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Communication Associate

Published 2021-08-30

As a State Communications Associate at the My Quest 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. 

Other Key Skills

  • Fluency in using MS office and Google suite
  • Impeccable writing skills in English, and Gujarati or Hindi
  • Basic knowledge of design tools ( Adobe Suite, Canva or Powtoons) *Not Mandatory

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 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 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

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 videos and motion graphics for in-house use as well as social media.
  • Storyboarding and art direction for 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! 

Program Coordinator – Secondary Schools

Published 2021-08-30

As Program Coordinator, you will also be supporting the STEM for Girls project being implemented across 7 states. This is an exciting opportunity to give shape to a project and convert ideas into action while working with a team on it. There will be space for innovation and experimentation while getting exposure to different aspects of project management.

Role and Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation

  • Anchor the work plan and ensure all program deliverables are met
  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards 
  • Ensure there is a work plan in place for the state/region and everyone is able to contribute and implement accordingly. Ensure that the state leads are in loop of the project deliverables and milestones. 
  • Anchor the Virtual engagement and content curation for the state/region with regard to continuous student learning
  • Identify and develop learning within program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings
  • Provide coordination support to the state engagement for leveraging the objectives of the program
  • Continue to support the overall facilitator development with constant exploration with new skills and perspectives. 
  • Provide coordination support for content curation and training support facilitation by working closely with the Training Manager and the Content manager.
  • Drive experimentation and innovation strategies within the direct implementation schools

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Anchor the Monitoring and Review process with continuous validation by,
    • Making field visits and documenting case studies
    • Updating plans and reviews on Monday 
    • Ensuring data collection and quality on kobo 
  • Work together with M&E focal points to track program Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the program M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements of the project.
  • Ensure the baseline and end-line for the project are completed 

Support Functions for Project Implementation 

  • Work closely with the communication team to ensure that the project updates find a mention in the social media, have a social media calendar  
  • Work with the communication team on the project video
  • Work with the people and operations team to ensure that the donor report goes out on time 
  • Work with the Sr. Program Manager and the state leads to ensure that the updates are reaching the relevant government authorities on time 

People Management 

As part of the Capgemini project, you will be coordinating with Program Associates/Program Officers all the program states for the school implementation. 

This will include the following: 

  • Coordinate closely with the state teams to support the implementation of the program
  • Participating actively in the planning activities and team reviews
  • Contributing to overall program strategy and events 
  • Demonstrate cross learning across different states for greater leveraging of diversity.
  • Support, mentor and coach the fellows/facilitators as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly review meetings with the fellows 

Knowledge Partnership Support

  • Facilitate the Knowledge partnership model both from a scoping and research on the existing models
  • Explore networks with civil society organization to build convergence with Program
  • Set up an overall documentation process for the knowledge partnership process.
  • Coordinate with the M&E team to capture the key data insights and the milestones achieved
  • Participate in the Thematic/content planning for providing the overview and framework for the knowledge partners
  • Support the Knowledge partner with orientation and training  to report the program efforts through the data submission platform.
  • Overall coordination and communication with the Knowledge partners to explore linkages of the program within their ecosystem.

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Have an exposure to work with building STEM mindsets in  career exploration
  • Can work with ambiguity and demonstrate problem solving mindset
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

Skill Sets:

  • Have managed teams in the past
  • Ability to network and build relationship with the Government and partners
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Qualifications:

  • A Postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • 6-7 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Good understanding and practical experience of STEM 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and state vernacular languages
  • Managing remote teams 
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

 

Contact

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

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

User Research Associate

Published 2021-08-30

As a User Research Associate, you will apply your human-centered design and research skills to help further our mission of creating self-learning experiences for learners and facilitators. 

Quest Experience Lab is a multidisciplinary product team at Quest Alliance, that works at the intersection of research, design and technology for learning. It creates engaging learning experiences for the education and employability sector. Quest App is our flagship product, and is a digital learning platform developed for students and facilitators to learn 21st Century skills anytime, anywhere contributing to their personal and professional growth. Quest App is built using gamification principles, and is available as an online/offline web app as well as a mobile app.

