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At Magic Bus, we are supporting some of the most marginalized children and young people 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 poverty alleviation programme 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 click https://hrms.magicbus.org/candidate.

Senior Manager - Academics

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

The role requires the person to lead the learning enhancement vertical in the programme development team to establish organisation’s ability to improve the academic learning levels of our beneficiaries (students).

Major Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with partners to develop content for the remedial learning programs for upper primary, secondary and higher secondary school students, as required. 
  • Manage the delivery cost and innovate ways of bringing the per child delivery cost down. 
  • Develop plans for implementing remedial learning programmes. 
  • Develop plans for monitoring the implementation and quality of remedial programmes. 
  • Train the programme implementation teams on programme delivery and work with the teams for regular support. 
  • Integrate the use of technology in a remedial programme for students. 
  • Create and monitor the teacher interaction plan. 
  • Use technology for tracking programme delivery, assessing learning levels and training the implementation teams. 
  • Collaborate with training partners to build the capacity of the academic delivery agents and supervisors. 
  • Conduct regular research for further enhancement of the curriculum on a regular basis. 
  • Visit field locations to carry out quality audits for the programmes. 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Management / Social Sciences / General Sciences / Education · 
  • The incumbent should have a diploma/certification in Education and/or L&D if the Master’s degree is not in those fields 
  • 7 to 8 years in the education sector out of which 5 years must have been in a similar role. Proven track record of performance in similar role and stability on the previous roles shall be the added advantage. 
  • Experience in managing teams, dealing with external Bodies, like Government, Academics, Corporate, Research Bodies etc. 

Senior Manager - Curriculum

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

This role requires the person to be responsible for upgrading, innovating and developing curriculum.

Major Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and develop age-appropriate and need specific content using activity-based learning. 
  • Liaison with research, trainers and program managers to regularly update, customize and revise existing content.
  • Identify specific content experts and support in managing all communication with content experts.
  • Review and edit curricula and other training documents after the curricula writers write and design it & it is ready for publication and dissemination.
  • Ensure high quality and cost-effective translations of all the curricula materials. 
  • Ensure user-friendly books/manuals in all areas of the content/curriculum 
  • Map needs, objectives, programme content and assignments into programme designs to demonstrate that the standards are met.
  • Complete assigned curriculum development projects.
  • Respond to the queries of the field team in a collaborative and cooperative manner. 
  • Manage various vendors for outsourcing content writing and translation work. 

Requirements

  • Masters degree in Social Work/Management 
  • Desirable: The incumbent should have additional qualifications supportive of the role and its requisite responsibilities 
  • 5-10 years in the social sector out of which 4 years must have been in a similar role. Multi-domain experience and a proven track record of performance in a similar role and stability on the previous roles shall be an added advantage
  • Excellent content designing/writing skills. 
  • Knowledge & experience in content development 
  • Understand basic behavioural change theory, child psychology, pedagogy, and andragogy.
  • Knowledge of conceptualizing and developing curriculum in the domain of Education, Gender, Health, Life Skills, Leadership, and Livelihood is desired. 
  • Experience in training content development and training
  • Familiar with social issues like child rights, gender discrimination, education, among others
  • Ability to conduct independent study or research for design and re-designing the programme.

Manager - Placement and Partnerships

Department: Livelihood
Location: Delhi
No. of Positions: 1

This role requires the person to build strong relationships with employers, training partners and education institutions ensuring effective referral, placement, and monitoring systems are in place for the young people. The person should support young people during their self-development and skills training ensuring trainees are placed and placements are successful.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support young people to achieve the skills training, mentoring and employer activities outlined in their individual Personal Development Plans.
  • Engage and motivate young people 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 these young people to sustain the jobs for 6 months.
  • Create partnerships with employers who can offer potential job placements, work experience, and workplace visit opportunities to the young people.
  • Broker partnerships with external training organisations and colleges that will enable young people 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 young people 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 the young people 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 district and regional level to continuously improve the quality of Magic Bus Lakshya (employment and training) and ensure our work is always safe and enjoyable.
  • Undertake data collection and reporting duties that demonstrate the effectiveness of the Lakshya programme.
  • Act as a role model at all times demonstrating behaviour that displays the characteristics young people should develop to be successful in their chosen field.

Centre Manager - Livelihoods

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

This role requires the person to manage overall District Livelihood Programme and ensuring youth personal needs assessment is taken care of along with life and employability skills training and also ensuring that young people are successfully placed in work or further education.
This role also requires the person to manage a team of officers and trainers who will deliver high-quality interventions from mobilisation to successful placement and transition support ensuring a sharp focus on outcomes.

