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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).

Director - Communications

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

This role requires the person to be responsible for the creation and overseeing implementation of the Magic Bus communication strategy for key stakeholders and to project manage the brand repositioning exercise.

Major Responsibilities

Corporate Communication 

  • Project manage the brand repositioning exercise 
  • Creation and overseeing implementation of the Magic Bus communication strategy for key stakeholders 
  • Implement corporate communication strategies in line with the organization’s goals and supporting all departments and organizational functions 
  • Provide critical communication-related inputs to set up retail fundraising 
  • Ensure brand guidelines are followed and protect the brand through monitoring the partner usage by tracking all external postings about Magic Bus 
  • End-to-end responsibility for the Magic Bus global website and all social media channels 

Media Advocacy/PR 

  • Lead PR to ensure Magic Bus’ reputation is created and managed in an optimal way
  • Manage and oversee Magic Bus’ PR strategy 
  • Build relationships with key journalists and publications to ensure that Magic Bus is widely covered in relevant journals and projected as a thought leader in the field of child’s right and sport for development. 
  • Ensure all relationships with press are appropriately managed 
  • Run a key spokesperson programme including training 

Managing agency and media relationships keeping in mind the ethos and values of Magic Bus

  • Manage and front end relationships with PR, ad, and digital agency

Servicing thought leadership properties to generate brand value for the organization

  • End-to-end management of the Magic Bus Youth Barometer as a key thought leadership property to generate brand value for the organization
  • Planning and implementation for the Magic Bus Youth Barometer

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 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 into work or further education.
  • 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 (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 of providing guidance to young people on a range of development issues including career or education choices.

Manager - Livelihoods

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

The role requires the person to lead the delivery of the Magic Bus Livelihood programme at district level ensuring youth engaged with Magic Bus complete personal needs assessment, life, and employability skills training and are successfully placed in work or further education.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manage Magic Bus resources (budgets & centers), staff and local partners to ensure the full offer of Livelihood programme is available to youth in the district.
  • Lead a staff team delivering Livelihood programme at the district level and manage all aspects of their performance.
  • 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 & 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.
  • Ensure each new starter receives a structured induction programme
  • Oversee district-level community need assessments and mapping exercises of other stakeholders in the local areas (government / NGO/ private and corporate foundations).
  • Support the Regional Senior Manager Livelihood Programme to implement updates to the Livelihood programme designed by the Magic Bus national Livelihood programme team.
  • Work with the Regional Senior Manager Livelihood programme to ensure staff have the right tools and training to undertake their duties effectively.
  • Ensure district 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 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 Livelihood 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 district including matching youth to mentors and supporting mentors as required.
  • Work with colleagues in the Livelihood programme teams at district and regional level to continually improve the quality of Magic Bus Livelihood (employment and training) and ensure our work is always safe and enjoyable.

Skills Required 

  • 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 5 years of experience with 2 years managerial experience of frontline staff delivering interventions to 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.
  • Experience of need assessment and/or creating personal plans and targets with youth.
  • Experience of either employability skills, job placement, Livelihood programme or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly
  • Experience of reviewing progress against individual’s programme targets
  • Experience of engaging with wider stakeholders in disadvantaged communities including parents, schools, colleges, and panchayats.
  • Experience of providing guidance and support to young people on a range of development issues including career and education choices.
  • Experience of working with partners and being accountable for youth placements

Programme Manager

Department: Programmes
Location: Madhya Pradesh
No. of Positions: 1

This role requires the person to be responsible for activities related to Co-scholastic Module as defined under the MoU and project implementation plan.

Major Responsibilities

  • Project implementation input to programme personnel for successful implementation of Co-scholastic intervention 
  • Manage the project administration, finances and program delivery in the state
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders: State Government, schools and project partners
  • Oversee delivery of co-scholastic modules in the state by traveling across the state for ~15 days in each month
  • Engage with government officials in coordination and consultation with partner organization at the state level like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan as and when required.
  • Understand and comply with processes developed for the project and trickle them down to field teams
  • Coordinate state-level training and meeting of field facilitators
  • Coordinate for, baseline and end line studies
  • Manage MIS and data validation
  • Prepare state-level progress reports for monthly (online) and bi-annual reporting (narrative) as per agreed format 
  • Manage finance and cash flow as per the budgets in the state: team’s salaries, allowances, project activity related expenses, petty cash register etc. for Magic Bus employees related to project DISHA
  • Design and execute community engagement events through co-scholastic staff of Magic Bus
  • Ensure adherence to project’s standard operating processes
  • Manage media relations and garner coverage, if required
  • Track and record project quality improvement as agreed upon; report same in agreed format
  • Ensure the key performance indicators for the project is met for the state 
  • Recruitment, Induction, effective training and retention of the project staff
  • Ensure internal reporting to Magic Bus related to this project 

Skills Required

  • Graduate/ Postgraduate degree, MSW, preferably MBA
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the development sector in handling large-scale projects, multi-stakeholder projects in the domains of education, health, gender etc. Work experience with children and youth shall be preferable.
  • Result driven
  • Program management
  • Team management
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate high standards of ethics
  • Understanding of operating in a process driven environment
  • Good spoken and written communication in English and Hindi 
  • Stakeholder management
  • Documentation
  • Excellent data collection, analytical skills
  • Reporting and report writing skills 
  • Ability to learn and build team capacity (training of team members) if required.