You will play a critical role in inspiring change at all stages of Quest App’s development through exciting written, oral, and visual representation of your research findings. These findings would inform the identification and development of important engagement strategies for Quest App.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead all the user research initiatives at QEL and build a user-centric  mindset in the team
  • Be the ‘voice of the user’ in the team to and help the team gain deep  understanding of the end users 
  • Motivate the team to participate in user research activities
  • Plan, Design, Prepare and Carry out user research activities to support the design, development and continuous improvement of our product – Quest App
  • Synthesize the research data into meaningful and actionable insights 
  • Communicate research findings and insights and provide data-driven recommendations to all the stakeholders
  • Create concise and compelling research documents including research plans, guides, results documentation etc. 
  • Demonstrate good understanding of the design thinking process 
  • Model insights gained from user research into standardized user personas and user journey maps, to drive the organizational understanding of the users 
  • Be informed of digital trends and competitive software, that would support and standardize user research systems and processes and strengthen them.
  • Build capacities of other team members at Quest Alliance on carrying out user research and deriving meaningful insights 
  • Able to work autonomously and multi-task in an agile environment 

 

Qualification & Skill Sets 

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience (Applicants outside of this window could also be considered provided the applicants are really strong candidates for the role)
  • Minimum Graduation in any discipline. Applicants with Design/Psychology Degree or Diploma would be prefered
  • Prior experience of using design thinking to solve for problems would be  preferred
  • Passion for understanding users and making products user-centric 
  • Passion for Data – driven decision making
  • Be able to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research
  • Understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply these from discovery to production to post-launch
  • Be able to collaborate well with the internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), to be able to tell the story based on research findings in an articulate and objective manner
  • Keen attention to details
  • Open to travel to different locations within India to do research studies

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 2021-07-09

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, strategy performance tracking 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 skilling institutions. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Data System Design and Architecture
  • Data Reporting and Visualization
  • Data and Analytics Consulting:
  • Team Management 
  • Creation of Data Catalog and Oversee Data Governance
  • Capacity Building and Training

 

Data System Design and Architecture

  • The data specialist will work with the program team and the Knowledge Hub team to understand different stakeholders requirements 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 Technology 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 reporting/visualization; put in place and enforce best-in-class standards, practices and procedures to ensure consistency, compliance,  and smooth functioning. 
  • Act as the custodian of the data systems and architecture. 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: 

  • Work as a trusted advisor to help program teams, functional teams and management 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, whilst being consistent with overall data strategy, architecture and systems design.

 

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 oversee the work of 3 Database officers in the Knowledge Hub team who in turn work closely with Data fellows to manage the programmatic data. 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 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 are a go-getter and enjoy playing with different types of data sets 
  • Have minimum of five years of experience of working with data systems, data visualization and can work with teams
  • Prior experience in leading a team would be an advantage

 

Skill Sets: 

  • Ability to analyze large datasets
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Fully conversant in relevant software and statistical packages (Stata, R, Python, SPSS, Epi-info, MySQl, Data visualization tools such as Tableau/ Power BI/Superset etc) for both qualitative and quantitative data input and analysis
  • Knowledgeable about aspects of data privacy and security systems
  • High degree of digital literacy with strong competencies in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive Suite
  • Ability to integrate from multiple sources- primary, secondary, and multiple media- mobile apps, IVRS, surveys, Google Sheets, etc.
  • Proven expertise in strong data visualization and analysis skills  (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Proven experience working with monitoring and evaluation teams 
  • Willingness to travel to field locations, as per need 
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings 
  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in data science and ma
    nagement
  • Ability to write queries on MySql

 

Nice to have:

  • Ability to write code to integrate APIs of different technologies

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.

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.