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Assam

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

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. 

Program Officer – Anandshala

Published 2019-11-25

You will anchor the implementation of program in a block of Samastipur District of Bihar, the role requires daily visits to the schools, attending and organising workshops in the blocks and clusters.

Role Description:

 

 

Develop Model School

  • Support and demonstrate activities in selected Model Schools to build capacity of the teachers and Head teachers for being able to implement the program activities as per the plan
  • Help the school based stakeholders to develop a plan for their schools with regards to improvement of attendance, learning and participation of students.
  • Work closely with the Bal Sansad (Student Council) in the schools for being able to demonstrate student led change activities.
  • Document and share the best practices in the schools for publication in quarterly newsletters, social media and other channels.

 

Up-scaling the intervention in the entire block

 

  • Make joint visits with the Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator to demonstrate coaching exercises for them to be able to implement the program
  • ensure implementation of Anandshala activities in all the schools of the block through the CRCCs.
  • Influence and ensure maximum nomination for Anandshala Shiksha Ratn Puraskar.

 

Capacity building

 

  • Facilitate capacity building workshops for HMs, CRCCs and Teachers as per the plan
  • Organise monthly CRCC-BRP meetings in the block level and facilitate them
  • Attend and facilitate block level Head Teachers meetings and Cluster level Teacher workshop

 

Monitoring and reporting 

 

  • Understanding the analysis of the data prepare monthly action plan for implementation of the program in accordance to the Anandshala work-plan.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules
  • Use the appropriate M&E tools for reporting on a regular basis 
  • Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs, best practices reaches the M&E focal point  at the stipulated time
  • Support with the documentation of training/ meeting/ event reports 
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments 
  • Collect data as needed to help with the compilation of the donor report 
  • Ensure data is updated in the database

 

 

Others 

 

  • Participate in team meetings, reviews and staff engagement activities
  • Seek regular capacity building support from team
  • Support with the donor visits 
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time compensatory leave can be taken.

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences/ related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in education program preferably with the government schools..
  • Comfortable with extensive travel to schools on daily basis
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and  Hindi 
  • Good computer knowledge of working in MS Office Packages
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills 

Location: Samastipur, Bihar 

No. of Positions: 1

Reporting to: District Program Coordinator 

Contact

The last date to apply is 12th 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 C.Vs 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.

M&E Manager – Anandshala

Published 2019-06-24

We are looking for an individual to anchor the implementation of monitoring mechanism of the program, lead research and support in communicating the impact through stories/case studies.

In partnership with BEPC (Bihar Education Project council) Quest is running Anandshala program across 996 Govt schools of Samastipur District. In April 2018, the program has expanded to Deoghar, Jharkhand as part of Dasra Education Collaborative and the programme is being implemented with the support of two local partner NGOs having Quest playing the role of technical support and funding. The main objective of this program is to make the School a Joyful learning space for building essential skills of students to become independent thinkers. 

S/he will be responsible for overall Monitoring, Research and Communication Unit of Anandshala Program.

Contact

The last date to apply is 10th Oct 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. Due to the enormity of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to your application.

Gujarat

Placement Associate – MyQuest

Published 2019-12-12

Will be part of our youth employability program - MyQuest, and will be responsible to be a bridge between young people and employment
opportunities.

Responsibilities:

i) Building up a database of trade specific companies and non-trade specific companies employers of ITI / Polytechnic and for S2S partners for placements.
ii) Regular coordination and follow up with the existing Employers for job i.e. walk-ins, campus drive and placement day.
iii) Working in coordination with Gujarat Government Employment Department, ITI Training Placement Officers, VTC partner Placement officers and sharing companies job description with them and following up with them till its closure.
iv) Planning and coordinating with companies for employers HR Roundtable meet and job fair at ITI / Polytechnic and for S2S partners Training centres.

v) Meeting and exploring options of apprenticeship, internships, on-job training, career connect activities with existing and prospective employers for ITI / Polytechnic and VTC partners candidates on a regular basis.
vi) Visiting companies ie Cold calling for generating and building up companies HR executives companies based in Gujarat locations.
vii) Coordinating with Gujarat facilitators for seeking month-wise placement status of the institutes and VTC partners and taking regular updates of non placed candidates data 
viii) Tracking not placed alumni and following up on the candidate not places data to provide them with suitable job openings
ix) Supporting Gujarat team in organizing and facilitating job readiness training bootcamps, co- facilitating placement sessions at ITI and VTC training centre
x) Compiling placement reports i.e. number of employers contacted, number of  job opening created and Number of Industry connect activities organized on a monthly basis 
xi) To create monthly placement analysis of Gujarat institutes / VTC and to be shared during team meetings 
xii) To establish state level placement strategy with coordination of government employment department, ITI placement officers, VTC partners and employers

Qualifications &Skill:

  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in the 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 and training young adults for jobs, OJT etc. 
    Good computer skills i.e. good at data analysis.

