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Assam

Monitoring, Evaluation & Tech Associate

Published 2021-10-22

With its regional office at Guwahati, Assam, Quest Alliance has its programs running in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. We are looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation & Tech Associate for coordinating all M&E, Data and Tech related activities of the region. You will be reaching out to all the stakeholders in the region and will be responsible to support smooth implementation of the program.

Role and Responsibilities: 

 

M&E and Data Management

  • Working closely with regional team to ensure error-free data on the admin panel
  • Working closely with the M&E team to ensure accurate data presentation on dashboards.
  • Building partner’s capacity on data input tools and admin panels.
  • Orienting and supporting internal team members such as regional program team members, Interns on data SoP.
  • Supporting regional and project teams to collate required data for reporting.
  • Ensure and support Baseline, end-line or any data collection for the team
  • Support any research activities, program or project evaluation, impact assessment etc.

 

Tech Support

  • Troubleshooting Technical issues related to QUESTApp, hardware, and networking at the partner site.
  • Building capacity of internal and external parties on QUESTApp features and management.
  • Procuring, assembling, and furbishing learn pi (Raspberry pi) devices for deployment.
  • Extending support to QA team members to set up IT labs at project sites.
  • Guiding NGO partners on troubleshooting Tech related issues.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in data science or computer science.
  • Proficiency in handling worksheets and databases.
  • Proficiency in managing applications front and backend admin panels.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting Software, hardware, and network issues.
  • Experience in data visualization and relevant skills will be added value.
  • Good communication skills in English and one regional language.
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about data management and visualization, and a problem solver.
  • The candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel 7-10 days in a month 

 

Skill Sets:

  • Application Management.
  • Hardware & Networking Skills.
  • Data Management Skill.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Documentation / Reporting.
  • M&E

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

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

Fundraising and Communication Coordinator

Published 2021-10-22

We are in an expansion phase and is looking for a dynamic individual to assist in managing and growing Quest's growing list of corporate partners and foundations.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Funder Acquisition

  • Generate regular leads on potential funders – corporations and foundations that are aligned to QUEST’s vision and goals
  • Be well versed with all of Quest programs and their value proposition. 
  • Pitch Quest, it’s programs and it’s value to prospective funders. 
  • Work with various internal teams like program, finance, operations and lead proposal writing for new projects. Maintain the proposal submission timelines

Funder Engagement:

  • Build relationships with existing and prospective funders
  • Position Quest as an organization of choice through regular communication and sharing insights from the ground/ knowledge from research
  • Co-create events that can be forums to engage existing and potential funders
  • Ensure engagement areas with existing funders like regular cadence calls, participation in thought leadership events and field visits are happening as per plan
  • Work with marketing and communications team to plan the visibility on social media and other channels for funders
  • Attend forums, conferences and events to present, network and share possibilities of collaboration with Quest (Virtually till COVID prevails)

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate and have an understanding about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Diligent in their work and able to work with multiple teams to get things done. 
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter and enjoys interacting with corporate India and is a great communicator
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions

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 2021-10-22

Quest Alliance is looking for a Program Support 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 Vocational Training Centers to support trainers & partners to plan the training, curriculum delivery and troubleshoot issues to ensure quality training and smooth functioning of the training center.
  • Conduct sessions with students, as needed.
  • Develop effective working relationships with VTI trainers & partners.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders-
  • center heads, trainers and so on.
  • Ensure that the trainers and centers gradually become independent and adept at using the content.

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 Training of Trainers.

Documentation and reporting

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

Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies

  • 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

Qualification:

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work/Rural Management or other development disciplines, with 2-4 years of work experience preferably in the Education/Vocational Training sector
  • Good communication skills in English and South India languages (Malayalam and Tamil) 
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
  • Ability to train facilitators and youths for the vocational training program
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Knowledge of issues in the 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
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel 1 week to 15 days in a month 

 

Skill Sets:

  • Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Documentation / Reporting
  • Proficiency in operating computer & basic applications

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.

Data Specialist

Published 2021-09-28

This is an exciting role for a person who is keen on unleashing the potential of data to support the development of a culture of data driven decision making within the not for profit sector. The candidate should love visualizing & telling stories using data, have advanced critical thinking and reasoning skills, and the ability to analyze data for reporting, research and evaluation purposes.

The data specialist will work closely with the Knowledge Hub and Quest Experience Lab teams within Quest Alliance and will report directly to the Associate Director- Impact and Research at Quest Alliance.

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

This role forms the critical bridge between the program teams that carry out and scale interventions on the field, and the Analytics and Technology teams that architect, design, build and continuously improve the Systems, Processes and Tools needed for data collection & collation, storage & retrieval, processing & analysis, reporting & visualization. The incumbent will be responsible for architecting, onboarding and driving usage of the overall data and Analytics  architecture for Quest Alliance from a future perspective and ensuring its achievement.

Role and Responsibilities:

Mapping and documenting business requirements

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

Data Reporting and Visualization

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

Data and Analytics Consulting: 

  • Act as a trusted advisor to program teams, functional teams and management by helping teams think through initiatives and imperatives, focusing on how, on the one hand data and analytics could help power them, and on the other how this data could be collected and analyzed so that the right information and/or insight is available when needed.

