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Bihar

Program Coordinator – MyQuest

Published 2021-12-23

We are looking for a program coordinator to anchor our youth employability program in the state of Bihar.

Role and Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation

  • Manage Quest’s partnership with Department of Employment and Training, various ITIs and NGOs for the region 
  • Experiment with new ideas to engage young people in the region towards career development 
  • End to end project implementation in the region
  • Ensure systems and processes work in coherence, towards the intended outputs and outcomes 
  • Monitor and deliver KPIs 
  • Work with MyQuest Placement Officer/Manager and anchor partnerships with employers in Bihar for placement of youth trained in MyQuest ITIs and vocational centres in the region
  • Develop and maintain a database of potential partners and employers who can contribute towards our work in the region 
  • Develop a batch of youths interested in Self Employment and facilitate the program 
  • Contribute to the design of the expansion plan for our work in the region
  • Documentation and Reporting as per Donor guideline and reporting template.
  • Setting up the indicators for success and set up robust planning, monitoring and review system. 

Training and Capacity building 

  • Develop and manage training calendar for all partners and projects 
  • Handhold team members and partner organizations in project planning and execution

Partnership Relationship Building and Management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Govt in the region
  • Ensure strong relationships with all stakeholders and partners in the region and provide appropriate support and guidance to implement the program effectively.
  • Organize and lead the partners capacity building activities in coordination with the Training & Content Manager  
  • Ensure additional support needs of the partners are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to the Partner’s journey.  
  • Support the development and implementation of Partner engagement and retention processes. 
  • Ensure each partner is able to meet the data reporting standard by giving them the necessary inputs,  support and having agreed timelines in place for reporting 
  • Ensure MyCareer & Gender becomes integral part of the program
  • Work closely with all thematic teams within youth program like the Capacity building team alumni, parent engagement team and placement teams

People Management

  • Mentoring, operational oversight and support to state teams
  • Ensure that all employees involved in the projects have a clear project implementation work plan.
  • Ensuring team members are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities associated with the projects.
  • Ensure that the project team members work together to share learning and to exchange skills.
  • Ensure the regional team is able to manage their project stakeholders      (internal/external) effectively

We are looking for people who:

  • A Postgraduate degree in Social Work/Education/Sociology/Social sciences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Managing remote teams 
  • Have managed teams in the past
  • Have manage and implemented large scale projects
  • Ability to network and build relationship with the Government and partners
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance
  • Open to travel locally and across the country
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet
  • Part experience of working with women and aspects of gender and diversity and inclusion is a good to have
  • Part experiences around using technology for learning would be a great to have

 

Contact

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.

Gujarat

Program Officer – MyQuest

Published 2021-12-21

Through our signature blended learning approach we develop critical life-work skills that are critical for success in the 21st century.

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

Qualifications

  • A Postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • 3-4 years of work experience preferably in the skill development/education/Health sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including the Health and skill development departments
  • Good understanding and practical experience of the Health and skill development sector 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Gujarati language
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions 
  • Ability to lead teams
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative 
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Managing remote teams 
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

We are looking for people who

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and life skill domain
  • Have exposure to working on life skill content  
  • Can work with ambiguity 
  • 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 relationships with Govt. Department.
  • 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.

Program Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-12-16

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Associate for coordinating all the activities of VTIs. You will be reaching out to all the VTIs in the region and will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program.

Role and Responsibilities: 

Support Facilitators in Vocational Training Centres 

  • Visit VTIs 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
  • Enrol Facilitators and students on Quest App and Bharat Skill 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

  • 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 Gujarat

  • 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:

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

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Placement Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-03-19

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

Role and Responsibilities:

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

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

Anchoring and executing Placements strategies & plans in the region. 

