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Bihar

Digital Content Development Specialist – Anandshala

Published 2021-01-25

You will anchor content related research, conceptualization, design and delivery of digital and print content of our Anandshala program. The role involves designing activities for virtual and physical workshop settings for government school functionaries.

You will work in close collaboration with the Education Specialist and other team members of Anandshala. The role of Digital Content Development Specialist is an exciting opportunity to contribute and learn in the content development and capacity building strategy for different stakeholders and in operationalization of ed-tech strategy. 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Execution of Content Development and Dissemination Strategies 
  • Content and Capacity Building are at the core of the Anandshala model. You will work with the team to ensure the cascade of program strategies through the content and capacity building function.
  • You will co-design content in digital formats — audio, video, posters that are engaging and help various stakeholders to move towards being change agents in the government education system.
  • You will develop understanding of particular content and develop strategies and frameworks to integrate the content in school processes such as morning assembly, Bal Sansad (student parliaments). 

 

  • Content Design and Production  for our key stakeholders

The program intervenes in government schools from grade V toll VIII in Bihar and Jharkhand. Government school teachers, Cluster Resource Centre Coordinators, Head Teachers and program team are the key stakeholders interacting with the Anandshala Content. The content is published in digital and print formats. 

  • Virtual workshops
  • Webinars
  • Learning networks for key stakeholders
  • Learning resources 

 

  • Research & Content Development
  • Developing Content focus areas based on stakeholder Journey and strategies mapped (CRCC, Head Teachers, Parents, Bal Sansad, Teachers) 
  • Develop content map for integration of Socio-Emotional Learning content in school processes such as Morning Assembly, Bal-Sansad, Last Class, Parent Teacher meetings. 
  • Research and develop templates, frameworks to be deployed for supporting and building capacities of CRCCs and HTs
  • Develop digital content using various formats such as quiz, videos, short presentations, virtual activities, text and others.
  • The digital content should be fit for mobile learning. 
  • The content for physical workshops should be easy to implement for the program team. 
  • Upgrade the program content for the different thematic areas for key stakeholders based on the journeys mapped for each stakeholder.
  • Working closely with the training and program team ensure clarity on the content transaction 
  • Develop key messages based on various themes of content. 

  • Collaboration with other teams
  • Collaborate with M&E team to ensure the data capturing framework for digital learning.
  • Collaborate with the research team to create frameworks to understand learner personas.
  • Collaborate with the communications team to prepare and disseminate content on specific content related themes.
  • Build capacities of team members to introduce digital content to stakeholders, demonstrate content related activities in schools.
  • Build capacities of team members to ensure implementation of activities, templates and frameworks created for key stakeholders capacity building. 

Overall Programme Implementation

  • Bring the insights of field visits and workshops into the overall content and capacity building strategy of the program.
  • Taking the team onboard for all the workshops and virtual sessions

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 3-4 years of work experience in creating digital and non-digital learning content. (Simulation activities, Presentations, short videos, audio, posters) 
  • Understanding of Instruction Design, Design Thinking
  • Knowledge on use of software for audio, video editing and storyboards for digital content creation.
  • An experience in implementing blended learning content for elementary school related projects.
  • Relevant education qualifications for handling adult learning process, 21st century skills and remote learning.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Should be able to use Adobe illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop etc.
  • Willingness to travel (as the current situation improves)
  • 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 here

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

Impact Manager – Anandshala

Published 2020-11-10

We are looking for an Impact Manager who will anchor monitoring, lead research and support communication through stories / case studies for the Anandshala program.

Roles and Responsibilities

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure Anandshala program has appropriate monitoring and reporting indicators and tools in place, in line with Quest Alliance’s strategy and donor grant management requirements.
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures for Anandshala, and recommend further improvement on the existing M&E framework.
  • Monitor all project activities and progress towards achieving the program outputs and outcomes.
  • Build capacity of the program team in monitoring, reporting and data (target) analysis as per requirements.
  • Lead compilation of the Anandshala’s monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual reports.
  • Develop the Evidence Based Decision Making systems for Anandshala program 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 reporting staffs.
  • Working closely with the grant management team to synchronize the report

Evaluation and Research

  • Manage independent and external project based evaluations; such as baseline, end-line surveys — including designing, budgeting, planning for data collection, analysis and report writing in coordination with the research team
  • Lead various research as part of the programme and produce reports for the same
  • Have expertise in using primary and secondary data and build relationships among them
  • Innovate in the measurement of the effectiveness of Anandshala program, including utilizing external data and external evaluators.

