used by various partners 
  • Support the Marcom team to work on design requirements for internal communication, kits for new employees, mailers and materials for internal events, coming from HR and Capacity Development teams. Help in consolidating templates, design guidelines, source files of existing material etc. to make it easily accessible to the team as and when required. 
  • Cover various events both internal and external through photography and videography, as and when required. Create and edit videos for the Quest Alliance social media channels as required. 
  • Actively work with Impact team on reports across MasterCoach, Arise, Trainer Tribe and Change Leaders Academy. Design knowledge papers as per the Capacity Building’s strategic goals. 
  • Contribute to branding exercise of MasterCoach 
  • Align all internal and external facing materials (for print or online) as per Quest guidelines and actively review the quality of the design. 
  • Elements to work on but not restricted to: 
      • Newsletters 
      • Social media templates and posts 
      • Blog posts 
      • Design of presentations 
      • Internal communication 
      • Monthly, quarterly and annual review reports 
      • Design of posters, invitations and use of MailChimp

 

Required Qualifications and Skills: 

  • 1-2 years experience in a small to mid-sized organisation working on graphic design 
  • Proficiency in using design software like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effect and Premiere Pro 
  • Basic video editing skills will be preferred 
  • Understanding of equipment usage required for photography and videography 
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the help of the vision provided
  • Experience with scheduling multiple projects and managing timeline 
  • Ability to work with Microsoft office

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ 

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Digital Content Development Manager – Capacity Building

Published 2020-07-15

Capacity Building in Quest alliance has two key parts -- one facing the educator and one facing institutional leaders.

  • Educator Development function aims to work with over 50,000 educators by 2023 adopting a blended learning approach.
  • Changeleader’s Academy aims to work with institutional leaders of ITIs, VTIs and NGOs in Quest Alliance’s partner ecosystem to strengthen our vision of building a self learning ecosystem. Our work with leaders are around the areas of building enabling workplace cultures, conflict management and change management.

Key Areas of Deliverables

1. Build Digital Content for our trainer and leading facing work

  • Content focus areas to be aligned with engagement with Principles and Placement Officers.
  • Content focus areas to be aligned with engagement with senior and mid level management staff of organizations in education and employability.
  • Online learning/training content including videos for trainers in ITI ecosystem
  • The content is fit for mobile learning, and can be in text, video, quiz formats

 

2. Anchor all stages of content development from research, conceptualization, production and translation.

  • Research, drive internal consultations with various teams working closely
  • Coordinate with our external consultants for video production, use of animation, infographics and storylines.
  • Development of quizzes and any strategies for gamification during the online learning experience

3. Lead Branding and Communications needs for Capacity Building

  • Support the function in creating communication material – both print and digital to talk about the programs in various forums
  • Create / adapt / modify learning materials required for program implementation
  • Support on design requirements for internal communication
  • Cover various events both internal and external through photography and videography, as and when required. Create and edit videos for the Quest Alliance social media channels as required.
  • Actively work with Impact team on reports across MasterCoach, Arise, Trainer Tribe and Changeleaders Academy.
  • Design knowledge papers as per the Capacity Building’s strategic goals
  • Contribute to branding exercise 

4. Anchor all ongoing production of digital learning content for trainers

  • Post covid 19, capacity building is set to launch a series of micro courses for trainer reskilling. This involves research, scripting, production and review of digital content.
  • Conceptualise ways to gamify the user experience on our digital platform
  • Closely work with our technology team to improve the platform experience, conceptualise course features and backend dashboards

5. M&E Implementation Support

  • Support all ongoing M&E efforts in collaboration with the Project Lead
  • Accountable for overall quality and user feedback which will be evaluated by our Impact team
  • Required to work closely with the Program & Operations Manager during this period and be available for weekly meetings and monthly reviews

 

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 6-8 years of full time work experience, in curriculum and content development, facilitation, design and delivery of workshops
  • Hands-on experience of building content for mobile and online platforms will be preferred
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in the education ecosystem and an enthusiasm for technology as an enabler for learning is critical.
  • Ability to work independently and virtually
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in english 
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with partner NGOs
  • You are confident about training groups of seasoned educators and management level leaders within a workshop format.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams 
  • Willingness to travel if and when needed.