Skills:

  • Must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the placements service.
  • Willing to undertake external visits and should be open to travelling across Gujarat.
  • Must be a team player and be able to negotiate and consult with all those engaged internally and externally within the placement space

No. of Positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply is 29th Dec 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.

Senior Program Officer – Secondary Schools Program

Published 2019-11-25

As Senior Program Officer you will support the work with our partners and through them impact the program. You will support in capacity building and ensure it is delivered with the highest quality by ensuring there are systems and processes in place, and relationships are built at the district and state level with government, NGOs etc.

Responsibilities:

  1. Program Implementation and Quality 
  • Operational oversight of the district
  • Ensure operational plans are in place to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets. 
  • lead the planning and review meetings for your district 
  • Support the Regional Coordinator to regularly review processes and materials. 
  • 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
  • Lead the planning and execution of  district level events such as hackathon, summer camp through the Facilitators 

2 . Working with partners  and government functionaries 

 

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with delivery partners and the government functionaries 
  • Ensure all partners receive the appropriate support and updates to implement the program effectively
  • Ensure additional support needs of the partners are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to the Partner’s journey. 
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative Partner engagement and retention processes. 
  • Support with the donor visits to the district 
  • Facilitate visits of donors  volunteers and government agencies with support from implementing partners

 

3. People and Performance Management 

  • Provide leadership and high quality performance management to a team of Facilitators, empowering them to deliver to a high standard. 
  • Build the capacity to excel in their roles, supporting their professional development.  Support, mentor and coach the facilitators as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Recruit and induct new staff. 
  • Implement all relevant People policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure all employees managed have updated C.Vs, professional goals and they receive periodic feedback on their performance. 

4. Financial Management 

  • Ensure that financial procedures, practices and values are adhered to across the team. 
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure effective budget is in place and it is adhered to 

5. Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation 

  • Ensure all the relevant data for your district is available on time 
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the partners and team and is used for reporting 
  • Support the M&E focal point with baseline, end line and other relevant assessments 
  • submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time
  • ensure the program process is documented and enough case studies are in place to show the impact or progress of the program. 

6. Other (5%) 

  •  Other duties as required. 
  •  You may be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

 

Required skills and experience:

  • A Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  • 4-5 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Gujarati 

Prefered skills and Experience:

  • Loves technology, any sort of direct work on ed tech projects 
  • have previous experience of working on tech related work 

Location : Ahmedabad

No.of positions: 1

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
  • Have an exposure to work on STEM on careers
  • Can work with ambiguity 
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

Skill Sets:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and vernacular of the state 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions 
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative 
  • Ability to network and build a relationship with the Government and Non government organisations 
  • 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 by 12th december. 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.

Senior Program Officer – Secondary School Program

Published 2019-09-03

As Senior Program Officer you will support the work with our partners and through them impact the program. You will support in capacity building and ensure it is delivered with the highest quality by ensuring there are systems and processes in place, and relationships are built at the district and state level with government, NGOs etc.

Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for the past few years. Last year we rolled-out a program to build life skills and career skills using scratch as a medium 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 a few more states and aim to reach 200,000 adolescent girls by the end of three years. We are looking for people who have experience in working with adolescents from government schools that focus on coding/ computational skills/ STEM/ life skills/ gender.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Program Implementation and Quality
  • Operational oversight of the district
  • Ensure operational plans are in place to achieve high quality delivery against program objectives, quality standards and targets.
  • lead the planning and review meetings for your district
  • Support the Regional Coordinator to regularly review processes and materials.
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to impact of the program and take necessary steps to include risk mitigation in program reviews and design
  • Lead the planning and execution of district level events such as hackathon, summer camp through the Facilitators

 2 . Working with partners  and government functionaries

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with delivery partners and the government functionaries
  • Ensure all partners receive the appropriate support and updates to implement the program effectively.
  • Ensure additional support needs of the partners are identified, assessed and any reasonable adjustments are made to the Partner’s journey.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative Partner engagement and retention processes.
  • Support with the donor visits to the district
  • Facilitate visits of donors volunteers and government agencies with support from implementing partners.