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

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

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

 

Qualifications Required:

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

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Karnataka

Research Officer

Published 2021-12-23

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:

  • Assist in coordinating research and evaluation studies for ongoing and new projects related to QUEST Alliance’s work  
  • Coordinate & support with research activities largely related 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
        • Coordinate logistics in case of primary research
        • Assist in training, data collection, entry and clean-up
        • Assist in analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) and report writing
    • Document the insights to suit different styles of knowledge products
  • Assist in incorporating qualitative methodology for different programs of QUEST Alliance
  • Assist in information dissemination within the various programs in Quest as well as to external stakeholders for different purposes
  • 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
  • 2+ years of experience in both qualitative and quantitative 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

 

Skill Sets:

  • Desirable: Familiarity with statistical packages such as SPSS, Stata for quantitative data analysis. Proficient in Excel and google sheets.
  • Excellent internal, written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Hindi and/or other regional languages preferred 
  • Familiarity and experience with different forms of media for research dissemination will be advantage
  • Good knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Experience in managing research and coordinating with research agency/consultants – would be an advantage

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Communications Manager – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2021-12-21

You will be responsible for creating and producing communications material that is disseminated by Quest including writing content for annual reports, media articles, programmatic reports, case studies on projects and beneficiaries and profiling the impact of Secondary school program’s initiatives.

This will be a hands-on role where you will be expected to contribute both at a strategic level as well as at a functional, operational level.

Communication Strategy, content and design

  • Articulate the communication strategy for the secondary school program and operationalize it. As part of the strategy anchor the communication campaign for the different programs reaching out to different stakeholders 
  • Anchor the PR strategy for the secondary schools program. Provide content and ensure media presence about the program. This will include writing media articles around the programmatic themes. 
  • Coordinate with the program team to set-up a steady flow of compelling case stories from the field across stakeholders – students, teachers, school facilitators, partners, government officials and schools. In some cases, travel to the field to capture in-depth stories that showcase impact and change in lives. 
  • Write, edit and craft case stories tailored to different audiences and platforms – i.e. funder reports, social media posts, partner events, website content and other collaterals like program brochures, presentations etc. 
  • Provide content (drafting) and editorial support for program communication materials including (but not limited to) quarterly and annual reports, funder reports, posters, flyers, invites and digital media messaging.
  • Carry out basic design work for program communications materials and liaise with the MarCom team for larger design and/or video projects. 

Coordination 

  • Be the SPOC for all program-related communications materials and adhere to content creation processes. Ensure written briefs are created collaboratively, completed and signed off; coordinate with program team for base content, follow-up on timelines for deliverables, field queries and clarifications from MarCom team, ensure early-warning in case content deadlines are not being met. 
  • Ensure compliance with Organization, program and partner brand guidelines on all program collaterals
  • Liaise with MarCom and the donors (wherever needed) to ensure program updates and activities are covered on Quest’s Digital Media channels. 
  • Work with MarCom to establish a social media calendar for the program and ensure content flow in a timely fashion. This includes digital campaigns around key days such as international girl child day and so on.
  • Maintain a communication repository for the program – case studies, photographs, videos, quotes, media articles 
  • Anchor the program communications budget and ensure a spend plan as per the communication strategy. Do a quarterly review of the budget spend and ensure spending as per the plan. 

Procuring and Maintaining Digital Assets

  • Liaise with colleagues on field or external vendors and/or travel to field to source compelling images and videos that capture and effectively communicate the essence of the program. 
  • Basic photography and video documentation of program events.
  • Ensure digital assets are systematically archived for future use.

Vendor Management 

  • With support from the Marketing & Communication team, manage external vendor relationships for program communications. 
  • Be the Program SPOC for all external partnerships like photographers, videographers, video editors and filmmakers, PR agencies and so on.

Event Support

  • Provide event support as required to Program/Organization  

Team Management

You will have a communication associate reporting to you. As a supervisor your role would be to:

  • Help your team plan and prioritize their work
  • Develop a learning plan for your team and ensure they invest time in their own development 

Other Specific Skill Requirements

  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter and a great communicator
  • Excited by the prospect of managing, growing and communicating a brand in a hands on way 
  • Is passionate about the challenges India is facing in educating its youth population
  • Is very comfortable with all aspects of digital marketing and has worked on digital marketing initiatives previously
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Keen intellect with strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the technical areas of research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Planning and Organizational skills. 
  • Highest integrity, maturity and professionalism
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written in English.
  • Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of statistical packages.
  • Creativity and out of the box thinking

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 Officer – MyQuest

Published 2021-12-16

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.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Training Delivery, Coordination and Management  