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill the Quest Alliance standard job application form.​ No CVs will be entertained.

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.

Technology Associate – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2020-06-22

You will provide technical support from assessment to deployment of the IT infrastructure and related peripherals. Your role will be a blend of technical skills, content development and facilitation skills. You will be key in supporting our innovation thought process and contributing to building the ed-tech strategy for the Secondary Schools program.

The role of the Technology Associate is going to be critical in areas such as:

  • Deployment and refurbishment of the Technology infrastructure in the schools where the programme is being implemented.
  • Development of advanced coding curriculum and facilitation of virtual sessions around coding.
  • Be part of the core team of hackathons and help in delivering the same at the level of facilitators, team and states.

 

You will be responsible for:

  •  IT Audit and Lab Refurbishment
    • Support in facilitating the IT audit process and validation with the vendors
    • Validate the audit process executed by the vendor with quality checks and process outline.
    • Prepare a plan for IT refurbishment or setting up of new labs as part of the programme roll out and implementation.
    • Oversee the refurbishment process across the different states and ensure quality in the process 
    • Write codes for software installation as and when required
  • Curriculum Development
    • Review and research around the existing curriculums around advanced coding.
    • Support in the design and development of the advanced coding curriculum for grades 10th, 11th & 12th.
    • Support in piloting the curriculum across field locations
    • Facilitation of sessions on coding during the ongoing capacity building activities.
  • Ed-Tech Strategy
    • Contribute to the strategy by collaborating with the state teams and bringing feedback from the field.
    • Contribute in building contextual technology innovations around parent, facilitator and virtual volunteer engagement.
  • Scratch Toolkit
    • Manage the bug reporting system and ensure timely resolution of the issues by working with respective teams.
    • Debug issues with the Scratch toolkit and contribute to the development of the same.
    • Ensure proper archiving of the code using a code repository
    • Make field visits to get feedback from students and facilitators on the toolkit 
  • State Hackathons
    • Participation in design and delivery of team and state level hackathons
    • Supporting the selection of partners and material procurement
  • Programme Support
    • Installation and testing of systems in all deployment locations (whether physically or remotely) of STEM for Girls programme. 
    • Creating SD cards for Learnpi server and client devices
    • Quality check of learnpi, accessories & SD card
    • Setting up “standard operating procedures” and following them with local vendors and support staff to ensure completion of the deliverables
    • Support in maintaining relationships with vendors / local engineers for maintenance, troubleshooting etc. 
    • Address issues that are logged via a ticketing system and ensure resolution within agreed SLA.
    • Support in facilitating logistical support for Scratch camps for the setup of laptops and related peripherals.
    • Preparing installation manuals and guides for the partner stakeholders to install the software or the programme in the computer systems of the schools.
    • Create a database of vendors for facilitating IT audits, laptops rentals and other IT material provision.

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 4 to 5 years of work experience, in handling curriculum delivery, content design and IT infrastructure deployment 
  • Excellent IT skills and Hands-on experience on coding
  • Is excited about the opportunity to integrate technology into education and other allied areas
  • Prior experience in vendor management and vendor database management.
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Must have – Basic Knowledge of HTML5, CSS and Javascript
  • Knowledge of Raspberry Pi board and Raspbian OS Knowledge in MySQL database management
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams 
  • Good to have – Skills in GNU/Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) server management and experience in using Linux bash commands and Cron job

 

Job location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Reporting to: Technology Manager, Secondary Schools

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill the Quest Alliance standard job application form.​ No CVs will be entertained.

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.