Anchor Anandshala’s 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
  • review the implementation and use of Anandshala toolkits and incorporate changes in new publication
  • 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 monitoring data informs program implementation and development.
  • Support the program team to appropriately format and disseminate project results and impact to program stakeholders (including beneficiaries) at national, state, district and partner level working closely with the Communication lead
  • Ensure Anandshala program reflects the operational standard, strategy and practices of Quest Alliance, national and international good practice

 

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate degree / qualifications in social sciences / related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in monitoring, assessment and evaluation, preferably in the Education sector.
  • Good English and Hindi writing skills are essential.
  • 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

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. We look forward to your application!

Gujarat

Monitoring & Evaluation Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-02-05

We are looking for a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer who will be responsible for compiling, reviewing, producing and sharing of reports to internal / external audiences. 

Develop reporting tools to capture qualitative and quantitative data and change stories, including tracking changes and evidence based results against targets and indicators of each project and developing recommendations to further improve results or program design.

Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Provide technical assistance and training on monitoring and data collection and reporting to employees and program implementation partners 
  • Develop reporting tools of high quality to be administered by employees 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.
  • 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 

 

  1. Spearhead Evaluations, Sharing and Learning internally 
  • Support in the management of independent and external project based evaluations, such as baseline, endline surveys, including designing, budgeting, planning for data collection, analysis and report writing in coordination with the Research team 
  • Managing qualitative data analysis that get generated through various media in various channels like LMS, App, discussion forums etc. 
  • Work with an external agency to execute the qualitative data strategy if needed  
  • Support with necessary data to produce documents including case studies, study briefs, impact briefs for use by the team
  • Innovate in the measurement of the effectiveness of the function, including utilising external data and external evaluators.

  • Provide technical support in Program Strategy development informed by Evidence based learning
  • Support the Program Manager in Planning and managing the program review meetings to ensure that evaluation and monitoring data informs program implementation and development.
  • Support the program team to appropriately format and disseminate project result and impact to program stakeholders (including beneficiaries) at national, state, district and partner level working closely with the Communication team

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

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences or related field
  • Minimum 3 years experience in monitoring, assessment and evaluation, preferably in skills development, education and livelihood sector.
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends especially in development organisations
  • 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 other locations, as per need 
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings 
  • Proficiency in English and Hindi/regional language preferred

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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

Technology Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-02-05

We are looking for a Technology Associate who will help with the ed-tech components of our MyQuest program.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Drive adoption and uptake of tech based learning solutions and standards, within MyQuest, based on the plan and strategy
  • Anchoring all things tech, within MyQuest and coordinating with other teams as required.
  • Monitor timelines for any tech development and send regular reminders to concerned teams (including MyQuest) for timely delivery.
  • Consult and coordinate, as needed, to develop the tech strategy across the learning journey for their team, with support from QEL
  • Leading tech discussions and facilitating developments of tools as needed by MyQuest.
  • Creating simple session plans or guides to support users
  • Capacity Building of team members, trainers as required on tech tools to ensure a equipped team
  • Collating feedback & ensuring data is updated in the database
  • Support all reporting requirements such as quarter reviews, annual reviews
  • Support any other activities related to the program whenever needed

 

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of hands on work experience in tech tool management, implementation (Applicants outside of this window could also be considered, provided the applicants are really strong candidates for the role)
  • People with Engineering and other Technology based Diploma/Degrees would be preferred. 
  • Good to have – Skills in GNU/Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) server management and experience in using Linux bash commands and Cron job 
  • Any experience on working with offline web solutions would be useful.
  • Willingness to travel to other locations, as per need 
  • Proficiency in English and Hindi/regional language preferred

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Project Coordinator – MyQuest

Published 2021-02-05

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. Our curriculum includes media elements like games, videos, audio and visuals as well as use of dictionaries for vernacular translations.

