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Assam

Program Associate (Training) – MyQuest

Published 2020-03-18

We are looking for a Training Support Associate who will work as part of the employability program team -- MyQuest -- and be directly involved in supporting centers and trainers who use Quest's curriculum and approach for youth training.

Role and Responsibilities:

Training Delivery, Coordination and Management

  • Lead Training of Trainers (ToT) for partner organizations (ITI, VTI, etc.) in NE region (includes logistics, material, team and experience management of TOTs)
  • Anchor all TOT reports
  • Anchor TOT Dashboard data for NE
  • Co-design the training agenda, whenever required, for TOTs
  • Provide feedback, support, as required, to Master Trainers in MyQuest

 

Capacity building of MyQuest internal facilitators

  • Support and Manage MyQuest internal facilitators/fellows at NSTIs and ITIs by
  • implementing the Facilitator Support Strategy in the region
  • Take part in workshops, discussions involving MyQuest internal facilitators
  • Support & mentor MyQuest internal facilitators in the region for conductingevents, relationship management at the institute, if required.

 

Support trainers & Industrial Training Institutes in NE region

  • Visit ITIs and VTCs to support trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc
  • Conduct sessions with students, as needed.
  • Develop effective working relationships with ITI Principals & VTC Coordinator.
  • Following up with ITIs & VTCs to share data of students and Institutes as required by M&E framework.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- center heads, trainers etc.
  • Ensure that the trainers and centers gradually become independent and adapt at using the content

 

As per requirements, conduct baseline and end line tests / Focus Group Discussions for youth who enroll in a project, as and when needed.

 

Contribute to Quality management initiatives of MyQuest Facilitator and Content Development Team

  • Conduct Quality audit (on a need basis) at partner institutes
  • Review the effectiveness and quality of MyQuest internal facilitators at it is in the region
  • Collect feedback on toolkits (Quest online and offline content) from trainers and students periodically

 

Other duties as required:

  • Documentation of center, trainer and student success stories
  • Identify VTC and ITI partners in Northeast India
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR Policies of the organization
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken

 

Required skills and experience:

  • 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
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
  • Ability to train facilitators and youths for vocational training programme
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Knowledge of issues in education quality and the social development sector in India.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Hindi and Assamese
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, and Internet.

 

This role requires 10-15 days per month travel to other districts and states of Northeast.

 

Job Location: Guwahati, Assam

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill the Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Placement Officer

Published 2019-09-03

The Placement Officer will be part of QUEST Alliance’s Youth Employability program -- MyQuest, and will be responsible to be the bridge between young people and employment opportunities.

He/she will play an important role in achieving its end goal which is to help young people initiate their career journeys by directly interfacing with employers/industries and Placement officers of VTI and ITI’s in the region.

Responsibilities:

1. Providing Placement support to Industrial Training Institutes and Vocational Training Institutes —

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

2. Anchoring and executing Placements strategies & plans in the region —

  • Making annual plan and calendar of placement activities in the region by collaborating with regional team.
  • Planning and Conducting Employer engagement events.
  • Anchor Placement officers engagement through regular calls and review meetings.
  • Building active working relationship with representatives of companies, Industry bodies and Placement officers.

3. Coordinate & facilitate capacity building of placement officers for ITI’s and VTI’s —

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

 

We are looking for people who:

  • Are really passionate to work with young people to address the employability challenges faced.
  • Is a  go getter and can work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Preference for candidates who are from the Region or have had similar work experience in the NE-Region.

Skill Sets:

  • Strong communication skills in English and native language, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in using MS Suite
  • Networking and building relationships skills
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite user
  • 2 years of experience in placement is a plus

 

Location: Based in Guwahati but will be required to travel across NE region and outside

No. of Positions: 1

Salary & Benefits: Remuneration — INR 35k – 45k per month.

 

Contact

The last date to apply is 30th September 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill the job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications.

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

We look forward to your application.

Bihar

Impact Manager – Anandshala

Published 2020-01-24

We are hiring a M&E Manager to anchor the implementation of monitoring mechanism of the program, lead research and support in communicating impact. S/he will be responsible for overall Monitoring, Research and Communication unit of Anandshala Program.

