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March 23, 2018

QUEST Alliance looking for General Manager – Industry Engagement

Organization: QUEST Alliance

Position: General Manager – Industry Engagement

Location: India

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: Post graduate

Skills required: 
— Strong affinity in Marketing and Partnership Building. Some experience in sales and marketing is a plus
— Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Hindi and regional languages is a bonus
— Expert Microsoft Office Suite user
— Comfortable with spending more time outside the office for primary research and meetings would be required

Other Requirements: Candidate should be
— Passionate about the challenges India is facing in education and employability domain
— Can work independently, with minimal supervision and is a go-getter and enjoys interacting with corporate India and is a great communicator
— Can deal with ambiguity and proactively explore solutions

Position Overview: Candidate will get an opportunity to engage with companies and institutions across the industrial spectrum in India, ranging from retail chains to manufacturing corporations. The role will include outreach and partnership building with companies in both the private and public sector to forge partnerships for Quest’s vocational training initiatives with the specific aim of improving employability prospects for youth.

Roles and Responsibilities:
— Building primary and secondary knowledge of the hiring and recruitment needs of companies in key Quest states – Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi / NCR, Maharashtra and North East states
— Create pan India partnerships for recruitment of Quest youth by companies
— Contribute to teams working on developing products and platforms that connect youth students and alumni with Industry – these could be digital and analog tools and services
— Engage with companies and bring them into contact with youth and trainers through Industry exposure events, placement events, mentoring and knowledge transfer opportunities and apprenticeships and job shadowing
— Understand the diverse profile of youth being trained by Quest partners and build pipelines with companies to increase youth job placement
— Working closely with Quest State Leads and State Teams to drive placement and Industry engagement locally

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should send their applications while fulfilling the below-mentioned criteria to jobs@questalliance.net
— A CV and a cover letter. Highlight your passions, motivations for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to QUEST Alliance
— The salary range for this position would be commensurate to your experience, skill sets and motivation. Quest is a non-profit and that factor should be considered in any salary negotiation
— Please mention the position “Industry Engagement” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Last date to apply: 30 March 2017

— Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
— We may close the recruitment process if we find the suitable candidate even before the deadline for application closes

About QUEST Alliance:

QUESTAlliance works towards enabling individuals to build self-learning pathways in order to make meaning of their lives.

It is 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 education and skills training. The organization would give 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 Research.

Quest Alliance works with over 200 vocational institutions across 25 states, equipping youth between the age of 16 – 25 years with critical life and work skills including English, Retail Operations, Customer Interaction, Workplace Readiness, Digital Literacy and Career Development. On average, between 15 – 20,000 youth who have accessed Quest’s curriculum and methodology enter the workforce each year. One of the most important services to provide to these youth is engagement with the world of work in the form of exposure, mentoring, apprenticeships and job opportunities. Engaging with Industry partners across sectors to forge partnerships in areas of recruitment and hiring, knowledge sharing, mentoring and other areas is imperative as Quest grows its vocational and skills training initiative.