Major Responsibilities

  • Livelihoods programme management at district level
  • Recruit and induct centre livelihood staff for delivering programme at centre level and manage all aspects of their performance.
  • Ensure quality programming and placements 
  • Quality programme reporting, documentation, partner management and timely coordination for financial reporting and documentation
  • Manage Magic Bus resources (budgets and centres), staff and local partners to ensure the full offer of programme is available to youth in the centre.
  • Be accountable for youth placements in the centre
  • Lead a staff team, 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 counselling and impartial Information, advice and guidance that empowers youth to make positive choices about potential careers.
  • Oversee all centres' 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 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.
  • Broker and maintain partnerships with other skills training providers that can add value to the programme by receiving referrals from 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 centre and regional level to continuously improve the quality of the Magic Bus programme (employment and training) and ensure our work is always safe and enjoyable.

Requirements

  • Relevant degree or similar professional qualification from a reputed institution.
  • Experience of working with and achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged 17-25-year-olds 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 the local level.
  • Knowledge of youth needs with regards to progressions in work or further education.
  • Direct experience of career counselling and providing Information, advice, and guidance to youth across a range of issues.
  • Experience in need assessment and/or creating personal plans and targets with youth.
  • Experience in either employability skills, job placement, youth development or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly
  • Experience in reviewing progress against individual’s programme targets
  • Experience in engaging with wider stakeholders in disadvantaged communities including parents, schools, colleges, panchayats.
  • Experience in providing guidance and support to young people on a range of development issues including career or education choices.
  • Strong operational and team management skills that can be tailored to lead Magic Bus staff, training partners, employers and local colleges.
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills including the ability to design training schedules and operational centre timetables.
  • Strong financial management skills including managing budgets and using staff and centre resources flexibly to meet the need.
  • Sharp focus on outcomes and how to shape interventions to achieve the maximum impact with youth on the programme.
  • Build positive relationships with youth and motivate them to achieve defined targets of taking up work or further education.
  • Able to undertake need assessments with youth that sensitively identify youth’s personal strengths and limitations. 
  • Can implement new processes and ways of working across an operational staff team.
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to take initiative to solve ground level problems
  • Willingness to work in the evenings and weekends occasionally.

Manager - Corporate Relationships

Location: Delhi/Mumbai
No. of Positions: 1

This role requires the person to manage the relationship with corporate donors as well as nurture and grow the accounts.

Major Responsibilities

  • Managing relationships with corporate donors
  • Oversee the progress of implementation of the programme as per the MoU agreed upon with the respective donor
  • Play the role of an effective spokesperson between Magic Bus and respective donor organisations
  • Custodian of data and analytics with reference to the progress and monitoring of the programme
  • Organising kick-off meetings with project stakeholders both internal and external
  • Ensure seamless communication and management of corporate clients
  • Ensure effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is in place
  • Effective management of programme budgets and transparent reporting back to the funder
  • Coordinate donor engagement activities
  • Organise project reviews at regular intervals and monitor progress
  • Timely submission of donor reports (financial and programmatic)

Requirements

  • Postgraduate in management with 5+ years of experience in managing key accounts/ partnerships/programme management. 
  • Experience in M&E will be an added advantage. 
  • Ability to drive complex projects in a timely manner
  • Willingness to travel across the Magic Bus markets
  • Entrepreneurial skills with high-energy levels and the passion to succeed 
  • Strong networking skills and relationship orientation 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Impeccable integrity and high personal ethics 

Assistant Manager - Training

Department: Training
Location: Lucknow
No. of Positions: 1

This role requires the person to be responsible for coordinating, planning and ensuring implementation of all training to be undertaken.

Major Responsibilities

  • Capacity Building of various stakeholders 
  • Identification of training institutions
  • Preparation of training materials, modules, and kits
  • Development of a training calendar and assessment of training covering all key staff of the programme implementation team
  • Evaluate the quality of training and grading of participants for further training based on an evaluation system to be developed
  • Periodic evaluation of the effectiveness of these programmes
  • Identification of technical and management resource persons/consultants for programme implementation support

Requirements

  • Masters degree in Physical Education/Sports/Management/Social Work/any other Social Sciences stream.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in conducting training/workshops development programs 
  • Conceptualizing and designing content
  • Familiar with social issues like child rights, gender discrimination, education, among others
  • Good written and verbal knowledge of English and Hindi
  • Training management skills
  • Familiar with Participatory Training Methodology
  • Event management skills
  • Good Coordination and Liasioning skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in computers

Trainer and Counsellor - Livelihoods

Department: Livelihood
Location: Mumbai, Dharavi, and Dahanu
No. of Positions: 3

This role requires the person to deliver employability skills, life skills, financial literacy and other work-related training that empowers youth to take up employment or further education.