Kerala

Placement Associate – MyQuest

Published 2020-08-07

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

Role Description​:

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

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

 

2. Anchoring and executing Placements strategies & plans in the region.

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

 

3. Coordinate & Facilitate Capacity Building of Placement Officers for ITI’s & VTI’s.

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

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 to 4 years of experience in placement of candidates at Fresher level of a NGO or of Technical institutes.
  • Knowledge of liasioning with companies and experience of industry connect including the role of placement of students within organizations.
  • Previous experience of customer/client contact especially establishing and developing effective links with companies in the relevant discipline/field.
  • Experience of working & training of young adults for Jobs, On the Job Training, etc.
  • Good computer skills (i.e. Good at Data Analysis)
  • Must be able to work to meet the needs of the placements service.
  • Willing to undertake external visits & should be open to travelling across locations
  • A team player and able to negotiate and consult with all those engaged with

 

Job Location: Trivandrum / Ernakulam, Kerala

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.

Tamil Nadu

Program Associate

Published 2020-08-18

We are looking for a Program Support Associate to help coordinate all program activities at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) we work with.

Role and responsibilities:

1. Support Facilitators in ITI Centres

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

 2. Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Develop an Effective working relationship with the Govt. authority, ITI principals and facilitators of the region
  • Coordinating with QA team and the institute for any internal or external visits to the ITIs.

3. Participate and contribute to the Training of Trainers (TOTs)

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

4. Documentation and Reporting

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

5. Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies in Tamil Nadu

  • Coordinating and facilitating industry engagement activities
  • Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes; organizing placement events like Alumni Meet, Parents Engagement, Job fair, etc.,
  • Providing support to placement officers of the ITIs to plan and organise placement related activities

6. Support any other activities related to MyQuest program whenever needed

 

 

Qualifications:

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

 

Job location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Contact

Interested candidates are requested to fill out the Quest Alliance job application form which is given​ here.​

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Telangana

Program Officer – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2020-07-15

The Secondary Schools Program works with grades VIII to XII in key thematic areas: lifeskills, gender, digital literacy, coding (basic and advanced levels), career development. Technology is a key aspect of the program. As a Program Officer, you will work as part of the Program team and ensure that the program is being implemented as per plan. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

Program Implementation and Quality

  • Operational oversight of the partner implementation in state
  • Monitoring visits to partner schools in districts
  • Ensure operational plans are in place to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets
  • Lead the planning and review meetings in the districts with partner coordinators and facilitators
  • Support the Regional Coordinator to regularly review processes and progress.
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design
  • Lead the planning and execution of state level events such as hackathon, summer camp or program events like facilitator trainings through the partner coordinators
  • Coordinate and Facilitate visits of donors volunteers and government agencies with support from implementing partners
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure an effective plan and budget is in place and it is adhered to

Working with Partners and Government Functionaries

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with delivery partners and the government functionaries
  • Monitoring district orientations, centralized partner teacher trainings etc (need basis)
  • Represent Quest in joint monitoring visits at district level
  • Ensure all partners receive the appropriate support and updates to implement the program effectively.
  • Ensure additional support needs of the partners are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to the Partner’s journey.
  • Facilitate cross learning among partners, replicating good practices.

Reporting, Documentation and Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure all the relevant data from partner is available on time
  • Ensure submission of all the relevant partner monitoring reports on time
  • Continuous review of partner implementation, monitoring within the agreed parameters
  • Ensure the program process is documented and enough case studies,video documentation etc are in place to show the impact or progress of the program.
  • Monitor the dashboard, ensure that it is error-free and up to date.
  • Ensure the monitoring data including case studies, photographs of the implementation schools reaches relevant team members.
  • Coordinate capture of compelling partner implementation stories, artefacts from implementation

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  • 3-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

 

Candidates with technology background, have direct work on ed tech projects or have previous experience of working on tech related work, will be preferred.

 

Reporting to: Regional Coordinator – Telangana, Secondary School

Job location: Hyderabad

 

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form.​ No CVs will be entertained. 

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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