Magic Bus India Foundation
Regional Programme Manager – Connect with Work & Urban Recovery Programmes
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
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Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 15 2021


JOB TITLE : Regional Programme Manager – Connect with Work & Urban Recovery Programmes


DEPARTMENT : Livelihoods

POSITION REPORTS TO : Regional Livelihood Head (RLH)

BASED AT : Regional Office

JOB PURPOSE : To Plan and Lead all activities related to planning, roll-out, management and monitoring & evaluation activities for the Connect with Work Programme and Urban Recovery Programme.

- Connect with Work Programme: A hybrid employment connect programme for First time job seekers, Fresh College graduates, Jobs lost Youth & Adults, and Under-employed Youth & Adults. The programme is high volume in nature with very strict timelines

- Urban Recovery Programme: URP is a Covid response programme targeted restoring/connecting employment for current & eligible earning members of financially stressed households. The programme also works with Children in the households to ensure education continuity & child rights protection

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT : Full-time, on Company’s Payroll

Key Responsibility Areas :

• Work with RLH to Plan and lead effective & efficient management of CWW & URP programs across the region
• Responsible for timely & complete achievement of all key project deliverables like Household &
• Beneficiary studies, Community & Employer network building, Enrolments, Placements, and
• Retention in Jobs
• Plan and lead company expansion through market assessment activities in the region to keep tab on Labor market information and devise & propose strategies for effective alignment of existing programs, and design & propose new programs
• Plan and lead project location identification, and set up activities within the agreed timeline & agreed standards
• Work with RLH to develop effective Monitoring & Evaluation tools for regular health check of the projects and do appropriate course-corrections
• Lead and participate in the Mobilization and Outreach activities
• Lead and participate in the Placement and Employer-connect activities
• Mentor and Coach all CWW & URP Project Staff in the region for high performance and complete alignment with policies & procedures
• Be accountable and responsible for complete implementation, adherence and achievement of the focussed Projects Hygiene & Governance Indicators
• Be accountable and responsible for complete accuracy and validity of the MIS and Data reporting of the region
• Lead the expected reporting activities of the region in the form of mandatory periodic reports creation and sharing
• Liaise and extend support to all local frontline stakeholders like Funders and other Agencies
• Liaise and extend support to all internal stakeholders like Livelihoods division team, sustainability team and other departments & functions
• Plan and lead special initiatives & projects as assigned & delegated for the region
• Continuously innovate for better delivery, better project, better staff and better offering


Essentials/Desirables :

Knowledge :

• Understanding of the Skill ecosystem in India including knowledge about NSDC-driven skill ecosystem, DGT-driven skill ecosystem and Industry-driven skill ecosystem
• Labor market information including industrial clusters, prevailing wages, work hours, skill requirements, and employment possibilities
• In-depth knowledge of all components of an Employability Training project like Mobilization, Youth screening & profiling, Counselling, Skill Training, Placement & post-Placement, and MIS & Reporting
• An understanding of the business economy and its changing dynamics w.r.t. new jobs, new competency requirements, jobs becoming redundant, new sectors, etc.
• Knowledge of various employment exchange models (digital, hybrid and offline) for better understanding and alignment of Magic Bus programmes’ practices & standards

Skills :

• Excellent project management skills which include devise and use project/account plans, budgets, monitoring & evaluation, and other financial information
• Excellent Staffing and People Management skills
• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, (including the preparation of MIS,
• Reports and Communication material)
• Highly Tech-savvy

Attributes :

• Ability to successfully operate under high-pressure, stressful and time-bound work environment
• Ability to work with and influence people at all levels
• Maintain a positive attitude and go-getter attitude at all times
• Ability to network and liaise for cooperation & collaboration with all stakeholders, internal & external
• Able to work comfortably in a changing organisation

Academic & Professional requirements :

• Minimum 10-12 years of total work experience within which minimum 05 years in an
• Placements & Employment connect Leadership role in the Skilling/ Staffing industry
• Post-graduation in Management/MSW/Social Science
• Experience of managing a portfolio of activities in a target-driven environment
• Experience in Market scan and Employer relationship building activities
• Experience of managing internal relationships within multi-disciplinary teams
• Willing to travel extensively within the region .
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