Corporate Relationship Manager 

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

The role requires the person to tie up with and manage the corporate relationship with employers and nurture and grow the accounts.

Major Responsibilities

  • Business Development by tying up with more employers under the PTI project
  • Responsible for good CRM of PTI and MSDF
  • Managing relationships with corporate employers
  • Oversee the progress of implementation of the programme as per the MoU agreed upon with the respective donors
  • Play the role of an effective spokesperson between the Magic Bus and respective donor organizations
  • Custodian of data and analytics with reference to the progress and monitoring of programme
  • Organizing kick-off meetings with project stakeholders both internal and external
  • Ensure seamless communications and management of corporate employers
  • Ensure effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is in place
  • Effective management of programme budgets and transparent reporting back to the MSDF and PTI
  • Coordinate for donor engagement activities
  • Organize project reviews at regular intervals and monitor progress
  • Timely submission of donor reports (financial and programmatic)

Skills Required

  • Postgraduate in management with 9+ years of experience in managing key account/partnerships or business development
  • Experience in overseeing clients and programs Ability to drive complex projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to travel across the Magic Bus markets
  • Entrepreneurial, 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 

Training Manager - Entrepreneurship

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

This role requires the person to deliver entrepreneurship skills, life skills, financial literacy and other livelihoods related training that empowers youth to become successful entrepreneurs.

Major Responsibilities

  • Deliver a structured training programme to develop entrepreneurship skills in youth
  • Attend Entrepreneurship development course organized by TARA Livelihood Academy and use content to develop innovative business ideas for youth to start up business
  • Supervise training conducted by regional trainers and guide them to effectively lead all training in the region for the Magic Bus Livelihood programme
  • Develop training content for 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 teams receive consistent messages throughout all training interventions.
  • Apply and continuously develop innovative training techniques to make training more effective, fun and interactive
  • Engage and motivate teams positively at all times
  • Implement measurement framework for monitoring and evaluation of the training programme
  • Planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting the performance of the function to the management
  • Deliver a sharp focus on all training contributing to teams capacity to deliver the Livelihood Programme
  • Identify and respond to risks that could lead to lack of understanding in the teams about the Livelihood programme and its deliverables
  • Build strong and trusted relationships with identified team of trainers and other staff 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 Livelihood 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
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation of the training including regular field visits and report on project progress and constraints to the Sr. Manager, Livelihoods
  • Preparing training reports and conducting data analysis
  • 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 3-4 years of development sector experience of which at least 2 years full-time experience of delivering training to teams/disadvantaged 17-25-year-olds on entrepreneurship skill building. Relevant experience of working with Self-help groups/women cooperatives or self-employment initiatives for rural youth
  • Master’s degree in Management/Social Work/any other Social Sciences/Rural development/social or business entrepreneurship.
  • Excellent team worker with strong oral and written communication skills including a good level of professional Hindi and English.
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to travel across India and use own initiative to solve ground level problems
  • Well organized working style with excellent time management skills.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by the programme.

Fundraiser - Face to Face Fundraising

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

Major Responsibilities

  • Engage and create awareness about the Magic Bus’ work and raise regular and one-time donations from Individuals
  • Represent Magic Bus professionally and ethically
  • Agree and achieve fundraising target

Skills Required

  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Freshers are welcome
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (English and Hindi)
  • Previous fundraising/Concept selling experience preferred but not necessary
  • Go-getter
  • Tenacity
  • Interpersonal skill
  • The job is field based and involves travel within the city

City Process Lead - Face to Face Fundraising

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

The role requires the person to be responsible to build first of its kind Omni-Channel Face to Face fundraising process in Mumbai.

Major Responsibilities

  • Build business process and operational model and strive to improve the same to achieve greater cost ratio
  • Develop and nurture a high performing team consists of fundraisers, relationship officer, tele-fundraiser and data analyst 
  • Ensure continues flow of fundraising events for the team
  • Manage and nurture the relationship with corporate, apartment complexes and institutions
  • Represent Magic Bus professionally and ethically
  • Agree and achieve target

Skills Required

  • Bachelor/postgraduate
  • 4-6 years of experience in direct sales force management, concept selling from fundraising, insurance, education or banking sector (DSA/Sales Agency)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (English and Hindi)
  • Demonstrated people management skills- ability guide, motivate and build high-performing team
  • Fair understanding of product development/management
  • Strong filed sales operations management skills
  • Go-getter
  • Tenacity
  • Interpersonal skill
  • High on energy
  • Leadership 
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • The job is field based and involves travel within the city

