Job Opportunity for Senior Research Officer at Quest Alliance in Bengaluru

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 Role

You will be part of the Knowledge Hub of Quest Alliance. 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. Coordinate & 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

i. Coordinate logistics in case of primary research

ii. Assist in training, data collection, entry and clean-up

iii.  Assist in analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) 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


  • Post Graduate degree/ qualifications in social sciences or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in both qualitative and quantitative 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

Skill Sets:

  • Desirable: Familiarity with statistical packages such as SPSS, Stata for quantitative data analysis. Proficient in Excel and google sheets.
  • Excellent internal, written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Hindi and/or other regional languages preferred
  • Familiarity and experience with different forms of media for research dissemination will be advantage
  • Good knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Experience in managing research and coordinating with research agency/consultants – would be an advantage

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