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April 21, 2018

Magic Bus India Foundation looking for Trainer and Counsellor – Livelihood

Organization: Magic Bus India Foundation

Position: Trainer and Counsellor – Livelihood
Reporting to: Livelihood Manager

Location:  Mumbai,Maharashtra; Bengaluru, Karnataka; Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Delhi

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: Graduate in social science, preferably

  • 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
  • Training session planning and design, applying core training content and building in elements to make training relevant to local context
  • Evaluating training effectiveness, creating evaulation processes and updating training methods and techniques according to findings
  • Creating and managing training timetables and schedules
  • 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

Skills required:

  • Build positive relationships with youth and motivate individuals to achieve defined targets of taking up work or further education.
  • Excellent communicator and trainer who can lead structured sessions and ensure that training outcomes are achieved.
  • Follow standard operating processes correctly and use Magic Bus specific tools and methods of working consistently.
  • Excellent team worker with strong oral and written communication skills including good level of professional Hindi/local language and English
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to use own initiative to solve ground level problems
  • Well organised working style with excellent time management skills.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by programme
  • Complete comprehensive need assessments with youth that sensitively identify youth’s personal strengths and limitations
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to use own initiative to solve ground level problems
  • Collect and process delivery evidence and data in line with key performance indicators for the programme

Job Overview: 

  • Deliver employability skills, life skills, financial literacy and other work related training that empowers youth to take up employment or further education
  • 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
  • Work with youth to identify their Livelihoods targets (either taking up work or further education) and support them to achieve these targets through the Magic Bus Livelihood skills training programme.
  • Create training pathways for each trainee consisting of life skills, employability and vocational training to enable youth to realise their career goals.

Roles and 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 counsellors 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 counselling 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 continuosly 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.

Remuneration: Salary for the position is in range between INR 18,000 – INR 25,000 per month.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send their applications to: devi@magicbusindia.org and mention subject as “Job Application for Trainer and Counselor with Location Name

Last date to apply: 14 December 2017

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About Magic Bus:

Magic Bus is one of India’s most innovative organisations, that has been working on creating a lasting solution to end poverty since 1999 by working with children and youth from childhood to livelihood. Through our Youth Development programme we nurture young people to grow up into self-reliant, confident individuals, ready for jobs or higher education. Magic Bus has 1600 employees, 8013 volunteers and an outreach of 3,14, 306 children. We operate in cities, towns and villages in 23 states including our regional Head Quarters based in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi and Karnataka. Magic Bus also has its global fund raising offices in UK, US, Germany and Singapore.

Magic Bus offers a dynamic work environment for committed professionals interested in learning and growing with the organization.