Corporate Relationship Officer - Fundraising

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

Major Responsibilities

  • Identify and convince corporate, apartment complexes, schools, and institutions to conduct Magic Bus awareness and fundraising program. 
  • Ensure continues flow of fundraising events for the team
  • Develop long lasting relationship with corporate, apartment complexes and institutions
  • Co-ordinate with fundraising team and ensure successful implementation of fundraising events
  • Represent Magic Bus professionally and ethically
  • Agree and achieve target

Skills Required

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in corporate sales, concept selling in insurance, education or banking sector
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (English and Hindi)
  • Go-getter
  • Tenacity
  • Interpersonal skill
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • The job is field based and involves travel within the city

Programme Coordinator (Co-scholastic)

Department: Programmes
Location: Mumbai & Pune
No. of Positions: 2

This role requires the person to ensure high-quality programme implementation in the districts allocated to the Programme Coordinator (Co-scholastic)

Major Responsibilities

  • To ensure project deliverables are met with high levels of quality and as per the project implementation plan
  • To map the territory of the districts, intervention schools, community and the larger opportunity structure
  • Recruitment of resource persons (co-scholastic), organizing their induction and ensuring their retention in the program 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 in meeting the project deliverables
  • Networking and engaging with the community stakeholders and leveraging the relationship towards mobilization of Community Coordinators and soliciting community’s support and participation in the program
  • Working closely with Sr. Trainer to plan capacity building programme/training for Resource Persons and Community Coordinators and organize their training schedules at the time of joining and refresher as and when required
  • To ensure effective and timely implementation of curriculum at the intervention locations and sharing feedback received from delivery team to the Reporting Manager
  • Ensure compliance to organization’s policies and project SOPs by the project team in the intervention locations
  • To monitor project delivery and provide handholding support to strengthen program implementation
  • To ensure monitoring formats are being filled as per defined frequency and maintained properly in the required manner.
  • To ensure MIS records are being maintained and updated with high levels of accuracy and the information flows to the State Manager in a timely manner
  • To ensure regular programmatic and financial reviews at the district level.
  • To ensure timely and quality reporting at the district level as per the reporting commitments and provide timely updates as and when required
  • To manage 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
  • To ensure timely submission of IOUs requests and settlements with proper documentation for the district. 
  • To prepare district level budget splits in alignment with project budget and overseeing utilization of budgets at the district level
  • Implement community engagement events through resource persons and community coordinators
  • Ensure regular reporting to the State Manager on the progress of the program at districts

Skills Required

  • Graduate/ Postgraduate degree ( preferable BSW/ MSW)
  • 2- 5 years’ experience in programme management, leadership, networking and partnership building, presentation and communication skills, Planning and Organizing Skills, Language Proficiency (written and verbal) in Hindi and English
  • Experience in managing rural development programs
  • Collaboration skills for a multi-partner project
  • Demonstrated networking and interpersonal skills, and teamwork orientation 
  • Outgoing and convincing
  • A self-starter with initiative; creative thinker
  • Demonstrate ability to initiate, manage, and follow-through on projects
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team; and with all levels of staff, volunteers and within the community
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and multitask
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to learn, commit to, and educate others on mission, vision, and values of the organisation.

Resource Person (Co-scholastic)

Location: Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai
Department: Programme Operations
No. of Positions: 2

This role requires the person to be responsible for smooth and effective implementation of the Co-scholastic component of the project.

Major Responsibilities

  • Effective delivery of Holistic Development Module with adolescents studying in standard 6th- 8th in the selected schools during school hours
  • Effective delivery of Work Readiness Module in the community with children studying in standard 9th & 10th
  • Coordinate and schedule sessions in consultation with the school authorities as per project proposal
  • Engage with school teachers and headmasters and regularly update them on the project progress in the school
  • Ensure smooth coordination and communication with regards to the co-scholastic component of the project with the school authorities
  • Supervise and provide support to the community coordinators in delivery of Community Connect tool-kit aimed at developing a supportive ecosystem (Parents, SMC Members, Community at large) for the adolescent in the community
  • Support the school authorities in strengthening the SMCs and enabling them to take a proactive part in the school governance
  • Participate in the capacity building programs as per the project design 
  • Provide constant feedback/learning on the basis of implemented curriculum to help refine the curriculum
  • Maintain MIS records as per the prescribed formats
  • Document and provide timely and quality updates and reports to key stakeholders regularly
  • Support and facilitate data collection for monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • Keep oneself updated on all the developments in safety rules and regulation, child rights and protection, and ensuring its integration in programmes
  • Ensure effective communication and reporting upwards and down the line of all matters related to the efficiency and effectiveness of the programme
  • Capacity building of community coordinators from time to time
  • Facilitate/organize/participate in events, visits as required 

Skills Required

  • Graduation in any stream ( MSW/ BSW is preferable) 
  • Past professional experience
  • About 2 years of experience in social sector/ community program or similar field of education and teaching shall be preferable.
  • Basic communication skills (written and oral) in English
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Should be open to field visits both within and outside the city
  • Well versed with Local Language
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team; and with all levels of staff, volunteers and within the school authorizes.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Outgoing and convincing
  • Ability to learn about, commit to, and educate others on program mission and goals.