  • Lead Training of Trainers for partner organizations (ITI, VTI, Polytechnics etc.) in South Regional Team – Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana (includes logistics, material, team and experience management of TOTs)
  • Lead Quality Audit for all the VTI’s in the Region
  • Provide critical feedback & support to the Program team of the region and other Master Trainers in MyQuest 
  • Support the SRT Program coordinators to design, implement and co-facilitate the fortnightly catch ups with VTI Partner organizations
  • Ensure all TOT reports are submitted for SRT 
  • Anchor TOT Dashboard data for NE
  • Co-design the training agenda, whenever required, for TOTs 
  • Support in designing and facilitating the training plan for Internal Placement officers

Support trainers & Industrial Training Institutes

  • Visit ITIs, Polytechnics and VTCs to support trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc
  • Conduct sessions with students, as needed.
  • Develop effective working relationships with ITI & Polytechnics Principals & VTC Coordinator.
  • Following up with ITIs, Polytechnics & VTCs to share data of students and Institutes as required by M&E framework.
  • Ensure that the trainers and centres gradually become independent and adapt at using the content 

Drive Trainer Tribe (Online Platform)

  • Responsible for onboarding all trainers from SRT –  ITI & VTI Space in TT Platforms. 
  • Supporting / leading  campaigns /event/team/ individual efforts to mobilize & advocate Trainer Tribe group/ pages
  • Support the Project lead in engaging with trainers online and offline. Play an active role in the overall strategy to build a strong online network
  • Work with Project Lead to develop a strong internal buy in for TT as well as collaborate with State lead to execute an outreach target
  • Facilitate at least 1 session on Trainer Tribe
  • Create/Curate and Share one learning post per month on TT platform

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Capacity building of MyQuest internal & external facilitators for the region
  • Support facilitators/fellows at NSTIs and Govt ITIs by implementing the Facilitator Support Strategy in the region 
  • Take part in workshops, discussions involving MyQuest internal facilitators
  • Support & mentor MyQuest internal facilitators in the region for conducting events, relationship management at the institute, if required.
  • Co-create and adhere to team norms, vision, learning goals and strategic plans of MyQuest Facilitator and Content Development team

Reporting

  • Support in data collection, impact assessment and content development initiatives of Facilitator and Content Development team
  • Anchor TOT Dashboard data for SRT Region
  • Participate and contribute in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities.
  • Support all reporting requirements such as quarter reviews, annual reviews
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- centre heads, trainers etc.
  • As per requirements, conduct baseline and endline tests/Focus Group Discussions for youth who enroll in a project, as and when needed.

 

Qualification:

  • Degree in Social Work/Rural Management with minimum 2-3 years’ work experience preferably in the Education / Vocational Training sector 
  • Good communication skills
  • Program management and evaluation skills
  • Ability and interest to train facilitators and youths
  • Knowledge of issues in youth employability and the social development sector in India.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and Internet
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Willing to travel as per the need of the program

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.

Tech Support Officer

Published 2021-12-16

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.

Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Configuration, assembling of Raspberry Pi and windows devices, Installation of Operating system, applications and deploying systems at the project locations.
  • Monitoring and supporting IT labs of partners, to keep up the computer lab functional through a virtual session or onsite visits.
  • Diagnosing and Troubleshooting of issues reported by partners related to hardware, software, and networking timely.
  • Following the Standard Operating Procedure  to procure and manage the IT system as per the policy. 
  • Ensure all the work is done error free and with complete due diligence
  • Taking ownership of customer issues reported and seeing problems through to resolution

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Basic knowledge on Raspberry PI models and troubleshooting
  • IT Inventory Basic concepts and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting experience in LAMP
  • Network & Hardware Troubleshooting and identification of issues.
  • Basic Knowledge on TCP/IP Protocol layers and troubleshooting
  • Cloud fundamentals
  • Remote support through Anydesk, team viewer
  • Installation of Windows OS & Linux OS
  • Knowledge in (Configuring Modem, Router, Switches )
  • Troubleshooting (Desktop, Laptop, Printers)
  • BCA / B.Tech / BE  (Computer science) or related field 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • The capacity to work well within a team.
  • Good communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • The capacity to diagnose issues and clearly explain a technical problem to a customer/colleague.
  • Flexible to travel 15-20 days in a month.