3. People and Performance Management

  • Provide leadership and high quality performance management to a team of Facilitators, empowering them to deliver to a high standard.
  • Build the capacity to excel in their roles, supporting their professional development. Support, mentor and coach the facilitators as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work.
  • Recruit and induct new staff.
  • Implement all relevant People policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all employees managed have updated C.Vs, professional goals and they receive periodic feedback on their performance.

4. Financial Management :

  • Ensure that financial procedures, practices and values are adhered to across the team.
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure effective budget is in place and it is adhered to

5. Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure all the relevant data for your district is available on time
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the partners and team and is used for reporting
  • Support the M&E focal point with baseline, end line and other relevant assessments
  • submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time
  • ensure the program process is documented and enough case studies are in place to show the impact or progress of the program.

6. Other (5%)

  • Other duties as required.
  • You may be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

Required skills and experience:

  • A Graduate/Postgraduate degree in any discipline (preferably social work, development, education, gender studies, rural development)
  • 3-4 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
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

Prefered skills and Experience:

  • Loves technology, any sort of direct work on ed tech projects
  • have previous experience of working on tech related work

Location: Jaipur and Ahmedabad

No.of positions: 2

Reporting to: Sr. 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 on STEM on careers
  • Can work with ambiguity
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player

Skill Sets:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and vernacular of the state
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative
  • Ability to network and build relationship with the Government and Non government organisations
  • 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 by September 20th ,2019. 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.

Karnataka

Coordinator – NSTI(W) for MyQuest

Published 2019-12-12

You 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 NSTI’s, 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 Coordinator for this project will anchor the delivery of this initiative right from training of trainers engaged in the fellowship, to building and maintaining a working relationship with Govt functionaries and the Industry.

Role and responsibilities:

Project Implementation 

  • Taking responsibility for effective project delivery by ensuring operational plans are in place for each of the NSTI trainers, activities are delivered according to the work plan and reviews are held with each team periodically. 
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to project delivery and its impact and take necessary steps to mitigate them 

Relationship building and partnership management

  • Developing effective working relationship with Directorate General of Training (DGT) officials and Regional Directors – DGT for smooth implementation of the project.
  • Ensure that NSTI Principals and key staff have a clear understanding of and are regularly involved in the project 
  • Share quarterly reports with relevant Government officials 
  • Coordinate donor visits to understand the progress of the project. 
  • Planning and conducting Employer engagement events.
  • Building Industry partnerships that leads to jobs, internships and apprenticeship for women at NSTIs

People management 

  • Ensure that all NSTI Trainers have clear performance objectives and development plans.
  • Manage the trainers, ensuring that they are clear on the change they are contributing to and on their roles and responsibilities. Troubleshoot as required.
  • Support, mentor and coach the team managed as part of their professional development and help them to be highly effective in their work. 
  • Ensure that the team works together to share learning and to exchange skills

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) 

  • Work together with M&E focal point to track project progress based on the M&E framework.
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the team and is used for reporting
  • Submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time. Ensure all the relevant data for your project is available well in time 

 

Qualifications:

  • A postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • 3-4 years of work experience preferably in the Skilling/Education sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including relevant Govt. depts
  • Good understanding and practical experience of working with Women and Employability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Working knowledge of Hindi.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools and Internet

 

Location: Bangalore

No.of positions: 1 (For women candidate)

Reporting to: Program Manager

We are looking for a person who: 

  • Is passionate to work with young women to address the employability challenges faced
  • Is a go getter and can work independently, with minimal supervision. 
  • Has excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions 
  • Can work with ambiguity 
  • Has the ability to lead remote teams and a strong team player able to work under own initiative
  • Is willing to travel extensively
  • Has a strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by 31st December 2019. No C.Vs will be entertained. 

This position is for women candidates only.

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. 

 

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.