Role and Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting

  • Operational oversight of work with Health Professionals of Health Department in Gujarat
  • 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(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.

 

Relationship and Partnership Building and Management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Govt. of Health departments, health professionals and stakeholders in the state.
  • Ensure all Health professionals receive the appropriate support and updates to implement the program effectively.
  • Organise and lead the capacity building activities in coordination with the Training & Content Manager
  • Ensure additional support needs of the Health Department are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to their journey.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative engagement and retention processes.
  • Support with the donor visits
  • Ensure each Health professionals are able to meet the data reporting standard by giving them the necessary inputs, support and having agreed timelines in place for reporting

 

People Management

  • Ensure that all employees involved in the projects have a clear project implementation work plan.
  • Help program coordinators in managing M&E Officer, IT Associate and Online Facilitator, 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 project team members as part of their project management role and help them to be highly effective in their work.
  • Ensure that the project team members work together to share learning and to exchange skills.
  • Ensure the project team are able to manage their project team ( internal/external) effectively

We are looking for people who:

  • A Postgraduate degree in Social Work/Education/Sociology/Social sciences
  • 4-6 years of relevant work experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and state vernacular languages
  • 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 for travel
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

 

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.

State Coordinator – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2021-01-06

As State Coordinator you will ensure operational stability in terms of programs being delivered, partners supported, Government relationship building and teams being managed efficiently in the state of Gujarat.

Role and Responsibilities:

Program Implementation

  • Ensuring operational efficiency
  • Taking responsibility for effective program delivery by ensuring operational plans are in place for the state team, programs are delivered according to the work plan and reviews are held within the team periodically.
  • Identify and develop learning within program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to program delivery and its impact and take necessary steps to mitigate them

 Relationship Building and Partnership Management

  • Identify, develop and manage relevant partnerships with other CSOs to implement the program effectively
  • Ensure partner plans are in place, reviews are streamlined and partner reports are coming in on time
  • Develop and sustain the relationship with the Government Education departments and other concerned departments
  • Coordinate effective field visits for the donors to understand the progress of the program being implemented; this would include scheduling appointments with relevant government ministries.
  • Lead and participate in all program events to raise the profile of the organisation
  • Anchor partner visits to align the program purpose and objectives within their ecosystem
  • 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 key partner organizations are in place and operational;
  • 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

People Management

  • Ensure that all employees have clear performance objectives and development plans.
  • Manage the designated team, ensuring that they are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities.
  • Support, mentor and coach the team as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work.
  • Ensure that the team works together to share learning and to exchange skills
  • Ensure the team managed are able to manage their team effectively

Financial Management

  • Ensure that financial procedures, practices and values are adhered to across the team.
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure effective budget is in place and it is adhered to
  • Ensure partner budgets are in place and review spend as per the plan, raise red flags in case of any inconsistencies

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • 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.
  • Ensure all the relevant data for your state 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
  • Lead the review with partners and participate actively in the reviews process

 

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 Social Work/Education/Sociology/Social sciences
  • 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 of gendered realities of the adolescent girls and access to higher education
  • 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.

Jharkhand

District Project Coordinator – Anandshala

Published 2021-03-01

Anandshala is expanding its operations in Jharkhand. The program would intervene in government residential schools for girls across 5-10 districts of Jharkhand. Anandshala would be supporting implementation of the Socio Emotional Learning curriculum in the residential schools by providing ongoing support to school teachers, principals and through parent engagement. 

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

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

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

Roles and Responsibilities:

Ensuring School Level Support

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

 

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

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

 

Stakeholder Relationship Management

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

Others:

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

 

We are looking for:

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

 

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Associate – Anandshala

Published 2021-01-19

You will work closely with teachers and headmasters in planning, execution and implementation of socio-emotional learning curriculum in residential schools. You would be required to visit schools and meet relevant stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

Program Implementation

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

 

Ensuring School Level Support

  • Support SHWP Ambassadors to promote and integrate the social emotional learning curriculum in children
  • Demonstration session specific to SEL sessions and engage with children and teachers.
  • Support teachers to create change projects focused on School Health and Wellness Curriculum.
  • Planning meetings and review meetings at school level with Head Masters
  • Support teachers to prepare the agenda of the SMC meetings. Ensure that the SMC meetings have agenda points related to School Health and Wellness Curriculum
  • Planning of PTA meetings. Ensure that the PTA meetings have agenda points related to School Health and Wellness Curriculum.