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 Manager – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2021-09-28

Our Secondary Schools Program will work across 8 states with 8-10 implementing partners across 2,000 government schools. The role of the Training Manager is going to be critical in holding the review and the capacity building strategy for different stakeholders.

Role and Responsibilities:

Capacity Building Concept and Strategy

  • Study different models of capacity building and integrate approaches into the secondary school design
  • Use a consultative approach to work with state and thematic leads to lead designing and developing the capacity building strategy in line with the organizational program and state goals. 
  • Build a big picture capacity-building strategy for different stakeholders of the overall program and each of the states. Bring in experiences from the ecosystem around innovative approaches to capacity building.
  • Designing the capacity-building journey for different stakeholders – facilitators, teachers and headmasters, and master trainers. 
  • This can include a mix of experiential workshops, webinars, virtual engagement, curating a resource library, etc. 
  • Defining the approach to capacity building for the secondary schools’ program 
  • Rooting the design in the QA philosophy and self-learning and program objectives
  • Leading the capacity building design, development, and implementation for the national and state level Cascade model implementation
  • Work closely with the M&E team to develop tools and feedback mechanisms to measure and improve the effectiveness of the training. 

 

Mastercoach for Teachers

  • Co-create the design and conceptualization of time-Bound, quality-focused Cascade model MasterCoach for Teachers course cascade Models at a national level work and work on the state cascade model in at least one of the focused states, agreed upon in consultation with State teams to transition into a teacher-led model.
  • Mentor and lead the team of e-tutors, coordinators, webinar speakers, and trainers for the MasterCoach for teachers in all states. 
  • Perform user research for each of the MCT cohorts and arrive at a resilient, user-friendly course uptake, implementation, and completion model
  • Ensure development and sharing of impact reports, and stories, learning as and when required.
  • Developing state, regional and national events, panels, and narratives to position the course as an enabler to build 21st-century educators 

 

Execution of Capacity Building Design

  • Developing the capacity calendar in consultation with the different state teams. Having an annual, quarterly, and monthly plan in advance and communicating it to all relevant stakeholders 
  • Executing the capacity building calendar which includes:
  • Workshop design and curating learning material, preparing participant kits 
  • Training the master trainers to deliver the workshops and provide support where needed 
  • Designing virtual engagements to ensure continuity in the capacity building experience – webinars, WhatsApp engagement, trainer tribe
  • Work with the Capacity-building team to mobilize the existing Trainer Tribe to make it teacher-inclusive. 
  • Develop interventions to build teacher relationships, enable cross-learning and sharing impact stories and foster a 21st-century educator-centric teacher community.
  • School observation visits to give on-site support and feedback to facilitators 
  • Documentation of the capacity-building experience – workshop reports, participant feedback
  • Delivering on the master trainer strategy for the key states – 
  • Ensuring sustainability of the program approach through the strategy – integration of the 21st-century teacher development program, MasterCoach, and skills for online facilitation into the CB strategy 

 

Program Strategy and Design

  • Contribute to the overall program design and strategy based on the feedback from participants during the capacity building activities
  • Bring field insights into the capacity building design and review 

 

Supporting School Implementation 

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

 

Relationship Building and Stakeholders Management

  • Mentor and supervise the internal capacity building team such as Training officers, and coordinators, Cluster resource persons, Program officers and associates, and task force on the capacity building front.
  • Support the government engagement and relationship building process by integrating the master trainer strategy into the education systems
  • Develop, maintain, and manage different stakeholders relationships at Institution,  state, and national level with Nonprofits, academic institutions, and thought leaders 
  • Develop and ensure ongoing management of partnerships with subject matter experts or think tanks and third parties 
  • Be part of Sector facing Working Group and other relevant networks 

 

Required skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 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 training development and implementation
  • Ability to handle scale and working in multi-state programs
  • 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.

Senior Films and Motion Graphics Officer

Published 2021-09-13

You will build upon Quest Alliance’s body of work in video, animation and graphic design.

