Thomson Reuters Foundation
Legal Programme Manager
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Maharashtra
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Description

About the Organization:

Thomson Reuters Foundation is the London-based charitable foundation founded in 1983 by Thomson Reuters. The Foundation is registered as a charity in the United States and United Kingdom and is headquartered in Canary Wharf, London. The Foundation scaled down its grant making activities, revamped existing programs and launched new projects – all aimed at leveraging the skills and expertise of the company.

Position: Legal Programme Manager, Asia

Responsibilities:

  • Managing pro bono requests, including connecting the pro bono client with lawyers and following up with the parties involved.

  • Designing and managing multiple cross-border research programmes that address the most critical social and policy needs facing our NGO and social enterprise members.

  • Line management of a Programme Officer based in Bangkok and a Legal Officer based in Mumbai.

  • Providing leadership or support, as appropriate, in the design, implementation and resourcing of strategic Thomson Reuters Foundation projects in the region or globally.

  • Design and execute a robust communications strategy that includes member events and promotion of TrustLaw publications.

  • Representing TrustLaw and the Thomson Reuters Foundation by speaking publicly about our work at conferences and other events.

  • Maintaining a high profile in Asia by supporting and coordinating events for TrustLaw and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, including working group, panel discussions and workshops, among others.

  • Supporting the team to deliver the TrustLaw Awards and thought leadership projects including the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono and TrustLaw training courses.

  • Assist with other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • An experienced lawyer (5+ years) with strong legal skills and experience in pro bono and in international development or social change

  • Commercial experience with a law firm or in-house would be favourable.

  • A strong understanding of the legal and non-profit sectors in Asia, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that pro bono opportunities bring to law firms and legal teams.

  • Proven organisational abilities and experience of managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Extensive experience project managing projects or programming in the charity, non-profit, or pro bono sectors.

  • Extensive experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders, from senior corporate executives and partners of top law firms to social entrepreneurs, NGOs, and any other beneficiaries of our services.

  • A leader who is able to direct global strategy and manage multiple high-level projects consecutively

  • A strong team player, able to work remotely and communicate effectively with a global team.

  • Experience managing a team.  

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