 

Relationship Management

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

 

Training and Capacity Building

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

 

Reporting

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

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate or Postgraduate
  • Relevant experience of 1 – 2 years
  • Have field level experience (Exp. in education will be preferred).
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proven experience of networking and building relationships with community and government
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Have interest in facilitation and training
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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

We look forward to your application.

Karnataka

Finance Manager (Analysis & Reporting)

Published 2021-03-01

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

Role and Responsibilities:

1. Financial Analysis

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

2. Operationalization of Budgets and Report

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

3. Internal Team Coordination  

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

4. Other

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

 

We are looking for people who:

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

Required Skills & Experience:

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

Contact

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

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

Research Associate – Knowledge Hub

Published 2021-03-01

You will be part of the Knowledge Hub of Quest Alliance. This is an interdisciplinary role that focuses on capturing, processing and disseminating insights from the field, keeping the human centered design approach at the core.

Role and Responsibilities:

1. Assist in coordinating research and evaluation studies for ongoing and new projects related to QUEST Alliance’s work

2. Support with research activities largely related to QUEST Alliance’s work in Employability and Education programs

  • Assist in research design and methodology
  • Investigate and consolidate secondary research studies
  • Assist in anchoring the research studies as per the plan
  • (i) Coordinate logistics in case of primary research
  • (ii) Assist in training, data collection, entry and clean-up
  • (iii) Assist in analysis and report writing
  • Assist in coordinating with external consultants, scheduling review calls, and reviewing preliminary findings against literature review
  • Document the insights to suit different styles of knowledge products

3. Assist in incorporating qualitative methodology for different programs of QUEST Alliance

4. Assist in information dissemination within the various programs in Quest as well as to external stakeholders for different purposes

5. Work in close coordination with other teams / functions of QUEST Alliance

 

We are looking for people who:

  • Post Graduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences or related field
  • Experience in research preferably in skills development, education and livelihood sector.
  • Passionate about the challenges India is facing in the education and employability domain.
  • Willingness to travel to field locations, as per need to conduct research
  • A strong interest in working with design research and a commitment to communicate in a succinct, crisp and engaging fashion. An interest to look for newer ways of conducting research
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Hindi and/or other regional languages preferred

Contact

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

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

Communication Design Associate – Secondary School

Published 2021-03-01

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

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

Roles and Responsibilities

Visual Design

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

Design for Program Content Materials

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

 

 

We are looking for:

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

 

 

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Content Coordinator – Secondary School

Published 2021-02-05

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

Role and Responsibilities

Program Content Development and Review

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

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

Research: Stakeholder Experience

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

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

New and Evolving Content Design & Development

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

 

We are looking for: 

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

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Training Coordinator – MyQuest

Published 2021-01-25

We are looking for a Training Coordinator to ensure the smooth and effective implementation of the Master Trainers training for our Employability Skills (ES) program across India. The Training Coordinator will also play a critical role in regional Employability Skills trainings.

Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Planning of effective program implementation as per the cascade model
  2. Overseeing the quality of work of the Online Facilitators
  3. Collecting, maintaining the data at all levels of the cascade
  4. Creating systems for continuous support, monitoring of the work of Master Trainers as well as Employability Skills trainers
  5. Ensuring the availability of resources (online and offline) for Master Trainers and Employability Skills Trainers

 

Program Implementation:

  • Support the Online Facilitators in planning, delivery and overseeing of ES trainings in their regions
  • Ensure online facilitators deliver trainings, guest sessions as planned
  • Conduct gap analysis and program efficacy analysis on a monthly basis to ensure the program quality is continuously monitored 
  • Ensure delivery of all material and additional support for non-Quest implementation states by Online Facilitators
  • Clearly define the role of state teams in project implementation; and coordinate with state teams to ensure the deliverables are met
  • Conduct weekly and monthly catch-ups with the online facilitators to check the progress of the training 
  • Plan and monitor the usage of all 3 online learning systems systematically at every state level – Google Classroom, WhatsApp & the Quest App