Senior Program Manager – Youth Program

Published 2019-10-31

You'll lead a 60 people team, with 4-5 team members reporting to you directly. These will include Program Managers and M&E officer. It is an exciting role for a person who has proven experience of working on multi state projects, involving government as well as civil society partners.

Role Description:

Program design and Management

 

  • Using a consultative approach, grow the program in line with the organizational goals and national framework
  • Lead the development of systems to ensure high quality delivery of the program
  • Develop and incorporate program sustainability strategies into the existing and future program and projects

 

Inspire and motivate program team

  • Mentor and supervise program managers
  • Help program managers in devising effective and engaging people management practices

Program performance management

  • Hold the results framework for the program
  • Work closely with other teams who are contributing to the program 
  • Work with the monitoring and evaluation focal persons to develop monitoring and reporting systems aligned with Quest’s Strategic Framework and Project MoUs
  • Ensure reporting timelines and commitments are adhered to
  • Guide and support program team during program review processes

Relationship building and sustaining them 

  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at national level and manage state level engagements (if needed)
  • Ensure ongoing management of partnerships with NGOs, CSOs and State governments as necessary for effective, coordinated delivery
  • Interface with the donor(s) regularly 
  • Support in writing proposals to grow the program

Developing and Managing budgets

  • Development and management of program budget. 
  • Monitor program budget to ensure that spending is kept within the budgeted amount
  • Ensure that the existing finance procedures and policies are complied with

Required skills and Experience: 

  • 10-12 years of work experience, in the development sector, preferably in the youth development and/or education sectors
  • Hands on experience of working with NGOs
  • Experience of managing projects, tight deadlines and teams of people for at least 5 years
  • Post Graduate degree/ qualifications in Youth Development/ International Development/ Social work/ Rural Development or Related field
  • Experience in managing M&E and project finances 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in english and hindi 
  • Proven experience of networking and building relationships with government , NGOs and donors 
  • 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 locationBangalore

Reporting to : Director – MyQuest

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by November 21st, 2019. No C.Vs 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.

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.

Online Community Facilitator

Published 2019-09-25

Our Quest Experience Lab team is looking for an Online Community Facilitator to engage the community of our app users and support their experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a value proposition for alumni to come back to Quest App even after they graduate from the training program, by keeping the Virtual Community on the App active and relevant for them
  • Engage with alumni through virtual one on one or group conversations to understand their challenges and identify the areas where the support is required and provide appropriate mentorship
  • Work closely and in tandem with alumni champions on the field to ensure alignment between physical and virtual strategy
  • Generate ideas on localised content needs for the alumni, together with the alumni champions on the ground
  • Post relevant bite-size content through the community and engage alumni in discussions around those.
  • Work closely with the content team to provide inputs on the content and what needs to be created
  • Spend time on the field to understand the value proposition that should be offered to the alumni and get regular feedback on the strategies deployed
  • Run onboarding campaigns to get the past alumni on the platform
  • Plan design and organise virtual events
  • Ensure quick resolution of any technical issues that alumni may be facing to use the App, through support from the tech team, in order to ensure a seamless experience.

 

Other responsibilities:

  • Drive the social media marketing for Quest App with support from the Marketing and communication team at Quest Alliance
  • Support the Quest App outreach team in the strategy and outreach efforts.

 

Skills and experience:

  • Up to 2 years of experience in communication as a discipline
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to engage with young people
  • Ability to be sensitive around struggles and challenges of young people and support them through basic mentoring support
  • Understand the pulse of the conversations and chose the right content to post and share
  • Comfortable with basic use of technology and use of online platforms and social media
  • Good writing skills in English and ability to express
  • Any prior experience in facilitating virtual communities is a plus
  • Knowledge of multiple languages would be a plus, other than English
  • Openness to travelling around the country

 

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to : Technology lead

Salary: upto 45,000 INR/ month

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.