Role Description:

Monitoring and reporting —

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

 Evaluation and research —

  • Lead in the management of independent and external project based evaluations, such as baseline, endline surveys, including designing, budgeting, planning for data collection, analysis and report writing in coordination with the Research team
  • Lead various research as part of the programme and produce reports for the same
  • Have expertise in using primary and secondary data and build relationships among them
  • Innovate in the measurement of the effectiveness of Anadshala program, including utilising external data and external evaluators.

Anchor Anandshala Narrative using story and anecdotal evidence —

  • Support with necessary data to produce documents including case studies, study briefs, impact briefs for use by the team
  • Review the implementation and use of Anandshala toolkits and incorporate changes in new publication
  • Use analytical data for writing papers for publication in newspapers and social media.

Provide technical support in program strategy development —

  • Support the program lead / head in planning and managing the program review meetings to ensure that evaluation and monitoring data informs program implementation and development.
  • Support the program team to appropriately format and disseminate project results and impact to program stakeholders (including beneficiaries) at national, state, district and partner level working closely with the Communication lead
  • Ensure the program reflects operational standard, strategy and practices of Quest Alliance, national and international good practices.

 

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences / related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in monitoring, assessment and evaluation, preferably in the education sector.
  • Good English and Hindi writing skills is essential.
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends especially in development organisations
  • Strong data analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Knowledge of research design and methods; qualitative and quantitative research; knowledge and experience inuse of computer-based data analysis packages preferred.
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data.
  • Experience in coordinating and conducting field research.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and understanding of various statistical tools and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel to field locations, as per need.
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings.
  • Proficiency in English and Hindi preferred.

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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

District Program Coordinator – Anandshala

Published 2019-11-25

We are looking for District Coordinator to support our work in Bihar. Under Education in partnership with BEPC (Bihar Education Project Council), Quest is running Anandshala program across 996 Govt schools of Samastipur District.

Responsibilities:

 

Programme Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting. 

 

  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards 
  • Ensure there is work plan in place for the region and everyone is able to contribute and implement accordingly.
  • Make planned visits to the field to support the work of program team 
  • Identify and develop learning within program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings 
  • Conduct trainings for trainers, District and Block Education officials and other education stakeholders (BRCs, CRCCs, Head Masters and Teachers)
  • Develop session plans and training agenda for various workshops, trainings and meetings.
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to the impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design
  • Work together with M&E focal point to track program Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the program M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements of the project.
  • Contribute to the development of the project budget 

 

Relationship and Partnership Building and Management. 

  • Develop and sustain the relationship with the Government Education departments and other concerned departments 
  • Coordinate effective field visits for the donors to understand the progress of the program being implemented this would include scheduling appointment with relevant government ministries. 
  • Lead and participate in all program events to raise the profile of the organisation 
  • Represent Quest Alliance in local and state forums and platforms
  • Identify appropriate stakeholders and partners for program delivery as and when required 
  • Ensure that key staff at the state and district Government have a clear understanding of and regular involvement in the programs 
  • Identify opportunities for joint activities with the government staff (e.g. shared workshops etc.).
  • Share period reports with the relevant Government officials 

People Management 

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

 

Location: Samastipur, Bihar

Reporting to: Program Manager

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 the government education system
  • Can work with ambiguity 
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

 

Skill Sets:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • A Postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • 4-6 years of work experience preferably in the education sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Managing remote teams 

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by 12th December, 2019. No CVs will be entertained. 

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Gujarat

Entrepreneurship Facilitator

Published 2020-03-18

Under the MyQuest program, our component on entrepreneurship enables students to explore this as a viable career option. As a facilitator, you will train, mentor and engage a network of these young entrepreneurs.

