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Bihar

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

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

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

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!

Executive Assistant

Published 2020-12-23

We are looking for an Executive Assistant who can assist the CEO on his day-to-day work.

Role & Responsibilities:

Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments

  • Organize and coordinate with CEO and senior staff schedules and appointments
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings 
  • Manage the events calendar 
  • Generate a list of influencers for QUEST and schedule meetings 

Preparing, editing, correspondence, reports and presentations 

  • Develop PowerPoint presentations for key events and meetings.
  • Support with note taking, meeting preparation & documentation etc.
  • Conduct internet research and coordinate with the internal team to prepare talking points in consultation with internal stakeholders
  • Correspondence regarding Quest project work, incoming information requests, and draft emails for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare a research pool on trending topics, report summaries as well as assist with drafting social media posts
  • Work closely with Marcom team to publish articles, scripts for YouTube videos and interviews on key channels

Support with general administrative functions 

  • Liaison with the various stakeholders and communities for effective coordination of print materials and other communication materials; 
  • Provide support and coordination with key speakers for the organization of webinars, conferences and workshops

Making travel and guest arrangements 

  • Organize travel and hotel bookings for internal and external 
  • Prepare travel advance requests as needed for both domestic and international for Executive Director and senior management
  • Support Executive Director with travel reimbursements
  • Support with international visa processes 

 

We are looking for individuals with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Organizational Skills: Scheduling meetings, travel plans, etc.
  • Writing emails, transcribing notes and making presentations.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi. 
  • proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures
  • Relevant experience of minimum 5 years in the development sector

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 – MyQuest

Published 2020-12-15

The role of a Program Associate is vital for coordinating all activities of ITIs. You will reach out to all the ITIs in the Kalaburgi region of Karnataka and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the MyQuest program.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

 

Support Facilitators in Industrial Training Centres 

  • Visit ITIs to provide offline & online support to trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc.
  • Organize and conduct career connect events and activities 
  • Conduct sessions physical and virtually with students
  • Enroll facilitators and students on the Quest App and Bharat Skills portal and ensure to access Quest digital content
  • Ensure that the trainers and centres gradually become independent and adept at using the content
  • Facilitate, Co-Facilitate, Participate and contribute offline/online in Principal’s Meeting, Master Trainer Workshop with Lead Facilitators  
  • Support Master Trainers in effective delivery of training of trainers
  • Co-facilitate any Trainer Tribe online engagement through Masterclasses and other mediums of online facilitation
  • Guide, mentor and manage interns, fellows and facilitators 
  • Support operations and logistics involved in meetings, workshops and events

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

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
  • Advocate workshops, events and activities through electric, print, social networking platform and other media
  • Following up with ITIs to share data of students and Institutes as required by M&E framework.

Contributing to industry engagement strategies in Karnataka

  • Co-ordinating, facilitating Industry Engagement activities – Inviting
  • employers to do guest lectures at Institutes; organizing placement events.

Support any other activities related to MyQuest program whenever needed. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have completed any degree with special interest in Social Work and its other development disciplines, with 2-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education / Vocational Training sector
  • Good communication skills in English, Kannada 
  • 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.

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about working to solve challenges in education and employability domain
  • Can travel 1 week to 15 days in a month 

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving

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.

 

Training Support Officer – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2020-10-16

The role of the Training Support Officer is critical in supporting the overall capacity building strategy for different stakeholders. You will work very closely with the Training Manager in this.

Role and Responsibilities:

1. Supporting the delivery of capacity building workshops for different stakeholders

The program will build capacity of different stakeholders such as the school facilitators hired by partners and Quest, government school teachers, headmasters and other resource persons from the government education system. This would entail:

  • Developing the capacity building calendar for the year for different stakeholders in consultation with the state teams
  • Coordinating with the pool of freelance facilitators for the capacity building workshops
  • Supporting the workshop design and delivery by co-facilitating and developing training agendas in consultation with the training manager
  • Curate learning material for the capacity building workshops
  • Ensure quality in content translation and design

2. Supporting ongoing capacity building efforts for different stakeholders

Apart from workshops, the capacity building strategy has elements of ongoing support which can take different forms such as online community, webinars and so on. This would entail:

  • Developing a state wise calendar for different webinar topics and ensuring the delivery of webinars
    • Identifying guest speakers, preparing them
    • Mobilizing participants for the webinar with support from state teams
  • Building an online community of teachers and facilitators and moderating that
  • Moderate and contribute to the task force meetings in each state.
  • Enable task force members to follow the VE calendar and content
  • Enable task force members to facilitate conversations and capacity building of facilitators.

3. Teacher professional development blended learning course

As part of the program we are looking to develop a blended learning course for teachers around 21st century skills, facilitation and program thematic of: self, gender, digital literacy, coding and career development.