Senior Technology Associate

Published 2019-09-25

Our Quest Experience Lab (QEL) team is looking for a Senior Technology Associate to help refine our learners' experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support clients in backend technology management and implementation
  • Training the users
  • Support design, development and testing process of Web & Android based tech products, espl. for user requirement gathering.
  • Involved in testing the product in the field along with the user research team to get proper feedback.
  • Keep an eye on new tech innovations and tech trends around the world and develop prototypes for testing these ideas, for their larger integration with QEL products
  • Manage the content upload into the App backend. This would include Directory upload to AWS S3, Dropbox, CSV upload etc.
  • Manage the bug reporting system and ensure timely resolution of the issues by working with respective teams
  • Be part of the innovations team working on tech based innovations for learning

Skills and Experience:

  • 2-4 years of hands on work experience in tech tool management, implementation (Applicants outside of this window could also be considered, provided the applicants are really strong candidates for the role)
  • People with Engineering and other Technology based Diploma/Degrees would be preferred.
  • Good to have – Skills in GNU/Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) server management and experience in using Linux bash commands and Cron job
  • Any experience on working with offline web solutions would be useful.
  • Knowledge of API development and integration & Raspberry Pi board and Raspbian OS Knowledge in MySQL database management

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to: Technology lead

Salary: upto 45,000 INR/ month

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!

Monitoring Officer – MyQuest

Published 2019-09-20

You will be responsible for compiling, reviewing, producing and sharing of reports to internal audiences for the MyQuest program.

You will be part of the Impact team which is part of the Knowledge hub of Quest Alliance. You will be involved in developing the reporting tools to capture qualitative and quantitative data. Your responsibilities will include tracking changes and evidence based results against targets and indicators of each project and sharing insights with the relevant team members

Responsibilities:

Monitoring and Reporting —

  • Provide technical assistance and training on monitoring and data collection and reporting to employees and program implementation partners
  • Develop reporting tools of high quality to be administered by employees to capture comprehensive narrative and quantitative data
  • Coordinate all aspects of project monitoring and reporting ensuring data is of high quality and produced on time.
  • Ensure Program team has appropriate monitoring and reporting indicators and tools in place, in line with Quest Alliance Strategy and donor grant management requirements.
  • Document and measure the quality of program implementation and progress towards achieving the program outputs and outcomes.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to carry out process monitoring as well as gather feedback from the beneficiaries about the implemented projects and submit detailed reports. This may constitute 15-20% of the Monitoring Officer’s time.
  • Lead on the compilation of monthly review meetings.
  • Generate and compile quarterly, half yearly and annual report as well as ad-hoc reports that may be requested by the state or project lead.
  • Develop Evidence Based Decision Making systems 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 staff.
  • Work closely with the grant management team to synchronize the report.

Provide technical support in Program Strategy development informed by Evidence based learning —

  • Support the program managers 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 team.

Other duties as required —

  • You maybe occasionally required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which compensatory leave will be granted

 

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience in program monitoring preferably in education, skills development and livelihood sector
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends especially in development organisations
  • The ideal candidate should be driven by a desire to achieve process excellence and be comfortable in interpreting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Ability to draft compelling reports grounded in data
  • Excellent computer knowledge and understanding of various data analytics packages
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to other locations, as per need
  • An interest to look for newer ways of capturing program impact and learnings
  • Proficiency in English and a regional language required

 

Location: Bangalore

No.of. positions: 1

Contact

The last date to apply is 15th October 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!

Associate – Grants & Admin

Published 2019-05-14

We are looking for an experienced person who has grants management experience and admin management.

Role Description

Grant Management 

Supporting the Grants and Procurement Manager by

  • Verify proposals and budget, verify partner’s statutory documents, prepare grant agreements
  • Follow up with grantees on sub grant invoice, utilization certificates and deliverable report
  • Verify data along with Database manager

Admin coordination

  • Travel and logistics arrangement
    • Arrange local travel for staff or guest in Bangalore location and other locations as required.
    • Support in venue booking for program related events
  • Support with bill settlement and reimbursement
    • Checking reimbursements, purchase requests and calling out errors and working with respective team members in finance team to ensure an efficient travel reimbursement and procurement process.
    • Supporting the Program Managers with bill reimbursement and settlement
    • Data entry of invoices/ receipts into the system
  • Maintaining event calendar and coordination for Program
    • updating the quarterly calendar for Secondary school
    • Coordinating with other teams and blocking their calendars for events.

Required skills and Experience:

  • A graduate with Minimum 3 – 10 years of work experience, in NGO sector
  • Strong communication skills in English both written and verbal. Knowledge of Hindi and other regional languages is a bonus
  • Expert Microsoft Office Suite user
  • Experience in office admin management
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

 Prefered skills and Experience:

  • worked on grant management

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to : Director Finance, Admin & IT

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by May 28th. No C.Vs 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.

