Programme Officer, Global Initiatives
TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation
TheÂ 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 TrustLawÂ team toÂ support legal partner engagement and the design, coordination and successful delivery of global initiativesÂ forÂ our legal network.Â Based in London or Nairobi and reporting into the Legal Manager, Global, the Program Officer, Global Initiatives will:Â
You're a fit for the role of a Programme Officer, Global Initiatives if your background includes:
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.Â
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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