Managing Online Facilitators: 

  • Manage day to day operations of Online Facilitators
  • Conduct weekly and monthly review meetings with online facilitators
  • Monitoring, Data and Resource Management: 20%
  • Coordinate with the M&E team to develop data and monitoring tools for the project
  • Report qualitative and quantitative data on a monthly basis to DGT
  • You will be responsible for collecting baseline and end-line assessments for Master Trainers

Required skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of full time work experience which includes facilitation, project coordination and working with Govt trainers/educators
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English, Hindi (and preferably a South Indian language)
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationships with partner trainers, Govt officials and online facilitators
  • Confident about managing teams virtually, and providing continuous support and motivation to the team
  • Ability to take initiate to build systems for project management, data monitoring and implementation
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams
  • Willingness to travel. You are required to travel a minimum of 5 days in a month.

Contact

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

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

Product Manager

Published 2021-01-06

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. There are already 1.5L+ users, learning using Quest App and we want to grow this number to 1 Million in the next 5 years.

As a Product Manager, you will use your skills to develop and grow this technology enabled product and make it world class.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design & development of Web & Android based tech products from user journey mapping to product release for various products.
  • Work closely with Solution Architect for building a human-centered design for products. 
  • Manage the whole development lifecycle(UI design, tech development, UAT and product release). 
  • Oversee testing of the product in the field along with the user research team to assess the fit.
  • Hold timelines, production processes and documentation and ensure deliverables are met on time with maximum perfection. 
  • Training and transfer of the product understanding to the program team including Training of teams, trainers and the larger ecosystem. 

 

Qualifications & Skills

  • 4+ years of past product development & software engineering experience (must-have), preferably experience in project management and technology roadmap development. 
  • Proven understanding across the entire technology product development pipeline(need-gathering, UI/UX, testing and refinement) with expertise in building web and mobile applications.
  • Experience in key technologies for full-stack development – multiple front-end languages and libraries (e.g. HTML/ CSS, JavaScript, jQuery), back-end languages (e.g. PHP) and JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Node.js), databases (e.g. MySQL), web servers (AWS). 
  • Skills to document processes and systems in a simple manner using information management skills.
  • Ability to convert user feedback into insights which is then used to inform product design and strategy.
  • Can learn new things quickly and can do tech based tinkering. Bring in the attitude of problem solving.
  • Enjoys working independently with little oversight.
  • Mindset of collaboration to enable work with cross-functional teams inside and outside of Quest.

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 Program

Published 2021-01-06

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.

Roles and Responsibilities

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 goal setting of 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 NGO 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 govt. 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.

Senior Program Officer – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2021-01-06

As a Senior Program Officer, you will work as part of the program reaching out to 200,000 adolescent girls is being implemented as per plan.

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

Role 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
  • Facilitate review and focus group discussions with the facilitators within the partner ecosystem to align the program design with the learner context

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Graduate / Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  • 4-5 years of work experience preferably in the education sector
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including govt. education department
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Proficiency in Kannada
  • 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.

Job location: Bangalore, Karnataka

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!

Advocacy Manager

Published 2020-12-04

We are looking for an Advocacy Manager who can contribute and lead execution of Quest’s advocacy strategy.

Role and Responsibilities:

Steering Quest2Learn (Q2L) strategy and execution:

Quest2Learn brings together different stakeholder voices and sector practitioners from across the world to share best practices and insights, engage in dialogue, analyze new trends in learning, validate approaches, and build on new ideas around the education-skills divide, and the future of work and learning. in this role you will:

  • Lead Q2L bi- annual hackathons by bringing practitioners together for a day long event   
  • Anchor the quarterly newsletter to share with the sector 
  • Organize multi-stakeholder meetings by fostering a community of practitioners across the school-to-work spectrum to build key skills and mindsets to create long-lasting change.
  • To rebrand Q2L internally and have QA members see it as a source of information, data and dialogue and creating visual artefacts to build and share the Q2L within Quest Alliance.
  • Organizing quarterly roundtable: includes convening key thought leaders in the space to gather and curate diverse perspectives.
  • Hosting an annual virtual event to recognize and celebrate early-stage innovative initiatives and curate them on the Q2L platform. 