This includes creating powerful stories and insightful designs to bring our mission to life for a variety of audiences and channels. As part of our creative team, you will make sure our communication collaterals are both on-brand and effective, driving value for our key stakeholders.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Creating and delivering graphic design and illustration for various media to aid impactful storytelling.
  • Production of high quality films, videos and motion graphics for in-house use as well as social media.
  • Storyboarding and art direction for films and other videos
  • Design and produce complex information / data into intuitive, easy, consumable communication material – reports, mailers, infographics, books.
  • Generating fresh concepts, regularly re-strategizing and adapting
  • Create inspiring, strategic, and innovative collaterals for Quest Alliance that work in an integrated manner, both online and offline if and when required.
  • Maintain brand guidelines and standards, support brand positioning exercises.
  • Support the conceptualization and implementation of Quest to Learn’s visual identity.
  • Support, mentor and guide other designers across the organization.

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Undergraduate or Associates Degree in Film and Animation / Graphic Design
  • Excellent animation skills with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. Sound knowledge of After Effect plugins
  • Excellent graphic design and typography skills
  • Character animation/ cel animation knowledge is a plus
  •  Advanced skills with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator
  • 2+ years of experience working with animation, video, and graphic designs for the development sector in India or with a design agency.
  • Excellent English communications skills, both verbal and written. Knowledge of other languages is a plus.
  • Openness to learn and explore new technologies
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Should be willing to travel (post-COVID)

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Madhya Pradesh

Program Associate – MyQuest

Published 2021-12-21

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.

Role and Responsibilities: 

Building Relationship

  • Develop an Effective working relationship with the Govt. Authority, ITI Principals and Facilitators of the region
  • Conduct and participate in monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders such as Regional Govt. Authority, ITI principals, Master Trainer, trainers  

Capacity Building

  • 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 Quest App and Bharat Skill portal nd 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 an 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

Documentation and Advocacy

  • Facilitate M&E processes in the region
  • Following up with ITIs to share data of students and Institutes as required by M&E framework.
  • As per requirements, conduct baseline and end-line tests/Focus Group .Discussions for youth who enroll in a project, as and when needed.
  • Documentation of center, trainer and student success stories
  • Advocate workshops, events and activities through electric, print, social networking platform and other media

Industry Engagement

  • Building Employers network through meetings, Minimum 1 employer in a month.
  • Co-ordinating & facilitating Industry Engagement activities – Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes & organizing placement events

Other

  • Guide, mentor and manage Interns, Fellows and facilitators 
  • Support operations and logistics involved in meetings, workshops and events
  • Verify and Submit financial statements on time
  • Follow the finance, purchase and HR process and systems with coordination of FAIT team  
  • Participate  and contribute to team meetings and reviews
  • 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
  • Other duties as required. 

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work/Rural Management with minimum 1-3 years’ work experience preferably in the Education / Vocational Training sector 
  • Good communication skills
  • Program management and evaluation skills
  • Ability and interest to train facilitators and youths 
  • Knowledge of issues in youth employability and the social development sector in India.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English 
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and Internet
  • Prior experience of working in MP would be preferred
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel 7-10 days in a month 

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 Officer – MyQuest

Published 2021-12-21

This is as part of the MyQuest program team and coordinate with other members of the Quest team to ensure efficient and effective implementation of projects undertaken by Quest Alliance. Lead the work with the Skill Development Department, Madhya Pradesh, ensure quality delivery of program in the state.  

Role and Responsibilities

Program Implementation and Quality

    • Operational oversight of work with Skill Development Department
    • Support in the development of operational plans to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets. 
    • Support the Program Manager to regularly review processes and materials. 
    • 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
    • Anchor content deployment, feedback and improvement for the state
    • Develop and manage training calendar for all partners and projects
    • Create Master Trainers amongst partner organizations
    • Enhance QUEST’s trainer support system for the state (which includes offline and online methods to help trainers improve their practice)
    • Ensure Life Skill & Gender becomes integral part of the program.
  • Building Employers network through meetings, Minimum 1 employer in a month.

