Chinese Speaking Programme Officer, Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters


Chinese Speaking Programme Officer, Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters Legal & Regulatory Professionals 1/19/2018 7:40:32 AM , 10 Thailand
Job Description

The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption worldwide and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world, including free legal assistance, journalism and media training, coverage of the world’s under-reported stories, and the Trust Women Conference.

The Foundation is recruiting a Programme Officer, Asia Pacific for TrustLaw. The position will be based in Bangkok and, working with our local Programme Manager, will support TrustLaw’s activities across Asia Pacific.

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.


  • Expanding TrustLaw’s membership by recruiting and vetting the best NGOs and social enterprises and the strongest law firms and corporate in-house legal teams in the region, ensuring that our quality and growth metrics are met.
  • Managing requests for legal pro bono assistance, including connecting the pro bono client with lawyers and following up with the parties involved to get feedback.
  • Managing relationships with key TrustLaw members and facilitating their engagement with the service, through hosting events and regular communications.
  • Managing cross-border research programmes that address the most critical social and policy needs facing our NGO and social enterprise members.
  • Representing TrustLaw and the Thomson Reuters Foundation by speaking publicly about our work at conferences and other events.
  • Helping to create and deliver a communications strategy that includes member events and promotion of TrustLaw publications,
  • Supporting the team on thought leadership projects including the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono and TrustLaw training courses.


  • This role will require travel across the region especially East-Asia and occasionally to London.
  • This role is a one year fixed term contract and subject to renewal.

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience (paid or unpaid) in the policy / social / not for profit sector and a demonstrated passion for social change.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • A good understanding of the challenges and opportunities that NGOs and social enterprises face around the world.
  • A good understanding of the Asia Pacific region generally (and of the non-profit sector in particular) and experience working in the region.
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin.

The successful candidate will be:

  • An independent self-starter able to design their own agenda and take responsibility to advance and complete projects.
  • Able to work effectively under pressure, to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • A strong communicator and writer with public speaking experience and an ability to adapt messages to different audiences.
  • A strong team player, able to work remotely and communicate effectively with a global team.
  • Ambitious, dynamic and creative

Desirable skills and experience

  • A legal qualification and/or experience working in a legal environment
  • Experience using Salesforce

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and covering letter describing how you meet the specifications for this role and what you bring to it.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

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 country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ097906
Locations: Bangkok-Thailand
Job Function: Legal & Regulatory Professionals
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