Senior Program Manager – Secondary School

Published 2019-04-15

We are looking for an experienced person who has led programs that focus on coding/ computational skills/ STEM, to lead the program and create the impact which is intended.

As Senior Program Manager, you will lead the Secondary School program at Quest Alliance. You will design the program and ensure it is delivered with the highest quality by ensuring there are systems and processes in place, the team is managed well and relationships are built at state and national level with government, NGOs etc. It is an exciting role for a person who has proven experience of working with secondary school related projects particularly with proven experience of working on coding/ computationaL skills in India.

You’ll lead a 12-15 people team, with 4-5 team members reporting to you directly. These will include Project Manager, Content and Capacity building coordinators, M&E and Data associates etc.

Role & Responsibilities:

Program design and Management

  • Using a consultative approach, design and develop the program in line with the organizational goals and national educational/ adolescent framework
  • Ensure needs assessments are conducted systematically and there is impact measurement system in place to track performance.
  • Develop and incorporate program sustainability strategies into the existing and future program and projects
  • Lead the development of systems to ensure high quality delivery of the program
  • Mentor and supervise the entire program implementation team

Program performance management

  • Develop a detailed project work plan and timetable for delivery of the project
  • Work closely with other teams who are contributing to the project/ program
  • Work with the monitoring and evaluation focal persons to develop monitoring and reporting systems aligned with Strategic Framework and donor requirement
  • Ensure that the donor timelines are adhered to
  • Guide and support program team during program review and design processes

Relationship building and sustaining them

  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at national, state, and district level
  • Ensure ongoing management of partnerships with NGOs, CSOs and State governments as necessary for effective, coordinated delivery
  • Interface with the donor(s) regularly
  • Ensure program reports are submitted on time to donors and partners,
  • Support in writing proposals to grow the program

Developing and Managing budgets

  • Development and management of program budget.
  • Monitor program budget to ensure that the spending is kept within the budgeted amount
  • Ensure that the existing finance procedures and policies are complied with technical expertise
  • Provide technical input to internal team on instructional design and pedagogy support
  • Oversee content development and provide input for the training design for the program.

Required skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 8 – 10 years of work experience, in secondary school related projects
  • Hands on experience on working on coding/ computational skills/ STEM and life and career skills for school students
  • Willingness to learn and influence prevalent practices in education ecosystem
  • Experience of managing projects, tight deadlines and teams of people for at least 5 years
  • Post Graduate degree/ qualifications in Youth Development/ International Development/ Social work/ Rural Development or Related field
  • Experience in managing M&E and project finances
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proven experience of networking and building relationships with government , NGOs and donors
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to train, build capacity of, and manage relationship with partner NGOs
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other teams

Prefered skills and Experience:

  • Loves technology, any sort of direct work on ed tech projects
  • Prior experience in managing donor relationships

Job location: Bangalore

Reporting to: COO

Contact

The interested candidates are requested to fill Quest Alliance standard job application form which is given here by May 1st, 2019. No C.Vs 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.

Madhya Pradesh

Facilitator – 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:

  • Work with an NSTI and make young women employable by delivering sessions, connecting them to employment opportunities and engaging with them post their work.
  • Development sessions and prepare students for a bright career. 
  • Co-facilitate trainings using Quest Alliance’s blended learning curricula (which includes industry interfacing activities and project work)
  • Experiment with new ideas to engage young people in Bihar towards career development
  • Build relationships with the principals, institute staff and placement officers to facilitate smooth implementation of the program
  • Conduct parents engagement activities 

Industry Engagement & Placements

  • Build a network of employers who associate with MyQuest partner network for the following:
    • Provide quality placement opportunities for the students
    • Provide industry exposure opportunities for students
    • Offer their time for guest lectures at MyQuest centres
  • Organize career fairs
  • Ensure high impact implementation of career connect activities at the centres. These include things like mock interviews, guest lectures, internships etc. 

Reporting to: Program 

Job Locations: Allahabad, Indore, Kolkata, Noida and Panipat 

Contract period: 12 months

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 by 31st 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.

Orissa

Regional Coordinator – Secondary School Program

Published 2019-10-21

You will ensure operational stability in terms of programs being delivered, partners supported, Government relationship building and teams being managed efficiently in the state of West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.

It is an exciting role for a person who has proven experience of working with secondary school related projects in India especially at multiple state level. 