Role Description​:

  • Training young women on Young Entrepreneurs Program modules and Quest Alliance content across locations, as and when required.
  • Supporting, mentoring, follow-up with students (Young Entrepreneurs) part of the program
  • Building a network on entrepreneurs across locations for technical mentorship for Young Entrepreneurs
  • Maintaining databases and reporting of Young Entrepreneurs modules as the project need
  • Supporting state teams in the mobilization of young entrepreneurs
  • Other responsibilities as per requirements

 

Job Locations: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

We are looking for people who:

  • Graduate / Post Graduate, preferences will be given to someone who has a background of entrepreneurship
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset with good facilitation skills & eager to learn
  • Is good with data management skills
  • Ideally, a person good in generating ideas, good in networking, a strategic thinker and has working knowledge of branding and social media.
  • Willing to travel extensively for facilitating and conducting sessions.

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill the Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Himachal Pradesh

Facilitator_NSTI – MyQuest

Published 2019-12-12

The facilitator will be part of our youth program -- MyQuest, and will play an important role in achieving its goal by directly working with National Skills Training Institutes (Women) across the country to ensure smooth implementation of the project and its activities.

NSTI-Ws have been set up by Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to promote vocational and technical training for women). Functioning directly under the control of Central Government, the Skill Training is provided through CTS (Craftsmen Training Scheme) and CITS (Craftsmen Instructor Training Scheme) courses under Vocational Training Programmes. 

While Employability Skills (ES) is mandated as a curriculum in these NSTIs, there is a shortage of trainers who can train students on ES, build necessary life/career skills and ensure that they are ready for the world of work. Hence, Quest Alliance is introducing a Fellowship for young graduates to join NSTIs as trainers and bridge the gap of absent ES trainers. The facilitators will undergo a training of trainers. They will then be deployed to impart training, build and maintain strategic relationships with the NSTI and industry.

 

Role Description:

 

Facilitation in NSTI —

  • Be prepared with content knowledge and use training skills
  • Plan time table, as per schedule given by the institute
  • Make sure requisite material is available in your class
  • Take sessions and complete coursework as planned
  • Be updated with your skills
  • Conduct parents engagement activities
  • Ensure you stay connected with students to help them with job openings and career support after they graduate
  • Conduct Parents engagement activities

 

 

Organising Career Connect activities —

 

  • Implement all relevant career connect activities
  • Build an employer database of at least 5 employers per trade for each of the Institute 
  • Develop network of employers who can offer exposure, internships, apprenticeships, jobs;
  • Organise placement events and ensure healthy training to work transition, with support from other team members
  • Conduct market scan activities 
  • Be aware of your students and have a through understanding on who wants to work, who wants to study further and who’s confused about post training decision

 

Monitoring and reporting —

 

  • Use the appropriate M&E tools for reporting
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules. Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs reaches the M&E focal point at the stipulated time
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments, as and when required.
  • Collect student data from the Institutes to help with the compilation of the donor report . Ensure students data is updated in centre database
  • Make sure trainers and principal at the institute know about our work through simple monthly reports

 

Others —

 

  • Participate in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation 
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance 
  • Other duties or ITIs as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

 

Job Locations: Allahabad, Hyderabad, Trichy, Agartala, Tura, Kolkata, Mohali, Shimla, Panipat, Noida, Indore

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • passionate about working with young women on employability
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to network and build a relationship with stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in any discipline
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here. No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Karnataka

Program Support Associate – MyQuest

Published 2020-03-18

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 Description​:

Support Facilitators in Vocational Training Centres

  • Visit Vocational Training Centres to support trainers & partners to plan the training, curriculum delivery and troubleshoot issues to ensure quality training and smooth functioning of the training centre.
  • Conduct sessions with students, as needed.
  • Develop effective working relationships with VTI partners.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- centre heads, trainers and so on.
  • Ensure that the trainers and centres 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 Tots.

 

Documentation and reporting

  • As per requirements, conduct baseline and end line tests/Focus Group Discussions as and when needed.
  • Responsible for the coordination and for writing reports as per the project requirement.
  • Documentation of Centre, trainer and student’s 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 My QUEST Program whenever needed.

