Legal Manager, South Asia
Thomson Reuters Foundation
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The Foundation is recruiting a Legal Manager, South Asia for TrustLaw.
TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono program. Our mission is to spread the practice of pro bono worldwide to drive social change. We help 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 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.
Launched in 2010, TrustLaw has grown to include over 3,000 members, including over 750 law firms and in-house legal teams and over 3,500 NGO and social enterprise members.
The Foundation is seeking a highly skilled and dynamic lawyer to expand our award-winning TrustLaw programme across South Asia. We have a growing presence in the region but see huge potential for continuing to broaden and deepen the reach of our service. We are looking for the ideal candidate to lead these efforts.
Based in Thomson Reuters’ office in Mumbai, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and expanding our service across South Asia and will represent the Thomson Reuters Foundation in the region. This will include:
This role will require travel across the region and occasionally to London.
Deadline for applications: Friday 15 December 2017
To apply for this position, send your CV and covering letter describing how you meet the specifications for this role and what you bring to it to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “South Asia Legal Manager”. Also please apply against the open role.
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