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Senior Manager, Inclusive Economies Programmes

at Thomson Reuters Foundation in London

About the Job

The Senior Manager will sit within our Inclusive Economies Programmes team, a dynamic and growing team within the Foundation. They will help the Inclusive Economies (IE) team to oversee and grow the responsible and sustainable business model pillar with a focus on projects in these areas: S in ESG, just transition and solution-driven innovation and purpose-driven business models. We are looking for someone to oversee the responsible and sustainable business model portfolio and continue to grow our expertise, engagement, and thought leadership in this area.

  • Entrepreneurial and strategic, you will have a passion for responsible business and its impact on society.
  • You will actively contribute to growing and overseeing the Foundation’s programmatic activities on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) with a focus on social issues, Just Transition and social entrepreneurship, exploring effective ways in which the Foundation can deploy its services to actively contribute to strengthening fair and sustainable business models.
  • You will be a subject matter specialist and partnership builder that can help us grow and oversee our activities and thought leadership in Inclusive Economies.
  • You would be also able to help develop expertise on data equity and digital rights.
  • Working closely with the Inclusive Economies Director and Business Development team, you will be scoping opportunities and developing concepts and proposals for funding this new area of work.

As our Senior Manger, Inclusive Economies Programmes, you will:

  • Be the key resource on responsible business practices across the Foundation, providing topic-specific input in project proposals, scoping and designing projects to ensure quality and impact are delivered on responsible business issues.
  • Work closely with other TRF teams (including Business Development, Programmes, Media Freedom and TrustLaw) to leverage the power of convenings, the law and the media to address issues such as strengthening the S in ESG, Just Transition and social innovation.
  • Design and deliver strategic convenings on responsible business with a diverse range of stakeholders to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practice through useful outputs.
  • Help streamline partnerships across the Foundation on the IE focus areas to ensure they feed into all TRF activities.
  • Develop strategic partnerships, both locally and globally, and coordinate across teams to ensure engagement and growth across our services and business development.
  • Coordinate the Foundation’s participation in key sectoral events and develop briefings for speakers.
  • Stay up to date on companies’ efforts to tackle forced labor; diversity and inclusion, climate, inequality, social innovation and data and digital rights to engage them in discussion on best practices and ensuring that impact and change is delivered.
  • Potentially develop or oversee research projects and toolkits for the IE team as well as ensure best practices on research approaches and frameworks are streamlined across the Foundation.

Qualifications

To be our Senior Manager, Inclusive Economies Programmes, you will likely have:

  • In depth knowledge of fair and sustainable business models, business and human rights (modern slavery, labor rights and climate) and social entrepreneurships.
  • Extensive experience in scoping and developing opportunities and partnerships with the private sector, engaging them in multi-stakeholder convenings around best practices to implement change.
  • Experience in ESG with a focus on social issues and/or Just Transition.
  • Experience in engagement and relationship management of organisations and businesses.
  • Experience scoping, designing and development research in business and human rights.
  • Experience in building the thought leadership of an organisation by engaging in different events, reading different reports and proposing responses to them.
  • Experience in researching speakers and thought leaders and briefing them for events or other activities related to the Foundation’s work.
  • Experience in managing convenings, workshops and roundtables, as well as coalition building and partnership development especially with the private sector.
  • Project management and financial management skills, including the ability to prioritise and deliver results on time and on budget.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and confidence to liaise with partners at all levels of seniority.
  • Established networks with relevant stakeholders and key sector players especially in the private sector.
  • Experience in working independently and as part of a globally diverse and distributed team.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including report writing, brief writing and editing skills. Excellent attention to detail.

It would be useful (but not essential), if you also have:

  • Legal background
  • Spanish or Portuguese language skills

To apply

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. We believe that societies around the world should be free, fair, and informed. We work to advance media freedom, raise awareness of human rights issues, and foster more inclusive economies. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique services to drive systemic change.