Policy and Advocacy:

  • Identify and prioritize policy positions, strategies and campaigns which may present opportunities for Quest Alliance to take a leadership position aligned with strategic priorities 
  • Developing policy and advocacy strategy that take into account external trends and in-depth understanding of needs and issues impacting young people on employment and education. Represent Quest alliance internally and externally as required including coalitions, task forces, panels, committees, etc. 
  • Develop and maximize strong and effective relationships with key decision makers such as government, UN agencies and other influencer so that Quest Alliance is looked to for policy and program direction.
  • Develop effective strategic relationships with other organizations working in aligned areas to maximize impact of Quest Alliance’s policy positions  Communicate priorities and promote buy-in of advocacy campaigns among NGOs, institutions and allies.
  • Delivering campaigns through partnerships and consultations to achieve the objectives for each issue selected. 
  • Ideate and strategize on research initiatives to inform the advocacy strategy and influence the change. 
  • Writing, publishing and disseminating advocacy briefs.

Funding Liaison 

  • Preparing and marketing proposals for fundraising projects related to advocacy and research
  • Overseeing the fulfillment of donor-funded advocacy projects; 

We are looking for an individual who has:

 

Demonstrated excellence in Policy Advocacy & Research – Proven in-depth understanding of national and state policies and programs and budget process; Experience of managing and coordinating research projects ; proven success with managing high-impact advocacy campaigns; demonstrated ability to prioritize and evaluate issues worthy of focus  

Experience with working in and coordinating, coalitions – Existing and positive relationships with decision makers, nonprofit leaders; proven expertise in the areas of youth, education and employment.

Strategic Vision and Agility – Ability to think strategically and act tactfully, anticipate future consequences and trends, incorporate them into the unit’s plan, and manage change processes to achieve results. 

Project Management – Ability to prioritize effectively to achieve maximum impact; experience managing complex and changing projects; ability to anticipate future consequences and trends; capacity to incorporate changes into advocacy  plan and ensure effective delivery of outcomes  

Effective Partnerships – Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders; ability to develop effective partnerships; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team  

Communication Ability – Excellent writing, analytical, research and speaking skills; experience facilitating meetings and workshops; experience in messaging and framing advocacy efforts; demonstrated media skills and experience preferred. 

Outcome and Results Orientation – Demonstrated ability to manage to an outcomes-based approach; proven experience of monitoring and evaluating policy and advocacy activities, managing to outcomes, 

Operational Management & Capacity Building – Ability to effectively build organizational and staff capacity including the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly and achieves outcomes; understanding of management and processes within nonprofit organizations; experience and demonstrated success in setting effective goals, objectives, and outcomes; experience in managing budgets; excellent MS Office skills (including Word, Publisher, Access, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of database management

Action-Oriented – Enjoyment of working hard and looking for challenges; ability to strategize, act and respond as necessary, even if limited information is available; ability to balance strategy and tactics to achieve effective outcomes; high degree of independence, flexibility, initiative, commitment and ability to work as part of a team.  

Relevant Educational Background – Graduate degree in Policy, Public Administration, Law, Social Work, or related field is preferred.

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

 

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.

New Delhi

Regional Coordinator [North] – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-01

MyQuest’s objective is to provide a holistic development platform for young people as well as provide a lifelong, continuous learning opportunity to disadvantaged youth.

Role and Responsibilities:

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

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

Relationship Building and Management – Stakeholders (Internal & External)

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

Team Management

  • Coordinate training and other capacity-building initiatives for staff as required
  • Ensure that all your team members have a clear job description. performance objectives, development plans they receive performance reviews
  • Support, mentor and coach the team as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work.
  • Ensure that the team works together to share learning and to exchange skills
  • Lead the recruitment and induction of new member for your team you manage
  • Ensure safety and security policy is adhered to, acting as focal point for risk management for your region by working closely with the people team
  • Serving as a role model at all times

Office Management

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

Reporting and adherence to systems and processes

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

 Investment in Self-Learning

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

 

We are looking for people who:

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

Required Skills & Experience:

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

Contact

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

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