Job Opportunity for Program Associate at Quest Alliance in Calicut

Website Quest Alliance

At Quest Alliance we transform learning ecosystems through education technology, capacity building, and collaboration to build 21st-century skills for learners and facilitators.

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

At Quest you will get the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to addressing issues around quality education and skills training. The organization gives you the space to learn and grow in a fun and engaging environment.  We have an eclectic group of people working at Quest drawn from diverse disciplines including Education, Technology, Design, Youth Development and Business.

About the Program:

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 21st century. Our curriculum includes media elements like games, videos, audio and visuals as well as use of dictionaries for vernacular translations.

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

Roles & Responsibilities:

Timely delivery of tasks while exhibiting hands on knowledge of job

  • Take responsibility for effective program delivery, review implementation, monitor within the agreed standards Develop effective working relationships with Institute Principals.
  • Ensure there is a work plan in place for your team and everyone is able to contribute and implement accordingly.
  • Identify and develop learning within the program and facilitate the capturing of these learnings
  • Visit Institute to support trainers with curriculum planning, delivery of content etc
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- Principals, trainers etc.
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly review meetings with program stakeholders- centre
  • Ensure that the trainers and centres gradually become independent and adept at using the content
  • Participate and contribute to capacity building activities.

Relationship Management – Stakeholders (Internal and External)

  • Develop an effective working relationship with the Govt. Authority, Principals and Facilitators of the region
  • Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies
  • Building employers network through meetings, minimum 1 employer in a month
  • Coordinating & facilitating industry engagement activities – Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes & organizing placement events
  • Work closely with the Placement Manager of your region and call out the required support

Participate and contribute to the Training of Trainers (TOTs)

  • Identify training needs
  • Support with the Coordination of the training
  • Facilitate sessions as and when required during ToTs
  • Coordinate with the Placement team and facilitate the training for the Placement officers

Documentation and Reporting 

  • Ensure the monitoring data reaches the M&E focal point on time.
  • Support coordination of baseline/ endline and other assessments 
  • Ensure students data is updated in centre database
  • Make sure trainers and principal at the institute know about our work through simple monthly reports
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports tracking progress against the work plan and implementation schedules
  • Use the appropriate M&E tools for reporting
  • Ensure all the program report including case studies, photographs reaches the M&E focal point at the stipulated time
  • Documentation of centre, trainer and student success stories
  • Following up with ITI’s to share data of students and Institutes as required by M&E framework.
  • Participate and contribute to team meetings and reviews
  • Support all reporting requirements such as quarter reviews, annual reviews

Contributing to Industry Engagement Strategies 

  • Coordinating, facilitating Industry Engagement activities
  • Inviting employers to do guest lectures at Institutes; organizing placement events like Alumni Meet, Parents Engagement, Job fair, etc.,
  • Providing support to placement officers of the Institution’s to plan and organize placement related activities 

Support any other activities related to My QUEST Program whenever needed 


Required Qualifications

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

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are passionate about working to solve challenges in education and employability domain
  • Candidate should be flexible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and an energetic team player
  • Can travel 1 week to 15 days in a month 

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