Responsibilities

  1. Program Implementation
  2. Relationship building and partnership Management
  3. People management
  4. Financial management
  5. Monitoring, and Reporting

Program Implementation 

  • Ensuring operational efficiency.
  • Taking responsibility for effective program delivery by ensuring operational plans are in place for each of the state teams, programs are delivered according to the work plan and reviews are held with each team’s periodically. 
  • Identify and develop learning within program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings.
  • Lead on identifying and evaluate potential risks related to program delivery and its impact and take necessary steps to mitigate them.

 

Relationship building and partnership management

  • Identify, develop and manage relevant partnerships with other CSOs to implement the program effectively.
  • 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 MoUs with key partner organisations are in place and operational.
  • Ensure that key staff at the state and district  Government have a clear understanding of and regular involvement in the programs. 
  • Identify opportunities for joint activities with the  government staff (e.g. shared workshops etc.).
  • Share quarterly reports with the relevant  Government officials 

 

People management 

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

Financial management

  • Ensure that financial procedures, practices and values are adhered to across the team. 
  • Be part of the planning process for the team to ensure effective budget is in place and it is adhered to 

Monitoring and evaluation 

  • Work together with M&E focal point to track program Progress based on the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
  • Lead on reporting both internal and external, in accordance with the program M&E framework and based on the regular reporting agreements of the project.
  • Ensure all the relevant data for your region is available on time 
  • Ensure the monitoring tools are understood by the team and is used for reporting 
  • Support the M&E focal point with baseline, end line and other relevant assessments 
  • Submit all the relevant monitoring reports on time

 

Qualifications:

  • A Postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • 4-5 years of work experience preferably in the Education sector 
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors, including Education department
  • Good understanding and practical experience of STEM 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and in  Kannada (for Bangalore based role) and Telegu for the Telangana based role 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions 
  • Ability to lead teams
  • Strong team player able to work under own initiative 
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Managing remote teams 
  • A strong personal commitment to the values of Quest Alliance

Location: Bhubaneshwar 

No.of positions:

Reporting to: Senior 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 on STEM on careers
  • 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 relationship with the government 
  • 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 by 7th November 2019.

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 contacte. We look forward to your application.

Punjab & Haryana

Facilitator – 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:

  • Work with an NSTI and make young women employable by delivering sessions, connecting them to employment opportunities and engaging with them post their work.
  • Development sessions and prepare students for a bright career. 
  • Co-facilitate trainings using Quest Alliance’s blended learning curricula (which includes industry interfacing activities and project work)
  • Experiment with new ideas to engage young people in Bihar towards career development
  • Build relationships with the principals, institute staff and placement officers to facilitate smooth implementation of the program
  • Conduct parents engagement activities 

Industry Engagement & Placements

  • Build a network of employers who associate with MyQuest partner network for the following:
    • Provide quality placement opportunities for the students
    • Provide industry exposure opportunities for students
    • Offer their time for guest lectures at MyQuest centres
  • Organize career fairs
  • Ensure high impact implementation of career connect activities at the centres. These include things like mock interviews, guest lectures, internships etc. 

Reporting to: Program 

Job Locations: Allahabad, Indore, Kolkata, Noida and Panipat 

Contract period: 12 months

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 by 31st 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.

Uttar Pradesh

Facilitator – 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:

  • Work with an NSTI and make young women employable by delivering sessions, connecting them to employment opportunities and engaging with them post their work.
  • Development sessions and prepare students for a bright career. 
  • Co-facilitate trainings using Quest Alliance’s blended learning curricula (which includes industry interfacing activities and project work)
  • Experiment with new ideas to engage young people in Bihar towards career development
  • Build relationships with the principals, institute staff and placement officers to facilitate smooth implementation of the program
  • Conduct parents engagement activities 

Industry Engagement & Placements

  • Build a network of employers who associate with MyQuest partner network for the following:
    • Provide quality placement opportunities for the students
    • Provide industry exposure opportunities for students
    • Offer their time for guest lectures at MyQuest centres
  • Organize career fairs
  • Ensure high impact implementation of career connect activities at the centres. These include things like mock interviews, guest lectures, internships etc. 

Reporting to: Program 

Job Locations: Allahabad, Indore, Kolkata, Noida and Panipat 

Contract period: 12 months

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 by 31st 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.