Programme Officer, Global Initiatives, TrustLaw


TrustLaw is the global pro bono service of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. As the world’s 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.


Responsibilities For The Role May Include

Dedicated support for the following global legal initiatives:
the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global benchmark of the scale and trends of the pro bono legal sector
Social Enterprise, ESG and Impact Investing Trainings
Pro Bono Consultancy, advising clients on their pro bono practice and programs
Other global initiatives, as identified from time to time
Work closely with and support the Legal Manager, Global and other relevant team members throughout the lifecycle of global legal initiatives, from planning, kick-off, to supporting project management and successful delivery
Develop, distribute, and support engagement with surveys to collect data as relevant across different initiatives
For the Index of Pro Bono in particular:
Ensure TrustLaw receives accurate and adequate data and information about legal pro bono practices globally
Ensure that data is well-organised and analysed to identify trends and recommendations to improve pro bono practices
Support drafting of reports, content, and materials for initiatives in easy-to-read styles and format, developing graphs and charts as required
Liaise with and support engagement with the TrustLaw legal network around the world for global legal initiatives
Liaise with the Programme Officer, Global Service and Community and Programme Manager, Global, as well as the Foundation’s Digital and Design teams to ensure the smooth development of the website and digital assets to showcase global initiatives
Support strong communications of global initiatives including liaising with the Foundation’s Communications and Digital teams to ensure clear communications to appropriate target audiences (e.g. across social media channels)
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 early or late shifts each week.

About You

An exceptional independent self-starter with 3+ 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 Alchemer would be an advantage)
Extensive experience organising, analysing, modelling and interpreting data and information using Excel and/or other software
Proven organisational abilities and experience managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Experience coordinating projects, ideally for a beneficiary-focused programme or service
An excellent communicator, fluent in English, with strong written and verbal communication skills
Prior experience working in or with the legal and/or pro bono sector would be favourable
A strong team player, able to work remotely and communicate effectively with a global team
Demonstrated interest and/or prior experience in international development or social change would be favourable
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
To apply for this position, please apply on our website with your CV and separate cover letter in English describing how you meet the specifications for this role by 17 December, 2021. Applications without a cover letter or sent direct to our team will not be considered.

This is a full-time role based in Nairobi. The salary is relative to the local charitable sector and will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.

Salary: The salary is relative to the local charitable sector and will be commensurate with experience.


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