 

Job Locations: Bangalore, Karnataka

 

We are looking for people who:

  • Have 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.
  • Having good communication skills in English & Kannada.
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data.
  • Ability to train facilitators and youths for the vocational training program.
  • Candidates 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.

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Program Associate – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2020-03-18

As a Program Associate, you will work as part of the Secondary Schools Program team which works with adolescents in government schools from grades 8th and 9th by helping them to create coding projects by using Scratch programming language.

Role Description:

  • Will be responsible for the facilitation in schools along with coordinating the volunteering events.
  • Will be responsible for the relationship-building at the school level as well, support any teacher training is organizing by the program team, which includes selecting teachers.
  • Government liasioning & operational support:

— Maintaining relationships with education functionaries

— Support the Project Manager or State Coordinator for getting the necessary permissions for school implementation.

— Hold the annual action plan for the project for Bangalore schools and operations

  • Organizing project events:

— Organizing project share-out events at the school level

— Support conducting school level state level hackathons part of the project

— Support and manage student clubs at the school level as per project vision.

  • Data collection & reports:

— Collect required data as per project needs such as attendance & school information.

— Supporting the monitoring and evaluation activities – conducting and documenting Assessments as part of the curriculum.

— Participate in team meetings and reviews.

— Support to the Program Coordinator in preparing monthly and quarterly reports.

 

Job Locations: Bangalore

We are looking for people who:

  • Have 2-4 year’s work experience in an NGO or in school
  • Excited about working with children on computer programming & coding
  • Basic knowledge of computers and programming or a Bachelors / Masters degree in engineering or computer applications
  • Prior experience of working with government schools
  • Experience of facilitating sessions with children
  • Fluency in spoken and written (English & Kannada)
  • Good communication skills, flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic team player
  • Ability to use technology and work independently
  • Ability to work with different stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill the Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Communication Officer – Capacity Building Team

Published 2020-03-18

We are looking for a communication officer to anchor content, design and production for our Capacity Building Team.

Job Description:

Content and Design

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

Coordination

  • Be the SPOC for all program-related communications materials and adhere to content creation processes. Ensure written briefs are created collaboratively, completed and signed off; coordinate with program team for base content, follow-up on timelines for deliverables, field queries and clarifications from Marketing and Communication team, ensure early-warning in case content deadlines are not being met.
  • Ensure compliance with Organization, program and partner brand guidelines on all program collaterals
  • Liaise with MarCom to ensure program updates and activities are covered on Quest’s Digital Media channels.
  • Work with MarCom to establish a social media calendar for the program and ensure content flow in a timely fashion.

Procuring and Maintaining Digital Assets

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

Vendor Management

  • Be the Program SPOC for all external partnerships like photographers, videographers, video editors and film makers, translators and printers.

Event Support

  • Provide event support as required to program during workshops and main events in the organization

Support to Monitoring & Evaluation Team

  • You will work closely with your manager to support M&E related work including conceptualising, writing and documentation to produce videos, reports, stories of change etc

 

Required Skills:

  • Writing, editing for various audiences
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/InDesign
  • Experience/knowledge of basic video making/editing
  • Willingness to travel 5-7 days in a month to remote locations

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill the Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Research Associate – Knowledge Hub

Published 2020-02-27

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

Job Description​:

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

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

a.  Assist in research design and methodology

b.  Investigate and consolidate secondary research studies

c.  Assist in anchoring the research studies as per the plan

 — Coordinate logistics in case of primary research

 — Assist in training, data collection, entry and clean-up

 — Assist in analysis and report writing

d. Document the insights to suit different styles of knowledge products

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

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

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

Job Locations: Bangalore

 

Eligibility:

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

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill the Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Facilitator – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2020-01-24

As a Facilitator at Quest Alliance, you will work as part of the Secondary Schools Program team which works with adolescents, in government schools from grades 8th -12th by helping them build career aspirations, life skills and digital literacy.

