Thomson Reuters Foundation
Legal Programme Manager
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Mumbai 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing relationships with key TrustLaw members and facilitating their engagement with the service, through hosting events and regular communications.

  • Scoping legal pro bono requests from our community of NGOs and social enterprises so that the requests clearly explain the legal needs.

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Proven experience and knowledge of one or more of Thomson Reuters Foundation’s focus areas (media freedom, inclusive economies and/or human rights)

  • Experience conducting due diligence, monitoring the effectiveness and impact of NGOs and social enterprises.

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