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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.

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