Role description:

  1. Work with Govt. High Schools for regular sessions on Life Skills, Career Skills and Coding curriculum
  2. Ensure project implementation in the schools, so that Key Performance Indicators of the project are met in a timely fashion
  3. Build and manage relationships with school teachers and principals
  4. Work on capacity and awareness building amongst parents and school staff about the project
  5. Help students make their projects, and present them in front of various stakeholders
  6. Plan parent’s meet and other events at the school level, as necessary
  7. Reporting as per Quest standards

 

Required skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of coding is desirable
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and the vernacular language of the state 
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to use technology
  • Excited about working with children on life skills and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Willingness to travel

 

Preferred skills and Experience:

  •  1-2 years work experience in an NGO or in a school.

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Finance Manager – Analysis & Reporting

Published 2019-12-12

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

Role Description:

Financial Analysis —

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

 

Operationalization of budgets and report —

Establish annual operational budgets by working closely with the FAIT Director, COO and A.D Operations and recommendations for investment for growth 

 

  • Finalizing project grant utilization reports as per budget proposal 
  • providing support during the donor audits and financial data and documents review 

 

  • Salary allocation as per the approved project budgets and finalizing the monthly payroll.
  • Assisting in the yearly audit and finalization of annual accounts.
  • Providing support to management and program leads in project budget development 
  • Bank and credit card reconciliation on monthly basis. Assisting in the yearly audit and finalization of annual accounts.

Other  —

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

 

Reporting to – Director – Finance, Admin and IT

 

Location: Bangalore 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter
  • Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions
  • Experience in managing multi-dimensional partnerships across regions and geographies

Required Skills & Experience:

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

Contact

The last date to apply is 20th December 2019. ​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No CVs will be entertained. 

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Training and Content Coordinator – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2019-09-25

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

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for the past few years. Last year we rolled out a program to build life, career, and coding skills among adolescent girls (grade 8 and 9) from government schools in urban areas of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi and reached out to 5500 girls.  The program is being implemented through two models, directly by Quest Employees and through implementation partners. Now we are going to scale up the intervention to few more states and aim to reach 200,000 adolescent girls by the end of three years. The program will work across 8 states with 8 to 10 implementing partners across 2000 government schools.

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

Role Description:

Building and delivering a capacity building strategy for different stakeholders

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

This would entail:

  • Ensuring the operationalisation of the capacity building plan
  • Coordinating with the pool of freelance facilitators for the school facilitators capacity building workshops
  • Supporting the delivery of workshops by co-facilitating from time to time
  • Anchoring the design of blended learning professional development program for government school teachers focussed on the thematic content areas
  • Developing the larger framework based on inputs from the field
  • Developing the content and assessment plan as per the program needs
  • Working with other content experts to develop the program content
  • Piloting the blended learning program on the field
  • Developing a strategy for building a pool of master trainers in each state education department who will take the program approach forward
  • Handhold the school facilitators in delivering the curriculum on the ground

Content Design and Iteration

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

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the content manager in the content review and development process
  • Doing content research and identifying other organisations we can partner with
  • Coordinating the content development process by organising the different workshops as per the plan
  • Map the curriculum to the different state and national curriculum mandated by NCERT, SCERT or NSQF
  • Make regular field visits and develop an overall system to get feedback and field insights on how the curriculum is being delivered on the ground
  • Working closely with the training team and the team of facilitators to ensure clarity on the content transaction
  • Keep abreast of all trends in life, career, gender, computational thinking/ coding skills content
  • Ensure quality in content translation and design

 Supporting school implementation

  • Provide technical input to internal team on instructional design, STEM content, and pedagogy support
  • 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
  • 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

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to: Content Manager, Secondary School

Contact

The last date to apply is October 10th 2019.​ We request you to apply at the earliest as we will begin the selection process as soon as we start receiving applications. The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here.

No C.Vs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Since we are planning to close this position as early as possible, we will start shortlisting candidates as soon we receive the applications. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

We look forward to your application.

Volunteer – Data and Research

Published 2019-09-20

We are looking for a volunteer for the period from 30th Sept to 30th Nov 2019 to join help with our Educator Development program.

