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At Magic Bus, we are supporting some of the most marginalized children and youth in India to lift themselves out of poverty. We are looking for talented and driven individuals to help us deliver a long-term, sustainable and bold strategy aiming to reach a million children across India. If you want to be part of Asia's largest mentoring organisation and work towards making a significant difference to people living in poverty, then please look through our vacancies below.

If you think you might be suitable or know someone who is, please contact [email protected]. (Please add the Position Title in the Subject line of your email).

Regional Director - West

Department: Programme
Location: Vikhroli (Mumbai)
No. of Positions: 1

This role requires a person to be responsible for achieving high impact at scale, to hundreds of thousands of children living in poverty. The person will be responsible for ensuring that 50% of his participants are girls and that 100% remain in school, unmarried until 12th standard. The person will also be responsible for 70% of the children getting jobs at the end of their programme.

Major Responsibilities

  • Leading and inspiring hundreds of employees and thousands of volunteer mentors who will deliver your programme every week.
  • Focused on high-quality programmes reaching every child each week and be obsessive about impact.
  • P&L of the designated region. Besides, s/he will also be responsible for contributing to the organizational strategy.
  • As a member of the Senior Executive Team, you will make a leading contribution to the overall strategy and organizational development of Magic Bus, to strengthen coordination and collaboration within and across teams, institutionalize the Magic Bus culture and strategies planned.
  • Raise funds for sustaining and expanding the regional outreach.
  • Develop an eco-system that can collaborate and create deeper and wider impact in the region. The collaboration can span across identifying partners who can execute Magic Bus programs on behalf of Magic Bus, providing their competence to Magic Bus for taking it to the last
  • mile by Magic Bus, creating a larger purpose and advocating together to mold the policies by Govt./influential agencies etc. 
  • Oversee the design and implementation of the ambitious portfolio of high quality, well-managed and impactful programmes in the region that brings about positive changes in the lives of children.
  • Institutionalize strong systems and processes to operationalize the region including program execution and automating the processes wherever appropriate for efficiency and effectiveness. This could include rolling out of newer initiatives or pilot projects.
  • Build strong next level of leaders who can manage and execute their responsibilities independently and uphold Magic Bus culture.
  • Plans for the adequate fund, people, infrastructure and administrative support for the operations across locations in the Region. Is able to manage the finance, operation, and people effectively.

 Role Requirements

  • Post graduate or Ph.D. in Social work/Management/Economics or other disciplines.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience.

Director - Programme Development

Department: Programme
Location: Mumbai
No. of Positions: 1

The role requires the person to lead the Programme Development function to design and deliver the Magic Bus “Childhood to Livelihood Programme” to achieve its stated impacts.

Major Responsibilities

  • Engage with experts in education, employability, livelihood and life sciences to conceptualize the theory of change, the logic model, and the programme design.
  • Build the framework for the programme design and engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Design pilots for the programme launch and create an evaluation design.
  • Based on the inputs from the implementation team (pilot sites) fine tune the design and approve and release the final version of the programme.
  • Setup a framework of communication between head office and regions for a continual support and evaluation.
  • Monitor programme quality through schedule visits and be accountable for taking initiative/appropriate corrective steps.
  • Mentor the team on trends, subject knowledge, and methodologies for programme development.
  • Lead, represent and guide national and international advocacy events (Programme/Sports for Development).
  • Build winning proposal for institutional, corporate and government funding.
  • Represent Magic Bus’ philosophy/stories/programme in various national and international platforms.
  • Guide and provide oversight to build win-win partnerships for achieving programme impacts.
  • Manage and control all projects to meet the timelines and quality parameters.
  • Attract, retain and develop talents for the function and be accountable for their performance.
  • Champion of Magic Bus culture and consistent role model for organizational culture and values.

 Role Requirements

  • 15 years of overall experience out of which 5 years must have been in a similar leadership role.
  • Masters degree in Management/Social Work/any other Social Sciences/Physical Education/Sports.
  • Doctorate in Education / Child psychology/or any of the Magic Bus domain areas is desirable.
  • Experience in managing large teams
  • Experience in dealing with external bodies, like Government, Academics, Corporate, Research Bodies etc.

Centre Manager - Livelihoods

Department: Livelihoods
Location: Chandrapur
No. of Positions: 1

The role requires the person to be responsible for overall district Livelihood Programme management and ensuring youth personal needs assessment, life, and employability skills training. This role also requires the person to ensure that the youths are successfully placed in work or further education. The person will also be responsible for managing a team of officers and trainers who will deliver high-quality interventions.

