Organization: Quest Alliance
Apply By: 14 Nov 2020
Training Support Officer - Secondary Schools Program
Job location: Bangalore, Karnataka
About 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
Quest Alliance has been working in the secondary school for the past few years. In 2018 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 have scaled the intervention in 10 states and aim to reach 200,000 adolescent girls by the end of 2022. The program will work across 8 states with 8 to 10 implementing partners across 800 government schools.
We are looking for an experienced person who has worked in the area of training and capacity building earlier with a focus on government school systems. The role of the Training Support Officer is going to be critical in supporting the overall capacity building strategy for different stakeholders. You will work very closely with the Training Manager in this.
1. Supporting the delivery of capacity building workshops 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:
➢ Developing the capacity building calendar for the year for different stakeholders in consultation with the state teams
➢ Coordinating with the pool of freelance facilitators for the capacity building workshops
➢ Supporting the workshop design and delivery by co-facilitating and developing training agendas in consultation with the training manager
➢ Curate learning material for the capacity building workshops
➢ Ensure quality in content translation and design
2. Supporting ongoing capacity building efforts for different stakeholders
Apart from workshops, the capacity building strategy has elements of ongoing support which can take different forms such as online community, webinars and so on. This would entail:
➢ Developing a state wise calendar for different webinar topics and ensuring the delivery of webinars
- Identifying guest speakers, preparing them
- Mobilizing participants for the webinar with support from state teams
➢ Building an online community of teachers and facilitators and moderating that
➢ Moderate and contribute to the task force meetings in each state.
➢ Enable task force members to follow the VE calendar and content
➢ Enable task force members to facilitate conversations and capacity building of facilitators
3. Teacher professional development blended learning course
As part of the program we are looking to develop a blended learning course for teachers around 21st century skills, facilitation and program thematics of: self, gender, digital literacy, coding and career development.
➢ Support the design of the blended learning teacher professional development program by:
- Doing research on existing programs, learning models and content to be included
- Coordinating with consultants and agencies to keep up the timeline
- Anchor the pilot testing and user research
- Ensure documentation of the process along with supporting the module development process
➢ Ensure quality in content translation and design
4. Documentation and Data Management and Analysis
Data and monitoring form an important part of the capacity building experience. You will be responsible for ensuring that the feedback loops are getting closed for all capacity building efforts done with different stakeholders. You will be responsible for:
➢ Ensuring the documentation of workshops
➢ Ensuring that the feedback data feeding is into the training dashboards
➢ Analyzing the training dashboard to generate insights around the gaps that the training needs to address
5. Supporting School Implementation
➢ Provide technical input to internal team on training design
➢ 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 for teachers
➢ 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
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!
To apply, kindly visit https://questalliance.zohorecruit.com/careers and fill the online application form.
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