As a volunteer, you are expected to spend time from 30th Sep to 30th Nov 2019 in Quest Alliance Bangalore office. Your working hours will be from 10am to 4PM, Monday through Friday. Your key focus areas will be:

  • Data entry: You will work with our impact team to enter data from hard copies of 250 forms.
  • Desk research: You will do some internet research for some content development areas for engineering students

What will you get in lieu of your work?

You will recieve a letter of acknowledgement from Quest Alliance to validate the 30 days of work you will do with us.

We are a fun place to work in and your breakfast with lunch is covered by us!

Contact

Did you know that Quest Alliance has won The Best Place to Work in nonprofit Category for two consecutive years?

Please write to Rohan rohan@questalliance.net or Tanvi tnegi@questalliance.net to grab your opportunity now!

Punjab & Haryana

Facilitator_NSTI – MyQuest

Published 2019-12-12

The facilitator will be part of our youth program -- MyQuest, and will play an important role in achieving its goal by directly working with National Skills Training Institutes (Women) across the country to ensure smooth implementation of the project and its activities.

NSTI-Ws have been set up by Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to promote vocational and technical training for women). Functioning directly under the control of Central Government, the Skill Training is provided through CTS (Craftsmen Training Scheme) and CITS (Craftsmen Instructor Training Scheme) courses under Vocational Training Programmes. 

While Employability Skills (ES) is mandated as a curriculum in these NSTIs, there is a shortage of trainers who can train students on ES, build necessary life/career skills and ensure that they are ready for the world of work. Hence, Quest Alliance is introducing a Fellowship for young graduates to join NSTIs as trainers and bridge the gap of absent ES trainers. The facilitators will undergo a training of trainers. They will then be deployed to impart training, build and maintain strategic relationships with the NSTI and industry.

 

Role Description:

 

Facilitation in NSTI —

  • Be prepared with content knowledge and use training skills
  • Plan time table, as per schedule given by the institute
  • Make sure requisite material is available in your class
  • Take sessions and complete coursework as planned
  • Be updated with your skills
  • Conduct parents engagement activities
  • Ensure you stay connected with students to help them with job openings and career support after they graduate
  • Conduct Parents engagement activities

 

 

Organising Career Connect activities —

 

  • Implement all relevant career connect activities
  • Build an employer database of at least 5 employers per trade for each of the Institute 
  • Develop network of employers who can offer exposure, internships, apprenticeships, jobs;
  • Organise placement events and ensure healthy training to work transition, with support from other team members
  • Conduct market scan activities 
  • Be aware of your students and have a through understanding on who wants to work, who wants to study further and who’s confused about post training decision

 

Monitoring and reporting —

 

  • Use the appropriate M&E tools for reporting
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules. Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs reaches the M&E focal point at the stipulated time
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments, as and when required.
  • Collect student data from the Institutes to help with the compilation of the donor report . Ensure students data is updated in centre database
  • Make sure trainers and principal at the institute know about our work through simple monthly reports

 

Others —

 

  • Participate in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation 
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance 
  • Other duties or ITIs as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

 

Job Locations: Allahabad, Hyderabad, Trichy, Agartala, Tura, Kolkata, Mohali, Shimla, Panipat, Noida, Indore

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • passionate about working with young women on employability
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to network and build a relationship with stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in any discipline
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here. No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Tamil Nadu

Program Support Associate – MyQuest

Published 2020-03-18

We are looking for a Program Support Associate to anchor parts of MyQuest program implementation in Madurai and Trichy, Tamil Nadu.

Role Description​:

Providing Institutional support to Govt. ITI’s in the state:

  • Ensuring effective implementation of the program by regular visits to Govt. ITI.
  • Working with facilitators of Govt. ITI’s to support them in curriculum delivery at their ITI’s.
  • Providing support to placement officers of the ITI’s to plan and organise placement related activities.
  • Conduct Career readiness sessions at ITI’s.

Developing effective working relationship with DET officials, ITI principal and ITI staff for smooth implementation of the program.

Coordinate & organise training of trainers for ITI Trainers & Placement Officers.

Facilitate trainings during ToT’s and during ITI visits.

  • Identify training needs.
  • Support with the Coordination of the training.
  • Facilitate sessions as and when required during TOTs.