Major Responsibilities

  • Livelihoods Programme management at district level.
  • Recruit and induct livelihood centre staff for delivering programme at centre level and manage all aspects of their performance.
  • Ensure quality programming and placements. 
  • Quality programme reporting and documentation, partner management, and timely coordination for financial reporting and documentation.
  • Manage Magic Bus resources like budget, centre staff, and local partners to ensure the full programme is available to youth in the centre.
  • To be accountable for youth placements in the Centre.
  • Lead a team of staff and achieve targets at each stage of intervention including mobilisation, needs assessment, skills training delivery and placement in work or education.
  • Support frontline staff to complete comprehensive needs assessment 1:1 with youth to identify their strengths and limitations, training and life skills needs and overall targets for the programme.
  • Formulate personal development plans for each youth that sets out their training schedule and work or education targets.
  • Provide high-quality career counseling and impartial information, advice and guidance that empowers youth to make positive choices about potential careers.
  • Oversee all centers' community need assessments and mapping exercise of other stakeholders in the local areas (government/NGO/private and corporate foundations).
  • Support the Head- Livelihoods of the region to implement updates to the programme designed by the Magic Bus National Youth Development Team.
  • Work with the Head - Livelihoods of the region to ensure staff has the right tools and training to undertake their duties effectively.
  • Ensure centre level staff record interventions and activities with youth effectively and data is reported and analysed to improve the quality of work on the ground with youth. 
  • Identify and respond to risks that could lead to youth dropping out of the programme.
  • Work with employers and colleges to ensure adequate placement opportunities exist at a local level for youth completing the programme.
  • Maintain partnerships with other skills training providers that can add value to the programme by receiving referrals of Magic Bus youth when their offer supports trainees to reach their targets.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and quality of partner interventions and training delivery.
  • Manage mentoring arrangements in the centre including matching youth to mentors and supporting mentors as required.
  • Work with colleagues in the Youth Development teams at the centre and regional level to continuously improve the quality of Magic Bus (employment and training) and ensure our work is always safe and enjoyable.

Role Requirements

Relevant degree or similar professional qualification from a reputed institution.
An experience of working with and achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged in the 17-25-year-old or a portion of this age range.
Minimum 2 years managerial experience of frontline staff delivering interventions to children/youth.
Budget responsibility and experience of financial and resource planning at local level.
Knowledge of youth needs with regard to progressions into work or further education.
Direct experience in career counseling and providing information, advice, and guidance to youth across a range of issues.
An experience of need assessment and/or creating personal plans and targets with youth.
Experience of either employability skills, job placement, youth development or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly
Experience of reviewing progress against individual’s programme targets
An experience of engaging with wider stakeholders in disadvantaged communities including parents, schools, colleges and panchayats.
An experience of providing guidance and support to young people on a range of development issues including career or education choices.

Manager - Placements and Partnerships

Department: Livelihoods 
Location: Mumbai, Palghar
No. of Positions: 2

This role requires the person to build strong relationships with employers, training partners and educational institutions ensuring effective referral, placements, and monitoring systems are in place for youth. The person will also be responsible for supporting youth during their self-development and skills training, ensuring trainees are placed in positive outcomes and placements are successful.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support youth to achieve the skills training, mentoring and employer activities outlined in their Individual Personal Development Plans.
  • Engage and motivate youth positively at all times ensuring they are aware of their weekly timetables and attend the correct sessions. 
  • Deliver a sharp focus on achieving successful youth placements in work, training or further education and supporting youth to sustain these for 6 months.
  • Create partnerships with employers who can offer potential job placements, work experience, and workplace visit opportunities, to the youth. 
  • Partner with external training organisations and colleges that will enable youth to achieve their desired job or education outcome.
  • Responsible for mapping institutions (government/NGO/private and corporate foundations) that provide skills training opportunities in the local areas.
  • Support youth to access funding and scholarship opportunities that enable them to take up higher education opportunities. 
  • Create and follow clear referral processes with training partners and employers.
  • Monitor youth’s attendance and performance with partner organisations and employers.
  • Support youth after their placements to ensure that they retain their engagement and sustain themselves in work or education placements for up to 6 months.
  • Work with colleagues in the Youth Development teams at the district and regional level to continuously improve the quality of Magic Bus Livelihoods Centre (employment and training) and ensure our work is always safe and enjoyable.
  • Undertake data collection and reporting duties that demonstrate the effectiveness of the Livelihoods Programme.
  • Act as a role model at all times demonstrating a behavior that displays the characteristics youth should develop to be successful in their chosen field.

Role Requirements

  • Relevant degree or similar professional qualification from a reputed institution.
  • An experience in working with and achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged in the 17-25-year-old or a portion of this age range.
  • Knowledge of youth needs with regard to progressions into work or further education.
  • An experience in partnership including referrals and monitoring partner delivery.
  • An experience in either employability skills, job placement, youth development or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly, is desirable. 
  • An experience of reviewing progress against individual’s training programme targetsis desirable.
  • An experience in engaging with wider stakeholders in disadvantaged communities including parents, schools, colleges, and panchayats.
  • An experience in providing guidance to young people on a range of development issues.

Training Officer - Livelihoods

Department: Livelihoods
Location: Chandrapur
No. of Positions: 1

This role requires the person to deliver training using innovative methods including activity based learning, role plays, experiential learning and sports for development techniques and consistently evaluate the quality and impact of training.