Partnership Building, Management and Capacity Building  

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Skill Development Department to the designated geography  
  • Initiate new partnerships with NGOs, I.T.Is, Colleges and Employers as per the state plan
  • Ensure Skill Development Department representatives receive the appropriate support and updates to implement the project effectively.
  • Organize and lead the capacity building activities in coordination with the Training & Content Manager  
  • Ensure additional support needs of the Institutes 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 to meet the data reporting standard by giving them the necessary inputs,  support and having agreed timelines in place for reporting
  • Co-ordinating & facilitating Industry Engagement activities – Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes & organizing placement events.

People Management  

  • Provide leadership and high quality performance management to a team of Program Associates/ Facilitators, empowering them to deliver to a high standard.  
  • Build the capacity to excel in their roles, supporting their professional development.  Support, mentor and coach them as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Conduct periodic performance management meetings and reviews as per the Organization requirement
  • Lead the recruitment and induction of new member for your team you manage 
  • Ensure that the team works together to share learning and to exchange skills
  • Visit their centers to support your team with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc; 
  •  Implement all relevant People policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure all employees managed have updated C.Vs, professional goals and they receive periodic feedback on their performance.  

Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

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

Other

  • Other duties as required. 
  • Participate  and contribute to team meetings and reviews
  • 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

Qualifications & Skills

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work/Rural Management with minimum 3-4 years’ work experience preferably in the Education / Vocational Training sector 
  • Good communication skills
  • Program management and evaluation skills
  • Ability and interest to train facilitators and youths 
  • Knowledge of issues in youth employability and the social development sector in India.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English 
  • Should be willing to travel 1-2 weeks a month
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and Internet
  • Prior experience of working in MP would be preferred
  • Most importantly, candidate should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and an energetic team player

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.

New Delhi

Program Manager – MyQuest

Published 2021-09-28

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:

Regional Strategy & Programme Implementation

  • Lead the Youth program work in the North region including work with existing states like Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and potential new states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • Streamline the regional strategy based on the needs of the young people and other key stakeholders in the region. Special focus required from gender inclusion and diversity lens, since significant amount of work in the region is women centric. Ensure MyCareer & Gender becomes integral part of the program delivered through blended learning approaches
  • Lead in the development of plans to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets. 
  • 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 internally and externally, 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 and budget management for the region. Ensure the spending is within the budgeted limits and the financial policies are adhered to.
  • Plan the team growth and development, working in close partnership with the people team of the region
  • Drive the larger advocacy agenda for the region in accordance with regional needs and overall vision of the program, working closely with all stakeholders driven through research,  data and impact analysis
  • Work towards enhancing the visibility of the program and the organization in the region, working with communication team and look at newer opportunities for growth of the work in the region
  • Contribute to the innovation agenda for the organization

Partnership Relationship Building and Management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Govt including central and state govt in the region
  • Ensure strong relationships with all stakeholders and partners in the region and provide appropriate support and guidance to implement the program effectively.
  • Organise and lead the partners capacity building activities in coordination with the Training & Content Manager  
  • Ensure additional support needs of the partners are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to the Partner’s journey.  Support the development and implementation of Partner engagement and retention processes. 
  • Ensure each partner is able to meet the data reporting standard by giving them the necessary inputs,  support and having agreed timelines in place for reporting 
  • Ensure MyCareer & Gender becomes integral part of the program
  • Work closely with all thematic teams within youth program like the Capacity building team alumni, parent engagement team and placement teams

People Management

  • Mentoring, operational oversight and support to state teams stationed in different states within the North region with vocational training institutions like NGO and ITIs in Delhi, NCR, Rajasthan and Haryana. 
  • Ensure that all employees involved in the projects have a clear project implementation work plan.
  • Ensuring team members are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities associated with the projects.
  • Ensure that the project team members work together to share learning and to exchange skills.
  • Ensure the regional team is able to manage their project stakeholders  (internal/external) effectively

We are looking for people who:

  • A Postgraduate degree in Social Work/Education/Sociology/Social sciences
  • 7-8 years of relevant work experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Managing remote teams 
  • Have managed teams in the past
  • Have manage and implemented large scale projects
  • Ability to network and build relationship with the Government and partners
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance
  • Open to travel locally and across the country
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet
  • Part experience of working with women and aspects of gender and diversity and inclusion is a good to have
  • Part experiences around using technology for learning would be a great to have

Contact

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.