Documentation and reporting:

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

Coordinating with QA team and the institute for any internal or external visits to the ITIs.

Support any other activities related to MyQuest program whenever needed.

 

Job Locations: Madurai & Trichy, Tamil Nadu

 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Is a go getter and can work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication skills in English and Tamil, both written and verbal.
  • Fluency in using computer applications.

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given​ here.​ No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Facilitator_NSTI – MyQuest

Published 2019-12-12

The facilitator will be part of our youth program -- MyQuest, and will play an important role in achieving its goal by directly working with National Skills Training Institutes (Women) across the country to ensure smooth implementation of the project and its activities.

NSTI-Ws have been set up by Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to promote vocational and technical training for women). Functioning directly under the control of Central Government, the Skill Training is provided through CTS (Craftsmen Training Scheme) and CITS (Craftsmen Instructor Training Scheme) courses under Vocational Training Programmes. 

While Employability Skills (ES) is mandated as a curriculum in these NSTIs, there is a shortage of trainers who can train students on ES, build necessary life/career skills and ensure that they are ready for the world of work. Hence, Quest Alliance is introducing a Fellowship for young graduates to join NSTIs as trainers and bridge the gap of absent ES trainers. The facilitators will undergo a training of trainers. They will then be deployed to impart training, build and maintain strategic relationships with the NSTI and industry.

 

Role Description:

 

Facilitation in NSTI —

  • Be prepared with content knowledge and use training skills
  • Plan time table, as per schedule given by the institute
  • Make sure requisite material is available in your class
  • Take sessions and complete coursework as planned
  • Be updated with your skills
  • Conduct parents engagement activities
  • Ensure you stay connected with students to help them with job openings and career support after they graduate
  • Conduct Parents engagement activities

 

 

Organising Career Connect activities —

 

  • Implement all relevant career connect activities
  • Build an employer database of at least 5 employers per trade for each of the Institute 
  • Develop network of employers who can offer exposure, internships, apprenticeships, jobs;
  • Organise placement events and ensure healthy training to work transition, with support from other team members
  • Conduct market scan activities 
  • Be aware of your students and have a through understanding on who wants to work, who wants to study further and who’s confused about post training decision

 

Monitoring and reporting —

 

  • Use the appropriate M&E tools for reporting
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules. Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs reaches the M&E focal point at the stipulated time
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments, as and when required.
  • Collect student data from the Institutes to help with the compilation of the donor report . Ensure students data is updated in centre database
  • Make sure trainers and principal at the institute know about our work through simple monthly reports

 

Others —

 

  • Participate in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation 
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance 
  • Other duties or ITIs as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

 

Job Locations: Allahabad, Hyderabad, Trichy, Agartala, Tura, Kolkata, Mohali, Shimla, Panipat, Noida, Indore

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • passionate about working with young women on employability
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to network and build a relationship with stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in any discipline
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here. No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Telangana

Facilitator_NSTI – MyQuest

Published 2019-12-12

The facilitator will be part of our youth program -- MyQuest, and will play an important role in achieving its goal by directly working with National Skills Training Institutes (Women) across the country to ensure smooth implementation of the project and its activities.

NSTI-Ws have been set up by Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to promote vocational and technical training for women). Functioning directly under the control of Central Government, the Skill Training is provided through CTS (Craftsmen Training Scheme) and CITS (Craftsmen Instructor Training Scheme) courses under Vocational Training Programmes. 

While Employability Skills (ES) is mandated as a curriculum in these NSTIs, there is a shortage of trainers who can train students on ES, build necessary life/career skills and ensure that they are ready for the world of work. Hence, Quest Alliance is introducing a Fellowship for young graduates to join NSTIs as trainers and bridge the gap of absent ES trainers. The facilitators will undergo a training of trainers. They will then be deployed to impart training, build and maintain strategic relationships with the NSTI and industry.