Creation of Data Catalog and Oversee Data Governance

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

Team Management 

The Data Specialist will be required to lead and mentor a team of database officers. As a manager, the Data Specialist will:

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

Capacity Building and Training

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

 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain and believe in the role of education technology to address some of these challenges
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter who enjoys playing with different types of data sets 
  • Have minimum of 3 years of experience of working with SQL, data modeling and warehousing, data visualization
  • Prior experience in leading a team would be an advantage

Skill Sets: 

  • 3+ years of SQL
  • 2+ Data modeling and Data warehousing
  • 2+ years on any BI tool like Tableau, Power BI, SRSS, Superset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Business Intelligence skills (Dashboard and Report creation)
  • An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to create data stories.
  • Ability to communicate findings with various stakeholders.
  • Proven expertise in strong data visualization and analysis skills  (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Willingness to travel to field locations, as per need 
  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in data science and management
  • Time management and organisational skills

Nice to have:

  • Ability to write code to integrate APIs of different technologies
  • ETL on Talend
  • Apache Superset
  • Knowledgeable about aspects of data privacy and security systems

 

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 – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2021-09-28

We are looking for an experienced person who has worked in the area of training and capacity building earlier with a focus on government school systems.

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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 thematics 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. 

  • 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.

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.

Technology Coordinator – MyQuest

Published 2021-09-28

This role will be positioned within the MyQuest program unit and will be supporting Regional teams, ITI and VTI ecosystems. This role will be a leadership as well as functional in nature with travel to field locations.

Role and Responsibilities:

[1] Managing Quest App (Learning App)

  • User Management – Following standard procedures to register/modify/de-register users on Quest App with required privileges for different categories of users: Organization, center, batch, facilitator, and learner management.
  • Content Management – Organizing and updating content on Quest App based on project requirements and for customized intervention.
  • Jobs Feature – Working closely with the placement team to update job opportunities under Jobs feature of Quest App regularly.

[2] Development and deployment of Learn Pi (Raspberry pi) Servers.

  • Ensuring Learn Pi servers are functional across all the centers.
  • Assembling and installing Quest App on learn pi servers.
  • Supporting partners to install and activate the learn pi servers at learning centers.

[3] Tracking and troubleshooting software and hardware issues.

  • Understanding, tracking, and troubleshooting issues related to Quest App.
  • Supporting QA’s partners to assess and fix issues related to hardware and networking.

[4] Planning and organizing Capacity building activities for internal and external stakeholders on Quest App, hardware, networking, and other tech tools and platforms.

[5] Manage a team of technology associates.

  • To ensure support to regional teams on their tech needs.
  • To ensure zero downtime of Quest App at learning centers.
  • Guiding Tech Associates on the various Tech related processes and troubleshooting mechanisms. 

[6] Creating and managing data management tools and dashboards for seamless tracking and reporting.

[7] Working closely with the internal core-tech team to learn about new developments, escalate issues, and share feedback related to Quest App for continuous improvement of the app.

[8] Supporting regional teams to procure hardware and software tools, and ensuring required support to establish computer labs as needed.

[9] Creating SoP for Tech support for MyQuest.

 

Skills, Attitude and Knowledge

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in computer science with 3-4 years of experience in IT and application management.
  • Exceptional knowledge of software, hardware, and network management.
  • Strong Analytical, problem-solving, collaborative skills.
  • Basic programming skills, data management & visualization skills will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent written, presentation, listening, and verbal communication skills.
  • Should be willing to travel 1-2 weeks a month.
  • Driven by passion and zeal to achieve outputs and outcomes.
  • Team management.

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.

Fundraising & Communication Associate

Published 2021-09-01

We are a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. We engage with educators, civil society, government institutions and corporate organizations to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in school education and vocational training.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Fundraising

  • Build a periodic research pool and generate regular leads on potential funders corporations and foundations that are aligned to QUEST’s vision and goals 
  • Work with various internal teams like program, finance, operations and lead proposal writing for new projects 
  • Manage relationships with existing funders Ensure engagement areas with existing funders like regular cadence calls, frequent reports, field visits are happening as per plan 
  • Maintain the proposal submission timelines
  • Attend forums, conferences and events to present, network and share possibilities of collaboration with Quest

 

Communications:

  • Develop digital mediums for funder communications to keep the informed of Quest activities
  • Ensure funder presence on social media, press releases, presence in Quest forums
  • Identify and built Quest presence in external digital platforms

 

Volunteering:

  • Coordinate volunteering activities along with the program team for selected funders
  • Track and report impact of volunteering programs
  • Ensure visibility of volunteer programs on social media

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Good spoken and written English
  • Fair understanding of Excel 
  • Logical thinker, ability to connect the dots
  • Self learner
  • High degree of digital literacy with strong competencies in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive Suite
  • Willingness to travel to field locations, if needed, post COVID
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing learnings 
  • Comfortable working in situations with tight timelines or dealing with ad-hoc requests

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Social Media Officer

Published 2021-07-02

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

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

Role and Responsibilities:

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

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

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

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Communications Officer

Published 2021-06-25

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

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

Role and Responsibilities:

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

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

 

Eligibility: 

  • Fluency in using MS office and Google suite
  • Impeccable writing skills in English and Kannada, Tamil or Malayalam
  • Basic knowledge of design tools ( Adobe Suite, Canva or Powtoons) *Not Mandatory
  • Candidates with a background in journalism or mass communications
  • 1-2 years of experience in journalism, advertising or the social sector
  • Ability to build state-level context to social issues
  • Awareness of communication trends in the social sector
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team with the help of the vision provided
  • Experience with scheduling multiple projects and managing timeline

 

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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.

Orissa

Education Specialist

Published 2021-07-26

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

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary schools for the past few years. In 2020, we rolled out a program to build 21st century skills and STEM mindsets among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in Odisha. The program has been adapted recently by the Govt. as a state led model and scaled to 258 schools across 30 districts of the state. It is further expected to be scaled to 4,000 schools in phases. Currently the programme is shifting towards a teacher led model of operations with scope of building systems and processes in schools, districts and state level.

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

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

 

Role Description

Capacity Building of Facilitators, Teachers and Govt. Stakeholders

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

Content Design and Iteration

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

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

 

Building the state supported Teacher Led Model

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

 

Required skills and Experience:

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

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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