Quest Alliance
Research Manager, Knowledge HUB
Research Analysts, Research Associate, Research Assistant
Bengaluru Karnataka
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 27 2021


Research Manager, Knowledge HUB 

Location: Bangalore

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-pro?t trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the ?eld 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 Alliance, 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.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Lead or support the design and execution of research projects in the field of employability, including work with external consultants

  • Develop a work plan that satisfies research requirements

  • Monitor and track progress against the work plan on a regular basis through documentation as well as update project management software

  • Lead the end-to-end research process

  • Conduct desk research to collect secondary data and identify existing gaps;

  • Conduct interviews, meetings, and gather relevant data;

  • Lead and/or contribute to the development of reports and other publications

  • Contribute to the ongoing process of developing innovative research methods

  • Manage external consultants with the research projects, connect consultants with internal team, stakeholders, and identify potential interviewees for the research

  • Integrate research findings into a wide variety of dissemination materials

  • Engage stakeholders and funders in disseminating research findings, co-creating and actioning the next steps to take the research further

  • Work closely with the program teams to gather ground-up stories, field insights, to translate them into knowledge products, round tables, and/or feedback to the program strategy and design

Relationship Management

  • Develop, maintain and manage different stakeholders relationship at Institution,  state, and national level with Nonprofits, academic institutions and with thought leaders

  • Develop and ensure ongoing management of partnerships with subject matter experts or think tanks and third parties

  • Be part of Sector facing Working Group and other relevant networks

  • End to end management of third parties for research work or knowledge building work as designated

Management of Self

  • Identify own development needs and seek new skills and knowledge on a regular basis

  • Manage time effectively to meet tight deadlines

  • Budget and financial management (maintain and set up project plans)

  • Attend seminars, meetings, and read publications relevant to project development and completion

  • Maintain open lines of communication that aid in a transparent process management

  • Support other team members with their projects if need be

We are looking for people who:

  • Could independently carry out the tasks end to end confidently

  • holds a Postgraduate degree/ equal qualifications in social sciences or related field

  • Experience in 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

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Hindi and/or other regional languages preferred.

How to apply

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to apply for the role by filling up the application form given here.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply!

Due to the enormity of applications received, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Know About Quest

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About the Team and Culture

Everyday is a Friday! - How we make our workplace fun

Quest Day - Our Bday celebrated with people we love, and there is food & music

What our partners & collaborators say? - see here

Annual All Staff Meet - From Goa, Kumarakom, Coorg, Bodh Gaya & Puducherry this is where all  employees meet to celebrate their learning & relationships.

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