  • Support the design of the blended learning teacher professional development program by:
    • Doing research on existing programs, learning models and content to be included
    • Coordinating with consultants and agencies to keep up the timeline
    • Anchor the pilot testing and user research
    • Ensure documentation of the process along with supporting the module development process
  • Ensure quality in content translation and design

4. Documentation and Data Management and Analysis

Data and monitoring form an important part of the capacity building experience. You will be responsible for ensuring that the feedback loops are getting closed for all capacity building efforts done with different stakeholders. You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the documentation of workshops
  • Ensuring that the feedback data feeding is into the training dashboards
  • Analyzing the training dashboard to generate insights around the gaps that the training needs to address

 5. Supporting School Implementation

  • Provide technical input to internal team on training design
  • Design the agenda and flow for school based events – career days, hackathons, parent teacher meets, teacher orientations

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience, in implementing blended learning content for secondary school related projects
  • Hands-on experience with working on coding / computational skills / STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Prior experience in content development and implementation for teachers
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Relevant education qualifications for handling pedagogy, STEM, and life skills content
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build 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. 

We look forward to your application.

Database Officer – MyQuest

Published 2020-10-16

As the Database Officer, you will support the program team by collating the program data, creating the necessary analytics and dashboards. You will contribute towards program effectiveness by maintaining a clean database which can be easily accessible for monitoring progress or reporting.

Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Collate data from different spreadsheets onto a single database
  2. Create dynamic, easy-to-read dashboards per program / project specification from the data
  3. Engage with NGO and ITI partners to understand data management processes at their end, and build systems at our end that align with these, while enabling timely reporting
  4. Work closely with program, operations, research, and technology teams to ensure timely and efficient data collection and analysis
  5. Maintain the database, ensure that it is error-free and update.
  6. Conduct training on data management for program team, partner organisations and troubleshoot

 

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 and can work with a diverse set of people including internal and external stakeholders
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Are experienced in managing large data

 

Preferred skills:

  1. Fluent with VBA and Macros in MS Excel
  2. Familiarity with Power BI/ Tableau/ other data visualization platforms
  3. Passion for numbers, combined with nuanced understanding of development sector in India
  4. Very strong analytical and problem solving skills
  5. Inclination for Data science and Business Analytics
  6. Good written and oral communication in English
  7. Self-driven and motivated
  8. Any post-graduate degree or under graduation in statistics or database management 

 

Desirable:

  1. Have a vision for data management for MyQuest program, in alignment with other platforms being used in Quest Alliance
  2. Familiarity with R and Python will be an added advantage
  3. Experience in creating mobile apps for data collection or reporting and manage large MIS
  4. Experience in writing queries for SQL database

 

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.

Associate Director – Information & Analytics

Published 2020-10-07

We are looking for a strategic leader who can drive strategy and execution of our technology, automation and analytics framework across the organization.

We at Quest are entering an unprecedented time where the work place and all the stakeholders we work with have access to advanced technology tools generating vast amounts of information; and by default we have the ability to track, report and share information across the impact chain.

The expansion of Quest into 10 + states as well as the work across the school-to-work continuum have added several layers of opportunity and complexity to managing the information flow. It has never been more critical for us to be able to effectively harness, process and make meaning of the information flowing through the organization, its 180 + team and all its diverse stakeholders.

 

Role and Responsibilities:

The Associate Director – Information & Analytics will play the role of a cultural change agent who enables the organization to adopt a democratized way of using new technologies for efficiency, collaboration and impact. 

  • Tech strategy and vision rooted in human-centered design and organizational values. 
  • Architecting data and analytic systems and transforming people’s relationships with data, and streamlining operations.
  • Periodically review data, collection methods, technology tools linked to monitoring and dashboards. Work closely with the Impact team to ensure seamless visibility of impact data across internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and monitor org-level KPI’s in close collaboration with CEO, people and operations team and ensure the database is geared towards providing this information.
  • Support Quest to move towards a more product-oriented organization leveraging strategic thinking to deploy EdTech to deliver programs at scale.
  • Design systems and processes through technology  for internal excellence to empower Quest to become a 21st century organization.
  • Contributing to the thought leadership agenda of the organization.
  • Lead excellence of delivery for all committed programs across scale-up nodes with focus on process compliance, quality and cost-adherence.

Key Outcomes:

  • Increase transparency and visibility of information across the organization’s nodes and functions.
  • Increase dat- driven decision making, enabling everyone from the CEO to the field facilitator to leverage accurate information to decide strategic goals or choose contextual lesson plans and topics for end beneficiaries.
  • Increase accountability and ownership among teams, individuals, partners, vendors and funders. 
  • Have the ability to map future trends and make technology decisions that will have far reaching implications on the trajectory of the organization.
  • Ensure transparency in delivery of our programs and services and enable geography specific expansion by giving greater information and control to leaders in geographies. 
  • Define the interconnections and workflows across teams and ensure objective data for teams to collaborate and work together on shared goals and support functions.

Required Skills:

  • Strategic design from a human centered lens, developing KPIs, identifying needs and translating those into requirements — as well as team management — to deliver on agreed priorities
  • Familiarity with open source software, microservices, database design and management, use of AWS / GCP / Azure.
  • Ability to design scalable, modular technology architecture, and experience with moving existing systems to new architecture when in production.
  • Exposure to non-profit oriented technology needs e.g. grant management systems, licensing of SaaS products with non-profit pricing.

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.

 

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.