The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers
 
Who we are and what we do
 
The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers provides assistance and technical expertise to Rotarians planning and implementing projects, ensures the proper stewardship of Foundation grant funds, and assists Foundation trustees in the funding process. The cadre is composed of volunteer Rotarians from around the world who are familiar with the grant program and who also have technical and professional expertise in one or more of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
 
The role of the cadre_______________________________________
 
Cadre members are involved in planning, monitoring, and evaluating humanitarian grant projects in the following ways:
 
  • Application and project adviser assists with global grant applications and the implementation of projects. 
 
  • Technical reviewer assists Foundation staff by evaluating the technical feasibility of grant applications. These are desk reviews that do not involve travel. 
     
  • Site visitor evaluates the technical feasibility of a proposed project (advance site visitor) or the implementation of an ongoing project (interim monitor). These assignments involve travel to the project site and meetings with the sponsors, residents of the benefiting community, and representatives of any cooperating organizations.
     
  • Auditor evaluates the financial management and oversight of grant funds. These assignments, which include random, routine, targeted, and operational audits, involve travel to the project site as well as meetings with the relevant stakeholders.