Programme Officer, Global Initiatives

Thomson Reuters

Legal Services

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4 weeks ago

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Programme Officer, Global Initiatives
TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change. We use the combined power of journalism and the law to build global awareness of critical issues faced by humanity, inspire collective leadership and help shape a prosperous world where no one is left behind.

TrustLaw is the global pro bono service of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. As the worldâs leading pro bono legal service, TrustLaw helps high-impact NGOs and social enterprises, to grow, streamline their operations and navigate complex laws and regulations by connecting them with free legal assistance from the best law firms and corporate legal teams around the world. We also deliver groundbreaking legal research on key social and policy issues that our members use to support their advocacy and law reform efforts, and we deliver innovative capacity-building workshops on legal issues across the globe.
TrustLaw also runs a number of global strategic initiatives, including: the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, the Thomson Reuters Foundationâs global bi-annual benchmark survey of the scale and trends of the pro bono legal sector; âSâ in ESG training courses to equip financial, legal and sustainability professionals to better measure and report on their âSâ performance, and prepare for upcoming ESG regulation and mandatory due diligence legislation relating to the âSâ criteria; and the Fees and Hours collection â an annual survey to assess the value of pro bono work provided by TrustLaw lawyers.

About the role
The Foundation is recruiting a highly skilled Programme Officer, Global Initiatives , to work with the TrustLaw team to support legal partner engagement and the design, coordination and successful delivery of global initiatives for our legal network. Based in London or Nairobi and reporting into the Legal Manager, Global, the Program Officer, Global Initiatives will: 

Provide dedicated support for the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, our global bi-annual benchmark survey of the scale and trends of the pro bono legal sector, including: Develop and running the survey and data collection process and related legal sector engagement and ensuring data is accurate and organized Work with data analysts to ensure high-quality data analysis and audit Draft and developing the report in an easy-to-read, engaging style based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data Develop a sustained, exciting communications strategy to engage the TrustLaw team and broader legal pro bono community in the findings of the Index Work closely with and support the Legal Manager, Global and others throughout the lifecycle of the Index and other key global legal initiatives and training offerings, from planning and kick-off, to supporting project management and successful delivery Support the work of the Legal Manager, Global to track the pro bono sector, identify opportunities and gaps, and support with the development of initiatives, trainings and resources to address them Support our work to develop, refine and manage resources geared to the legal pro bono sector, such as our Championing Pro Bono Guide and Global Corporate Pro Bono resources Support the work of the Legal Manager, Global, Head of Legal and Director of TrustLaw in engaging with key legal partners, including by obtaining data and feedback to develop pro bono impact reports and supporting with the TrustLaw Giving Programme Liaise with the Programme Officer, Global Service and Community and the Programme Manager, Global, as well as the Foundationâs Digital and Design teams to ensure the smooth development of the website and digital assets to showcase global initiatives  Support strong communication of and engagement with global initiatives and pro bono sector resources, including liaising with the Foundationâs Communications and Digital teams to ensure clear messaging to appropriate audiences, including via social media, at conferences, and in other fora Please note that the person in this role will need to work hours that overlap significantly with core team availability, which may require at least two late shifts each week if based in Nairobi 

About You
You're a fit for the role of a Programme Officer, Global Initiatives if your background includes:

Legal sector exposure with demonstrated interest and/or prior experience in legal sector engagement and/or project management would be preferrable 2+ years of relevant work experience, and a passion for social change Affinity for detail and extensive experience working on detail-oriented tasks and projects Experience with databases and survey tools (knowledge of Salesforce and/or SurveyGizmo would be an advantage) Experience organising, analysing, modelling and interpreting data and information using Excel and/or other software preferred Proven organisational abilities and experience managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment  Experience coordinating projects, ideally for a beneficiary-focused programme or service  Strong written and verbal communication skills  Prior experience working in or with the legal pro bono sector would be favourable Ability to work remotely and communicate effectively with a global team  Experience stewarding and tracking relationships and partnerships, ideally with law firms or in-house legal teams (or similar), would be favourable  Ability to work quickly under pressure, to prioritise work and meet deadlines to drive projects to completion  Willingness to travel internationally, as needed

Whatâs in it For You

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

Global Perspective and Impact : Interested in working for a dynamic global organization with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed. A Unique Approach : Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity. Our Relevance : With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now. Benefits : We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits. Learning & Development : We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.


Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, weâve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the worldâs most global news services â Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward. 


As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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