Major Responsibilities

  • Deliver a structured induction programme to each group of youth starting on the Livelihood programme
  • Lead all training in the Livelihood Centres for the Magic Bus Livelihood programme, which delivers skill training to youth and supports them into jobs and further education placements 
  • Deliver Sports for Development activities to youth using Magic Bus curriculum and in-house, resources to engage youth successfully and enhance their learning
  • 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 Livelihood Centre training timetable with the Centre Coordinator and ensure that this is constantly monitored and updated to enable youth to access the training they need
  • Apply and continuously develop innovative training techniques to make training more effective, fun and interactive
  • Undertake comprehensive needs assessments 1:1 with youth to identify their strengths & limitations, training and life skills needs and overall targets for the programme
  • Work in partnership with the Centre Coordinator or specialist career counselors during the needs assessment to ensure youth have the impartial Information, Advice, and Guidance that empowers them to make positive choices about potential careers
  • Act as the lead worker in the first phase of youth’s engagement with Magic Bus Livelihood programme and ensure all youth receive the full and proper offer during this time
  • Using the needs assessment and guidance findings support each youth to draw up a Personal Development Plan that contains the training activities and targets that they will work towards
  • Support youth to achieve the skills training, mentoring and employer activities outlined in their individual Personal Development Plans in partnership with the Placement and Partnership Officers who focus on referrals to employers and training institutions
  • Lead the matching of youth to mentors and support mentors to deliver their roles successfully.
  • 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 and counseling contributing to successful youth placement, training or further education and being able to sustain these for 6 months
  • Contribute to mapping institutions (government / NGO/ private and corporate foundations) that provide skills training opportunities in the local areas
  • Monitor youth’s attendance and undertake mid-way performance reviews that assess youth’s progress against their targets
  • 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 in the communities to ensure the mobilisation of youth happens effectively and selection criteria are properly implemented
  • Work with colleagues at district and regional level to continuously improve the quality of the Magic Bus Livelihood programme and ensure our work is always safe and enjoyable for youth
  • Undertake data collection and reporting duties that demonstrate the effectiveness of the Livelihood programme.
  • Act as a role model at all times demonstrating behaviour that displays the characteristics youth should develop to be successful in their chosen field.

Skills Required

  • Minimum 1-year experience of working with and achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged 17-25-year-olds or a portion of this age range
  • Direct experience of delivering employability skills and life skills training and achieving positive outcomes with youth
  • Knowledge of Sports Development activities or experiential learning techniques (desirable)
  • Experience of financial literacy training (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Basic Computer and English Speaking Skills
  • Relevant degree or similar professional qualification from a reputed institution
  • Knowledge of youth needs with regard to progressions in work or further education.
  • Experience in need assessment and/or creating personal plans and targets with youth.
  • Experience in either employability skills, job placement, youth development or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly (desirable) 
  • Experience of working with or managing mentors (desirable)
  • Experience of reviewing progress against individual’s training programme targets
  • Experience of engaging with wider stakeholders in disadvantaged communities including parents, schools, colleges, panchayats
  • Experience in providing guidance to young people on a range of development issues including career or education choices.

Team Leader - Corporate Employee Engagement

Location: Mumbai
Department: Individual Fundraising
No. of Positions: 1

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing first of its kind corporate employee engagement programme related to event management
  • Interact with corporate employees and recruit donors and passionate volunteers and sustain the relationship for a long time
  • Develop and nurture a high performing event team and motivate them to achieve their fullest potential
  • Manage and nurture the relationship with corporate, apartment complexes and institutions
  • Represent Magic Bus professionally and ethically
  • Agree with and achieve the target

Skills Required

  • Bachelor/postgraduate degree.
  • 4-6 years of experience in high managing corporate events and experience in interacting with middle and upper-middle management people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (English and Hindi)
  • Demonstrated people management skills- ability to guide, motivate and build a high performing team
  • Fair understanding of product development/management
  • Strong filed sales operations management skills
  • The person should be a go-getter, should have tenacity, good interpersonal skills, leadership skills
  • The person should be high on energy and should be able to work under minimum supervision
  • The job is field based and involves travel within the city.