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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).

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.