16 Aug 2018

Permanent Senior Project Manager, Slavery Programmes

Thomson Reuters – Posted by AdminLondon, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

The Thomson Reuters Foundation (the Foundation) is the international development arm of the world’s leading provider of news and information, Thomson Reuters. The organisation is an impact multiplier, running global programmes that promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide.

We stand 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 Conference.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation recognises the fight against modern slavery as an urgent global priority requiring coordinated action between civil society, law enforcement, governments, and corporations. The Foundation plays a thought leadership role in the fight against slavery and trafficking by raising awareness of the crime through authoritative reporting and journalism training, by providing free legal assistance and research to anti-slavery organisations, and by convening all the key players in the global fight against modern slavery at the Trust Conference.

The Foundation is currently a member of a consortium of diverse organisations working in Nepal, DRC and Afghanistan to protect children from the worst forms of child labour.

Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking an experienced and dynamic Senior Project Manager to lead Foundation’s current slavery activities and to lead any other funded programmes we may take part in.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Foundation’s slavery activities, including management of the Stop Slavery Awards and coordination of and representation on any anti-slavery partnerships and collaborations the Foundation may take part in
  • Oversee the work of staff, consultants and subcontractors on anti-slavery activities
  • Manage the Foundation’s anti-slavery partnerships, programmes, projects, including financial management and donor accountability, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Serve as primary liaison between the Foundation and any funders, stakeholders and/or beneficiaries on any anti-slavery programmes
  • Build relations with government, NGOs, civil society organisations, funders and related stakeholders within the anti-slavery sector
  • Act as spokesperson for the Foundation and its anti-slavery activities, representing the organisation and its work on global platforms
  • Keep the Foundation team updated on key news, events, information of relevance to anti-slavery activities

Requirements – essential:

  • Significant experience of project and team management
  • Strong understanding of modern slavery and human trafficking and the organisations working to fight it, as well as demonstrable experience working on anti-slavery programmes
  • Long-term experience working with DFID and other large international donors
  • Strong understanding of donor requirements
  • Experience in knowledge management and evidence based dissemination
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation and measuring results
  • Excellent reporting and financial management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality products under pressurised time schedules
  • Experience in working on donor funded projects
  • Fluency in English (both written and oral)


  • Understanding of media capacity building and associated challenges
  • Understanding of legal and justice frameworks and processes
  • Good networks in West Africa or South Asia
  • Experience implementing projects in fragile and conflict affected states is a plus
  • Fluency in foreign languages

Expected Programme Start Date: October 2018

Duration: 1 year, with anticipated extension for a further 3 years

Please note, the application closing date for this position is the 10th September 2018.

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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