Programme Manager

Magic Bus, Maharashtra, India
Job Summary

Job Description

Department: Regional Livelihood

Location: Pune

No. of Positions: 1

Programme Manager shall Lead the delivery of the Magic Bus Livelihood programme at district level ensuring youth engaged with the employment exchange and are successfully placed in work or training Manage a team of help desk executives, Youth engagement Officers, Employer and Skilling agency Officer who will deliver high quality interventions from mobilization through to successful placement and transition support ensuring a sharp focus on outcomes. Manage partnerships at District level and contribute to strategic partnerships management at Regional and national levels.



Desired Competencies:

  • 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.

  • Strong financial management skills including managing budgets and using staff and centre resources flexibly to meet 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 individuals 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 use own initiative to solve ground level problems

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by programme.

Qualification & Work experience

  • 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

  • Exposure to Govt. departments and their way of functioning (desirable)

  • Experience of handling Budget and doing financial and resource planning at local level.

  • Knowledge of youth needs with regard to progressions into work or training.

  • Direct experiene of 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, panchayats.

  • Experience of providing guidance and support to young people on a range of development issues including career or education choices.

  • Experience of working with Partners and being accountable for youth placements

  • Experience of managing high volume placement programmes which includes multi-level sourcing and placements

  • Experience of working with colleges and placement drives in colleges