 

Role Description:

 

Facilitation in NSTI —

  • Be prepared with content knowledge and use training skills
  • Plan time table, as per schedule given by the institute
  • Make sure requisite material is available in your class
  • Take sessions and complete coursework as planned
  • Be updated with your skills
  • Conduct parents engagement activities
  • Ensure you stay connected with students to help them with job openings and career support after they graduate
  • Conduct Parents engagement activities

 

 

Organising Career Connect activities —

 

  • Implement all relevant career connect activities
  • Build an employer database of at least 5 employers per trade for each of the Institute 
  • Develop network of employers who can offer exposure, internships, apprenticeships, jobs;
  • Organise placement events and ensure healthy training to work transition, with support from other team members
  • Conduct market scan activities 
  • Be aware of your students and have a through understanding on who wants to work, who wants to study further and who’s confused about post training decision

 

Monitoring and reporting —

 

  • Use the appropriate M&E tools for reporting
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules. Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs reaches the M&E focal point at the stipulated time
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments, as and when required.
  • Collect student data from the Institutes to help with the compilation of the donor report . Ensure students data is updated in centre database
  • Make sure trainers and principal at the institute know about our work through simple monthly reports

 

Others —

 

  • Participate in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation 
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance 
  • Other duties or ITIs as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

 

Job Locations: Allahabad, Hyderabad, Trichy, Agartala, Tura, Kolkata, Mohali, Shimla, Panipat, Noida, Indore

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • passionate about working with young women on employability
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to network and build a relationship with stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in any discipline
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here. No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Tripura

Facilitator_NSTI – MyQuest

Published 2019-12-12

The facilitator will be part of our youth program -- MyQuest, and will play an important role in achieving its goal by directly working with National Skills Training Institutes (Women) across the country to ensure smooth implementation of the project and its activities.

NSTI-Ws have been set up by Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to promote vocational and technical training for women). Functioning directly under the control of Central Government, the Skill Training is provided through CTS (Craftsmen Training Scheme) and CITS (Craftsmen Instructor Training Scheme) courses under Vocational Training Programmes. 

While Employability Skills (ES) is mandated as a curriculum in these NSTIs, there is a shortage of trainers who can train students on ES, build necessary life/career skills and ensure that they are ready for the world of work. Hence, Quest Alliance is introducing a Fellowship for young graduates to join NSTIs as trainers and bridge the gap of absent ES trainers. The facilitators will undergo a training of trainers. They will then be deployed to impart training, build and maintain strategic relationships with the NSTI and industry.

 

Role Description:

 

Facilitation in NSTI —

  • Be prepared with content knowledge and use training skills
  • Plan time table, as per schedule given by the institute
  • Make sure requisite material is available in your class
  • Take sessions and complete coursework as planned
  • Be updated with your skills
  • Conduct parents engagement activities
  • Ensure you stay connected with students to help them with job openings and career support after they graduate
  • Conduct Parents engagement activities

 

 

Organising Career Connect activities —

 

  • Implement all relevant career connect activities
  • Build an employer database of at least 5 employers per trade for each of the Institute 
  • Develop network of employers who can offer exposure, internships, apprenticeships, jobs;
  • Organise placement events and ensure healthy training to work transition, with support from other team members
  • Conduct market scan activities 
  • Be aware of your students and have a through understanding on who wants to work, who wants to study further and who’s confused about post training decision

 

Monitoring and reporting —

 

  • Use the appropriate M&E tools for reporting
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules. Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs reaches the M&E focal point at the stipulated time
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments, as and when required.
  • Collect student data from the Institutes to help with the compilation of the donor report . Ensure students data is updated in centre database
  • Make sure trainers and principal at the institute know about our work through simple monthly reports

 

Others —

 

  • Participate in team meetings and reviews, staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Adhere to all the finance and HR policies of the organisation 
  • Uphold the values of Quest Alliance 
  • Other duties or ITIs as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

 

Job Locations: Allahabad, Hyderabad, Trichy, Agartala, Tura, Kolkata, Mohali, Shimla, Panipat, Noida, Indore

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • passionate about working with young women on employability
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Ability to network and build a relationship with stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in any discipline
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here. No CVs will be entertained.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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