Major Responsibilities

  • Deliver a structured induction programme to each group of youth starting on the Livelihoods Programme.
  • Conduct training and induction on life skills, core and workplace readiness skills. 
  • Lead all the training in the district for the Magic Bus Livelihoods Programme, which delivers skill training to youth and supports them into jobs and further education placements.
  • Innovation in designing implementation/formats 
  • Deliver training content developed by Magic Bus National Programme Development Team and tailor this where necessary to the local context whilst ensuring session outcomes are delivered.
  • Ensure training outcomes are achieved in each session and youth receive consistent messages throughout all training interventions.
  • Design an effective Livelihoods Centre training timetable with the Centre Manager Livelihoods and ensure that this is constantly monitored and updated to enable youth to access the training they need.
  • Prepare and follow training timetable 
  • Finalization of PDP 
  • Build trust with youth, take feedback on further development areas and skills.
  • Give feedback on curriculum and training modules
  • Apply and continuously develop innovative training techniques to make training more effective, fun and interactive. 
  • Engage and motivate youth positively at all times ensuring youth are aware of their weekly timetables and attend the correct sessions. 
  • Deliver a sharp focus on all training contributing to youth’s ability to take up work, training or further education and being able to sustain these for 6 months.
  • Contribute towards mapping institutions (government/NGO/private and corporate foundations) that provide skills training opportunities in the local areas.
  • Identify and respond to risks that could lead to youth dropping out of the programme.
  • Build strong and trusted relationships with youth from the start of their engagement with Magic Bus.
  • Work with colleagues at district and regional level to continuously improve the quality of Magic Bus Livelihoods Programme and ensure our work is always safe and enjoyable for youth.
  • Undertake data collection and reporting duties that demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of training.
  • Act as a role model at all times demonstrating a behavior that displays the characteristics youth should develop to be successful in their chosen field.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year of full-time experience in delivering training to disadvantaged in 17-25-year-old or a portion of this age range.
  • Direct experience of delivering employability skills and life skills training and achieving positive outcomes with youth.
  • Training session planning and design, applying core training content and building in elements to make training relevant to the local context.
  • Evaluating training effectiveness, creating evaluation processes, updating training methods and techniques according to findings.
  • Creating and managing training timetables and schedules.
  • An experience in providing guidance and support to youth on a range of development issues is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Sports Development activities or experiential learning techniques is desirable.
  • An experience in financial literacy training is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Basic Computer and English Speaking Skills.

Programme Coordinator

Department: Programmes
Location: Pune (Khed and Maval) and Aurangabad (Gangapur and Paithan)
No. of Positions: 4

The role requires the program coordinator (co-scholastic) to ensure high quality of program implementation in the districts allocated to him/her.

Major Responsibilities

  • Ensuring project deliverables are met as per the project implementation plan with high levels of quality
  • Mapping the territory of the districts, intervention schools, community and the larger opportunity structure
  • Recruiting resource people (co-scholastic), organizing their induction and ensuring their retention in the programme in coordination with Reporting Manager and HR
  • Effectively engaging with the Education Authorities (at the district and block level) and the school stakeholders towards soliciting their support and participation in the programme, in coordination with project partners 
  • Ensuring effective coordination, communication, and collaboration with project staff and project partners for meeting the project deliverables
  • Networking and engaging with the community stakeholders and leveraging the relationship towards mobilization of Community Coordinators. Soliciting community’s support and participation in the programme
  • Working closely with Sr. Trainer to plan capacity building programmes/trainings for Resource Persons and Community Coordinators. Organize their training schedules at the time of joining and refresher as and when required
  • Ensuring effective and timely implementation of curriculum at the intervention locations and sharing feedback received from delivery team to the Reporting Manager
  • Ensuring compliance with organization’s policies and project SOPs by the project team in the intervention locations
  • Monitoring project delivery and providing support to strengthen programme implementation
  • Ensuring monitoring formats are being filled as per defined frequency and maintained properly in the required manner
  • Ensuring MIS records are being maintained and updated with high levels of accuracy and the information flows to the State Manager in a timely manner
  • Ensuring regular programmatic and financial reviews at the district level
  • Ensuring timely and quality reporting at the district level as per the reporting commitments and providing timely updates as and when required
  • Managing finance and cash flow in the districts: team’s salaries, allowances, project activity related expenses, petty cash register etc. for Magic Bus employees related to project DISHA
  • Ensuring timely submission of IOUs requests and settlements with proper documentation for the district
  • Preparing district level budget splits in alignment with project budget and overseeing utilization of budgets at the district level
  • Implementing community engagement events through resource persons and community coordinators
  • Ensuring regular reporting to the State Manager on the progress of the programme in the districts

Role Requirements

  • Graduate/ Post graduate degree ( preferable BSW/ MSW)
  • At least 4-6 years of experience in Programme Management, Leadership, Networking and Partnership Building, Presentation and Communication Skills, Planning and Organizing Skills, Proficient in Hindi and English
  • An experience in managing rural development programs
  • Collaboration skills for a multi-partner project
  • Demonstrated networking and interpersonal skills, and teamwork orientation 
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team; and with all levels of staff, volunteers and within the community