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Project Manager - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters

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About the Role

As a Project Manager at Thomson Reuters Foundation, you will:

Plan and manage the SAMRI project, ensuring it adheres to scope, timeline, and budget, within the organization's project management framework.

Provide monthly and quarterly project updates including financial, narrative, and impact reports to key stakeholders.

Work closely with the organisationâs Monitoring and Evaluation team to implement the projects impact monitoring plan and capture project impact systematically.

Collaborate with team members to drive project success, resolve conflicts, and secure stakeholder commitment.

Identify, assess, and mitigate risks that may impact project success.

Oversee the project's finances, coordinating with Project Coordinators, partners, and the finance team.

Estimate project costs, resource requirements, and timescales to ensure successful completion within scope and constraints.

Prepare and maintain project plans, tracking activities and progress against the plan.

Ensure project finances are in line with the foundationâs policies and audit requirements.

Work closely with the Global Development Team and the Regional Programme Manager for Africa to identify strategic networking and business development opportunities.

Represent SAMRI in relevant networks, forums, and project consortia to enhance the project's external profile.

Develop and implement an effective communication plan, including regular reporting and accurate updates.

Support the Business Development team in identifying funding opportunities through proposal development, activity design, and budget planning.

About You:
To be our Project Manager , you will likely have:

Experience working with international donors and familiarity with donor reporting requirements.

Proven track record in successfully managing multi-country, multi-partner projects in the international development context (5+ years).

Exceptional project and program management skills, including monitoring and evaluation.

Proficiency in budget and financial management.

Experience in remote program management, program start-up, mobilization, and closure.

Resilience and ability to thrive in high-pressure environments with the capacity to find solutions when challenges arise.

Strong ability to convey complex information to non-experts.

Excellent interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluency in English. Knowledge of other languages, such as French and Swahili, is advantageous.

Please note, the deadline for applications is 20th November at ;

What's in it For You:
At TRF, we value our people and offer a range of benefits for your personal and professional growth, including:

Global Perspective and Impact: Join a dynamic global organization with a focus on social impact and a diverse team working towards building free, fair, and informed societies around the world.

A Unique Approach: Leverage our world-class expertise in media and the law to address critical global issues.

Our Relevance: Contribute to advancing media freedom, fostering inclusive economies, and promoting human rights in a time when our work is more crucial than ever.

Competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.

Opportunities for ongoing professional development through in-house and external training.

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 journalism and legal services to drive systemic change.

For more than 35 years, we have promoted the highest standards in journalism by training reporters around the world to cover issues relevant to their local context, accurately and impartially. Today, we work to strengthen local and national journalism, improve media ethics, standards and regulation, combat misinformation, and explore and shape the future of the profession. We do this through newsroom consultancy, journalism training and mentoring, capacity building, and via our funding of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

We provide support to journalists and independent media outlets to produce and distribute high quality journalism in some of the worldâs most challenging environments.


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 26,000 employees across more than 70 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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